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This is a discussion on Low Boost on 1st Gear within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I have a 2005 WRX w/34K, i have just installed a autometer boost gauge and i tapped it at the ...

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    Low Boost on 1st Gear

    I have a 2005 WRX w/34K, i have just installed a autometer boost gauge and i tapped it at the BOV (by the way i have a factory one) using a plastic T fitting. And the only thing is i have is a Borla CBE exhaust and i deleted the resonator, that is it. Now my question is i am only boosting 10psi on the first gear and then 2-5 gears i am boosting like 13.5-14psi, now is that normal for me to boost only 10psi on the first gear, what i am supposed to be hitting according to factory is anythng wrong??

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    1st gear boost is supposed to be lower than the rest of the gears.
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    Oh good i was starting to worry

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    If you were hitting full boost in 1st, it would probably render that gear useless imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by STI_KLR View Post
    If you were hitting full boost in 1st, it would probably render that gear useless imo.
    I hit 17 psi in first....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donkey View Post
    I hit 17 psi in first....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donkey View Post
    I hit 17 psi in first....
    only 17? i hit 35.


    youre doing it wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxtreme06 View Post
    only 17? i hit 35.


    youre doing it wrong.
    Only 35?

    You're doing it wrong.



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    yeah? well my vtec kicks in at 4k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxtreme06 View Post
    yeah? well my vtec kicks in at 4k.
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    Quote Originally Posted by STI_KLR View Post
    Very easy with an aggresive tune.Micah I think hits 18psi with a VF34 in first.The factory mapping tunes for max boost in 5th gear.I tune for 3rd gear max boost (20psi) on the stock TD04L-13T and some mods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxtreme06 View Post
    only 17? i hit 35.


    youre doing it wrong.
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