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    High boosting?

    So installed a boost gauge last night, so this is the first time in the 4 months i've had the car that i can monitor the boost..,
    But when i'm driving and pushing the car kinda hard i noticed that in 3rd and 4th the boost gets up to 17 psi. Is this normal?

    I'm just asking because i thought the stock boost only went to around 13.5 psi or something in that area.

    I also just installed a TBE if that changes anything, but i still think these boost numbers are pretty high.

    Any insight would be helpful. Thanks in advance
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    That's the thing... i haven't flashed to stage 2 yet.

    I guess that would have been helpful in my original post
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbrown44 View Post
    That's the thing... i haven't flashed to stage 2 yet.

    I guess that would have been helpful in my original post
    When installing your DP, did you adjust the wastegate at all? Just a small turn and you will see a difference in boost.

    When you max at 17, does it stick or immediately back off? Does it flutter around at 17?
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    It stays at 17 but i haven't reall gone over 5k rpm in those gears. it's constant at 17 until i let off the gas or shift.

    also I didn't adjust anything when i installed the dp. Just put it on.
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    well a downpipe allows for more boost...so this is normal in the sense that you're boosting more. a tune should be your next step.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2litrerex View Post
    well a downpipe allows for more boost...so this is normal in the sense that you're boosting more. a tune should be your next step.
    A tune is definitely next on the list. I'm getting my funds together for a tactrix cable and go the opensource route
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    have you replaced your up pipe yet as well?

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    No not yet. i'm waiting for it to come in the mail. then i'm gonna install it the day it comes in. So i stand corrected... Up pipe then tune is the order of the list. lol.

    that is definitely going to be as soon as possible though
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    The boost gauge could be off by a couple PSI.
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    That's what i was trying to determine. but i have no other way of checking the boost
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbrown44 View Post
    That's what i was trying to determine. but i have no other way of checking the boost
    My AP lets me monitor real-time boost measurements, so I was able to correlate the ECU with the gauge. How soon until you can get your cable? Do you have friends with the cable that you can borrow just for measuring?
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    Nope. i was tryin to find another member in the mid a region that has one that i could use but to no avail.

    i may just keep savin for another paycheck or two and get an ap. a buddy just got one and says he loves it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbrown44 View Post
    Nope. i was tryin to find another member in the mid a region that has one that i could use but to no avail.

    i may just keep savin for another paycheck or two and get an ap. a buddy just got one and says he loves it.
    Save yourself a bunch of money IMO:

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    yea that was my first thought...

    i'm kinda afraid of bricking my ecu, but i guess that is equally possible with an ap. I'll just take my time and read all the walkthroughs and faqs thoroughly
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