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This is a discussion on Low Boost Unsafe? within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; i recently purchased an 02 WRX sedan black 5spd with 79,000 for 8000.... i think the car runs great. i ...

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    Low Boost Unsafe?

    i recently purchased an 02 WRX sedan black 5spd with 79,000 for 8000.... i think the car runs great. i was ripping on the highway after i purchsing the car uptill my wastegate started acting up due to my boost being turned up to 18psi.. i drive my car alot. if i set my boost at like 5 psi will that harm my motor?

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    By "turn down the boost" I assume you have a boost controller on the car?
    Your best bet is to remove that and put the car back to stock, at least until you've learned quite a bit more about the car.
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    Another post that blows my mind. Why dont you drive just a little bit more conserative. My 06 will boost till around 10 psi, but if I dont want it to it doesnt. No need to turn it down.....
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    18 psi? What engine management are you running and what mods are on the car?

    Dont turn it down to 5psi. If anything revert to stock (13.5psi).
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    +1 to returning to stock
    unless you have EM to deal with the higher boost then turn it down before you blow up something

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