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This is a discussion on lamco gauge top boost read within the Tri-State forums, part of the Regional Discussion category; assuming all is well with my stock turbo, where should my dial be reading when my boost tops out? should ...

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    Question lamco gauge top boost read

    assuming all is well with my stock turbo, where should my dial be reading when my boost tops out? should it be buried at the .15? (basic lamco boost gauge)
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    .15 on the stock boost gauge would be almost 22psi and that is not normal. I have cobb stage 2 and my max boost is .11 - .12

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    whew, thanks man! i'm relieved to hear that. looks like mine peaks right where it should (around .11).

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    Also on this gauge, is it normal for the needle to basically be pointing down (6 o'clock) when I'm driving (while either coasting or barely using the accel.) It seems to move up well when I get on it, but I figured it would hover around 0, not in the vac area otherwise, but I have no idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blinden
    Also on this gauge, is it normal for the needle to basically be pointing down (6 o'clock) when I'm driving (while either coasting or barely using the accel.) It seems to move up well when I get on it, but I figured it would hover around 0, not in the vac area otherwise, but I have no idea.
    yes, this is normal. When cruising or off the gas the car will not have boost, it will be in vacuum. Boost comes under "load" when you accelerate quickly. When i first got my boost gauge i too thought that the car should have boost all the time when i am on the accelerator but i soon learned thats not how it works. Under conservative driving conditions, turbo cars are almost always under vacuum.

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    Are those gauges pretty accurate on boost and vac? Is there a reason lots of people get rid of them besides looks?

    Yeah .15 mPa is like 22lbs of boost, you do not want to be always pinning that out in stock form.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lo_jack
    Are those gauges pretty accurate on boost and vac? Is there a reason lots of people get rid of them besides looks?

    Yeah .15 mPa is like 22lbs of boost, you do not want to be always pinning that out in stock form.
    From what I have heard they are pretty accurate. I think the reason that most people get rid of them is because they want their boost gauge to show psi, not mpa
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