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Innovative tunes boost levels?

So I just loaded my new extreme race and extreme street tunes. On both tunes I am getting a lot less boost than stock. Although it is faster and I know it can make less boost and make more power, but should it only make 18psi? On either extreme tune I spike at about 22psi and then it will hold 18psi steady all the way through the RPM's. Stock I could make around 23-25psi.

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that is odd. I run the extreme race and boost around 30-33

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Hmm would it be a tuning problem or boost leak? What is a good way to check for boost leaks?

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It's probably because of your 03 turbo. I've read from many others that they see more boost on the 03s.

The Innovative tunes make a little less boost than others, but they have more power, so I don't worry about it.


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that could be it.

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I can hit 35 psi and then it will go down to about 33.. But I dont know if it is because of the VGT-SS.

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Also how much smoke can you expect out of these tunes? On extreme street I don't see much smoke at all and on extreme race I see a little only when I first step on it from a stop or bog it when the TC locks but it still isn't to much smoke???

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give eric a call..i can see 36 pounds out of my turbo. normally it hits 34 @wot down the track or when im laying into it.

18 is very low. if you put it back to stock are you seeing more boost without doing anything different? i would call eric or even ted and tell him whats up, he should be able to fix that for you

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I've heard several times that Innovative's tunes don't smoke as much as others. This is one reason I'm going to give them a try soon.
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My Xrace puffs just a bit of black when I lay in to it, and then clears up to an almost invisible haze once the charger lights.

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