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post #1 of 3 Old 02-09-2009, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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unplugged wastegate

one of my buddys has told me to unplug my wastegate and it would seem as the turbo would spool up faster but im not sure has anybody else tried this and is it safe onn the truck or turbo to do that................. thanks
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It won't hurt the turbo at all. If you can hurt the turbo with the w/g unhooked, then you have enough boost to hurt the turbo with it hooked up also (over 30 psi is when the stock turbo goes ape chit usually).
Just unhook the red line from the wastegate and push it onto one of your IC boot clamps. Then, remove the wastegate solenoid by carefully removing the clip that holds the arm onto the wastegate actuator, the 2 10mm nuts holding the solenoid onto the turbo and pull the solenoid out. Shorten the arm as much as you can by twisting the end piece, reinstall.
Been running mine unhooked since right after I bought my truck a year ago. Some people like it, some don't. If you're nervous about it, just unhook the red line first, then shorten the actuator later if you want to keep it unhooked.

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I have heard of unplugging the red line, putting it on a ic clamp bolt end, and plugging the nipple on the wg to get rid of the vacuum assist on the wg so that it opens on boost pressure alone without help and builds more boost. I will be doing this once I get my gauges installed.

I am wondering though if it's ok to do this mod with a boost fooler at the same time or if it will be too much or not or will it be safe?

What does shortening the arm do?

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