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Removing th wastegate line?

What exactly does this do for our trucks.
Yesterday I removed the AIH, and replaced it with a 22m plug, and I also removed and caped the red line to the wastgate, not sure what that does for my truck.

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It will allow you to have more boost. from what i've learned.

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I have a stock turbo, what is the max boost i can safely have?
Yesterday I saw 28, close to 29
I am not makign a drag/race truck, just want to pull my racecar trailer with ease

2001 F-250 7.3l EC 8' Bed 4X4 Lariat
DP Tuner F5 Chip
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Foil Delete
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Wicked Wheel
Ported Shroud Compressor Housing
HPO X-Over
CCV Mod
JW Valve Body
Billet Triple Disk Converter
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Well i'd say thats probably close to pushing it.

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Ok, that's what I thought as well, so I pluged the red line back in, now I here the turbo fluttering once in a while when i roll onto the gas hard.

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On my 02 with the wastgate hooked up i am seeing 31 PSI, I havent had a chance to check it with the wastegate disconnected since i have installed my gauges. i might do that today.
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Be careful doing this mod. The flutter you hear is probably your turbo surging.

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I always wondered what people were talking about when they mentioned surging. Mine sounds like a bird taking off, albeit a very large bird, but it sounds like wings flapping, sort of, does that make any sense?
What do you mean by be careful, can you elaborate please.

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I always wondered what people were talking about when they mentioned surging. Mine sounds like a bird taking off, albeit a very large bird, but it sounds like wings flapping, sort of, does that make any sense?
What do you mean by be careful, can you elaborate please.

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Thats turbo surge. The stock turbo isn't happy or efficient above 25 psi. I talked with Jody a bit at the live tuning event he did up here and when I asked about running with the red line unplugged he said "leave it plugged in" before I could even finish No tuning I would run with it unhooked, but on a tuned truck its just so easy to build boost I don't see any reason to unhook it.

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I have no problems hitting 31 PSI and holding it with the stock turbo. I have a wicked wheel comming. How much the surge and flutter will that get rid of and how much airflow or boost will it increase??
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