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post #1 of 60 Old 05-13-2009, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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why do i need a boost fooler

I don't have a boost fooler and i am making 31-32psi of boost when i get my DP chip wont it do the same thing i thought it was all in programing if it doesn't then i will get one

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you will still see that boost numbers on the gauge but the PCM is defuelling your engine @22 PSI

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Mine wouldthrow a SES light prior to the boost fooler.

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With a good tuner you dont need a boost fooler

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With a good tuner you dont need a boost fooler

Gotta get rid of these TW tunes then. Who do you recomend?

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I have read the boost fooling can be done by tuning. You have to ask for it and it cost a little more. TW and DP both can do it for a fee.

With out tuning out the over boost or fooling the over boost will defuel due to factory preset parameters for safety.

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With a good tuner you don't need a boost fooler
Yea that is what i thought now can a vendor or pro confirm this

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With the tunes i have from Matt at Gearhead Automotive he didnt charge to do this. It is just part of his tunes.

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I have a mechanical boost fooler from ITP. seems to me it is worth the 50 bones for peace of mind and I like the fact that it is a mechanical solution.

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Can someone hook me up with a link to these boost foolers? Either a write up of a DIY or something i can buy online....Is it true my truck will defuel due to this? and does defueling make you loose lots of power and make the truck stutter?

I get the ABs light when i get on it with my TW tunes...
And can tony make it so i dont need the boost fooler? is there something he can do with his tunes?

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