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Old 04-29-2009, 02:35 PM
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wastegate disconnect still a good idea??

so now that the idea has been out there awhile, has anyone had any adverse effects from disconnecting the red line off of the wastegate, put it back on cause it didn't do much, or have contributions??
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:09 AM
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Thining of dissconnecting mine as well.
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:34 PM
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I'm interested myself.
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Old 10-09-2009, 04:34 AM
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Well I did it last night and it works great. WHat you get with my setup is more boost sooner and top end boost goes up about 5PSI. Most boost I can get is in Heavy Tow and it tops out at 25PSI. I'd highly recomend this mod but watch your gauges.
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Old 10-09-2009, 05:43 AM
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I cant run it unplugged but thats because if I do the extra boost blows my IC boots off the pipes everytime I floor it.
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I had it off for a while. My trans seemed to not want to shift at WOT so I re-connected it.
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Old 10-09-2009, 09:50 AM
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can anyone explain a wastegate to me, and where it is, im a little new to these
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Old 10-09-2009, 09:53 AM
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Look at the turbo. YOu wil see a red line on the right hand side that goes to the wastegate.

It bleeds off boost pressure.
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Old 10-09-2009, 10:32 AM
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I have mine disconnected and it's just fine, that's odd that your transmission doesn't want to shift. Have you checked or changed the fluid recently?
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Im tempted to do mine but I dont even have a boost gauge installed so I'd have to be careful definitely not to go crazy WOT. dont need to blow her up.
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