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Old 09-08-2008, 03:58 PM   #1
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Expected psi out of Stage 3?

I know many of us are running staged tunes. What are you stage 3-ers running for boost pressure. Right now im on a manual boost controller at the maximum of 15, so I was wondering how large the boost pressure increase would be.

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Old 09-08-2008, 04:28 PM   #2
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i'd expect 18ish
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i ran 18-20ish depending on weather.

Also a tune does alot more than change the amount of boost.
Timing etc. are also changed .
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Old 09-08-2008, 04:37 PM   #4
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Imo boost controllers are only good for spinning the wheels and wasting gas. Definitly get a tuned Ecu, either from the for sale area or a tuner. Mbcs tend to be all lowend and totally run out on the highway.
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I have a self tuned T7 and I see 17-21PSI depending on the weather and the gas I run.
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My JSP tune pegs my 20psi boost gauge. Supposedly it's 23 for this ECU.
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auto vs stick is a factor I believe too
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auto vs stick is a factor I believe too

On a stage 3 it should still be pretty close within 2psi or so.
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Thanks for the quick response guys. It will be for a five speed, and i know there are a ton more parameters than just boost pressure, just wondering what to expect.

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Old 09-09-2008, 06:14 AM   #10
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My friends NG900 Nordic stage 3 was set at 17, it moved.
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I have a self tuned T7 and I see 17-21PSI depending on the weather and the gas I run.
You'd see more if you went to visit JZW in Colorado...

Ambient air pressure affects what the boost guage shows on T7...
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1500 mile journey, i think i'll wait 'til SOC 2009 to do that run.
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i got between 15- 21psi depending on weather
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On a stage 3 it should still be pretty close within 2psi or so.
Agreed, I think the auto tranny boost limit is less than manual in 1st gear too
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