latest on boost saga

YBK ybk at
Fri Dec 19 11:18:00 PST 2008

1.4 with 3.0 sensor is perfect. It could be anywhere from 1.40 to 1.49 which is similar to 1.8-1.9 with 2.5 bar sensor.

What do you see with engine off and ignition on?

-----Original Message-----
From: robert weinberg <centaurus3200 at>
Date: Friday, Dec 19, 2008 1:34 pm
Subject: RE: latest on boost saga
To: '200q20V mailing list' <200q20v at>,	Brandon Rogers <brogers at>Reply-To: centaurus3200 at

yeah, this is what Dan at 034 emailed:

As discussed on the phone, the car is making more boost, but your gauge
will never tell you more than 1.4bar regardless.  The map sensor is
bigger, and the ECU is re-calibrated for this, but there is no way to
recalibrate the gauge.

--- On Fri, 12/19/08, Brandon Rogers <brogers at> wrote:
From: Brandon Rogers <brogers at>
Subject: RE: latest on boost saga
To: centaurus3200 at, "'200q20V mailing list'" <200q20v at>
Date: Friday, December 19, 2008, 10:21 AM

You need a real boost gauge.  Stock  = useless


-----Original Message-----
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Behalf Of robert weinberg
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2008 10:25 AM
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Subject: Re: latest on boost saga

picked the car up last night. they left it outside for me.

i let it warm up, then punched it, hauls ass. more linear power band than
with the IA3+ (Dan cut me a deal on the 034 chip set and 3.0 bar map
sensor). i assume because the notched map sensor helps?


with the IA3+, not much would happen until like 4k rpm, then BLAMMM!!! very
Jekyll and Hyde. remember, i posted that i thought this was a little funky
on the list before.

i tried to get around a car once from low speed, i kept waiting, and
waiting, then WHOOSH! 

the IA3+ might be a little more frisky of a tune than the 034 one though. or
maybe the linearity of the 034 is less "exciting" that the IA3+?

anywho, nothing goes without drama.

i punched it on the freeway and the bastard still wouldn't go bast 1.4 bar.
although the turbo was still doing it's thing. when i got off the freeway,
punched once the light turned green and i was nearly thrown through the back
window. i couldn't see the boost gauge because my eyes were on the road.

Dan at 034 did say the stock gauge would be useless with the 3.0 bar map
sensor. i want him to discuss it in more detail with me.

when they tested the car, they were driving around with an aftermarket gauge
T'ed in. obviously, they don't think too highly of the stock gauge ;-)

and of course, a rear koni started thunking after i hit a pothole on the
frreeway. why i bought this flippen car is beyond me. but at this point, i
have $6,500 into the damn thing (including the $2,800 purchase price). i

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