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Old 05-05-2008, 04:42 PM   #1
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Default Goodbye Greddy wastegate...

...and hello Garrett WG from an FM1!

The FM site lists it as being adjustable from 5-9 psi, but on my Greddy it hit the boost cut at 200 kpa, so I'd say it works really, really well. I'm slowly working on finding a good psi for it, since I refuse to raise the limiter any further but don't want to be banging off of it either. Tedious taking the bowser on and off to adjust it after a drive, and sucks hearing your left index finger's skin searing on the turbine housing because you weren't paying attention.

Here it is installed:

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...and here's what happened the maiden voyage:

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Oh, and the thing about fitting this particular WGA is that as it comes it's too short, but using the ATP extension kit (can't find 1/4 x 28 thread anywhere around here) makes it too long, so I cut the rod down to fit the thing.
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Old 05-05-2008, 05:15 PM   #2
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long enough bolts to hold the lip on
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yeah yeah, they work though. Maybe I could be all Colin Chapman and cut them down for the weight savings.
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Is that just a straight wastegate?
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Looks good. Maybe one weekend I'll have time for cool projects too.
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Is that just a straight wastegate?
yup yup.

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Looks good. Maybe one weekend I'll have time for cool projects too.
Weekend? I worked all weekend, ******* "Latino Fest" on post. Bunch of civilians drinking margaritas and Coronas while I babysit the PA system. I did all of this today (only worked until 10:30).
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looks good, now show us a log of your spool
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laptop battery died, I will though. I could show you a log of my boost cut..
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That meatwad armband is pretty dope.
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