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Old 01-02-2018, 12:40 PM
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Hi my greddy turbo kit's manifold cracked so I ordered a replacement from Pang @ Pfab, but I opted for the externally gated replacement he offers. And I bought my 38mm Tial EWG but have a question-- Before I get the car tuned what spring pressure should I set my EWG to be? Something really low? Or should it be around the ballpark PSI that I expect the tuner to tune it to? I don't have a boost controller so would the tuner need to manually change the springs as he messes around with different levels of boost?

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Boost controllers are cheap and changing the WG spring is a PITA..and its not gonna happen when its hot. Just buy a boost controller and be done with it. I've got a spare AEM 3 port if youre interested. Plus you get the added bonus of faster spool up and variable boost levels...all done electronically
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Gotcha! So that is what they would have to do if I didn't have a boost controller? How does a boost controller increase spool speed? Also I'm running Emanage if that makes any difference not an aem standalone.
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EWG pressure is controlled via a spring. As boost builds the spring gradually opens at it's rated psi. This can tend to make a car spool slow. A boost controller will hold the pressure behind it and almost spring the pressure loading the valve. The sealed system created by the boost controller typically aids spool.
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Which kind of boost controller should I get?
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Are you tuning on AEM EMS? Or some kind of of EMS so you can control it?

If you are, I strongly suggest a MAC valve to control boost.

I also offer s2ki members well priced E tunes if you are on AEM EMS v1/v2 or flashpro/Kpro
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Gotcha! So that is what they would have to do if I didn't have a boost controller? How does a boost controller increase spool speed? Also I'm running Emanage if that makes any difference not an aem standalone.
If you are using Emanage you'll need a controller to control the solenoid as I believe the Emanage cannot do that.
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Originally Posted by Charper732 View Post
If you are using Emanage you'll need a controller to control the solenoid as I believe the Emanage cannot do that.
So something like aem tru boost? Sorry for the silly questions.

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Are you tuning on AEM EMS? Or some kind of of EMS so you can control it?

If you are, I strongly suggest a MAC valve to control boost.

I also offer s2ki members well priced E tunes if you are on AEM EMS v1/v2 or flashpro/Kpro
I'm on the Greddy Emanage (piggyback), so I'm not sure what my options are because of that. I THINK that greddy offered a pressure sensor that would read >10psi and I'm even more unsure about boost controllers. Thanks for the help though.
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Originally Posted by ryiin2 View Post
So something like aem tru boost? Sorry for the silly questions.
I personally haven't used aem tru boost as I am on infinity, but they describe it as allowing for quick spool. After looking at the user guide it looks like it has a decent amount of adjustability. It show needing an AEM pressure sensor(which comes with the kit) as well as going off the map sensor...that makes zero sense. lol I guess AEM just wants more money
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If your not using a EBC than you can just throw a 8-10 lb spring in and tune it on that. depends on goals, and fuel.

I highly suggest a EMS though. You can find V1 used cheap these days.
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