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Old 08-08-2004, 07:21 PM   #1
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Default Boost Bypass adjustment

I have tried the boost bypass trick a few times and never really liked the idea as I got too much wheel spin off the line.
Today I went through this procedure and it worked out great as the boost is more responsive yet manageable.
http://www.mccgp.com/upgrades/boostb...ost_bypass.php
Mine was out by @3/8", easy to do, less than 5 min.
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Looks easy enough to do. Will this hurt anything?
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You're adjusting the bypass to close early. The bypass trick doesn't let the BCS dump boost at high RPM, so it is totally different.

This is probably safer, and will improve torque off the line?
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This idea was posted a while back too. We found that most cars had little to no gain from it, but a few did notice something. This shouldn't hurt your car at all either. Like the link said, it doesn't bypass your boost protectin, it just allows boost to build sooner.
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Does this just mean I will get to full boost quicker?
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Does this just mean I will get to full boost quicker?
Yup, somehting like that.
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Yes Sol this is something you can do and it wont hurt anything, just get into boost quicker. From the factory the solenoid is mounted hap hazardly and some are 'on the money' while others are out a bit (heard as much as 1/2"), mine was out by @3/8" and I notice the difference. No extra boost just quicker response as noted.

I know this was mentioned in 'sugestions' but thought I would post seperate to bring it back out in the open.
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Going to have to look into this one. So I take it the solenoid needs to be pushed to lowest positition.
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yes just a gentle push is all thats needed. Then re-tighten.
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Pretty cool info....
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