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Old 06-07-2010, 06:25 PM   #1
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I have a vortech s-trim, 32x12x3" FMIC, AFM power pipe, mini race BPV and a 3.33" pulley and im only making 6psi of boost. Does that seem right? It seems a bit low, and I know the intercooler is large and im losing boost having to pressurize it but still 6psi seems low. I would lower the pulley size but done want to spin the head unit of my blower too fast. What should I do?
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Old 06-07-2010, 07:40 PM   #2
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fix whatever the problem in your setup is. what size piping did you use with the IC and have you checked for leaks?
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I have 2.5" piping and I havent checked for leaks yet. I will do that as soon as I can. Although when my tuner tuned it he said he didnt notice anything leaking or weird with it. So it does seem low?
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most ic drop boost pressure max 1psi. sounds like you have leaks altho im not familiar with your motor so i dont know how much boost you should see with that pulley and no IC
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I came across the same problem with mine. I installed my FMIC and had a 3.33 pulley and got a 7lb peak. I dropped to a 2.95 and now see about 10.5. I am going to go through everything again to see if I too have a leak somewhere because it just doesnt seem right.
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yeah, I'm thinking maybe I have a leak. And without the IC and justt he vortech and a 3.60" pulley I made 8.5psi. I figured I'd lose some with the FMIC but not that much, considering I have a smaller pulley AND AFM boost pipe. I will go through everything and hopefully find the culprit. OT, but wheres a good place to hook up my boost gauge?
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in the pic, you can see where i have it coming into the upper plenum
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I see. Is that just a threaded line into the plenum?
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the boost gauge came with a few fittings and one fit in that port and then the piece that the plastic line connects with screwed into that fitting.
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Old 06-09-2010, 03:29 PM   #10
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If you go to Vortech's web site there is a calculator you can use to see what pulley swaps do. They also have a chart showing each blowers max impeller speed.
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