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Old 02-23-2009, 08:15 AM   eBay Motors  #1 (permalink)
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wastegate actuator??

i have an 02 that is basically stock, but was wondering if a waste gate actuator would give me any more boost. or if its not worth it without more mods.

any input would be appreatiated
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Old 02-23-2009, 08:24 AM   eBay Motors  #2 (permalink)
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i have an 02 that is basically stock, but was wondering if a waste gate actuator would give me any more boost. or if its not worth it without more mods.

any input would be appreatiated
thanks !!!!!
it is cheaper to just get a ppe boost vavle, will get you 6-8 lb more boost.
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Old 02-23-2009, 08:41 AM   eBay Motors  #3 (permalink)
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sweet, are they easy to change? is it internal or similure to the wastegate? how much are they worth? where would find one?
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Old 03-12-2009, 03:14 PM   eBay Motors  #4 (permalink)
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Old 03-12-2009, 03:25 PM   eBay Motors  #5 (permalink)
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it probably wont give you much more boost without a tuner. but i agree with the others the ppe boost valve is a cheap, easy mod that works
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try timespeantsearching's intake horn mod...ill post a link to his thread...
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here it is...im getting it done by him in about 2 weeks!!!...
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Old 03-12-2009, 04:01 PM   eBay Motors  #8 (permalink)
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i have an 02 that is basically stock, but was wondering if a waste gate actuator would give me any more boost. or if its not worth it without more mods.

any input would be appreatiated
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W/O moderate to big tuning, a BIV or a Wastegate won't give much more boost at all.
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Old 03-12-2009, 04:14 PM   eBay Motors  #9 (permalink)
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if you get creative you can shorten the wastegate rod. I haven't tried it yet, but on my Solstice it was threaded and gives me another 10% of boost. The LB7 turbo wastegate is not threaded so its not as easy to do.
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