I have a AVC type R boost controller in my 24V GTI, the car is eqipped with an EIP tuning turbo kit, headspacer, 630 injectors, 2 bosh fuel pumps, about the largest garret turbo that will fit, stage 4 clutch, and raxles.
The car has 83K miles, The wastegate is set to 8PSI, but the AVC has 2 other settings to use, they were both set at about 15-16PSI. This is 1.20 kg/cm2, and 60% duty boost. So my questions are, can the stock internals safely handle anything over 16PSI? ive heard stock rods and intake manifolds cant handle the boost?
Also the 60% is the only adjustment that will raise or lower boost levels, why will the kg/cm2 not affect the boost? 1kg/cm2 is about 14 pounds per square inch (PSI) but adjusting it doesnt raise or lower boost levels at all
Also the car doesnt hit full boost until atleast 3500+ RPM, and holds it until redline, very unlike my 1.8 with a ko3 that boosts at 2K RPM and looses boost over 5K. Is there anything i can adjust to make it boost in lower rpm, or is that just the turbo size?
Last edited by hondacrf1500; 04-24-2012 at 08:08 PM.
It just makes me a little nervous because if i beat on it and hit 16-18 psi multiple times racing around it gives off a burning smell, but the turbo has under 20K miles on it