Either way, the 288s aren't meant for low-mid range RPM at low boost.
Ok ^^that discussion isnt going to go anywhere but back and forth for days. It's done.
Back to the OP:
When's the last time you checked for leaks? Check boost piping, couplers, manifolds, turbine housing. For 14psi, on a T3 .82, on a VR, that's horribly late.
I checked when I put it together about 3 months ago.
Once I get back from h2o this is the first think I plan on doing.
I did have a small hole post TB that made the A/F go to 17+. Once plugged, it sits at 14.5-15 all day at idle.
I'm hoping its as simple as a vac leak, but I would assume the car would run worse.
I'll report back in a few days.
BTW, thank you guys for getting back on track.