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Panda motorworks sent me the TS focus RS 12psi WGA.. any downsides? Should I preload this at all?
The Only info i could find online (if none was provided with the WGA) is, zero slack plus 2mm preload. So thats what ill be installing mine at
 

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Just didn’t know if the 12psi would work?
I don't see why not. Your base boost threshold is still lower than this turbo operates at, so it shouldnt be an issue.
 

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Got mine modded, ready to cut down and install. Thanks for the hookup @mattdamon33
Looking good!

alright, don’t really know if I should jump down this rabbit hole…do we need two step colder plugs? Are you going to change your gaps? My one step ngk iridiums have been running about 25k. Going to swap them out before the tune with NGK Ruthenium’s
 

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Looking good!

alright, don’t really know if I should jump down this rabbit hole…do we need two step colder plugs? Are you going to change your gaps? My one step ngk iridiums have been running about 25k. Going to swap them out before the tune with NGK Ruthenium’s
I just put new 6510s in at .026. Small maintenance price to pay when installing a new turbo
 

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By the way, that's not swimming, it is deep diving!
 
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Everything is set to go. I have to wait after the 22nd for the monstertuned dyno session.
 

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@STallion18 you may be the first to get yours on the dyno. I wont run mine until its tuned with the TS WGA. Haven't heard from Alan since Thursday though so I'm not even sure if were finished tuning the stock WGA yet.
 

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@STallion18 you may be the first to get yours on the dyno. I wont run mine until its tuned with the TS WGA. Haven't heard from Alan since Thursday though so I'm not even sure if were finished tuning the stock WGA yet.
I compared the stock WGA with the 7 psi TS WGA, both open the wastegate at the same psi. Start at 7 psi and full travel topped at 14 psi. Noted, if you add too much preload, it will limit the wastegate opening.
 
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I compared the stock WGA with the 7 psi TS WGA, both open the wastegate at the same psi. Start at 7 psi and full travel topped at 14 psi. Noted, if you add too much preload, it will limit the wastegate opening.
I'm Merely concerned with the irritating boost dip at this point. Both mine and Tonycar's tuners had to implement factory boost control (which does a momentary throttle cut) to mitigate this boost dip issue. I have added preload to my Garrett gate and he does not have any additional preload.

Hopefully The TS gate behaves differently and no longer causes this problem.
 

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I'm Merely concerned with the irritating boost dip at this point. Both mine and Tonycar's tuners had to implement factory boost control (which does a momentary throttle cut) to mitigate this boost dip issue. I have added preload to my Garrett gate and he does not have any additional preload.

Hopefully The TS gate behaves differently and no longer causes this problem.
Could it be that is too sensitive at 7 psi and may need a little bit more stronger spring? The 7 maybe a safeguard for the turbo to not over spin at redline.
 

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Could it be that is too sensitive at 7 psi and may need a little bit more stronger spring? The 7 maybe a safeguard for the turbo to not over spin at redline.
It certainly could be, but why is it an issue with just this turbo? And it only happens when the EBCS is activated. When it's running off Gate pressure, this bump isnt there.

We're going to find out soon enough, though.
 
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