How much boost?

Discussion in 'Generation 4 - Performance Upgrades' started by Pintony, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. Pintony

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    Without a factory installed boost dial. I'm curious how much boost does the 010-015 SHO produce?
     
  2. SilverSH0

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    I think stock they're somewhere around 12 psi. But I'm sure someone here knows for sure. You can hook up a blue tooth OBDII reader and measure the boost.
     
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    Hello Silver SHO,
    With this OBDII work with my Kindle?
     
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    Stock is around 8-9 psi, IIRC, the tuners turn it up, anywhere from 12-13 psi to 17-18 psi. Some even more than that, tho it is beyond the stock turbo's efficiency map.
     
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    With my V9 91 Octane tune, I'm almost at 15psi of boost. I have speaker mounted areoforce gauges.
     
  6. SilverSH0

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    I don't know as I don't have a Kindle. Several years ago I bought a bluetooth OBDII reader off Amazon and it works with the Torque app on my phone. If the Kindle has access to an app store with one of the apps, I believe it would.
     
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    Hello SilverSHo.
    What model OBDII did you buy.
    There are so many. Some really cheep some not... please help me decide.
    Thanks in advance for the help.
    From Pintony
     
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    One of the best adapters you can buy is the OBDlink MX...it uses Bluetooth to connect. You can get a really cheap one and it will work but the updates rates are slower and it "may" freak out your car once in awhile and cause some scary but harmless messages to show up on the instrument panel temporarily.

    Sent from my XT1096 using Tapatalk
     
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    Here's what I have: http://www.amazon.com/Vgate-Bluetooth-Scanner-TORQUE-ANDROID/dp/B00AAOOQJC

    I won't say this is the absolute best bluetooth adapter on the market. I will say it's the best bluetooth adapter for me because it does everything I've ever needed it to do and it was only $11. If the only option was to buy one for $100, I wouldn't own it because it's not worth that much money to me.

    Yesterday we had a very nice day so I took my car out of storage for a drive. I did some pulls and in stock setting my SHO pushed 11 psi boost. I don't know what the tune pushed because I had a full tank of 3 month old gas and want to burn that up before loading the tune. But stock, my car is at 11# of boost.
     
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    VGate does make some nice products. I use their WiFi adapter for iOS (or Android) connectivity. Can't speak to its' reliability on the 2010+ vehicles of course, they seem to be more sensitive to interference.

    Since I use Forscan rather heavily, i use the MX when on an Android device, vGate when on iOS.
     
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    Yeah, I bought it so that I could read codes instead of driving into town to have them read. So for $11 it works great. Then it also has the additional benefit of being able to view all the data. For being only $11, if it only lasts 5 years I'll buy another one. It's perfect for someone like me who's simply a "weekend warrior" self mechanic. I'm sure there are better (in terms of accuracy and reliability) adapters for those that want them.
     
  12. Livernois Motorsports

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    There is actually something that all of you missed. The reasoning for this is that the TDI EcoBoost cars are not your traditional turbo system. They do not make power to a certain PSI, and then shift gears to start anew. The EcoBoost cars are all controlled by torque management. This means that the ECM could not care any less if you need 2#s to make X number of lb ft, or if it takes 20#s to make the same number. This is why there is no boost controller or monitor.
     
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    So the MAP sensor giving the ecu the vacuum/psi reading and the electronically controlled wastegate don't do anything at all? I get what you are trying to say, that the ecu does not have a set psi it is trying to reach and that everyone's cars will be slightly different on psi they hit. But that Torque management is monitoring pressure to control the wastegate to give X amount of torque at a given rpm/load/throttle position.
     
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    Most of that monitoring is to make sure that there is not an over/under boost condition present.
     
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    MAP = input, wastegate = output. MAP helps the PCM decide what is possible, the wastegate helps the PCM make happen what it decides must happen.
     
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    Hello Group,
    So I got my OBD II. I got the Vgate as suggested. The package came and the CD is broken.
    How important is the CD? Should I send it back?
     
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    The CD may be needed if connecting to a Windows device, but definitely not for Android or Apple devices (wifi, right?). Are you going to see if it works with Kindle?
     
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    Thanks SHOdded!
    Yes that is the plan! If-when I get it figured out, I will post here to let all the members with Kindle's know" if it" and "how it" can be done.
     
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    Yeah, I connect mine to my phone via Bluetooth and have never needed the CD. I believe the Kindle runs off Android OS so you should be fine.
     
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    If stock is actually 8-9psi, I'm reading 12 peak and 10 constant. Does this mean I'm not on the stock tune? I've only owned the car for a month. I personally have done nothing to it.
     

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