I wonder if you bought a aftermarket supercharger you can just exclude the bypass ac and drill a hole and put a blow off valve on the casing of the supercharger. Just a dumb idea. Been a long day.
Is there actually a bypass mod? I have looked and looked and I get 2 different stories. Now I have tons of experience with centerfugial superchargers. I have put together and installed quite a few and its easy and no bs computer junk other than emu ie piggyback or full standalone.that sounds even more dangerous than the bypass mod
Why does the supercharger make a quiet grinding noise when you close the bypass acuator? Seems like it shouldn't do that. Also have you ever had someone read your boost gauge when you close the bypass by hand? I would think you would jump to 0 boost and when you rev go to 7-9 lbs.
i have done this with wire tie and heard same noise. i checked guage which was hooked to middle line of of solenoid and it read what i think is proper readings.18psi vac idle and add light throttle stay below 0 heavy throttle 5-8psi boost.The bypass acuater opens when you are revving in neutral hence the low amount of boost. If not for the grinding noise I would just zip tie the acuator closed. LOL. Probably not a good idea.
Figured being that i didn't do the mod myself, I might piggyback on this thread and show pictures of my boost guage, where its mounted, and how its connected.
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If you are on chrome, there is a photobucket hotlink fix plugin that allows me to see most of the images. Here is the link.Sorry to revive such an old thread, but I’m currently in the process of installing a boost gauge in my 02. Since Photobucket’s update, all the pictures everyone has posted have been watermarked heavily and severely lowered the quality. Does anyone have any updated images on what line you ran your T from? I was told I could tap into the line that comes directly from the back of the blower into the actuator.