i want to work slowly up to 30# but the TT Alky chip is only burned for 23-25, i know its no big deal with adjustment through the chip. I had a local guy tune it for me after he installed the alky. he said it could push more boost after 25 but didnt have his right equipment and didnt want to be responsible for anything if it went wrong but he did said it would push 30psi. Im glad to hear the 44 can handle that much boost, im happy with it. I think my next engine mod will be a Cam kit. So whats the secrets to hold boost?
Ive been looking at the rear brake kit that has the longer shoes and better wheel cylinder from gbodyparts, ive read good things about it on here, so i might invest in that and a line lock.
The line lock will save your rear brakes and allow them to work; it also enables massive street burnouts at will. As far as the right equipment, you just need a wideband to know that the AFR is right. I'm not sure what your guy is referring to as the right equipment to turn it up but you have what you need if you have a scanmaster; the wideband just enables fine tuning adjustments. And don't get caught up in a boost number. It's all about mass flow. A stage II engine at 17psi with a 4788 turbo has a LOT higher cylinder pressure than my engine at 30psi out of a TE44 and thus needs beefier parts. My TE44 on that stage II engine wouldn't even make 20psi I bet b/c it'd be out of mass flow at that psi on that engine but will make 30psi on mine and still not make as much power even at 10psi more boost. Make sense? KR or running lean will ruin a motor at any boost level; it's just a number so don't be afraid of it. Again, the turbine will hold back your mass flow before you ever run out of compressor so essentially a TE44 can "handle" any boost level that you can get it cranked up to on any engine.
I like your style though; slow and steady increases in performance help keep things from breaking, but no guarantees.