Sorry to resurrect an old thread (seems that I what I have done every time I have posted?)... Based on the info here, I purchased a 1mm MIG tip to replace the missing restrictor on my car (it was running .5 bar when I got it). I am getting at least 1 bar with it (I back out of it before it gets there because I do not want to blow it up). .8 bar (or around that) is what I am comfortable running, as this is my daily driver and I do not want to modify the car more to run higher boost. There seems to be conflicting info on different threads here in the forums as to the appropriate size tip to use. Am I correct in understanding that the larger the hole diameter, the less boost you will run? Do I have that backward? Some of the other threads seem to indicate the opposite (a larger tip will lead to more boost). The only size that my local hardware store has in stock is the .8mm, so I need to order whatever size I need, assuming the 1mm tip I have in there now is the issue, and not something else (I have been thinking it was a failing boost control solenoid). Should I look for a 1.4mm tip, since some of the other posts seem to indicate that the 1.2mm yields just over 1 bar, or is it the .8mm tip that I want?
I am very close to just saying F it and going with an aftermarket controller set to 12psi (I like the innovate one with the integrated wide-band). I just really wanted to try and keep it mostly stock if possible.