Well ever since the rebuild my car has been running pretty well, just a little too "stock" if you know what I mean. I had been getting just under .5 BAR with a 4mm of washers on the wastegate, an APEXi open element filter, and stock exaust with the second cat punched out. I installed the MBC I made a while back on Sat and I could get a bit better response and ~.1BAR more boost - marginal. I picked up a used HKS downpipe for cheap and installed it last night and holy crap! My friend and I could tell a very slight diff in the exhaust tone at idle, but the first time down the street I floored it and went right into fuel cut like a brick wall. I checked the peak on the Defi and it displayed 1.1 BAR - at 4k in 2nd gear on a stock CT!! I was like "Shit that's high!" I cruised around the block to an empty street and went WOT in 2nd again only to blow an intercooler hose, luckily right infront of some redneck's house who was working on his truck so I got a new worm clamp from him, wrenched it down, and off I go. I was wary about racing my boss in his APR chipped GTi until now, I think I'm gonna take him for all he's worth After I tune that boost to somewhere under fuel cut that is.