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Spring colour on Forge 008 DV

Post by [email protected] » Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:38 pm

Hi Guys,

Just got myself a 008 DV :grin: It comes fitted with a green spring and has 2 additional springs (yellow and blue) supplied with it. I'm running stage 2 sw, don't have a boost gauge so not sure what i'm boosting.

Do I keep the green spring in or fit the yellow one? What are you guys using on your re-mapped cars?

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Re: Spring colour on Forge 008 DV

Post by Mojo » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:33 am

mines on 2 spacers and yellow spring works well :) Revo 2 some forge bits

whats a boost gauge :crazy:
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Re: Spring colour on Forge 008 DV

Post by dood786 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:37 am

Valve Spring color coding
Green - 5-15 PSI
Yellow - 15-23 PSI
Blue - 23-30 PSI
Red - 30 + PSI


Revo 2 makes +- 20psi so yellow is preferable
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Re: Spring colour on Forge 008 DV

Post by Stompie » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:44 am

you basically have the same setup as i do except i have unitronic sw. i am running blue spring but yosh told me to.

yellow spring should work for you, what i read on the forge website - if your car is dumping alot even with a light throttle or rev then add some spacers or change spring as the spring is too soft. so listen to how your car dumps, if alot try some spacers or just try blue spring.
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Re: Spring colour on Forge 008 DV

Post by G5 GP » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:07 am

dood are you sure those are boost levels and not cranking psi...?
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Re: Spring colour on Forge 008 DV

Post by jk » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:13 am

Are there alot of Stage 2 Revos running around?
Good for everyday driving?
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Re: Spring colour on Forge 008 DV

Post by Demon Tweaked » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:37 am

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Re: Spring colour on Forge 008 DV

Post by Mojo » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:55 am

yours probably has a slightly flexible block of metal as a spring :lol:

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Re: Spring colour on Forge 008 DV

Post by dood786 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:59 am

1.3bar boost is 1.3x14.7=19.11psi

What do you mean by "cranking psi"?
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Re: Spring colour on Forge 008 DV

Post by G5 GP » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:52 pm

the forge actuator came with these spring "psi" pressure printed on the packet.

The PSI pressures indicated are not what the spring will allow boost to get to but rather at what psi the wategate or in this instance the dv will open at.

Double check this - you dont want to be overboosting
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Re: Spring colour on Forge 008 DV

Post by [email protected] » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:42 pm

dood786 wrote:Valve Spring color coding
Green - 5-15 PSI
Yellow - 15-23 PSI
Blue - 23-30 PSI
Red - 30 + PSI


Revo 2 makes +- 20psi so yellow is preferable
Naseem, are you using the yellow spring with your setup?
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Re: Spring colour on Forge 008 DV

Post by dood786 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:49 pm

We use stock actuators, the spring kit for the dv holds boost better depending on the boost we are running, stage 1 and stage 2 both run 1.3bar boost with 1.4 overboost. I have seen this on my boost gauge
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Re: Spring colour on Forge 008 DV

Post by dood786 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:50 pm

I am currently still on the green spring, will change to yellow soon, been lazy but i am waiting for some info from forge uk regarding the spacers and then i will change it
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Re: Spring colour on Forge 008 DV

Post by Mojo » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:58 pm

I found it made quite a nice difference but you quickly get used to that being the norm :)
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Re: Spring colour on Forge 008 DV

Post by Life-R » Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:40 pm

dood786 wrote:I am currently still on the green spring, will change to yellow soon, been lazy but i am waiting for some info from forge uk regarding the spacers and then i will change it
Sorry to start an old topic again, just wanted to find out, what was Forge's feedback regarding the spacers? Im in the process of buying a 008 DV and wanna install it correctly the first time around.
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Re: Spring colour on Forge 008 DV

Post by dood786 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:01 pm

Im actually glad you did

I fitted the yellow spring and can feel boost hold nicer



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Hi Naseem

Thank you for purchasing Forge Motorsport products.

As a rule of thumb 2 spacers will equal 1 psi but this will vary slightly depending on the application as vacuum pressures vary across engine types and tuning will also affect vacuum pressures.

We do not have an image of how they are fitted but it is relatively straightforward. Unscrew the FMCL007P lid in the anti-clockwise direction and remove the spring from the piston, place the shims in the base of the piston and replace the spring on top of the shims and replace the valve lid.

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Re: Spring colour on Forge 008 DV

Post by Life-R » Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:10 pm

Thanks dood :hi: I have just a Stage 1 remap, so gonna go with yellow, with no spacers, i think that should be fine
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Re: Spring colour on Forge 008 DV

Post by dood786 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:47 pm

should work perfectly
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Re: Spring colour on Forge 008 DV

Post by Stompie » Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:10 pm

U only go blue at full stage 2 with all mods and some extra tuning. Im running blue spring. Used to run yellow but you can hear the car dump too easy or at slightest throttle..so then the spring is too weak and either need to add some shims or go to the next color spring
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