VA WRX Wastegate Secondary Restrictor Pill Removal


Due to the boost spiking that is common on the VA WRX (that becomes even worse with exhaust upgrades), our Stage2 maps require the deletion of the restrictor pill. If this is not done, underboosting will result. The hose and pill in question are shown below. The entire hose can be replaced with a new section of 6mm or 1/4" silicone vacuum hose (clamp each end securely!) and the factory hose can be set aside. Alternately, you may remove the pill from the OEM hose, set the pill aside and reinstall the hose. 

Restrictor Pill Removal

  1. On the passenger side of the vehicle (USDM) locate the turbo vacuum lines.  The line with the covering is the one we're looking for.


  2. Undo the hose clamp from the T fitting and Wastegate.

  3. With the hose removed, you should be able to see the fitting inside the line.


  4. At this point, one option is to remove the brass fitting from the line.  However, in the event that you want to go back to stock, we usually suggest keeping the line as-is and simply swapping it out with a new piece of 6mm (1/4") vacuum line.

  5. Flash an appropriate map for the modification.

  6. You're all done!  Go out and enjoy!


Subaru Installation Instructions 

Main Installation Instruction Repository for Subaru Parts


Link to Subaru Map Notes to see what map you should be on given the parts you've added

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