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Anyone else change their boosting habbits in the heat?

Just the title says.

Being that I drive my car year round, I've noticed that when the outside temps approach 90 plus (and my balls are sweaty - too much info, I know), I begin to cut back on the WOT full boost driving. Even my ten year old son noticed it..."dad, what happened, you usually hit it pretty hard on this street...". Even with a 965 intercooler, twin plugs, conservative timing, .80 bar, and plenty-o'-fuel according to my LM1 (11.4 to 11.7), I tend to drive the car much easier in the summer months. Most spirited driving is done in the the afternoon, I might as well be Bob Dole driving a Lincoln Town Car...still holding his pen!

I'm still spooling the turbo, and generating boost, just not activating the wastegate as often as I do in the cooler temps.
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