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#1 Old 02-07-2010, 10:24 AM
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Anyone know a good place in the phoenix az area to get a blow off valve installed, and/or would a dealer install one. And what is a good one to buy? This would be for a 2010.
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you do not need a BOV. Your stock bpv is good for up to 20-22psi. Adding a BOV will mess up your cars A/F mixture and will cause your car to run real rough. THere will be plenty more guys who will tell you the same thing.

so stock its not even funny...just kinda sad :(
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Yeah don't do it unless you're talking about an aftermarket bypass valve. If it vents to atmosphere don't get it. The only thing you can do if you want the BOV sound is to get a hybrid. I know the COBB XLE Hybrid valve is supposed to work pretty well in hybrid mode. I think that one only vents 30% to atmosphere and the rest gets sent back to the intake.

CobbTuning.com - 11/18/09 - COBB XLE Blow Off Valve

Plus, if you have two hands, common sense, and a wrench you can swap it out in ten minutes. It's really easy man.

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As stated above get one that is either full recirculating, or has a hybrid mode. Perrin, TurboSmart, Cobb, GFB all make ones that are good. I just switched from the Perrin BPV to the Cobb BPV and couldnt be happier. I run the Cobb in "hybrid" mode. It vents most of the air back into the intake, and only vents to the atmosphere upon heavy load or full boost. Only problem with the Cobb unit is, like stated in their add, its a limited piece, not many were made I pre-ordered mine when I hear about it.

And also as stated above, DO NOT pay anyone to install it. Its two bolts on your intercooler. Take them out, remove stock unit, put on new unit (may or may not need a new BPV gasket) put bolts back in,tighten.

If you really want the noise without spending much money, either an intake or a panel filter will net you pretty much the same sound without alot of money (Cobb BPV was just over $300).

Pics and vid of Cobb BPV:Another Cobb Part

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When you say intake or panel filter, are you talking about the air filter? sorry, im brand new to the whole turbo thing. Thanks for everyones help.
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Yea, the air filter. From trying to catch up and understand the new gen subies (08+ WRX) it seems that you guys can actually benefit from an intake opposed to use late gen (02-07 WRX) who dont need them until 350+ AWHP.

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im brand new to the whole turbo thing
...well, then this site is for you: Unabomber's Manifesto - NASIOC

Happy reading, my friend

(Seriously, it's a great site for beginners who are interested in modding their cars)

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zuhalter if your like me and was looking for just the sound I recommend the SPT intake. I put it on this past New Years to join my SPT CB, it made that sweet sweet noise louder. It makes normal shifting a bit louder and when you step on it, it roars at you. So if your just wanting the sound I would recommend getting an intake (either cobb or SPT these two are near the stock design and won't mess with your MAF like others do. Pretty much you can get these and not have to get a tune). Otherwise stay away from just getting a BPV.

Best of luck with your decision
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SPT didnt make an intake for the 08-09 wrx, but the new wrx's do benefit from an intake. I know the Perrin CAI dosent require a tune. There are few out there. Just do your research before you buy anything.

so stock its not even funny...just kinda sad :(
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You want to tune for an intake, it's just the smart thing to do. You should tune it when it's totally stock even, the stock tune is garbage. You guys avoid tuning way too much.

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Well I'm not saying to avoid a tune...but like some people i have 2 little girls and alot of bills....so taking $400-$500 bucks to drop on a tune isnt always at the top of the list. Just trying to point out options.

so stock its not even funny...just kinda sad :(
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Got bills and don't want to buy a tune? I got no issue with that. Don't buy an intake! Done.

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Well, thanks everyone, its nice to get some decent input for a change. Have been on a couple other forums in the past, and whenever i asked a question, everyone treated me like i was stupid. Cant learn if i dont ask, and a postive attitude from you guys makes this alot more enjoyable.
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Are you planning to keep your warrenty? If so DO NOT get a tune and be carefull with a drop in filter or CAI. I know some dealerships work different but find a good one.
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