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#1 Old 06-30-2003, 10:59 PM
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blow-off valve?

I understand what it does but is it worth it? Any significant performance increase? If so what kind? Acceleration, top end...
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no performance increase, just a nice sound. However on some cars the stock BOV leaks and they need a stronger one to prevent leaking. In that case it could have a very big performance affect (that is if ## leaking boost pressure).

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yeah after-market BOVs help performance since they hold more boost over the stock BOV, however if u dont hav a boost control and ## just runnin the stck boost i dont think it will make that much of a difference
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They sound really, really, really, cool; if you are into RICE or (APC) it's a must!!!!

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haha Talk about ricer's here is a site for the people who want the sound of a turbo without the turbo. www.sunamiturbo.com


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haha, that thing is a POS, reminds me of some1 at my school who put a BOV on his corvette. sounded 2 ricey to b true
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BOV's help to maintain boost.
I would get one.
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i heard that aftermarket BOV's are not good for the car . . ? is this false information that people tell me? . . .
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i kno that on DSMs aftermarket BOVs that vent to the atmosphere r bad cause the car will get idling problems, i dont kno bout WRXs though.
overall however, theres nothin rong with aftermarket BOVs. they hold more boost, and prevent any leakin. i guess some ppl might think they are bad cause the ngine is gettin more boost, but i always take that as a plus
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lol, dont listen to this guy i have the hks and its 100 percent vented to the atmosphere and theres no idle problems. I also have 2 friends with dsm's who also have the hks and they have no promlems. Get what evers durable and get what u like . buying a BOV is basiccaly which sound u like. Just my 2 cents.......

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http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/sho...p?threadid=685

There you go man, that post has some good information. And to kylo, on DSMs BOVs that vent to the atmosphe might cause idling problems, but not always.

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i just heard from some people that aftermarket ones hurt the engine and turbo . . i figured they didn't know what they were talking about, and wanted to hear from the wrw owners . . id get one, just cause i love to hear that sound between shifts . .
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ii guess some ppl might think they are bad cause the ngine is gettin more boost, but i always take that as a plus
but giving the engine more boost (without upgrading other components first) is bad isn't it?
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Sorry tut4u2, diddnt mean to say it like that but yea there is a possibility that it can cause idleing problems. Its just that from the people that i know who all have ssqv's (100% vent) dont have problems.
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but giving the engine more boost (without upgrading other components first) is bad isn't it?
Yes is it. However, you generally change your BOV after you have changed your IC pipes, and other components.
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