Originally Posted by awdturbo04
Dude take that beast and put it on the weakest setting and see how you like it. This is how I run mine and I have ben running mine for almost a year now. This is what I found that a groupe of people were doing an nasioc and I tried it then all of a sudden it sounds way better then the rfl. Try it trust me.
Well i will certainly try that out. But what turbo setup are those people running? i'm thinking for sure it will leak in my situation since i'm running at 22 psi daily now. And if the stocker is leaking at 19-20psi (very firm spring on the stocker), i'm thinking the weakest setting will leak for sure on the WORX at 22psi... but nonetheless, i'll try just about anything once....
I'm not displeased with the sound currently, and the directions do indicate the valve will continue to get louder during the 1000 mile break-in period... piston has to seat to the cylinder wall). It certainly sounds more like a traditional atmospheric BOV than the RFL. The RFL just sounds unlike any valve i've heard before except for 18 wheeler BOV's... Other people could always hear it when driving behind me at speed with their windows up, now that is loud.
As for 'could WORX tuning valve be used on a stock WRX?'... my guestimate answer would be absolutely yes you could use it with success and normal vehicle operation... I do not have any first hand experience with the valve on a stock WRX, but logic tells me it will work just fine. After all, it maintains all the characteristics of the stock valve if you so desire (ie... full recirculation dump throughout the psi range if so desired)... and since it appears to 'know' when to dump to recirculation (at low psi's) and then you can adjust however you like the high psi dump--- atmospheric or recirculation, or any degree of both that you so desire, then it should logically work just fine with a stock wrx, and will also set the stage for future mods since you probably will end up like most of the rest of us and do mods some day that you never actually thought you would end up doing.
worth noting... to a stock wrx, there is zero need to upgrade the stock BOV, and you are truly modifying in gest and only asking for trouble where no trouble need be sought out... in other words... you just don't need it, and it won't enhance your cars performance... but if you've been reading around this forum at all, you may already know that, and you just simply desire a cool sounding BOV for you WRX and are wise to do some research first and make sure you get a valve that not only sounds good, but does not mess up the day-to-day function of your car.
So if you respect my opinion, its my belief that you certainly won't be going wrong by purchasing the WORX tuning BOV. you will go wrong if you purchase the TXS RFL, and i can't truly speak to the others, but logic tells me you'll have trouble with any valve that vents small amounts of boost (ie... 5 psi or less) to the atmosphere.
my .02, hope it helps.