"The BIG BOV thread" (Where all bov question threads get merged) - Page 472

This is a discussion on "The BIG BOV thread" (Where all bov question threads get merged) within the Engine Modifications forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; So I researched around and found out that for WRX the atmospheric BOV means lost off boost at gear changes( ...

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    GFB BOV Question

    So I researched around and found out that for WRX the atmospheric BOV means lost off boost at gear changes( I really wanted to buy the HKS SSQ BOV, what u think still ok), but decided to go with BOV that vents to atmosphere and back to intake.
    I went on scooby tuners and found three GFB BOV(Hybrid, WRX/STI Hybrid, and Stealth) that do that now which one would be the best, and how do they work.
    Whats the pros and cons of those, do they need a lot of maintnance, do i need to buy that adapter for the hose, and which one.
    SRY for a lot of questions but want to make this right.
    THNX a lot!!!

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    well i was one of those wrx newbs that "had" to have a bov. ive had the GFB 50/50, HKS ssq, and the turbo XS. luckily all of them were from trade andno money was lost. in my experience
    bov's are just not needed until yor pushing over 20psi. the gfb wasn't so bad but it did sound rather week. the other two just caused rich conditions between shifts.
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    what about if u get the hks ssq bov and buy HKS BOV Recirc Fitting which will recerculate the air back into the intake, have no idea how loud it is. I luv the hks ssq but dont want to have problems like everyone states. that's why i researched and found this little piece. now only looking for someone who has one to ask how does it work for him.

    "HKS SSQV Re-Circulation Fitting inserts enable the SSQV to reroute discharged compressed air back into the intake stream to create a closed loop system to prevent bogging / stumbling of rich air/fuel ratio conditions in mass-air sensor equipped vehicles"

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    Yes, a BOV question

    My search was overwhelmed with BOV bashing and what not, and in short my question was not answered.

    Now my plans are to go cobb stg. 2 and I want to get a BOV. Now I've read countless times that people say don't do it but it's my car and I want it. Now what I want to know is which BOV would I want to look for in order to not make my fuel mixture to rich between shifts. My friend told me that he was a 50/50 BOV in which half goes to atmos. and half goes to recirc. I can't find any like this yet but found something sorta close.

    http://www.racecompengineering.com/product-engine4.htm

    The blitz Blowoff Valve DD looks sweet with a low pressure port for city cruising and high pressure port for high acceleration. Can anyone help me out? I'd like to minimize my chances of a hurt engine.
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    06 wrx + hks ssqv bov = no problems

    the only times i felt any of the bad symtoms was after i got my catback and intake. then it ran a LITTLE rough. everything is smooth now with my pro tune.

    hks ssqv bov FTW
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    Quote Originally Posted by 02nighthawksi
    ive got the same unit and i love it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by frathouse87
    My search was overwhelmed with BOV bashing and what not, and in short my question was not answered.

    Now my plans are to go cobb stg. 2 and I want to get a BOV. Now I've read countless times that people say don't do it but it's my car and I want it. Now what I want to know is which BOV would I want to look for in order to not make my fuel mixture to rich between shifts. My friend told me that he was a 50/50 BOV in which half goes to atmos. and half goes to recirc. I can't find any like this yet but found something sorta close.

    http://www.racecompengineering.com/product-engine4.htm

    The blitz Blowoff Valve DD looks sweet with a low pressure port for city cruising and high pressure port for high acceleration. Can anyone help me out? I'd like to minimize my chances of a hurt engine.
    It depends on what kind of noise you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frathouse87
    I'd like to minimize my chances of a hurt engine.
    Here it goes. I will be your rude comment (there has to be at least one in every BOV thread).

    Its a waste of money, yada yada, blah blah, unless your running a larger turbo its a worthless rice mod, more yada yada blah blah, poop.

    http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...hreadid=468038

    This can help you out more than me.

    </rude comment>

    Like you said it is your car and you can do whatever you like to it. Good job on the stage 2 though. At least your not stock and want a BOV and a CAI. Good luck.
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    BOV's are bad unless you tune for it...your going to be laughed at at any respectable wrx tuner but hey thats what you want.

    APS's dual vent BOV is a 50/50 hybrid that lets half into the air and half recirc...that would be the one you would want to get...but since you want a BOV on your stage 2 car...your probably going for the crappy ricer sound...in which case you might want to get the HKS SSQV and tune for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitakerSTi
    BOV's are bad unless you tune for it...your going to be laughed at at any respectable wrx tuner but hey thats what you want.

    APS's dual vent BOV is a 50/50 hybrid that lets half into the air and half recirc...that would be the one you would want to get...but since you want a BOV on your stage 2 car...your probably going for the crappy ricer sound...in which case you might want to get the HKS SSQV and tune for it.
    I'd just like to point out that he meant crappy ricer sound not that the HKS BOV is crappy. From what I've heard and read on a few sites, it is one of the better BOVs, but it does have that insanely harsh BOV ricer sound (I think it's crappy), which you might like.

    I just didn't want you to think that it was a crappy brand, just the sound is a little much for some of us. Also, make sure you take into account that you will hear that sound over and over, so if you have any doubts as to whether or not it will get to you after a day, a week, or a month, I would hold off on buying one.
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    worx dual stage 2 is sick from what i hear. but what do i know im stg2 with the stock recirc valve.
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    how can a bov have a ricey sound when most of the ricers cant even afford a turbo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WRX13oy
    how can a bov have a ricey sound when most of the ricers cant even afford a turbo?
    Yet somehow their cars still go ppppssssfffttthhh pppppssssffffftttthhh, must be a treasured ricer secret.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisCJ99 View Post
    205 whp on a STOCK wrx??? I find that to be a bit hard to believe. My 2006 WRX ran 188 whp with Injen CAI, HKS BOV, HKS Downpipe and HKS carbon ti exhaust... How can a STOCK WRX run 205 whp??? I'd like to see dyno sheets to back that one up...

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    its not really the sound, but when a loud squeaky bov goes off how many times out of ten does some ricer shout awwww ish that things got tuuuuurbo!!!!one!!111
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