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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; Originally Posted by MainFrame no... I'm really hoping everything goes well with this build and that I'm satisfied for a ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MainFrame View Post
    no...


    I'm really hoping everything goes well with this build and that I'm satisfied for a good amount of time.. I can't afford to keep doing this, lol.
    It won't happen. You'll become numb to it and want more. Pretty soon you're driving funny cars running Nitro-meth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    It won't happen. You'll become numb to it and want more. Pretty soon you're driving funny cars running Nitro-meth.


    For real.. I've already had two marriages down the drain in part due to my mod addiction. At this point, if they don't like my car, they can take a hike. If they want me pining over them all day instead of thinking about turbos, then they're with the wrong guy. Car won't cheat or leave, worst it can do is break down, and if I throw enough money at it it will work again.. can't say the same for a woman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    And for that matter, Catback exhausts don't do anything for power gains either.
    you sure about that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ride5000 View Post
    you sure about that?
    A catback exhaust by itself will not do anything for power, yes. Now, if you have a 3" downpipe and go from a stock catback to a 3" one then yes, power will increase a little (not much). But a catback alone will do nothing for power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MainFrame View Post
    For real.. I've already had two marriages down the drain in part due to my mod addiction. At this point, if they don't like my car, they can take a hike. If they want me pining over them all day instead of thinking about turbos, then they're with the wrong guy. Car won't cheat or leave, worst it can do is break down, and if I throw enough money at it it will work again.. can't say the same for a woman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ride5000 View Post
    you sure about that?
    Are you sure about your question?
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    I think I'm about to switch to a Perrin rotated turbo kit and run speed density. If I do I'll have to ditch my Forge Recirculating Race valve since I won't have an intake to route it back into anymore. So... what BOV should I get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GarrettKoonsman View Post
    A catback exhaust by itself will not do anything for power, yes. Now, if you have a 3" downpipe and go from a stock catback to a 3" one then yes, power will increase a little (not much). But a catback alone will do nothing for power.
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    Are you sure about your question?
    this isn't the thread to discuss how EVERY mod that lets more air into and out of the engine increases power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ride5000 View Post
    this isn't the thread to discuss how EVERY mod that lets more air into and out of the engine increases power.

    A catback by itself isn't going to let any more air out of the engine. There is already a bottleneck at the OEM downpipe before the exhaust even gets to the catback..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ride5000 View Post
    this isn't the thread to discuss how EVERY mod that lets more air into and out of the engine increases power.
    Wait, wut?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MainFrame View Post
    A catback by itself isn't going to let any more air out of the engine.
    you just keep believing what you want to believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    Wait, wut?
    engine tuning 101: air is always the dearest thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ride5000 View Post
    engine tuning 101: air is always the dearest thing.
    Sorry I've tried to follow your previous few posts but have lost the plot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ride5000 View Post
    you just keep believing what you want to believe.
    Yeah, I'm sure the word of a kid is better than the decades of combined experience telling you otherwise. Prove us wrong.

    Put a COMPLETELY stock WRX on the dyno, get a reading, then do nothing but swap on an aftermarket catback and see what you get.

    Have you even seen the stock downpipe? There's a plate that blocks off half of the available flow from the turbo exit. That is the largest restriction in the stock WRX exhaust line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rambo
    Yeah, I'm sure the word of a kid is better than the decades of combined experience telling you otherwise. Prove us wrong.

    Put a COMPLETELY stock WRX on the dyno, get a reading, then do nothing but swap on an aftermarket catback and see what you get.

    Have you even seen the stock downpipe? There's a plate that blocks off half of the available flow from the turbo exit. That is the largest restriction in the stock WRX exhaust line.
    There is truth to what Ken is saying, but it's not a very appreciable gain.

    I wouldn't dismiss him so quickly. He may not post here as much as Nasioc, but that doesn't discredit him.
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