From the original post of this thread:Originally Posted by FullmetalWReX
Originally Posted by FullmetalWReX
This is a discussion on New guy to this site within the New Member Hangout forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by FullmetalWReX No offense, but I don't remember asking the secret to launching my car. And if I ...
Well, ok, I'll clarify this by showing my race car, that way there's no confusion for anyone.
And I apologize if I sound rude through typing, just kinda pissed off because I was trying to replace a stock BOV for Turbosmart BOV on the WRX and found the elbow on the stock BOV (philip screws too) are rusted shut on the stock BOV. Which means I have to buy an elbow and new screws from Subaru. What I do to hear the Psaat! sound.
Here's my 09 AWD.
don't put a BOV on the wrx.
You'll get that whoosh from a silencer delete, and you won't run rich. Besides, you know it's a turbo, do you really need that sound? or, what's the difference betweeen that and keeping your bpv and using loudspeakers to make the bov noise?
A quality aftermarket valve that's properly setup is not that bad. The silencer delete is well and good, but it doesn't have the obnoxious "PSH!" sound for others to hear; it's mainly an in-cabin thing.Originally Posted by poly_poly-man
If he wants that sound, he needs a valve that vents to atmosphere. You don't like them, nor does many of the Subaru owners on this site, but if he wants an attention-getter, let him have his fun...
...except for the fact that this attention-getter screams "I don't know anything about my subaru. I want attention, and I'm willing to hurt the car to get it"... I can tell you are the type who knows about the car and wants to know more - but seriously, don't hurt a perfectly good subaru for some attention...
besides, driving a sleeper isn't the worst thing in the world, especially when the cops come round (and the guys underestimating you when you want to race ).
As I said, a quality valve that's properly setup will do next to no harm to the vehicle. It may wear spark plugs faster, and may destroy catalytic converters (who keeps them anyway?), but that's not a big deal.Originally Posted by poly_poly-man
The slight rich condition between shifts (the only time AFRs are affected if it's a quality valve that's properly setup) will increase the likelihood of afterfire, but overall, it's pretty harmless.
I'm all for the "sleeper" thing. You will get unwanted attention from street racers, and most Subaru owners will at someone with a VTA valve, but in the grand scheme of things, who cares? They aren't paying for the car, let them judge.Originally Posted by poly_poly-man
Last edited by EJ257; 07-18-2010 at 09:46 PM.
Wow, complete thread hijack, lol.
It is my car, there is an part that came with the aftermarket BOV that makes it completely silent and recircs back into the intake 100%. Just to make you feel better, poly_poly-man.
But seriously, I do damage to to my car everyday; starting it up, idling in traffic, A/C on in an extremely hot day. What is one day we don't damage any car? When it's not running. My sister changes the oil i her car every 4-5k miles. Is she wrong? No. 3k miles to 3 months is the "extreme" service of an oil change on all cars. You know what the real service is? 4-5 months to 7k miles. But since people use their cars all the time. The extreme service is the standard. Cars weren't meant to be driven all day every day. It was really a convenience.
The car is due for a spark plug change anyways, just haven't gotten around to it. Besides my DSM was through worst running extremely lean on 3in full exhaust. But it's getting a complete engine built for racing and like I said earlier the WRX is just a car to drive 5 days out of the week. The DSM 2 or 3 days out of the week.
I have read this BOV information from TheJ's Signature and yes I have bookmarked this information, just like I researched info on a clutch kit just in case I need a new clutch.