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Old 06 Mar 2010, 01:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question are those loud BOVs just a showing off thing?

my car is non modified and in standard condition. most of my friends have fixed different kind of loud BOVs.. is there something related to performance with the BOV? I love to get one fixed for my car as well.. what are the hottest products available in the market at the moment? thanks
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Old 06 Mar 2010, 01:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: are those loud BOVs just a showing off thing?

A lot of people who fit them to Imprezas tend to have idle or running issues,
Some have weak springs or some vent the air which upsets the ecu so yes they are really for show unless your running 400bhp + IMHO
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Old 06 Mar 2010, 02:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: are those loud BOVs just a showing off thing?

Agree with brett fella, unless your running high bhp then they are mostly for show, saying that I have one and I'm only running around 240 currently and have had no issues with it. If your interested its a turbosmart vee port, they do lots of other designs to which mainly make the dump louder or quieter. HKS SSQV and Blitz super sound are another 2 good and popular models.
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Old 06 Mar 2010, 03:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: are those loud BOVs just a showing off thing?

i must say i have a baileys one fitted to my 98 uk turbo and have suffered no ill effects but it`s too loud for me now so i`m sticking the oem one back on.....plus i dont like the attention i get everytime it dumps coz i`m old lol
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Re: are those loud BOVs just a showing off thing?

Take Baileys and throw in bin.

Best noise is no dump valve at all.
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Re: are those loud BOVs just a showing off thing?

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my car is non modified and in standard condition. most of my friends have fixed different kind of loud BOVs.. is there something related to performance with the BOV? I love to get one fixed for my car as well.. what are the hottest products available in the market at the moment? thanks

Get one of these.... they sound brilliant and make everyone look at you...


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Re: are those loud BOVs just a showing off thing?

and on a diesel. pmsl
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Old 07 Mar 2010, 09:56 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Re: are those loud BOVs just a showing off thing?

Unless you are considering an aftermarket BOV solely for the purposes of holding higher boost levels the OEM BOV is perfectly fine. IMHO ... Just leave well alone.
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Re: are those loud BOVs just a showing off thing?

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Re: are those loud BOVs just a showing off thing?

I want a quack one plz lol
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Old 07 Mar 2010, 04:58 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Re: are those loud BOVs just a showing off thing?

Show off thing but i love em,Want a Turbosmart one(eventually)but bailey for past 5 or 6 yrs-been sound no issues at all.

Its just the chav in me big wheels, low scooby an VTA dumpvalve,wouldnt have a turbo car without one-think i`d bought that before wax for mine PMSL-yes that important
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Re: are those loud BOVs just a showing off thing?

That duck 1 fierce funny
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