Originally Posted by isotopesope
cool, we'll i am going to stick with the 1/16 hole.
so is that fluttering i am getting the "mini-surge" you think is beneficial? and thus a symptom of why it does "feel" better to drive? the drastic change in noises was unexpected.
i appreciate your theories and experience on this mod, and also am going to make your bulletproof mod myself, whenever i get some time and a turbo blanket and install this DP i've had laying around for way too long.
I wouldn't call it beneficial, it just isn't detrimental. It is, however, as you say, an accompaniment of the change that feels good to drive. I don't hear it myself, my AEM CAI is down in a sealed fenderwell. The reason you hear it is because your intake magnifies ALL intake sounds. I only hear my BPV vent during higher-boost shifts, and it's not all that loud even then.
Your car will like the mods you mention. You will have more power, less heatsoak, and a far more reliable vehicle.