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Old 08-27-2012, 12:50 PM   #2276
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Again for 95 u may as well go new..I have no problem with used parts aside from shocks
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:14 PM   #2277
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Thinking of getting a recirc valve, how many people have actually had the stock BPV fail? Only stage two at 19psi.
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:27 PM   #2278
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Thinking of getting a recirc valve, how many people have actually had the stock BPV fail? Only stage two at 19psi.
Mine doesn't seem to have failed yet..I don't think u need it until after 20. Is it bad to just wait for it to fail?
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:32 PM   #2279
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i was too paranoid to keep mine when i went stage 2 due to all the failures we read about on here.
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Old 08-27-2012, 02:31 PM   #2280
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i was too paranoid to keep mine when i went stage 2 due to all the failures we read about on here.
What'd you go with? I'm thinking about forge, from xlubin's review; or the synapse synchronic diverter valve, but I haven't heard any first hand accounts of it and I found a good deal on the forge.

Eric told me it doesn't fail due to the pressure, just a weak part.
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Old 08-27-2012, 02:41 PM   #2281
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I was under the impression they were good for well over 300hp, and closer to 400...?
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Old 08-27-2012, 02:45 PM   #2282
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I was under the impression they were good for well over 300hp, and closer to 400...?
Most stage 2 setups get you close to 300 numbers using higher psi. Higher psi means more pressure on the BPV, which will then cause it to possibly fail since its not the strongest part in the system
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:26 PM   #2283
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wouldn't it just cause a boost leak if it failed? or would something dangerous actually happen?
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:27 PM   #2284
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I too use a sti rear sway, picked it up for $60 I think... definitely reduced roll nicely. Didn't upgrade endlinks, figured if the sti uses the same as the wrx, it wouldn't make much of a difference.
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:11 PM   #2285
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What'd you go with? I'm thinking about forge, from xlubin's review; or the synapse synchronic diverter valve, but I haven't heard any first hand accounts of it and I found a good deal on the forge.

Eric told me it doesn't fail due to the pressure, just a weak part.
My tuner suggested the GFB Respons Hybrid so that's what I went with. http://www.rallysportdirect.com/Go-F...Blow-Off-Valve

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I was under the impression they were good for well over 300hp, and closer to 400...?
It pretty much depends on the boost pressure, I've read that they like to fail anywhere between 18-20PSI

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Most stage 2 setups get you close to 300 numbers using higher psi. Higher psi means more pressure on the BPV, which will then cause it to possibly fail since its not the strongest part in the system
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wouldn't it just cause a boost leak if it failed? or would something dangerous actually happen?
I wasn't sure, but it's a pretty small investment for peace of mind, replacing a plastic part with a metal one. Just like the TMIC.
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:21 PM   #2286
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In one word, HUGE.

I believe the STi front bar is the same as it is on the WRX. The rear bar on the STi is 19 mm versus the WRXs 16 mm.

The '11 STi rear bar should've came stock on the '11 WRX. I just did this on my otherwise stock '12 Limited sedan, and it completely changed the handling aspect of the car. No more roll, and it made the car much more neutral and flat. Plus it looks nice and stock, was cheap, and it took 10 minutes to replace.

I highly recommend it for daily drivers looking for a big improvement in handling, unless you're building a dedicated road course or autocross machine.
Plus 1. Just did this. Week later I did coilovers. I think the front is the same, I have the 2010 front sway but I haven't checked to see if its bigger. The rear sway really helped, but so did the coilovers
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:29 PM   #2287
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Got both front and rear stock sti sways for $40 shipped, got them with some gently used coilovers $700 for everything shipped. Fortune auto 7k 6k roughly 10k miles on them.
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:06 PM   #2288
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If I went with a hybrid like that gfb, and had it set to partial VTA just for noise, the only drawbacks could be loss of performance right, no chance of damaging anything?
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:27 PM   #2289
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:35 PM   #2290
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Lol thanks. I read through that like a year ago I'm just being lazy.
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:31 AM   #2291
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Remind me again... the abnormal wooshing sound under throttle is either the IC to throttle body hose or a failed BPV, right?
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:22 AM   #2292
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Pretty much. What mods do you have? If you're mostly stock then its more than likely the hose. Seems it turned out to be not an uncommon issue with 2011s
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:33 PM   #2293
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I just have TP Stage 1. Of course when I go to the dealer I can't recreate it. Great. I'll probably just take the IC off tonight and look.
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:56 PM   #2294
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Thats exactly what I had, if your dealer is anything like mine the temporarily uninstall your AP and take it in and tell them you think the hose is loose. I messed with mine a little just trying to get it on a little more solidly and when I get to the dealer I was told that my warranty was now void. I got pissed, called BS, and they fixed it for me.
That all being said GIllman North Houston isn't known for being particularly good like Gillman SW is. Ive never had a good experience with the service manager there, hes always been a dip**** with me
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:15 PM   #2295
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^ Not sure of you mods but why did that crappy dealership say the warranty was void? For you trying to fix it?
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:20 PM   #2296
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Yup, thats exactly why. He said someone had tampered with my intercooler, and therefore my warranty was void. I explained to him that I simply tried to get the hose on a little tighter out of paranoia (there was a decent chance of rain, rather not get water in my TB) and he said he'd do it just this once as a favor to me. I guarantee you though he filed a warranty claim with Subaru and got reimbursed for the labor with no questions. Mostly because I have the paperwork for it being warranty work lol
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:41 PM   #2297
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Wow!!! Really I want to get in the car, drive there, and give that guy a nut shoot for you my self. And i wouldn't want water in my TB either. With there logic your warranty is void by doing anything besides staring at in the the garage. And he did you a favor by doing what im pretty sure is his job (fixing subaru's). Guy must be hitting the bath salts pretty hard
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Old 08-30-2012, 04:06 PM   #2298
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That is a bad experience right there. All the guy did at the dealer earlier was pop the hood, ask me to rev a few times, said it was fine and sent me on my way. It was funny watching him right after I popped the hood. He immediately looked right at the turbo side of the car to check, in my opinion, for any modifications (DP). After that, he started inspecting hoses and listening for leaks. Told me if the hose came off I'd know. I believe that but I still feel it needs tightened even if it didn't come all the way off. After SWP's story, I'm not touching anything. At this point I asked enough questions of him that if something happens this weekend with that motor, it's on him. He knows I know what I'm talking about so he was either too busy for a repeat, repeat, repeat customer, or he really doesn't believe there's an issue. I hope I'm just paranoid.

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Old 08-30-2012, 04:33 PM   #2299
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PM 0x444A (DJ) on here and let him know about your issue. He had a similar issue with his 2011 WRX sedan. I would hear a little "whoosh" driving around with him. I forget what the solution was, but they tried not to warranty the repair. He fought it and they did the repair under warranty.

I'd ask him, but I hate relaying. Make a friend, send a PM!
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Yeah, I'm glad Im on the south side of downtown now so I can take it over to SW for any more warranty work or anything I might need besides parts. RustyHinge works at North in the parts department and hes legit

See if you can get a look or a feel at that hose, mine was noticeably not on properly. It sits almost directly under the endtank though so its kind of a pain to get to



Oh and for the love of all things good and boosty, ask them to be careful with your intercooler. I had exactly 3 mildly bent fins when I took mine in, now I have far more than I care to count since the service guys just tossed it around without caring
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