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Old 12-28-2010, 02:58 PM   #1
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Default How can I hear my turbo noise more in my '11 WRX?

I have a '11 WRX and would like to hear more of the bpv noise as well as turbo noise. In other cars I hear it's easy to hear the bpv noise more when you install an intake. But from reading around here it seems like intakes do more harm than good in our cars without a tune.

I really like the woosh noise you get from bov's but I know they are not worth it. Anyone know how to get it w/ out a bov?

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Old 12-28-2010, 03:06 PM   #2
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I have a '11 WRX and would like to hear more of the bpv noise as well as turbo noise. In other cars I hear it's easy to hear the bpv noise more when you install an intake. But from reading around here it seems like intakes do more harm than good in our cars without a tune.

I really like the woosh noise you get from bov's but I know they are not worth it. Anyone know how to get it w/ out a bov?
Don't believe everything you read. A lot of the bad info is from people who install CAIs with a different pipe diameter than stock and it messes with the MAF sensor. Or, they buy a cheap ebay kit. I have an AEM CAI and I spoke to their engineering division. They assured me there would be no adverse affect putting it on and I have had it for a year. It sounds great.

You could also do a 50/50 valve that does half vent back into the intake and half VTA. You will get some afterfires, but it really enhances the noise if that is what you are after. Plus, the stock valves are known to leak at stock so it is considered preventative maintenance.
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Old 12-28-2010, 03:11 PM   #3
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same thing here, ive got a 2010 with a AEM CAI and i dont have any problems with that on also i have a go fast bits bov that can be adjusted from fully recir to fully atmospheric by turnin the top of it, you can set it anywhere in that range you want but with it not recirculating youre exhaust will pop here and there.
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Old 12-28-2010, 03:17 PM   #4
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Another thread that proves again how much we need AGE as part of the profile at the left.

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Old 12-28-2010, 03:52 PM   #5
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Old 12-28-2010, 04:35 PM   #6
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Old 12-28-2010, 06:14 PM   #7
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you can try to remove the intake silencer (snorkel)
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Old 12-28-2010, 06:27 PM   #8
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you can try to remove the intake silencer (snorkel)
Newer WRX's do not have an intake silencer.
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Old 12-28-2010, 07:03 PM   #9
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aps and process west cai's that are 65mm wide do not require tunes. They will make it sound "loud". Read Unibombers Manifesto before posting, as its covered and been asked a million times before!
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Old 12-28-2010, 07:08 PM   #10
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Why be an ass because he wants to do something to HIS car the HE likes. Instead of being an ass maybe provide him some information. Why don't you get on everyone that comes on here and replaces the catback part of their exhaust to sound louder?

OP, I agree that a AEM Cold air intake would help you get more of the sound you are looking for. Cobb has a map specifically made for just the AEM CAI on the accessport.
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:38 PM   #11
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Get a bigger turbo..
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:40 PM   #12
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I can hear my turbo just fine and I'm all stock under the hood.
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Why be an ass because he wants to do something to HIS car the HE likes. Instead of being an ass maybe provide him some information. Why don't you get on everyone that comes on here and replaces the catback part of their exhaust to sound louder?

OP, I agree that a AEM Cold air intake would help you get more of the sound you are looking for. Cobb has a map specifically made for just the AEM CAI on the accessport.
no, I didn't say ANYTHING about WHAT he wanted to do. He can do whatever he wants.

I simply made an observation that we, as a community need to have AGE as part of our profiles.

Why so sensitive?

IF I wanted to be an ass or a forum Nazi, I would have pointed out he needed to fill out his profile completely & post in the correct forum, since the question has NOTHING to do with interior or exterior modifications. Its an ENGINE mod, therefore should have been in the 2.5 turbo forum to get the proper views and best answers.

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Old 12-28-2010, 10:03 PM   #14
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no, I didn't say ANYTHING about WHAT he wanted to do. He can do whatever he wants.

I simply made an observation that we, as a community need to have AGE as part of our profiles.

Why so sensitive?

IF I wanted to be an ass or a forum Nazi, I would have pointed out he needed to fill out his profile completely & post in the correct forum, since the question has NOTHING to do with interior or exterior modifications. Its an ENGINE mod, therefore should have been in the 2.5 turbo forum to get the proper views and best answers.

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bull****. you're trying to be a dick b/c he wants to hear the turbo spool and bpv. you know you were. wtf does age matter anyway? i'm 30 and i like to hear it too. so what. you got a problem with my age and wanting to hear it?
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:31 PM   #15
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bull****. you're trying to be a dick b/c he wants to hear the turbo spool and bpv. you know you were. wtf does age matter anyway? i'm 30 and i like to hear it too. so what. you got a problem with my age and wanting to hear it?
Stop whining, it was funny now get over it.

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Old 12-28-2010, 10:35 PM   #16
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im with L Boogie in my 11 wrx you cana hear the wine of the turbo just fine usually its just when its breaks in if you cant hear yet then idk cus mine is so loud itss more annoying then my Evos aftermarket turbo
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:37 PM   #17
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to hear the bpv get an intake and tune. To hear the turbo more get a dp. Once i put those two things on I can hear the turbo spool louder with the dp and i can hear the bpv when im in high rpms shifting. If you do any of these things get a tune. Dont get a BOV. You dont need it
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:50 PM   #18
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My 30r sounds like a mack truck at 20p# 8) I even have a hks ssq3 bov on my car. Eve though everybody on bere says it garbage well dammit I don't care..
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bull****. you're trying to be a dick b/c he wants to hear the turbo spool and bpv. you know you were. wtf does age matter anyway? i'm 30 and i like to hear it too. so what. you got a problem with my age and wanting to hear it?

again, YOU are reading into what I said & putting words/thoughts into my post.

Had I wanted to make a direct correlation between age & hearing the Fast-n-Furious WHOOSH! I would have been that direct.

If you are personally offended by my comment, maybe we should look at not projecting YOUR embarrassment of being 30 & possibly acting or being perceived as acting childish??

Back to OP, hopefully the Mods will help the OP by moving it to the correct forum.

OP the key is do you solely want the auditory input for the heck of it or because you want to correct the issue with the known sub-standard design of the Rec-BOV system? the way you worded your original post, it sounds as though the sound is all your after, which is fine if that's what you want. Get a SFL BOV plug the REC system & hopefully tune around it.

Its been shown, in the 2.0 & 2.5 Turbo forums, at near nauseating length, that total atmosphere dump will cause all kinds of issues. That is why the kind (or at least kinder) ladies & gents have said the adjustable BO'vs that give some vent & some recirculation are what many use.

to debunk I am a total ass or dick:

2.0 turbo forum searched "BOV"
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sear...rchid=18014830

2.5 turbo forum searched "BOV"
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sear...rchid=18014853

Near as I can see the landing page for both forums have at least 10 relevant answers as well as multiple pages of conversation. Might grab a beverage, do some reading.

Good luck.

Rob

P.S. YES you will need a tune to accomplish what you are asking for in the OP.
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Old 12-28-2010, 11:21 PM   #20
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Don't buy a venting BOV. For the love of god. Nothing screams ricer more than that. If you want a turbo sound, buy an intake, and TUNE for it. You are right about this, CAI's will hurt the car without a proper tune. This will make the BPV significantly louder, as well as turbo sounds. If you want to get that whistle in the exhaust, get a catless downpipe, it will sound like a semi truck. Make sure to tune for the downpipe as well.

Edit: What usfsfire42 said..Doh!
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just go all out and get a ball bearing turbo
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Old 12-29-2010, 01:49 AM   #22
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Thanks for the replies. Sorry I posted in the wrong section.

But anyways, I'm I"m not really after the whole loud and obnoxious bov noise that everyone from the outside can hear but more after a bpv sound woosh noise that some cars get when you throw on an aftermarket intake.

For example the Hyundai Genesis Coupe if pretty quiet at stock but once you throw on an aftermarket intake it really makes the turbo sound louder and you can hear your bpv woosh inside the car. I just wasn't sure what would happen when you throw an intake on a Subaru without a tune since when i talked to a few people at my dealer they were all against getting an intake without a tune.
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if your dealer is against it, I'd just wait and keep warranty. I have the Perrin CAI with stage one tune (tuned specifically for the intake) and it's almost too loud, that'd be the route I'd suggest. My dealer specifically said they didn't care about an intake so I went ahead, had they said different I'd have waited.
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if your dealer is against it, I'd just wait and keep warranty. I have the Perrin CAI with stage one tune (tuned specifically for the intake) and it's almost too loud, that'd be the route I'd suggest. My dealer specifically said they didn't care about an intake so I went ahead, had they said different I'd have waited.
Doesn't a tune void the warranty? An Ap tune correct?
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