The bov will not fix your boost creep problems (problem with turbo back) only a ported wastegate will fix that.I'll get one, but i need to buy tires and things like that first. so, if i get a BOV, i shouldn't have a problem with turbo back? thx guys
The only BOV I have found suited (actually all the BOVs i've used seemed to work just fine) for the STi is the WORX tuning bov. They are designed from the ground up for the WRX and work perfectly with the STi and I loved mine, I just sold it for other stuff (although I will probably order one today or tomorrow - whenever their customer support will answer my dang email).BHODGES3 said:Do NOT get a BOV! That is the one thing I have learned about mods so far. All I had to do to get the "pssht" sound (a la Fast and the Furious) is to get a clean air filter from the oil change place. MY car is bone stock... absolutely no need to by a BOV. I also hear that an aftermarket BOV can actually decrease car performance. What is the difference between the 4g wire and the 8g wire Static? I figured the higher number would cost more... but from the looks of that other post it doesn't.
The smaller the #gauge, the bigger the wire. Dont ask me why, But 4 gauge is 2x bigger then 8ga, then 2ga is bigger then 4, 0 gauge ... etc. It costs nearly 2x more per foot then 8ga too.BHODGES3 said:
Ya but see, I look at it a completely different way, you're running an entire car off of 1 4gauge wire stock, then add an 8ga wire and that gives .5 better grounding capability... yes it will fix your idle, but if you upgrade ANYTHING (sound system, etc) usually it wont be sufficient enough. That and the 4 gauge covers 10 ft (i only have about 1/2 " left over from every 10 ft i order). So its more then just 2-3 ft. So for $46 ($14 (and i even have free shipping) less then speed monkee's 8ga kit) you can have 7 - 4gauge wires, all the +s from a grounding kit, and still have plenty of room to spare if you wanna put in a system, or anything electronical. *shrug* if you wanna go with 8, then I have an 8ga kit available for like $34 if you want.but how much current is really going through the system?
my estimates calls for 8 gauge... 10 is the bottom level...
look, my amplifier is using about 30 amps. from the battery to the trunk i have a 4 gauge cable. that is enough for the amount of amperage for the length.
if the whole car is only 12 volts, i cant see any reason to use 4 gauge especially for short lengths of like 2-3 feet, unless more than 100 amps are being used.
to me, that looks like "audio jewelry" when you need to buy a $100 set of RCA cables...
i think what it comes down to, is to properly terminate the connections and make sure you have good ground connections (i.e., scrape off the paint).