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Originally Posted by copbait73 View Post
You will get as many different opinions on this one as there are contributors. Cars were turbocharged for years before BOV were added to the intake duct and we saw very few turbocharger failures. It's my experience you are OK if you run street boost. BTW I like the sound also.
Yeah Copbait, you're right about that for sure. But contributing is the fun part.

I guess I never realized that the backpressure "spike" as the turbo slows down can be heard as a pssssttt sound. To me, that's air escaping to atmosphere. Gsmith, that's one hell of a nice setup you've crafted. The only other thing I could offer would be that you might experience less turbo lag (and arguably less turbo wear) with a BOV installed.
Mark H. 1987 930, GP White, Wevo shifter, Borla exhaust, stock everything else. The result of a massive Pelicanite good will fire recovery effort. Truely an open book, ready for the slippery slopes to modification.
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