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I'll be posting the mods on my car as I get them here in this thread. I'll post up to what I have now, and add more as it comes ;)

The day/night I got her...



Window tint 4 days later 35%


HIDs another week later


Broken K badges & Debaged T-GDI badge




Let the Plasti Dip begin..bottom front bumper




HIDs installed
 

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Look what just came :D Intake & BOV
 

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Look what just came :D Intake & BOV
VERY NICE!!!

I do want to warn though. I saw that package on their site, and I noticed its an HKS "style" BOV.
Those valves are chinese knock-offs and they are known to be hit and miss in the reliability/functionality of them.

I hope that vendor offers a warranty on that valve.

Unless it's a real HKS Super Sequential, then I take that back :)
 

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To be completely honest, i didn't even notice that. I read reviews on it and it sounded great. Didn't even pay attention to the "style" part...
just sent the vendor a PM and asked about warranty. But i have read great reviews of it.
 

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Fingers crossed IT FITS ALL OK. If it DOES, give us a video of it to show how loud this sucker is. Hoping it's quieter than it is on the Veloster but I doubt it very much. He wants you to test it as a CAI too yeah? You have to remove the fender for that?
 

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Fingers crossed IT FITS ALL OK. If it DOES, give us a video of it to show how loud this sucker is. Hoping it's quieter than it is on the Veloster but I doubt it very much. He wants you to test it as a CAI too yeah? You have to remove the fender for that?
I'm hoping it'll be loud just because that is my preference lol.
But he does want me to test fit it for a CAI. I'm going to have to remove my front bumper for the BOV install anyways, so i'll go ahead and try the CAI while it's off. But i'm going to end up keeping it a Short ram intake over the CAI
 

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Another thing too....

Your BOV that you got is a VTA (vent to atmosphere) valve, meaning the air released by that valve is blown out into the air.
The OEM recirculation valve does just as it is named, it recirculates the boost pressure in the charge piping back into the intake pipe.

When you install your new valve, you have 2 options:

1. Install as-is, and make sure you plug the receiving hole or hose from the OEM recirculation valve.
2. Install a special "recirculation fitting" into the new valve, and connect existing OEM hose to the new fitting.

From what I have read, these engines are MAP sensor engines and not MAF, which is awesome for this situation.
MAF sensored cars HATE vent-to-atmosphere blow off valves, where a for a MAP sensored car, it doesn't matter.

So that means (technically lol) you are good to go as is. I hope it sounds awesome!
 

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Another thing too....

Your BOV that you got is a VTA (vent to atmosphere) valve, meaning the air released by that valve is blown out into the air.
The OEM recirculation valve does just as it is named, it recirculates the boost pressure in the charge piping back into the intake pipe.

When you install your new valve, you have 2 options:

1. Install as-is, and make sure you plug the receiving hole or hose from the OEM recirculation valve.
2. Install a special "recirculation fitting" into the new valve, and connect existing OEM hose to the new fitting.

From what I have read, these engines are MAP sensor engines and not MAF, which is awesome for this situation.
MAF sensored cars HATE vent-to-atmosphere blow off valves, where a for a MAP sensored car, it doesn't matter.

So that means (technically lol) you are good to go as is. I hope it sounds awesome!
I haven't decided which way to go yet. I'm thinking VTA. Recirculating it would take away from my initial torque wouldn't it?
 

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The sole purpose of a valve is to keep air moving and prolong the life of the turbocharger.
Power is not applicable in this situation unless the valve is not opening and/or closing correctly.

Unless you aren't a fan of the noise, there is no reason you can't install it VTA. I'd say go for that!
If these engines were set up with a MAF sensor, I would advise recirculating the air.

There are other valves out there that are "dual-port" and do both (I've designed/manufactured one myself) and those attempt to make the best of both worlds.
 

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The sole purpose of a valve is to keep air moving and prolong the life of the turbocharger.
Power is not applicable in this situation unless the valve is not opening and/or closing correctly.

Unless you aren't a fan of the noise, there is no reason you can't install it VTA. I'd say go for that!
If these engines were set up with a MAF sensor, I would advise recirculating the air.

There are other valves out there that are "dual-port" and do both (I've designed/manufactured one myself) and those attempt to make the best of both worlds.
Yeah, i'm more leaning towards VTA. I've never installed a BOV so my friend is helping me this weekend. He has done it on two of his cars. He also recommends VTA so that's what i'll go with. I'm hoping it sounds great! I love the noise! I was looking through the VT forums and seen some people throw a CEL, saying Turbocharger bypass malfunction. And i PMd Turbosocks about it and they said it's VERY VERY unlikely to happen but if it does, what exactly to look for. Hopefully everything goes smoothly.

You need to get yourself a koup/forte5 turbo ;)
 

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The sole purpose of a valve is to keep air moving and prolong the life of the turbocharger.
Power is not applicable in this situation unless the valve is not opening and/or closing correctly.

Unless you aren't a fan of the noise, there is no reason you can't install it VTA. I'd say go for that!
If these engines were set up with a MAF sensor, I would advise recirculating the air.

There are other valves out there that are "dual-port" and do both (I've designed/manufactured one myself) and those attempt to make the best of both worlds.
I'm not a guy who likes to psssshhht! all over town. So recirculating is quieter? Much quieter?
 

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I'm not a guy who likes to psssshhht! all over town. So recirculating is quieter? Much quieter?
It is quieter...but still noticeable, which I'm guess you want. You don't want to spend money on a BOV and not be able to hear it, right?
 

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It is quieter...but still noticeable, which I'm guess you want. You don't want to spend money on a BOV and not be able to hear it, right?
I want a powerful car that's only 20% louder than stock if that's possible.
 

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Yeah, i'm more leaning towards VTA. I've never installed a BOV so my friend is helping me this weekend. He has done it on two of his cars. He also recommends VTA so that's what i'll go with. I'm hoping it sounds great! I love the noise! I was looking through the VT forums and seen some people throw a CEL, saying Turbocharger bypass malfunction. And i PMd Turbosocks about it and they said it's VERY VERY unlikely to happen but if it does, what exactly to look for. Hopefully everything goes smoothly.

You need to get yourself a koup/forte5 turbo ;)
I do need to get one :) Unfortunately I'm slightly upside down on my current forte :(
I was looking at diagrams for the stock bypass valve, and the one on this car is not purely mechanical like previous cars i have dealt with.

This car uses an electrical solenoid to activate the valve, so if those people unplugged the solenoid or hooked it up to the new valve incorrectly that is what might have happened.

This is purely speculation, but if you hook up your new valve the way it was designed (mechanical, no solenoid) and leave the stock solenoid plugged in, you should be ok.
Then I would just tie-off the stock solenoid somewhere out of the way.

I'm not a guy who likes to psssshhht! all over town. So recirculating is quieter? Much quieter?
I haven't driven or heard a stock 1.6T car yet, but I am going to assume stock intake and stock BOV, you can;t hear any sound correct?
In my experience, once you put an aftermarket intake (particularly ones with open-element air filters) then you can hear the stock BOV activate.

Then, adding an aftermarket BOV makes the whole system even louder (when VTA). If you recirculate, it is most likely the noise level of the new valve will be closer to stock noise level.
When you think about it, the recirculation hose is muffling the released air when it leaves the valve.

Hope this helps!
 

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I would def go VTA since we don't have a MAF sensor, the sound is way nicer. And can't wait to see if the SRI fits or not ! Keep us updated buddy !
 
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Thanks 6thElement. I'll be recirculating it then if I go ahead.
 

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Going today to get my roof wrapped in 1080 gloss vinyl :)
 

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Going today to get my roof wrapped in 1080 gloss vinyl :)
That's cool... it's going to look sweet with the red. Are you/they removing the antenna for the install? I'm getting mine done when I get my car back from the stereo shop so hopefully next week.
 

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That's cool... it's going to look sweet with the red. Are you/they removing the antenna for the install? I'm getting mine done when I get my car back from the stereo shop so hopefully next week.
No I'm not taking the antenna out. I didn't want to stop my headliner. They said they can cut it out and make it work fine. So I'll be leaving the antenna red. Which I think will look good but I'm not sure lol. I seen @stirider left his antenna white on his carbon fiber wrap and it looks great.
 
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