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      10-01-2018, 06:54 AM   #1
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Charge pipe, BOV or diverters

I purchased a used Cobb AP V2 from a fellow member and it should arrive in a day or two. I plan on keeping it at stage 1 Aggressive and not going beyond that. 135 is my daily drive so prefer to keep it at a mild boil. Doing some reading but I'm not sure whether I should invest in a sturdier charge pipe and if I should keep the stock DV's or invest in a BOV? Thoughts, opinions welcomed, thanks.
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      10-01-2018, 05:03 PM   #2
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tons of threads on exploding charge pipes just search
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I purchased a used Cobb AP V2 from a fellow member and it should arrive in a day or two. I plan on keeping it at stage 1 Aggressive and not going beyond that. 135 is my daily drive so prefer to keep it at a mild boil. Doing some reading but I'm not sure whether I should invest in a sturdier charge pipe and if I should keep the stock DV's or invest in a BOV? Thoughts, opinions welcomed, thanks.
Just get a metal cp and call it a day , all stock cp s fail at certain mileage so an upgrade wont hurt it will only make your 135 a bit more reliable
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      10-04-2018, 11:33 AM   #4
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I purchased a used Cobb AP V2 from a fellow member and it should arrive in a day or two. I plan on keeping it at stage 1 Aggressive and not going beyond that. 135 is my daily drive so prefer to keep it at a mild boil. Doing some reading but I'm not sure whether I should invest in a sturdier charge pipe and if I should keep the stock DV's or invest in a BOV? Thoughts, opinions welcomed, thanks.
You'll want to upgrade the charge pipe for sure, sooner then later.

There is not a week that goes by where we don't have at least 1 customer who needs a charge pipe sent with over night shipping because their CP failed.

The question about DV and BOV is a very common one and really comes down to looks and sound.

Most go for the BOV for sound but also when upgrading the CP the BOV is cheaper since you only need 1.

Let me know if you need any further assistance.
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      10-04-2018, 03:38 PM   #5
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You'll want to upgrade the charge pipe for sure, sooner then later.

There is not a week that goes by where we don't have at least 1 customer who needs a charge pipe sent with over night shipping because their CP failed.

The question about DV and BOV is a very common one and really comes down to looks and sound.

Most go for the BOV for sound but also when upgrading the CP the BOV is cheaper since you only need 1.

Let me know if you need any further assistance.
I did order one, from you two days ago, nice talking to you Jeff.
After installing the V2 took it for a test drive and after about 15m BAM the stock pipe blew off. I decided to stick with the DV's as I don't plan on upping the boost more then the stage 1 aggressive. The new CP will be going on early next week.
Thanks for your help.
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I would go with BOV, its more reliable than stock diverter valves and adds a nice sound
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      10-04-2018, 04:27 PM   #7
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I did order one, from you two days ago, nice talking to you Jeff.
After installing the V2 took it for a test drive and after about 15m BAM the stock pipe blew off. I decided to stick with the DV's as I don't plan on upping the boost more then the stage 1 aggressive. The new CP will be going on early next week.
Thanks for your help.
If your DVs are old they will need to be replaced they do wear out
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      10-05-2018, 10:10 AM   #8
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+1 on bov..... love the sound.
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