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I have a Mishimoto CAC and hot and cold side pipes on my 2011. One of my turbo mounted BOV's is fried and I want to switch to a single CAC mounted BOV. Does anyone have recommendations for fitment? I assume Tial and Turbosmart are the go-to brands.

I also have a question about the swap. I understand I can run a vacuum reference to the new BOV, but do i need to do anything with the old boost control solenoids other then cap them off?
 

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On my 11 I just capped them off when I did that. I got the Turbosmart with the 90 degree adapter. For boost reference I made it easy on myself and got the FR throttle body spacer and added a nipple to it for the reference point.
 

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Perfect! Did you have any issues from the swap?
 

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Did you use the FR blockoff plates for the old BOVs?
 

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Yes I did! in hindsight I would have just kept my turbosmart BOVs on each turbo and called it a day
Yeah, I looked at that route, but my turbos have 120K miles on them so I will either go to GT's or buy a 2013 set from Tasca when they finally die. So if I need to spend money on BOV's now I might as well get one that will work with the future plans.

I read in a few places that the 2011/12's had replaceable diaphrams in the BOVs but I havent been able to find any part numbers. I may call the stealership and see if they have a part number. That would seem to be the cheapest fix short term. Of course then I still have to deal with the boost control solenoids and miles of vacuum hose getting old.
 

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I have a Mishimoto CAC and hot and cold side pipes on my 2011. One of my turbo mounted BOV's is fried and I want to switch to a single CAC mounted BOV. Does anyone have recommendations for fitment? I assume Tial and Turbosmart are the go-to brands.

I also have a question about the swap. I understand I can run a vacuum reference to the new BOV, but do i need to do anything with the old boost control solenoids other then cap them off?
How did you know that the BOV failed? Did you get a code?
 

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Loss of power, funny fluttering noises after letting off the loud pedal. Then started logging and it isnt holding boost like it did before.
 

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One question about just blocking off the Boost control solenoids and running a manifold boost reference - I know the tuners can use the solenoids controlling the wastegates to help tune. Do they also do that on the BOV? Will I lose adjustability by cutting the solenoid out? Or is the BOV just looking for vaccum to know when to dump boost after the throttle shuts?
 

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Yeah, I looked at that route, but my turbos have 120K miles on them so I will either go to GT's or buy a 2013 set from Tasca when they finally die. So if I need to spend money on BOV's now I might as well get one that will work with the future plans.

I read in a few places that the 2011/12's had replaceable diaphrams in the BOVs but I havent been able to find any part numbers. I may call the stealership and see if they have a part number. That would seem to be the cheapest fix short term. Of course then I still have to deal with the boost control solenoids and miles of vacuum hose getting old.
Hey R0b, curious. Were you able to actually get the part number for the diaphragms?
 

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Hey R0b, curious. Were you able to actually get the part number for the diaphragms?
No, I gave up looking. Switching to the single intercooler mounted Turbosmart since I am upgrading turbos.
 
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