Ebay simple single piston polished aluminum: Very cheap. Can be purchased for under $40 shipped. I have this on my '87, works great, MUCH better than the HKS knockoff. sounds like the car is snorting, not loud at all, but very cool sound.
Forge BOV: Heard lots of good here. They're supposed to be loud and sturdy, but are usually expensive. No personal experience.
Greddy type BOV: Cheap, available in red, purple, and blue on Ebay. between $45 and $55 shipped. Don't know if they're any good or not.
HKS SSQV: Heard some good here. Very expensive for the real deal. there are similar ones on ebay for about $60 shipped but they're not real HKS. I have one of the cheapo versions on my '89. It doesn't discharge boost anywhere near quickly enough so there is still a measureable amount of compressor stall, but it sounds cool and works ok.
guys, i really don't know much about BOV's. i've red the bOV threads, but i have no experience with any BOV's except the stock Denso one from a Ford Probe or the 1G DSM. those are good too. that's it. contributors, contribute away!
- Mike McCreight
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Go with a two piston design, like the Forge or a Bailey.
I have a Bailey DV26 and I'm very happy with it.
does anyone know which type the HKS is?
what type is the apexi?
prices/availability for the bailey?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/AUDI-1-8 ... 3965QQrdZ1
He's a great guy and might some other goodies for you like the rotated intake for your monster cooler
this project is getting more and more expensive, and less and less within reach....
$120 for a bov... my whole intercooler is gonna be less than that brand new. that hurts guys. if i'm gonna spend that kind of money, i want a BOV that sounds so bad-awesome, maybe a whistle or a chatter, or something... sheesh!!!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... 8033314782