In the race to create the most compact and highest flowing blow-off valve, GFB’s SV52 pulls ahead of the pack.
Standing only 86mm tall (including the weld-on adaptor), the SV52 is 10mm shorter than the nearest competitor, AND flows more!
Consider these questions when you’re looking for a BOV for your high-powered, forced induction engine:
Will it handle the pressure? YES! Is 300psi enough?
Will it flow enough? YES! It outflows everything else in its class!
Is it small enough to fit my engine bay? YES! 10mm shorter than the nearest competitor!
Will it last? YES! It comes with a lifetime warranty!
Strength is important;
Realizing that a high-flowing valve like this will see duty in some high-boost environments, we made sure the SV52 tops the class in that category as well, giving it an astonishing boost pressure rating of 300psi!
The SV52 also includes 2 springs PLUS a spring pre-load adjustment system so you can dial it in for optimum throttle response and boost recovery after gearshift, without resorting to the costly hit- and-miss approach of purchasing extra springs.
**Suits engines with manifold vacuum ranging from 5-22inHg (17-74.5kPa, 2.5-11psi vacuum)
The SV52’s unparalleled pressure capacity starts with a monobloc body design, CNC machined from a single aluminium billet that ensures strength without adding unnecessary bulk.
The anodized piston bore creates an extremely hard and low-friction surface on which the single piece aluminum 52.5mm piston glides, and will continue to do so over countless cycles. It features an arrangement of Viton o-ring seals unique to GFB.
Why do we use a piston instead of the more common diaphragm design?
Strength and reliability is the primary factor, something that a diaphragm simply cannot match in a high-boost BOV environment. Diaphragms have their place (we use them in our wastegates), as they offer low friction and good sealing capability. However, a rolling diaphragm is only designed to receive a net pressure on one side, which essentially “inflates” it against the walls of the chamber in which it resides, exactly how it is used in a wastegate.
However, a BOV is exposed to frequent pressure reversals – every time you accelerate and lift off.
For a diaphragm, this means it is repeatedly collapsing on itself under boost, then inflating under vacuum. Eventually, this leads to diaphragm failure. A piston on the other hand is immune to this issue, and will continue to operate under the most extreme pressure, temperature, and cyclic conditions.
The unique mounting method of the SV52 is one of the ways we’ve been able to save unnecessary bulk.
By eliminating the v-band style mount, the piston and its venting ports can sit much lower, which reduces the overall height to a number others can’t match.
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What makes GFB blowoff valves different and better?
Our new TMS Turbo Management System don't throw your BOOST away but INCREASES IT BY up to 40%. GFB's Turbo Management System (TMS) parts offer multiple performance benefits over factory diverter valves. We looked at the concept named ‘blowoff valve’ and took this to a whole new level! Basically the main benefits are:
MORE POWER - BETTER RESPONSE - BETTER DRIVE ABILITY - GET THE SOUND OR NOT.
How to choose a BOV
With the vast range of GFB blow-off valves, questions rise 'Which blow-off valve is the best?' and 'Which blow-off valve should I use?'
The first question is easy to answer: There isn't actually a 'best' in terms of quality. All GFB blow-off valves use the same high-quality internal components. So, provided the right BOV is fitted for your particular vehicle, they all offer the same performance benefits of improved throttle response and reduced lag. The real question is: How do you select the valve for you?
The first step to decide on 'your' BOV, is whether or not you want to hear it, and if so, how much? The following chart lists the “noise ratings” of our blow-off valve range. The final decision will then be based on how much control you want over the blow-off volume level.
GFB boost controllers use a more consistent needle-valve bleed system, which brings boost on just as fast as any ball-and-spring system, and generally more quickly than a factory boost control system. On the productpages you can find a comparison of the GFB controller to other major brands, guess who wins this standoff? GFB!
A GFB boost controller will give you the added benefit of not only being able to adjust the peak boost level, but in most cases will bring the boost on earlier, resulting in more power throughout the rev range.
The reduction in rotating inertia (we've removed about 2kg by using 6061 T6 aluminum billet) means that the engine can accelerate much quicker during the times it is making very little power before the turbo spools up. The result is better drive ability off-boost and better acceleration, which is especially useful for those with large turbos that only make power in the upper rev range. The smaller size of the crank pulley under-drives the power robbing accessories so that the upper end of the rev range is less burdened, while still allowing them to operate properly.
Short Shift Kits
The GFB Short Shifter is the same height as the factory shifter, it is the actual distance that the gear stick moves between gears that reduced.
Very simple to install. All of the installation is done from inside the car, without having to jack it up and crawl around underneath. Only a few basic hand tools are required, and the necessary hex keys are supplied.
The maximum throw reduction varies for different models. Early WRXs had a particularly long throw, so the maximum reduction with the GFB kit is around 50%, whilst on later models it is closer to 40%. In either case, it is possible to reduce the distance per gate to about 30mm. Whilst it can go shorter, the shifting force becomes too great for comfort, and some of the shift feel is lost.
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