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Hey guys I was looking in the Google search but did not find a lot. What is the advantage of installing the IPD heavy duty TCV? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: IPD TCV advantages? (CM2RAS)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CM2RAS</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hey guys I was looking in the Google search but did not find a lot. What is the advantage of installing the IPD heavy duty TCV? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>I tried it, and it actually dropped my boost pressure. My tuner said it shouldn't be used. I asked why, and he said the boost spike is actually desireable. Fast TCV ruins that.<p>After a bit of thinking I agreed with him.
 

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Not for nothing, but whether or not a boost spike gives you more power (and of course it will), having a properly operating TCV which manages spikes is better. You want more boost? Do something that will actually raise your boost, know what I mean? I wouldn't rely on a slow TCV to give you a bit more boost in the form of a spike, as some kind of performance desireablity factor. But that's me.
 

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When it comes to raising boost, I do not want spikes. Right now on my stock tune I have hit 19psi a couple of times.<p>The HD TCV is a better quality product and you won't be replacing the TCV annually, or more often, due to failure and the issues it causes.
 

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Re: IPD TCV advantages? (CM2RAS)

Made my MY 05 much smoother. Ive got the BSR tune and whenever it was tuned (usingsoft loader) the 3500rpm hesitation was very noticable - the HD TCV eliminated this hesitation. On the stock tune not sure if you would notice it so much.
 

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this is a perfect point ^^^^^^^^^^<p>pretty much the more you do to your car, downpipe, catback, stage 2.....the HD TCV is for you. if you just want a new TCV get a new OEM.<p>yeah when i bought it i didnt expect my car to gain 60HP, but i didnt want a loss either lol. put the stock back in and shes happier than ever. (but i also hear that was a bad batch of them so i cant knock IPD)
 

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Re: IPD TCV advantages? (JS60R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JS60R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>I tried it, and it actually dropped my boost pressure. My tuner said it shouldn't be used. I asked why, and he said the boost spike is actually desireable. Fast TCV ruins that.<p>After a bit of thinking I agreed with him.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4342540" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4342540</A><p>I don't know if boost spikes are totally desireable. <p>I agree that it may not be very necessary in a completely stock car, but it may be a very good safety device, and builds boost much more smoothly in a tuned or modded car. You can also lose power in the long run with a dirty TCV.<br>
 

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Re: IPD TCV advantages? (BeerEngineer)

In a completely stock car, the IPD HD TCV is still a much better piece than the OEM one. I consider boost spikes to be undesireable, but more than that, at $60 for the OEM, and $90 for the IPD, you're future proofing yourself at the very least. (Prices as of the last time I checked at my local dealer)
 

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its called HD for a reason, the spec are different, meaning the way it functions is different. if you added HP to your car then the smooth would be desired but if you have a bone stock engine this is pointless and actually doesnt work well at all. so i dont get your point...... Stock buy OEM, Modded buy IPD<p>pretty much the same as putting a Flowmaster exhaust on a civic, not needed and wont run right.
 

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Thanks for all the info guys, I get it now and I will not be replacing it any time soon.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CM2RAS</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Thanks for all the info guys, I get it now and I will not be replacing it any time soon.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Of course it will be needing replacement. It's the OEM TCV! That's what I was referring to. The OEM one is complete garbage. It fouls over time (or right away) and can't really be cleaned. Whereas the IPD HD TCV can be cleaned, for one, is made of much better parts, secondly, and is simply the better unit (Yes, for all cars. It is irrelevant if you *like* boost spikes or not, it is an un-controlled scenario and less desireable).
 
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