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Old 03-27-2014, 09:20 AM   #1
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I've been looking for a BOV and recently saw this one: New HKS Universal SSQV SQV Version IV 4 Turbo Pull Type Blow Off Valve BOV | eBay

I know, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is, but the seller describes it as a true HKS made in japan, and the pictures show the copyright symbol on the logo and a hologram and everything else, so I snatched it up. (US Seller, too).

Well, I had a friend who was suspicious and so I did some more digging, and it doesn't look like HKS ever even MADE a black SSQV 4..

I contacted the seller about the false description and they're trying to convince me that it is in fact the real deal and giving me the run around saying they'll have to talk to their manager and whatnot..

It's a fake, right? :(

HKS USA Super SQV4
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Why not call/email HKS and see? $80 seems pretty expensive for a BOV that isnt exactly top of the line even if it isnt a knockoff.
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Err, true HKS SSQV4 are over $300 at the cheapest usually. I'm honestly not really sure what I was thinking when I thought it could be real.
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Why not call/email HKS and see? $80 seems pretty expensive for a BOV that isnt exactly top of the line even if it isnt a knockoff.

It's also cheaper than anything HKS has ever actually made. Ever.

I'm pretty sure the old HKS beach towels were more expensive than that.
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I'd probably return it then. Of course I've always thought that HKS BOVs sounded retarded anyways.

I still want to see someone use one of these on a car. They dont have air pressure pushing against the piston so the spring can be really light and have it still not leak boost. Downside seems to be they're hard to make seal when off boost because the manifold vacuum pulls them open (because of that super light spring). At least they dont whistle when they leak under vac. I was going to run one... but the EFR came out and comes with its own BOV.
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yep its fake. for like 20 more you coulda bought a legit forge or turbosmart which is a piston style, and way way better.

enjoy sounding like a ricer (unless you plan to take out the "whistle tip")
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I'd probably return it then. Of course I've always thought that HKS BOVs sounded retarded anyways.

I still want to see someone use one of these on a car. They dont have air pressure pushing against the piston so the spring can be really light and have it still not leak boost. Downside seems to be they're hard to make seal when off boost because the manifold vacuum pulls them open (because of that super light spring). I was going to run one... but the EFR came out and comes with its own BOV.
The item hasn't actually shipped yet. I'm working with the seller to try to cancel the purchase before they ship it.

Seeing as how the description was false, even if they refuse to refund my money, I'm covered under eBay buyer protection, so I'm not concerned about getting my money back, it's just a hassle now.

Lesson learned.. I am a
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yep its fake. for like 20 more you coulda bought a legit forge or turbosmart which is a piston style, and way way better.

enjoy sounding like a ricer (unless you plan to take out the "whistle tip")
If I had gotten it, I was planning to remove the 'Triple fin" adaptor that gives it the "JDM SOUND YO".

The purchase is being cancelled. The item has not yet shipped.
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Also, even if it shipped, you could just contact HKS to verify it's fake and then eBay and/or paypal would make sure you get your money back.
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Well that's good. Don't get it. Tell him to stick his "real JDM ssqv" up his butt
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Also, even if it shipped, you could just contact HKS to verify it's fake and then eBay and/or paypal would make sure you get your money back.
Pretty much this. It's in everyone's best interest for them to just cancel the order. They have already replied to me before the item shipped so they can't even just pretend they never saw it.

According to HKSs website there's no such thing as a black HKS SSQV4, so worst case scenario I'll be covered by ebay buyer protection.. Just don't want to deal with the hassle. This is the LAST part I need for my install. I'm planning to swap my clutch out and transition to MS this weekend, and spend a bit (a lot) of time tuning, and then its TURBO TIME.
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Man, I've been looking at those inline bovs a bit more, and that is a really cool concept. I've never seen that before. I wish I could find at least one person out there who has tried it.. $150 is a bigger gamble than buying a $30 eBay knockoff and tossing it in the trash if it doesn't work...
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Even if it was real idk why you would want that ricer piece of ****
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begi and fm used to use inline bov's on their earlier kits.

they stopped using them and now use bosch/forge/turbosmart. everyone else stays away from them too. its nothing new

they're not as cool as you think

be very very careful when listening to Leafy because about 80% of what he posts is just hypothetical crap he's wondering about, not some radical new concept or idea, or anything proven/reliable. he's a dreamer lol
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Even if it was real idk why you would want that ricer piece of ****
Because there some advantages to a sequential bov, and if you remove the "triple fin" it quiets down a lot.
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he's a dreamer lol
You may say he's a dreamer
But he's not the only one
I hope some day that you will join us
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the advantages are nowhere near as cool as HKS makes them out to be, and on a speed density car they're downright pointless

also you can get a dual piston forge for like 100 new, which functions the same but not huge bulky and gay
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be very very careful when listening to Leafy because about 80% of what he posts is just hypothetical crap he's wondering about, not some radical new concept or idea, or anything proven/reliable. he's a dreamer lol
Shush, you. I want to see one of those inline bovs on something that isnt a supra already. Because they seem theoretically awesome.
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dunno whether I should be angered or aroused

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dunno whether I should be angered or aroused

Yes.

Where are these genuine dual piston bovs for ~$100? My Google fu is weak today, and I'm gunshy from this knockoff hks.
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