Wooosh!!! | Bronco Raptor Gets a TurboSmart Blow-Off Valve
I've owned a handful of EcoBoost vehicles over the years. While they all had the benefits that come with high compression and boost, they also have the exhaust note you'd expect from a small displacement non-V8. Among performance enthusiasts, the sound is nearly universally derided. Ford has major strides in EcoBoost exhaust tone quality with the Gen 3 Raptor and BRaptor, but there's still a lot to be desired. In a search for a better driving experience you can play around with aftermarket exhaust systems, but I've always preferred to just increase the natural turbo noises.
Just listen to that twin-turbo symphony.
That's why every EcoBoost powered Ford I have ever own has been equipped with a TurboSmart Blow-Off Valve. They are an extremely high quality piece constructed of billet aluminum and stainless steel. The install is super simple on the BRaptor because Ford placed the factory BOV in a very easy to reach location. It's easier to install this TurboSmart unit on a BRaptor than it is to change its oil.
Well this factory POS needs to go.
This will be much better.
The end result is that classic turbo wooooosh noise we've all come to know and love. The TurboSmart unit can be clocked to point the exhaust port in your desired direction. This will allow you to tune the sound you hear from the BOV to some extent. Want it a little louder, turn it towards the driver. Want to terrorize pedestrians, point it towards the grill. You have options.
This is another BRaptor install that I'm extremely happy with. When combined with the added boost provided by the JB4 module we added at 5 Star Tuning, the TurboSmart BOV has resulted in a much more engaging driving experience in the BRaptor. I'll keep added these to EcoBoost engines. The results literally speak for themselves.
With the exhaust port pointed toward the front it should sound just the way I like it.