The Mercedes 45 AMG 2.0L turbocharged engine proves itself making over 400 horsepower with simple mods like an exhaust system and ECU tune. With added boost pressure, you will notice your AMG 45 have an increase in compressor surge. Compressor surge is caused from the buildup of boost pressure in the charge pipes that has nowhere to be released between gear shifts. The factory valve is integrated into the turbocharger to release the pressure back into the intake side. This causes the turbo impeller to slow down impeding it from spooling up quickly. Overtime this can affect the longevity of your turbo. An aftermarket valve, commonly known as a blow off valve, is a great solution to release the pressure and keep the turbo spooled up between shifts. In addition to providing a more efficient turbocharger, a blow off valve will also improve your AMG 45 throttle response.
Since 2005, Agency Power has been manufacturing turbo blow off valves for some of the most popular tuner vehicles. Our trademark BOV design has always focused on adjustability. This function was added so drivers can tighten or loosen the spring tension depending on driving style. The adjustability is just one of the great features the Agency Power blow off valve has. Designed and manufactured here in Arizona, USA, the valve is made from billet aluminum. The 6061 aluminum body has been CNC machined for a precision fit on to the turbocharger compressor housing like stock. The machined sides of the body allow boost to be vented 360 degrees from the valve. It features a brass piston with proper O-rings to give an air tight seal when closed. The 2 piece body allows for easy disassembly to clean the piston as needed. The adjustable knob, features a knurled locking nut to prevent the adjuster from moving.
If you are looking for that great blow off valve sound, this will give it to you. During acceleration, you will hear the WHOOOOOSH between shifts and draw attention to how much horsepower you have! If it is style you are after, then the Agency Power valve has you covered. The full body is anodized in a gloss black finish which features the Agency Power text laser etched on the top. The main adjuster knob has the AP logo finally laser etched. Once installed, this is one upgrade you will wish you did first!