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2005 big body 04-22-2011 01:33 AM

Turbo Sound
 
As anyone noticed that the turbo's are awfully quiet. Anyone tried a cold air intake or anything to see if we could get a little more sound?

Dark_knight165 05-14-2011 09:50 PM

Have you found a cold air intake for our cars?

2005 big body 05-15-2011 11:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Dark_knight165 (Post 2373)
Have you found a cold air intake for our cars?

No luck at all. I have searched everywhere

Dark_knight165 05-15-2011 07:46 PM

yeah i have been looking too. It is sad there are no parts out there.

royal_regal 05-16-2011 05:52 PM

I just just custom fab a CAI , with some 2.5" tubing and some couplings as well. As for a Turbo noise if its too quite.. just find a place to install a Blow off Valve , then you get the Turbo purge you guys want!

2005 big body 05-16-2011 11:37 PM

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Originally Posted by royal_regal (Post 2409)
I just just custom fab a CAI , with some 2.5" tubing and some couplings as well. As for a Turbo noise if its too quite.. just find a place to install a Blow off Valve , then you get the Turbo purge you guys want!

Did your turbo sound get louder as well as your BOV when doing the CAI? I know my last turbo car got significantly louder just from a CAI. Do you have pictures of it?

OnyxT07 09-11-2011 12:30 AM

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Originally Posted by 2005 big body (Post 2063)
As anyone noticed that the turbo's are awfully quiet. Anyone tried a cold air intake or anything to see if we could get a little more sound?


I had a 2011 Turbo (German Build) for a loner and found the turbo to be very quiet. My 2011 Turbo (N. America Build) is significantly louder and the turbo is very easy to hear... very strange as the engines are built in the same place :confused:

thetoys 09-11-2011 09:37 PM

I've got the N. Amercian made car and can't hear the turbo.
I do hear engine knock under light acceleration...on dealer first tank of gas.

OnyxT07 10-08-2011 02:26 PM

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Originally Posted by thetoys (Post 3708)
I've got the N. Amercian made car and can't hear the turbo.
I do hear engine knock under light acceleration...on dealer first tank of gas.

I just had to have the boost control module replaced and now the turbo is difficult to hear.

If you're getting a knock, switch to 91/93 octane gas per the owners manual. IMO a turbo should never be filled with 87 octane gas. This car will run on 87, just not very well. I switched to 93 and haven't had an issue since.

xcorba 10-13-2011 10:10 PM

The turbo is so quiet because of the air filter. My air filter also had another layer of something ontop of the filter its self.

TO3Regal 11-14-2011 01:24 AM

I can hear my turbo just fine. Esp with the window rolled down slightly. I do wish it was louder...

thestepchild 11-14-2011 07:49 PM

Do the Turbo Regals have a resignator on the intake, like the dmax diesels? I noticed more turbo sound when I pulled it off on my diesel. Of course its straight piped too :)




Boosted 11-21-2011 07:56 AM

Would putting an intake on it void the warranty? Or would just dropping in a K&N be the best bet and would you hear the turbo more with just that? I have a HKS SSQV BOV laying around, so tempting to put on! I just don't want to mess with my warranty, once that is up its going all out!

Boosted 11-29-2011 08:26 AM

Anyone do anything to their car to make the turbo more noticeable?

RoyalRegal, have any pics of your setup? Did it make a difference? Do you have a BOV?

kzimmons 06-10-2012 11:12 AM

I have the german built one and the turbo is very noticeable when is spools. I have a tune that has increased the boost and a K&N "drop in" intake

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Jbluesi 08-10-2012 12:58 AM

Stop looking guys I make cai and intercooler piping oh yeah and they are carbon fiber or Kevlar I made the first one for my girlfriends cxl but she upgraded to the gs I will post my pics soon

en-tact 08-10-2012 03:53 PM

I have the German Turbo built too. When I replaced the manufacturer's air filter with a K&N filter, the turbo purr that was there is significantly quiet!


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