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  1. floatn turd

    floatn turd Well-Known Member

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    So I'm new to the diesel scene,
    and I gotz me two stupid questions.

    1) I heard some guy with a Ford Excursion the "whistle" coming off his turbo was loud as hell and sounded cool. (at-least to me)

    Is it that way due to an after market turbo??



    2) The big ass exhaust tip, whats the benefit? does it change the sound?


    I have a f-250 with a Edge juice programmer, K&N air intake and a 4" RBP exhaust all the back, I think its a 4" tip.



    Thanks

    FT
     
  2. Riverbound

    Riverbound Banned

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    Aftermarket intakes will make the turbo whistle louder. As well as removing the silencers. On ford 6.0s with exhaust they are very loud with turbo whine.
     
  3. ultra26shadow

    ultra26shadow Well-Known Member

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    Was the sound like a whooooooooo whoooooooo!?:D
    [video=youtube;PitGkp1ncXE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PitGkp1ncXE"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PitGkp1ncXE[/video]
     
  4. djunkie

    djunkie Broke mo fo

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    The Lucas oil should make it do that. :D


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  5. Joker

    Joker Well-Known Member

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    On my 7.3 I was able to produce more of a spool by replacing the blades in the turbo .
     
  6. McRib

    McRib aka HWlaser23, "B" team member

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    I have a 6.0 and 4 in pipe from the turbo back. No cat no muffler. My shit sounds like a jet turbine. The 7.3 with straight pipe has a bad ass whistle at idle and when u rap the throttle. It gets louder with a nice open intake also. The excursion u heard prob was a 7.3
     
  7. Joker

    Joker Well-Known Member

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    :smackhead
     
  8. floatn turd

    floatn turd Well-Known Member

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    I already have two of "those tips" on order. (i love that clip) WHHOOOOOO WHOOOOOOOO!!!



    So remove the silencer? I will ask my mechanic guy. The Excursion I heard was way louder than mine. I mean way louder.
     
  9. Ziggy

    Ziggy SlumLord

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    My 7.3 has a kinda fluttering whistle sound at idle, almost like you can distinguish the sound from each cylinder firing.

    From my POS T-mobile thingie
     
  10. primetime

    primetime Well-Known Member

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    The turbo had a ring in it you can take out and that will make the whistle sound. I had a 6.0 with straight pipe, edge programmer and Air Force one intake. It had a little more whistle then stick but as soon as I took out the ring in the turbo the whistle was very loud.
     
  11. djunkie

    djunkie Broke mo fo

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    Most likely it was a straight pipe from the turbo back.


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  12. E4L

    E4L Well-Known Member

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    I would have to agree the 7.3 whistle more then any other diesel I have ever heard.
     
  13. pronstar

    pronstar President, Dallas Chapter

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    McRib's truck sounds wicked :thumbsup

    It seems with each new generation of diesel engines, MFR's make them more and more quiet.
    That includes muffling turbo whine.
     
  14. RogerThat99

    RogerThat99 Parker Is Now OPEN

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    My 6.0 the turbo go very loud over time. It sounded like a turbine engine...it sounded very cool. Everything was stock on my truck because it was under warranty. The noise due to something going out in my turbo and I eventually had the turbo rebuilt (under warranty).
     
  15. Tom Brown

    Tom Brown Epsilon contributor

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    That cool sound is the owner's teeth grinding after returning from another expensive, denied warranty claim.
     
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  16. Zaairman

    Zaairman Tig ole bitties

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    The truck you heard was probably a 2003 with the 6.0... they whistle like a jet plane. Not nearly as loud as my 7.3, and I have the Wicked Wheel which does increase the whistle some.

    [video=youtube;sAygUMbq0_Y]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAygUMbq0_Y[/video]


    The 2003 turbo on the 6.0s was different, more vanes I believe. Also, Ford's don't have a silencer ring, that's a Cummings thing.

    As for the bigger exhaust tip, think of it as like a megaphone. :D
     
  17. Rvrluvr

    Rvrluvr CLAMP ON RACING

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    O you kids and your silly LITTLE turbo's:rolleyes
     
  18. E4L

    E4L Well-Known Member

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    Actually the best whistle I heard was a 7.3 with a MBRP exhaust straight pipped
     
  19. E4L

    E4L Well-Known Member

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    I just had my 4 inch exhaust put on yesterday. Haven't got a chance to listen to it yet.
     
  20. OCMerrill

    OCMerrill All in...

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    LOL I was waiting for that. :p

    Is the whistle thing like if it don't go Chrome it? :D:D:D

    I actually like a little of it but some are wicked loud. Packing some miles with that might be a little rough for me but to each to his own.

    I am have a whistle tip installed in my wife's V Pocket so queefs are a little more entertaining.
     
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  21. Joker

    Joker Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, the wicked wheel was the blade set up I installed.
     
  22. Eroc5150

    Eroc5150 Well-Known Member

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    LMAO! I almost spit coffee out my nose when I read that.
     
  23. h2o225

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    My 05 whistles a little. It is loud the boys say they know when I come up the street to the school. Older son says as soon as foot comes off throttle he hears the turbo fart from a block away.
     
  24. McRib

    McRib aka HWlaser23, "B" team member

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    Heres my beast. Hope the link works

    [video=youtube;lUQ-ojjKQVc]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUQ-ojjKQVc&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/video]
     
  25. djunkie

    djunkie Broke mo fo

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    You set it to private genius. :D


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  26. McRib

    McRib aka HWlaser23, "B" team member

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    Really? That was the first thing i changed. I put it to public. I recorded and uploaded it from my pphone. Im alot dumber then my phone. :grumble:
     
  27. djunkie

    djunkie Broke mo fo

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    This is what comes up.

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1354899792.639164.jpg


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  28. McRib

    McRib aka HWlaser23, "B" team member

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    Try it now
     
  29. djunkie

    djunkie Broke mo fo

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    Sounds like my wife's hair dryer.


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  30. McRib

    McRib aka HWlaser23, "B" team member

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    Lol
     
  31. OCMerrill

    OCMerrill All in...

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    What am I hearing? When you 1st start it that dude sounds mean then the tone is way different. :headscratch:
     
  32. Riverbound

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    They have a butterfly valve that helps the engine heat up when first started. There are kits out there that will manipulate the valve to operate as an exhaust brake also. My 7.3 was 5" straight pipe from the turbo back. When I would fire up the truck in the morning it was obnoxious. The 6.0 has a much more prominent turbo "whistle" when running due to the different turbo than what was on the 7.3
     
  33. OCMerrill

    OCMerrill All in...

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    Nice Bill, thanks. That makes perfect sense to me.
     
  34. McRib

    McRib aka HWlaser23, "B" team member

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    On the start ur hearing the raw cylinders. The sound change is the exhaust spooling up the turbo and normal idle. Its straight piped no cat no muffler. 4 in pipe 5 in tip. When,im in the throttle its fuggen crazy throaty and loud. Esp when i acclerate next to a sound wall. My truck sounds bad ass. Ive hearf some close but not quite the same. Stock turbo fyi
     
  35. Joker

    Joker Well-Known Member

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    Nothing like setting car alarms off as you drive past them. :D
     
  36. screaming pete

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    you guys need to get some Cummins engines...they GROWL like a beast....not just whistle while they work:thumbsup
     
  37. OCMerrill

    OCMerrill All in...

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    LOL. Those things growl, at least until they pop and EGR cooler. :D


    Actually those V8 Navistars sound pretty cool in full roar.
     
  38. Riverbound

    Riverbound Banned

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    One of my friends told me my cummins sounds like a pissed off tractor.
     
  39. McRib

    McRib aka HWlaser23, "B" team member

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    Here is a quick vid of of my truck in havi under the load of my 5th wheel. I love the turbo back straight pipe. Its fuggen loud. The vid muffles it quite a bit

    [video=youtube;7-9osDuZCnQ]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-9osDuZCnQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/video]
     
  40. djunkie

    djunkie Broke mo fo

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    Sounds like its ready to kick a rod out the side of the block. :D
     
  41. pronstar

    pronstar President, Dallas Chapter

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    That vid doesn't do McRib's truck justice, I think the sound was clipping the mic.

    12-valve Cummins 5.9's sound more like 18-wheelers than pickup trucks :thumbsup
     
  42. lakemadness

    lakemadness Grobe Bruste Bitte

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    You seriously have pistons hangin from your hitch, LOL. Classy.

    I think the sound that you really want to hear from a diesel is from the front end of the truck. Not really the exhaust, IMO. At least for that video clip.
     
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  43. McRib

    McRib aka HWlaser23, "B" team member

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    What? U dont like my trucks nuts? Or are u offended that my truck is not wearing any underwear to cover its nuts? :p

    Class..... Pfttt. Who needs class? :p
     
  44. djunkie

    djunkie Broke mo fo

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    Not you, that's for sure. :D


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  45. McRib

    McRib aka HWlaser23, "B" team member

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    U got that right! :champagne:
     
  46. lakemadness

    lakemadness Grobe Bruste Bitte

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    They are a creative pair of truck nuts. LOL
     
  47. plaster dave

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    I thought it was bike parts. LMFAO
     
  48. McRib

    McRib aka HWlaser23, "B" team member

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    They are pistons out of a big rig cummins DOHC motor. :D
     
  49. rivermobster

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    Lots of nice work in this thread, but this is prolly the best...

    :rotflmao:
     
  50. Zaairman

    Zaairman Tig ole bitties

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    McRib, you might want to get your EBPV checked out... It shouldn't be turning on that soon after start-up, espeically wit how warm it is in California. I deleted mine, and I'm sooo happy that I did. :thumbsup:thumbsup
     

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