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How noisy is your OBS?
My rig's been parked since April, and I just started driving it again now that the engine swap is done. In the last couple trips, I noticed it seems REALLY LOUD. I remember being able to hear injector clatter while driving before, and I know the DE 3" DP makes turbo whistle more noticeable, but now the engine and injector noise is such that we have to raise our voices almost to yelling just to hear each other! Forget listening to the radio, it's gotta be cranked all the way to hear it.
While I drove the '97 for a bit this summer, I don't recall it being near as noisy as the '95. It has a carpeted interior while the '95 has the vinyl/rubber floor covering all over, but I don't know what effect that has on noise levels.
How noisy is your OBS? If I wanted to quiet mine (interior-wise; I don't care what people OUTSIDE the truck hear!), what would you recommend?
1995 F250 XLT 7.3T (on donor '97 engine with 180xxx miles) 4x4 - LuK SMF, Diamond Eye 3" downpipe to 5"straight-pipe exhaust. ZF5 manual trans, Curt hide-away gooseneck hitch, Super Duty suspension conversion.
1997 F250 XLT 7.3T - 2wd E4OD, alloy wheels w/ bald tires, gooseneck hitch, pretty much bone stock. Soon to become a trailer, spare tires, spare parts, and scrap.