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LOUD Turbo whistle

I was out driving around today and pulled up next to an F350 - no idea what year or engine - if I had to take a guess, I'd say it was an 05 or so. Under boost, his turbo was LOUD. This is the second one I've seen that is that loud. I know I have no other info to give for you guys, but is that usually from a much bigger turbo? The only time any of my turbo cars was that loud was with a dump tube off the wastegate. What gives? I want MY truck to sound like that. lol

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You still have your cat and muffler?

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I have an 01 with no cat and a 4" Magnaflow exhaust. It's a pretty big round muffler on there. Is it killing THAT much sound?

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I get asked this all the time. The 2003 turbo is the loudest stock turbo on these motors, not sure why. I liked it so much I put 4" turbo back straight pipe.

My wife says she can hear me coming off the freeway a mile away. My buddy 2 miles away says he can hear when I kick it down going up the hill in town. I think he's jealous because he owns a duratrax

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Straight pipe would do that? My truck isn't that loud now, the only reason I haven't gone that route is because I didn't want it to be TOO loud. But damn, I got into the turbo game a long time ago because I love the sound of a turbocharged engine (and the power of course) and I'd like my truck to sound like that too.

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I have an 01 with no cat and a 4" Magnaflow exhaust. It's a pretty big round muffler on there. Is it killing THAT much sound?
The 6.0 turbos are just louder than the 7.3s. The 03's and early 04's have the loudest turbos - then late 04's - then 05-07.

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The 2003 turbo is the loudest stock turbo on these motors, not sure why.
Is the '03 turbo a different turbo than the '01?

And I just realized... I posted in the older 7.3 threads... sorry... :/

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7.3 engines have a different turbo than the 6.0 engines

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7.3 engines have a different turbo than the 6.0 engines
Do people ever swap them out?


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It's been done. Very not worth it.
A 38R is just as loud, and actually an upgrade.
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