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Old 10-04-2009, 06:00 PM
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Is it a worthwhile mod? I see that it "looks better" and makes the "turbo louder" but does it offer any power gain at all?

It appears that this has already been done to my truck on the passenger side intercooler piping, however it is still in place on the driver's side. Should I remove the foil on the driver's side?
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Old 10-04-2009, 06:07 PM
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No power gain at all.

Also there there never was foil on the cold side of the intercooler. They only ever put it on the drivers side. The whistle is the sound of the compressor wheel, and since that is the IC tube closest to it, that is the one they put the foil on to quiet it down.
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Old 10-04-2009, 06:07 PM
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Its mostly a cosmetic mod, no power gain. I think the left side is the only side that has it.
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Old 10-04-2009, 06:09 PM
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Is it a worthwhile mod? I see that it "looks better" and makes the "turbo louder" but does it offer any power gain at all?
No power gain really, mainly for the whistle. Wether its worthwhile or not is based on your own preference. Want more whistle, then do it. Otherwise leave it. If I'm wrong someone correct me but thats pretty much what ive gathered from searching the forums..

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It appears that this has already been done to my truck on the passenger side intercooler piping, however it is still in place on the driver's side. Should I remove the foil on the driver's side?
There isnt foil to begin with on the passenger side, and the drivers side is what everyone takes off.
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Old 10-04-2009, 06:11 PM
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You are mainly looking to do this mod if you are going to paint or powdercoat your ic tubes at some point, some say that they couldn't tell the difference in turbo sound.
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Old 10-04-2009, 07:08 PM
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didn't make too much of a difference when i did mine. but you could hear it.
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Old 10-04-2009, 07:18 PM
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it can be a pain, but i think its worth the time.
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Old 10-04-2009, 07:26 PM
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No power gains. Just for looks for sound.
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