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post #1 of 11 Old 02-17-2003, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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sound of a turbo 302

I have been surfing around the turbo forums for a litle while now and i have found lots of usefull info but i have one question?

if i turbo my 302 will it sound anything like a mustang still or will that classic 5.0 sound be lost forever ???

if you have videos or sound files that would help



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post #2 of 11 Old 02-17-2003, 09:59 PM
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There are a lot of videos and sounds clips over on turbomustangs

http://www.turbomustangs.com/index2.htm then go to the multimedia section


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Mine is pretty well muffled, compared to the long tubes and MAC mufflers I was running. The E cam I am running helps give the car some rumble. The car does whistle and fart now, so that is cool. I plan to ditch the mufflers altogether and run straight pipes all the way back. Sorry, no sound files.

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My 93 coupe has a single turbo and the exhaust goes through two catalytic converter and two straight through mufflers. The exhaust note is quieter than a stock one but the sound of the turbo more than makes up for it.
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I'm running a single with a 3" downpipe that Y's into two 2.5" Dynomax ultraflow bullets then out to side exhaust (no cats). The sound is killer. It's a real low aggressive sound, and loud too. It would be no doubt louder if I weren't running a turbo, but it's loud. It still has the mustang drone too. I wouldn't change a thing.

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turbo

i was under the impression that exhaust notes came from the pulse of the engine and exhaust gas and adding a turbo woulda changed that and taken away that 5.0 sound . but if you guys say it still sounds good maybe a turbo is still in order. thanks guys!!

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Mine sounds like a normal mustang at idle, but when you get on it it silences down due to the turbo.
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I've got a 3" downpipe that Y's off to 2 3" ultraflow mufflers....it definitely quieted it down but like what was said before.... the sound of the turbo makes up for it....

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I plan to ditch the mufflers altogether and run straight pipes all the way back. Sorry, no sound files.
Don't do it UNLESS you keep the cat convertor. I just fabbed up a 3" y-pipe into separate 2 1/2" tailpipes with no convertor and no mufflers.........it sounded way way too loud. The cops would have never allowed it.
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Here's a video of my car that gives you a good idea on the sound. Mine is a single turbo with a 3" down pipe split into two 2.5" pipes, to two catalytic converters and finally out to two 3" straight through mufflers and Mac tail pipes.

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Don't do it UNLESS you keep the cat convertor. I just fabbed up a 3" y-pipe into separate 2 1/2" tailpipes with no convertor and no mufflers.........it sounded way way too loud. The cops would have never allowed it.
I live in Pasco County. There are guys driving pickup trucks that look like they work for the mosquito control department. Hell, I drove an MGB for 2 years that burnt a quart of oil every three days. I had those anti foulers on all four cylinders and still fouled out a plug every week. I smelled like burnt oil all the time. I probably knocked six years off my life with all the fumes I breathed. I doubt the local police are going to worry about a loud car here. If so, I can always weld the mufflers back.
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