How to Make a Fake Turbo Sound

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How to Make a Fake Turbo Sound
Add imaginary horsepower with a fake turbo sound upgrade. (Thinkstock/Comstock/Getty Images)

Turbochargers are powered by engine exhaust gasses. The exhaust gas is channelled onto the turbine wheel, which is connected to the compressor via a shaft running through the turbo's centre section. As the compressor accelerates, a very pronounced induction sound is produced, which is also accompanied by a high-pitched whine. Due to the cost and complexity of a powerful turbo set-up, some racers have chosen to simply replicate the sound produced in an effort to strike fear into the hearts of challengers.

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Things you need

  • Turbo Whistler exhaust add-on kit
  • Adjustable wrench

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  1. 1

    Turn off your vehicle and let it cool to prevent getting burnt on exhaust surfaces.

  2. 2

    Insert the turbo whistler into your muffler exhaust. Make sure the c-clamp is facing down and on the outside bottom edge of the exhaust tip.

  3. 3

    Tighten the bolt until the device is firmly in place.

Tips and warnings

  • You may attract extra attention from police after installing this "upgrade".

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