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Old 04-23-2012, 08:29 PM   #1
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The sound of the wastegate opening and hearing raw exhaust really ruins the awesome sound of the turbo whistle. i want to tone down the exhaust sound of my wastegate, is there any side effects of having the wastegate routed back into the down pipe?
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I don't think there's a "downside", just personal preference. Haven't seen you in forever Andrew...

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i thought i had read somewhere that some people claim the turbo spools slower with the wastegate routed into the downpipe

i really want to do this, i can barely hear the turbo over my waste gate once it opens up
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The sound of the wastegate opening and hearing raw exhaust really ruins the awesome sound of the turbo whistle. i want to tone down the exhaust sound of my wastegate, is there any side effects of having the wastegate routed back into the down pipe?
I totally agree with you. Ive had both and I prefer having the WG routed back into the exhaust. Much more refined sound.
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Open wastegate sounds wicked!!
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If your down pipe is on the edge of being too small, I could see the extra exhaust gas from the gate increasing back pressure. If that happens you could have boost control issues. That being said i run my gate back into the dp. 4 " dp 88mm turbo 402ci 44mm gate and have no boost control issues. I don't like the sound of an open gate either.
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You could also put a small muffler on the open gate.
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with the WG recirculated into the DP it increases the demand on the exhaust system

the further downstream it enters post turbine the better
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A typical modded Buick GN from 1987 runs easy 11's(larger DP,inj,turbo upgrade) and they have dumping into the exhaust at the turbo for decades,a few decades actually..............

no loss of power,just a better sounding whine from the turbo
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dumped wastegates just sound like an exhaust leak, I think they sound like doo-doo

Mine is ran back into the DP, probably a foot and a half or so down the pipe is where it enters Only two pics I could find with the turbo (among other things) not on the car



With the turbo on and car in 1 piece you really can't see anything though. I Don't think there is any disadvantage to running it back into the DP, unless like someone above said you're DP is already on the small side, it "might" not help....
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