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i heard on here that if you remove pipe wrapping on the intercooler piping it makes the turbo whistle louder somehow, was wondering if i do this will it de-power my truck or affect it negatively in anyway
 

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I did mine about a year ago. No negatives that I've noticed. I think it looks better and the whistle is more noticeable. :thumbsup
 

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The insulation was added for one reason and one reason only... Sound. Do it, for the one reason of it looks better. That crap looks like hell.
 

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Whats the best way? Heat gun and time?
 

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I heard it adds about 10 more hp :haha
 

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what no way... how the hell can it add 1o horsepower? and taking it off is as easy as cutting it off no?
 

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what no way... how the hell can it add 1o horsepower? and taking it off is as easy as cutting it off no?

There kidding... I pulled off what I could then took a wire wheel on a grinder and some brake clean... done in about 20 munites.
 

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got mine off tonight, looks alot better...try it out for sound tomorrow
 

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oh with the shananigans
 

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I bought a set of CAC pipes on ebay and soaked the foil in my solvent tank for a couple days, the foil and glue came right off. But...the shrill whistle from the turbo was pretty harsh in the cab :eek: so I put my original foil covered pipe back on after a couple days. Gonna sell this other set of CAC pipes now I guess.
 

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how much you want for them?
 

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Is there more whistle outside the cab too?
 

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for some reason i didnt hear much more in the cab but i did outside of the cab while going down the road...
 

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Did they not wrap the early 99's? I checked mine and it had nothing.
 

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"for some reason i didnt hear much more in the cab but i did outside of the cab while going down the road... "


Are you running a stock turbo? I have the Banks quickturbo and without the CAC foil there's a shrill whistle in the cab, enough to drive me nuts after one day going to work and back. This turbo / exhaust combo puts out a nice whine as it is so I didn't care about extra whistling outside the truck.
 

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iam running stock turbo with napa cheapo intake but installing a wicked wheel next week
 
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