How to Create Turbo Spooling Sound

by Aaron Wein

Car turbos can cost thousands of dollars for the equipment and installation--costs that just are not feasible for many car enthusiasts. However, there is a way to at least make your car sound like it has a turbo by installing a Turbo Whistler, which is essentially an aluminum whistle mounted in a vehicle's exhaust pipe. The Turbo Whistler does not increase car performance but it does replicate the sound a turbo makes by creating a hissing turbo spooling noise.

Creating a turbo spooling sound in your car

Step 1

Purchase a Turbo Whistler at for around $20. They also are available at other websites.

Step 2

Assemble the Turbo Whistler by attaching the aluminum arm and the whistle with the screw and tightening it with a Phillips-head screwdriver.

Step 3

Mount the Turbo Whistler in your exhaust pipe. The Turbo Whistler, which is small enough to fit in your hand, should fit in just about any car exhaust.

Step 4

Extend the long jutting arm of the Turbo Whistler outside of the exhaust so the nut rests below the exhaust tip.

Step 5

Tighten the nut as much as you can without damaging the exhaust pipe. If it's not tight enough the engine exhaust could blow the Turbo Whistler out of the pipe.

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