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How to Make My Car Sound Like it Has a Turbo

by Michael Jones

A turbo system can cost over $3,000 for you to add to your car. If you're not planning to race your car and you don't care about its top speed or horsepower, you don't really need to add a turbo system to your car. If you simply like the sound, there are several products on the market that clip onto your muffler and replicate a turbo sound.

How to Make a Car Sound Like It Has a Turbo

Buy a muffler tip online or from your local auto parts dealer.,, and all sell the tips. You can buy a muffler tip that is fit for your car's make and model or buy a generic tip that will fit pretty much every car. The generic tips will cost no more than $20.

Insert the muffler tip into your muffler so that the fat end of the tip is inside the muffler.

Clamp the tip onto the edge of your muffler. You don't even need tools to attach most tips, they just simply clamp onto your muffler.

Start your car and press the gas. Listen as exhaust flows through your muffler pipe and a turbo sound is made.


  • Make sure your tip is clamped as tight as possible. Some tips need to be screwed in, some simply clamp.


  • Check the tip frequently. Heavy bumps can cause the muffler tip to become loose or even fall off. Your car will simply sound like it has turbo, the tip will not make your car any faster.

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About the Author

Michael Jones reported campus news stories for The University of Southern California's student newspaper, "The Daily Trojan," for four years before graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in journalism. He has since gone on to write for several publications both in America and abroad and has an idiosyncratic knack for translating the most intricate tasks into layman speak.

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