This is a discussion on New with lots to learn within the New Member Hangout forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; I was driving to work today half way through my trip I noticed a strange whine that comes from the ...
I was driving to work today half way through my trip I noticed a strange whine that comes from the front, and is only happening while accelerating at higher RPM's any ideas what this could be?
I too went with Eric. The tune is amazing. Although I get a strange whistle sound if I accelerate hard below 3k rpm. Everyone and their mother said it was the IC to TB hose, so I changed it and still the same thing. Eric said it is either waste gate flutter or the turbo getting close to the surge line, either way its normal and don't trip. LOL. Apparently these turbo's spool very quickly, almost too quickly to go 3/4 to WOT below 3k rpm in 3rd or higher. Although I get it the sound in 2nd sometimes too.
bbrock171 have you experienced this at all? With TP or Cobb tunes?
Mine only does it in first and second gear and it seems more like the noise you hear when you put a vehicle in reverse and go to fast. I am not in excessive RPM's just either.
Your's is the normal sound of your gears, kind of like a whine.
I hope thats all it is. Ill be keeping an eye on it and seeing if it gets any worse. Thank you for your input!
2011 WRX Nameless Performance axle back muffler replacement - YouTube
Listen for the "whine" I am talking about in this video. I know its hard over the sound of how awesome the exhaust is, but you can hear what I am talking about and its totally normal. I had 2 same model WRX's and they sounded like this.
Thank you hisdigness
Has anyone used the factory radio and added an amp and sub to it? Id like to know how it turned out and what the sound quality was.
I have the factory HU. Used a,JBL MS8, amp & sub. Sounds better than any aftermarket HU.
I considered the JL cleansweep, but the JBL MS8 gives you a lot more options for sound customization for a little more.
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