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    Strange Noise when Accelerating

    Hey, i'm new to this site and new to the Subaru and WRX scene..I just purchased an 07 WRX TR about 5 days ago..the car runs great and i love it. There are a couple mods that it has on it which is a full catback exhaust system(not sure which brandname) and it just has a short ram intake. Like i said, the car runs fine no issues or anything like that. But there is a strange noise when accelerating at lower speeds in pretty much every gear, i cannot really explain what this noise sounds like but it's kind of like a whistle..i guess? now i've read some threads and did some research and some are saying maybe its just the turbo spooling up or something like that..but i've also heard it may be a wastegate leak or an exhaust leak? The noise does happen at highway speeds also in 4th and 5th gears and its only when accelerating..when i let off the gas it will go away, i'm guessing it is something to do with the turbo and just wondering if anyone else has had this problem.. thanks!

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    Sounds like the turbo spooling to me. Is it a catback exhaust or a turboback exhaust? A lot of the time when people replace the downpipe they don't replace the heatshield and it makes the sound of the turbo much more pronounced.

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    Is your exhaust catless? It will also make the turbo noise more pronounced. But its also true if you dont have the heatshield like monk_knight said.

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    With the SRI you will hear the turbo/wastegate more. That said, this is the sort of thing that is really hard to give advice about over the internet; a video would help.

    Do you have a tune to go with your intake?
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