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Hey all!
I just drove my fiesta st home last night, and outside of the tires sucking in the snow, I absolutely love it. In fact, I was on my way to my friends garage to apply sealant and wax after a nice washing and clay baring, and my car slid backwards down a hill because I had no traction. Luckily, a bank of snow slowed me down :D|

Anyways, I was curious if the car will get any louder once its broken in. I cant seem to hear the turbo at all! I know a mazda speed6 my buddy bought took about 8k miles before he could hear the turbo and blow off valve. Is that pretty standard? Ive never bought a new car before, so just hoping to get some opinions. Thanks!
 

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The turbo is pretty quiet. I don't think anybody has 8000 miles on their ST yet, so its hard to say if it gets louder. There are always ways to make the car louder of that's what you want. Either way, hope you enjoy the car. Welcome.
 

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I have that much mileage and I have noticed that I hear more turbo whistle than when it was new.

I thought maybe I was getting more attuned to the car but it seems to whistle more at lower rpm.

I did install a K&N air filter, maybe that did something to the sound?
 

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I always drive with the windows up and the stereo on.
I think the turbo sounds great.

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ehh, monochrome, im not entirely sure id agree. Exhausts break in, blow off valves break in, both of which get a bit louder. Things have to set sometimes, at least thats my experience.

Thanks for all the feedback guys. My last car had a 50 trim turbo kit and a greddy blow off valve, it also had 550 whp sooo im sure its a matter of comparison. Ill get used to the quietness of the motor, im sure.
 

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Drive along side a divider or wall on the hwy or anywhere where you can wot and you will hear the turbo whistle, even louder when the sound bounces of the wall. But in my case i can hear it almost all the time wall or no wall when I step on it.

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How much you hear depends on the environment at the time and how good your hearing is.

Forty-five years of riding motorcycles and working in various factories has reduced the acuteness of my hearing and I don't think I've ever heard the turbo. I like the intake honk from the Symposer, but I would guess that the turbo whine might be bothersome if I could hear it.
 

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Hey all!
I just drove my fiesta st home last night, and outside of the tires sucking in the snow, I absolutely love it. In fact, I was on my way to my friends garage to apply sealant and wax after a nice washing and clay baring, and my car slid backwards down a hill because I had no traction. Luckily, a bank of snow slowed me down :D|

Anyways, I was curious if the car will get any louder once its broken in. I cant seem to hear the turbo at all! I know a mazda speed6 my buddy bought took about 8k miles before he could hear the turbo and blow off valve. Is that pretty standard? Ive never bought a new car before, so just hoping to get some opinions. Thanks!

You won't hear the turbo............My GTI has 42,000 miles and an APR 250 hp tune and I can't hear that turbo...
 

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How much you hear depends on the environment at the time and how good your hearing is.

Forty-five years of riding motorcycles and working in various factories has reduced the acuteness of my hearing and I don't think I've ever heard the turbo. I like the intake honk from the Symposer, but I would guess that the turbo whine might be bothersome if I could hear it.
I agree,
Motorcycles, working on cars most of my life and the flight deck of an aircraft carrier didn't help me.
Now I have tinnitus so I hear the turbo whistle all the time, even I am not driving.

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I put close to 15,000 miles on the ST before returning it at the end of the Fiesta Movement. The turbo doesn't get any louder over time.
 

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Mine whistles everytime I WOT. I can hear it pretty clearly if my surrounding not too noisy. Hope I dont have a leak.

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Yeah mine whistles at wot and i can hear it when i have the windows down. I tried opening the airbox and holding the filter in place while i had someone wot the car and it did a loud blow off sound. That's why I am having the stock airbox removed soon it holds most of the turbo sounds
 

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8.2k miles, haven't heard it spool since day 1 even with the windows down.....I have high frequency hearing loss apparently worse than I thought lol.
 
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