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TexRex22 12-02-2007 12:45 PM

Is a 44mm EWG louder than a 38mm?
like the title says, just wondering as i am in the market and am not sure which one i want to get

WRXKidid775 12-02-2007 02:43 PM

44 will be louder because it is bigger and allow better boost control.

SWFL Scooby 12-02-2007 05:12 PM

Do you have an aftermarket turbo?? If not, why would you externally gate it?

wrxman420 12-03-2007 04:40 PM

Better boost control, granted you will not see as much gains with the stock turbo as you would with a bigger one.

SWFL Scooby 12-03-2007 05:13 PM

Personally, I just think the $$ could be better spent, but to each his own

06rexwagon 12-05-2007 10:44 AM

The 38 has a higher pitched sound (same exhaust exiting a smaller diameter opening). It's harsher sounding in my opinion. I have a 44mm on my 20g and I would never go back to an internal wastegate.

06rexwagon 12-05-2007 10:46 AM

Also, the 38mm is more likely to leak because it is a gasket flange vs the v band flange of the 44mm.

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