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  1. Ea Ruiz

    Ea Ruiz Member Established Member

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    Alright guys hopefully someone has an answer I have a 2.4 Kenne bell running a 3 inch pulley. 17 psi with headers. Car is not whining at all, not a single bit may sound stupid but that’s priority for me. If anyone has some feedback is appreciate it .
    2.4 Kenne bell
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  2. Handlebar Moustache

    Handlebar Moustache Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Bypass valve stuck open maybe? What’s your boost gauge registering? Was it whining before and now it isn’t? Is it making good power?
     
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  3. Ea Ruiz

    Ea Ruiz Member Established Member

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    No I’ve checked it’s fine, boost goes perfectly with open throttle. Makes good power. Doesn’t have any issues. Drives me crazy looks like I’m the only Kenne bell owner with no whine...LOL


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  4. Handlebar Moustache

    Handlebar Moustache Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Interesting. So it used to whine and then it quit? What’s the history behind it?
     
  5. Ea Ruiz

    Ea Ruiz Member Established Member

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    No I just installed it, was rebuilt by Kenne bell ( I already contacted them, waiting for an answer) previous owner had it showed me a video whine like crazy. And now nothing for me.


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  6. Handlebar Moustache

    Handlebar Moustache Well-Known Member Established Member

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    How's your belt tension?
     
  7. Ea Ruiz

    Ea Ruiz Member Established Member

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    No belt slip, at all, nice and tight.. lol


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  8. railroad

    railroad Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I have a 1.7 KB on a 99 Cobra and it never has whined. It has run good for 18 years.
     
  9. roy_1031

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    Isn’t whining a sound of inefficiency? Sounds like you have a good running unit. Make your car quieter, is your exhaust too loud over powering the engine noise? My friend has a kb cobra and a really loud exhaust and you can’t hear his blower whine either.


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  10. Ea Ruiz

    Ea Ruiz Member Established Member

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    I wouldn’t think I’m running 1 7/8 headers with a 3” x pipe restricted with a 2.5 bassani catback is not too loud tbh.


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  11. 94 Cobra R

    94 Cobra R Same Ol Same Ol Premium Member Established Member

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    My 2.2...well, you know...


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  12. CompO_Eric

    CompO_Eric Arch Enemy of the Prius Established Member

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    My 2.8LC doesn’t make an audible whine in car... but 1 3/4” Kooks into a 3” off road X and 3” Bassani is the reason why!


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  13. Fabian_sn95

    Fabian_sn95 Active Member Established Member

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    My 2.8 at 17.8psi doesn’t whine. Running 1 7/8 ARH with a 3” OR X an Borla Ataks probably stops me from it.
     
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    SS EATR Member Established Member

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    My VMP had a whine until I added longtubes. After that you couldn't hear it at all.
     
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  15. SVTdreamin04

    SVTdreamin04 What's a "Termi"??? Premium Member Established Member

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    Yep, long tubes and cams, little to no whine from my VMP. My ported stock blower with long tubes didn't whine as much either.


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  16. c6zhombre

    c6zhombre E85 NutSwinger Established Member

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    My gen2 2.3 whipple is very quiet with a 3.0 upper on the pump gas tune....it is completely different with the 2.6 upper on E85. It whines loud. Sounds awesome.

    The loudest whine I've heard was from a 2003 HD F150 we put a 10lb lower and ran E85. That truck's eaton was insanely loud. Scared all the blue hairs at the grocery store parking lot as we passed by LOL
     
  17. Mojo88

    Mojo88 "Hammer" Time Established Member

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    I'm with the OP on this one. SC's gotta have some whine! My 2.3L Roush SC peaked at 26.4lbs of boost (verified at the last dyno session) and whines like it's gonna blow up and that's the way I like it, LOL.
     
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  18. slo984now

    slo984now AKA 01yellerCobra Established Member

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    That has to be a huge lower pulley.
     
  19. c6zhombre

    c6zhombre E85 NutSwinger Established Member

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    Ya it was, looked like a pizza. That truck was amazing, so simple. 80lb inj, fore hat, 2 gss342 pumps, factory lines, 10lb lower, factory upper.......E85 tune by 04sleeper. Ran 12.7s at 107, tipped the scales over 5600. Those 4 door HD trucks are very nice cruisers.
     
  20. SilverGT1

    SilverGT1 Member Established Member

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    Kenne Bell is quite by design. From thier website: “Whisper Quiet. No embarassing, annoying noise.”

    My 2.1L is hardly noticeable.
     

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