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So today myself and my father was at a diesel station filling up the truck in my sig when a 2013 dodge CC Dually cummins 6spd was coming down the road gearing down the truck obviously was stright piped. Truck sounded great and looked amazing till that horrible VGT-turbo jet sound blared out the exhaust pipe. My dad thought the brake's were squealing on it till i told him about the VGT's ( Man is out of his element with diesel's lol Gasser through and through). In his word's "it sounded like a powderchoke or Duralax not like a Cummin's and i won't buy one if they gotta sound like that mess." So i have it in my plan's to buy a used 2013 next year but if that is what they will sound like it will detour me back to getting a second 2nd gen Cummin's. So is the VGT a good idea for towing/Hauling if you own one is it that bad in the cab and is it possible to replace the turbo with a non-VGT turbo thanks all look forward to your replies

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So i have it in my plan's to buy a used 2013 next year but if that is what they will sound like it will detour me back to getting a second 2nd gen Cummin's.

AND if you get rid of your truck in the process, let me know, as I would buy yours!
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I don't beleive there are any delete kit's for the '13s yet, and the VGT noise shouldn't be audible thru all the crap in the exhaust. Are you sure it wasn't a deleted '10-'12?The VGT with no, or minimal, mufflering is noise with the exhaust brake on. There isn't a way around that.

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I say go for it!!I have an '06 with a Jacobs on it. I have a very straight exhaust now and yes you do hear the hissing with the exhaust brake. It only takes a couple of times of using it and having it slow you down to getting to liking it and not worrying about the hissing.......

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I've been really considering picking one up for my 98 For a mild upgrade. From what Ive seen advertised I could get a good used vgt and 6.7 Manifold for 300 to 400 dollars and a stand a lone controller for roughly the same. So for around 800 bucks I could have an upgraded turbo and an exhaust brake. Just wish I could see it in a 2nd gen truck to see how it performs and if it would be worth the money.

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