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View Poll Results: Do you want your car exhaust quiet or loud or somewhere in between?
quiet as possible (without sacrificing significant power) 7 6.42%
pretty quiet 9 8.26%
somewhere in between 39 35.78%
pretty loud 23 21.10%
loud as legal (and beyond) 31 28.44%
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Old 07-28-2004, 23:36   #1 (permalink)
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Do you want your car exhaust quiet or loud or somewhere in between?

I once thought the louder the better but now I want the quietest possible (without any significant sacrifice to power).

I would take the noise to have the power but I would rather it to be quiet as possible.

I think there are very differing opinions on this subject so it should be interesting to see which is more popular.
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Old 07-28-2004, 23:39   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Do you want your car exhaust quiet or loud or somewhere in between?

quiet at idle and reasonable to about 2500 rpm, then it should start to bark above that, dont know how possible that can be, that way you can cruise at low revs and be normal, or floor it and hear the engine in all its glory.

Well thats my opinion.
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Re: Do you want your car exhaust quiet or loud or somewhere in between?

Yep, totally agree with Dellboy, noise when you want it, quiet when you don't.
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Re: Do you want your car exhaust quiet or loud or somewhere in between?

Half a decibel under the legal limit. Mmmm.. Ford V8 and Flowmaster 40-Series Delta Flow's... *drools*
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Re: Do you want your car exhaust quiet or loud or somewhere in between?

nothing more annoying after having a quite car is a car that roars doing 100kmh, specially if you have to listen to it for hours on end. like others have said, quiet at idle (maybe a little burble) just above quiet at speed (even 100kmh) but roars like the shithouse when you floor it! sound should be there when you want to hear it. you shouldnt have to hear it because its there all the time.
thats my opinion anyway.
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Re: Do you want your car exhaust quiet or loud or somewhere in between?

I love it at calder when the turbo cars blow away the absolutely roaring no pipes 351's or whatever.

From the stands you cant hear some of the turbos at all. Its almost like they are electric. Thats what I would love to have on the street. Its kind of like a sleeper effect for your motor.

It would have to be better for less police attention as well.
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Re: Do you want your car exhaust quiet or loud or somewhere in between?

one time at the drags 2 Jap NSX's i think went against each other, they both pulled respectable times cant remember them, but they were quiet as anything, all you heard was a whistle of the exhaust as the turbo's spooled up and they dissapeared down the 1/4.
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Re: Do you want your car exhaust quiet or loud or somewhere in between?

Mine turned out exactly how i wanted it. sexy enough to be heard at idle, sporty up to about 4000rpm then it dies off a bit above 4000rpm all the way to 6800rpm redline. I wanted to hear exhaust at low take off, engine at high revs and not loud screaming buzz and I wanted no drone at all. Sounded hard but at 60km/h it's a little louder than stock, at 100km/h it's barely inaudible and in between it sounds just right. Looks stock enough too with a 4 inch rolled chrome tip instead of the 2 1/2 inch standard.
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I don't care what noise it makes, I want power. If it makes 40rwkw and sounds like someone putting a jocky's balls in a vice I wouldn't care less.

But that deep rumble is prefered.
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Re: Do you want your car exhaust quiet or loud or somewhere in between?

I've had loud, very loud and insanely loud, now I want it to be just heard. Not dead silent, just a nice burble.
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