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Hol

1,391 posts

83 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all
Super Slo Mo said:
Hol said:
I actually like the sound of a flat four, - just as much as I used to love standing in the Forest with my dad as a young kid listening to the DCOE bark of the rally cars. (Funny how my first car had sidedrafts).

BUT, there comes a point where music, no matter how sweet it sounds becomes noise, cos its too loud. I like music - NOT noise.
They're quite rare though, off the top of my head I can't think of many cars that have had a flat four fitted.
Apart from a Subaru you mean?



I cannot see why such a big issue?
If a Ferrari, Maserrati, Lambo or Porsche with an aftermarket/non-production/bespoke stainless exhaust is found to break the 'Saxo' noise limit rule, then - tough, cos it should be the same rules for everyone!
There's plenty of bespoke pipe benders who can make you quieter system if your existing one is fubar.






Super Slo Mo

3,052 posts

81 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all
Hol said:
Super Slo Mo said:
Hol said:
I actually like the sound of a flat four, - just as much as I used to love standing in the Forest with my dad as a young kid listening to the DCOE bark of the rally cars. (Funny how my first car had sidedrafts).

BUT, there comes a point where music, no matter how sweet it sounds becomes noise, cos its too loud. I like music - NOT noise.
They're quite rare though, off the top of my head I can't think of many cars that have had a flat four fitted.
Apart from a Subaru you mean?



I cannot see why such a big issue?
If a Ferrari, Maserrati, Lambo or Porsche with an aftermarket/non-production/bespoke stainless exhaust is found to break the 'Saxo' noise limit rule, then - tough, cos it should be the same rules for everyone!
There's plenty of bespoke pipe benders who can make you quieter system if your existing one is fubar.
I might be being pedantic, but a Subaru's a boxer four (as far as I know), rather than a flat, although I did think of that one (hence the 'not many' comment). If we're talking about boxer/flat fours, there've also been the alfasud and Beetle (and 356) but that's 4 manufacturers in 50 odd years, so still not many.

schmokin1

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95 months

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