Opinions on loud exhausts

Opinions on loud exhausts

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ddom

4,468 posts

16 months

Thursday 8th April
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bigothunter said:
What an odd statement silly

That's not the case at all - try reading my previous posts readit
It's impossible to read your posts, they are so poorly put together and make no sense.
bigothunter said:
I suggest this is not the motive of loud exhaust chavs. The want to]ne be noticed 'on the street' to impress their mates and all those young girlies. Loud is the biz, innit? (Apologies for any expired terminology)
You're a hypocrite. What you enjoy you don't think matters, but you complain about others. I am all for racing and fruity exhausts, but I am not calling every man and his dog a chav. You need to give your head a wobble.

bigothunter

1,479 posts

28 months

Thursday 8th April
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ddom said:
bigothunter said:
What an odd statement silly

That's not the case at all - try reading my previous posts readit
It's impossible to read your posts, they are so poorly put together and make no sense.
bigothunter said:
I suggest this is not the motive of loud exhaust chavs. The want to]ne be noticed 'on the street' to impress their mates and all those young girlies. Loud is the biz, innit? (Apologies for any expired terminology)
You're a hypocrite. What you enjoy you don't think matters, but you complain about others. I am all for racing and fruity exhausts, but I am not calling every man and his dog a chav. You need to give your head a wobble.
Oh dear you've resorted to insults rofl Much easier than presenting a coherent argument loser

Leon R

1,709 posts

64 months

Thursday 8th April
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Which bit is the insult? Telling you to give your head a wobble or calling you a hypocrite?

RicoOS

57 posts

27 months

Thursday 8th April
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I have no issues with a nice sounding car or bike, what I have an issue with is idiots that think everyone else within a half mile or more radius should have to listen to their vehicle, especially when it's late at night, early morning etc.

Having a really loud exhaust on any road car or bike means that by definition you are a selfish muppet who only cares about what they want and has zero consideration for other people.

You can try and justify to yourself anything you like, but that does not make the above statement untrue.

Cars do not tend to be that bad offenders, it tends for the most part to be bikes that are the issue around where I live and the number of them that think that waking everyone in a half mile radius up is unbelievable.

I suspect the thing that gets me the most, is that the sound is not "good", it's just really loud. Really loud is not good, it's just obnoxious and anti social.

bigothunter

1,479 posts

28 months

Thursday 8th April
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RicoOS said:
I have no issues with a nice sounding car or bike, what I have an issue with is idiots that think everyone else within a half mile or more radius should have to listen to their vehicle, especially when it's late at night, early morning etc.

Having a really loud exhaust on any road car or bike means that by definition you are a selfish muppet who only cares about what they want and has zero consideration for other people.

You can try and justify to yourself anything you like, but that does not make the above statement untrue.

Cars do not tend to be that bad offenders, it tends for the most part to be bikes that are the issue around where I live and the number of them that think that waking everyone in a half mile radius up is unbelievable.

I suspect the thing that gets me the most, is that the sound is not "good", it's just really loud. Really loud is not good, it's just obnoxious and anti social.
Spot on yes

Johner

102 posts

51 months

Thursday 8th April
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Rexii said:
What’s everyone’s thoughts on loud exhausts ? Is there a line between just right and too loud or do you hate anything that’s not stock

Let me know your opinions
Usually, I'm very much in the 'As the manufacturer built it' camp, BUT, there is an exception;
My SL500!
It suffers from what I can only describe as Mercedes mute.

I am considering removing the rear cats (actually resonation boxes).
I don't want it to sound like an American muscle car, but, I do want it to be heard.

PH User

19,050 posts

76 months

Thursday 8th April
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Johner said:
Usually, I'm very much in the 'As the manufacturer built it' camp, BUT, there is an exception;
My SL500!
It suffers from what I can only describe as Mercedes mute.

I am considering removing the rear cats (actually resonation boxes).
I don't want it to sound like an American muscle car, but, I do want it to be heard.
So every car, but your own?


Kraymer

8 posts

10 months

Thursday 8th April
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I actually like loud exhausts as long as they are suited to the car itself. I purchased a S2K and it already came with a Skunk 2 Mega flow cat back exhaust. (If anyone has heard one of these, they are extremely loud) I couldn't stand it at first, but got used to it over time.

Having said that, I'm going to a fabricator to see if I can get a pre-fabbed resonator to stop the drone and the extremeness when the V-tec hasn't kicked in.

But I agree with the thread, getting up early to go for a blast is quickly getting it out of the garage and driving off right away before annoying the neighbours is certainly done consciously with grace!

bigothunter

1,479 posts

28 months

Friday 9th April
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Will this thread reach the record for the most posts deleted/censored by the mods? nono

Will this post be the next to go? scratchchin

Wiltshire Lad

255 posts

37 months

Friday 9th April
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Rexii said:
What’s everyone’s thoughts on loud exhausts ? Is there a line between just right and too loud or do you hate anything that’s not stock

Let me know your opinions
As a TVR owner this subject is always a big debate - a fully sleeved and decatted Rover V8 sounds fantastic giving it the beans at a car show or race track - but (and it is just my opinion) is just embarrassing firing it up at 6.30am to go to work or in Sainsbury's car park. I kept mine catted and added an ACT cherry bomb set up - which gives the deeper rumble but doesn't wake up the entire village on a Summer morning.

Leon R

1,709 posts

64 months

Friday 9th April
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If you are noticing your posts being deleted it might be a good idea to reconsider your posting style.

Adam.

21,181 posts

222 months

Friday 9th April
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Ian Geary said:
The worst vehicle round out way though is a small single cylinder motorbike that is ridden WOT everywhere, with practically no exhaust system.

Not only does it sound st, it's so fking slow it takes ages to get beyond hearing distance.. literally minutes will pass before it's gone
Assume these are all against the law? Some are stupidly loud and I do wish the police would pull them over and fine them

irocfan

27,481 posts

158 months

Friday 9th April
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bigothunter said:
Will this thread reach the record for the most posts deleted/censored by the mods? nono

Will this post be the next to go? scratchchin
Huh???

waltonoftsukuba

45 posts

151 months

Friday 9th April
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MitchT said:
Depends on the engine. Less than six cylinders - don't bother. Also, however good your car sounds, don't go over the top. A guy with a very loud R8 used to visit someone down my street. It was comically loud and the eight year old boy in my was jumping for joy every time I heard it, but I'd have been acutely embarrassed to be a passenger in it!
So no to a 2.2 lotus turbo esprit ? Or the great sound of a Subaru boxer engine (UK)

AW111

6,938 posts

101 months

Friday 9th April
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bigothunter said:
Yes that is critical yes

Early in this thread, there are a couple posts related to road rallying which has changed radically since its heyday in the 1970s. These days emphasis is placed on quiet cars driven conservatively in sensitive areas. Also PR before events placates criticism from locals.

Unfortunately presence of a few noisy chavs unconnected with the rally, can undo all this goodwill.
I don't think eg. Targa Tasmania involves cars being "driven conservatively in sensitive areas" - but there are noise limits which many modified road cars wouldn't meet.
And yet these are performance cars, driven hard.

If most of your enjoyment of driving your car is based on the noise it makes, you're doing it wrong.

PH User

19,050 posts

76 months

Friday 9th April
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waltonoftsukuba said:
MitchT said:
Depends on the engine. Less than six cylinders - don't bother. Also, however good your car sounds, don't go over the top. A guy with a very loud R8 used to visit someone down my street. It was comically loud and the eight year old boy in my was jumping for joy every time I heard it, but I'd have been acutely embarrassed to be a passenger in it!
So no to a 2.2 lotus turbo esprit ? Or the great sound of a Subaru boxer engine (UK)
People automatically think of a boring Golf or similar when they think of a 4 cylinder car

HealeyV8

342 posts

46 months

Friday 9th April
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I have a Rover V8 fitted to my car. Most car enthusiasts like the sound of an unrestricted V8 so because I don't want it loud and proud at night, early morning and on long journeys I have an electric exhaust cutout so I can be quiet or loud at the appropriate times. Best of all worlds.

irocfan

27,481 posts

158 months

Friday 9th April
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AW111 said:
If most of your enjoyment of driving your car is based on the noise it makes, you're doing it wrong.
In your opinion

otolith

45,115 posts

172 months

Friday 9th April
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AW111 said:
If most of your enjoyment of driving your car is based on the noise it makes, you're doing it wrong.
That's a highly subjective opinion. People get enjoyment from lots of different aspects of cars. Would you say that someone who owns a classic because it is beautiful and makes a lovely noise - even though by modern standards it's slow and ill handling - is doing it wrong?

There are people who will say that owning a sports car with a blown four pot and an automatic transmission is doing it wrong, and a TVR with a manual and a shouty V8 is doing it right.

People get their enjoyment in ways that suit them - after all, this is all frivolous, you don't need a car which provides enjoyment in any form, just transport. I think people are entitled to their irrational pleasures.

cerb4.5lee

19,700 posts

148 months

Friday 9th April
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irocfan said:
AW111 said:
If most of your enjoyment of driving your car is based on the noise it makes, you're doing it wrong.
In your opinion
The noise the engine/exhaust makes is pivital to my enjoyment of the car. Maybe if I was a better driver though then I could start to appreciate stuff like handling etc! biggrin