Opinions on loud exhausts

Opinions on loud exhausts

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AstonZagato

10,233 posts

175 months

Saturday 10th April
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Gary C said:
LeroyLoser said:
PH User said:
LeroyLoser said:
PH User said:
Ferruccio Fan said:
PH User said:
AstonZagato said:
PH User said:
AstonZagato said:
My wife has a firm opinion on my Vanquish's exhaust. It is far too loud.

That means it is just right.

However, she might have a point - when I start it up, passers-by do jump. When I heard the noise, I knew I had to buy one (I had the normal Vanquish but the Vanquish S has the better noise).
Is it one of those that does a fake rev jump at start up? They are a bit naff.
They all do that, sir.
https://vimeo.com/401893215#t=0m55s

It isn't the noise on start up, though. It is the noise when one is driving it that is glorious.
Ah that's a shame, it rather spoils it for me.
It's lucky then that it's not your car , innit !

I saw a Huracan Performante today ,it was accelerating a bit . .

I approved of it's V10 sound......cool
Yeah the start up thing is a shame.
Unless you own one, then youd probably love it wink
I would love to have one, but I wouldnt love the start up. It's a bit like a DSG fart noise, rather fake and a bit naff IMO
Your comment is based on a suspicion, not fact, i ‘suspect’ if your position was such that you ‘did’ own it then your reception of said function would alter undoubtedly, to what extent is more unknown i guess.



Edited by LeroyLoser on Saturday 10th April 08:57
smile, If I had one and it didn't have that programmed in, I would probably still do it, just for the glorious noise smile

But, if I did have one, I would prefer not to have it done by electronics and have the option not for it to happen, seems an odd 'feature' at first, but I bet it sells well on the demo. You would not be able to hold back the grin as it starts I bet.

I sometimes think my Carrera could do with a little more 'edge' releasing from its exhaust sound. Its got the full air cooled flat six noise at 10/10ths but its surprisingly quiet most of the time (well, apart from the period gearbox/shifter rattles)

Above all, a nice sound is a nice sound. Don't want it in my ears at 4am, not to happy when a sports bike with a 'race' can gives it full beans every single day for 3 months (though I suspect he eventually fell off).

But I am going to miss a nice noise when everything is electric and petrol cars are limping from heritage fuel stop to heritage fuel stop, especially V10's. They are the pinnacle for me.
I have to say I'd never noticed it - and it doesn't bother me either way.

That is starting it in Sports mode (which is set as my default). It might not do it in Normal - I will have to check (can't remember the last time it was out of Sports TBH).

Gary C

7,764 posts

144 months

Saturday 10th April
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AstonZagato said:
I have to say I'd never noticed it - and it doesn't bother me either way.

That is starting it in Sports mode (which is set as my default). It might not do it in Normal - I will have to check (can't remember the last time it was out of Sports TBH).
That would make sense

and I bet you grinned a mile wide when starting it for the first time smile

ColdoRS

1,267 posts

92 months

Saturday 10th April
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I’ve had my fair share of loud cars; the current TVR Tuscan is one of them but IMO it’s not obnoxiously so... some Tuscan owners fit straight pipes and for me it sounds horrendous.

My neighbour has a BMW S1000RR bike and on cold start it shakes the panes of glass in our windows - first time I’ve felt myself getting annoyed by a loud exhaust but it is ridiculously loud. Doesn’t help that he lets it idle whilst he gets his power ranger suit on and closes up his garage etc...

I must be getting old!

Scobblelotcher

1,419 posts

77 months

Saturday 10th April
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ColdoRS said:
I’ve had my fair share of loud cars; the current TVR Tuscan is one of them but IMO it’s not obnoxiously so... some Tuscan owners fit straight pipes and for me it sounds horrendous.

My neighbour has a BMW S1000RR bike and on cold start it shakes the panes of glass in our windows - first time I’ve felt myself getting annoyed by a loud exhaust but it is ridiculously loud. Doesn’t help that he lets it idle whilst he gets his power ranger suit on and closes up his garage etc...

I must be getting old!
Sounds like he’s modified the exhaust from your description, I own the same bike. Most of the muffling occurs in the cat and many remove it and fit a larger exhaust.

I find my factory standard bike loud so I manoeuvre it into position to leave, get on, start and leave at low revs without letting it idle (and no power ranger suit!).

FI 4-cyclinder bikes like the S1000RR don’t need any warm up time but historically at least bikes benefited from a small amount of warm up time.

I don’t think it’s getting old, it’s just annoying and the S1000RR doesn’t sound particularly good stationary making a racket.

CaptainSensib1e

1,376 posts

186 months

Monday 12th April
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Most 'louder' exhausts aren't actually that loud unless you're revving the crap out of your car. Drive at low revs through a residential area and most people wouldn't even notice.

It's idiots redlining their cars (loud exhaust or not it will still sound loud) inappropriately which is the problem.

Ali95

8 posts

25 months

Monday 12th April
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pti said:
Ali95 said:
Ian Geary said:
stinkyspanner said:
When I was in my twenties I loved them, and often had them on my cars. Now I'm nearer 50 I hate them
+1

My former mr2 turbo had a stainless de cat and blue flame exhaust. Droned like hell on the motorway and would set car alarms off (back in the day when everyone had dodgy after market car alarms) in multistory car parks.

But I did like it and it was legal/mot-able.

Nowadays though I see them (or should that be hear them?) as largely anti social.

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.

At least the tts with noisy cars have the decency to drive by and be gone promptly.
Same boat as you apart from mine's de catted and a blitz nur spec exhaust.... it's really loud on full chat and anything over 2.5k rpms. But I keep it under that to be civil ??
I sold the same car last year: Blitz Nur-Spec, decat, boost wound up, MR2 Turbo. It was pretty obnoxious to be fair, but was an infrequently used weekend car and I don't drive like a in residential areas. At full-chat I enjoyed the sound (granted a large part of that is the turbo spooling over your shoulder) and accompanying flames. Was awful at 70mph without the bung fitted, though.
I dont find it too bad at motorway speeds... the wind noise masks most of it and if not then my music will smile

Pit Pony

4,334 posts

86 months

Monday 12th April
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I have memories of an RD350LC with Microns. (Off set) Bored out with 3mm oversize pistons due to a massive seizure (which bent a con rod).

Now in hindsight that was noisy and horrible. But as a 20 year old perfect. (1987)

I did once get stopped by the police. At 7am on a Sunday Morning having got my knee on the ground on a roundabout at the top of Belgrade Middleway in Birmingham.
He was on a motorbike and once he knew I had a tax disc, let me go with the words "just be bloody careful lad"
Never mentioned the hideous noise.

AC43

8,865 posts

173 months

Monday 12th April
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Pit Pony said:
I have memories of an RD350LC with Microns.
I love the sound of an LC on standard pipes - but Microns were ear-splittingly-loud.

Gary C

7,764 posts

144 months

Monday 12th April
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Pit Pony said:
I have memories of an RD350LC with Microns. (Off set) Bored out with 3mm oversize pistons due to a massive seizure (which bent a con rod).

Now in hindsight that was noisy and horrible. But as a 20 year old perfect. (1987)

I did once get stopped by the police. At 7am on a Sunday Morning having got my knee on the ground on a roundabout at the top of Belgrade Middleway in Birmingham.
He was on a motorbike and once he knew I had a tax disc, let me go with the words "just be bloody careful lad"
Never mentioned the hideous noise.
That you Mike ?

tommy1973s

741 posts

136 months

Monday 12th April
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Loud exhausts can be OK, but only if it's a characterful engine in the first place. A loud exhaust on a droning diesel is hideous. On a mid-70s Ferrari, glorious.

I find that the best noise tends to result from the following:

- Sports manifold with mid and rear sections close to stock; and (crucially), with
- Better intake system – Group N spec or IDBs.
It’s the intake noise that gets me every time, the exhaust is a supporting act.

HustleRussell

19,185 posts

125 months

Monday 12th April
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Someone’s got a really boring sounding parallel twin with a loud can on it near me. Wide open throttle but short shifting through the gears. Boring.

Chumpion

22 posts

36 months

Tuesday 13th April
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Warbird.

B'stard Child

22,132 posts

211 months

Tuesday 13th April
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AC43 said:
Pit Pony said:
I have memories of an RD350LC with Microns.
I love the sound of an LC on standard pipes - but Microns were ear-splittingly-loud.
Always preferred the more mellow sound from allspeeds on an LC - much nicer

Had microns on an RD200 and I swear they were responsible for my poor hearing these days



Mr Tidy

13,819 posts

92 months

Tuesday 13th April
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B'stard Child said:
Always preferred the more mellow sound from allspeeds on an LC - much nicer

Had microns on an RD200 and I swear they were responsible for my poor hearing these days
I'd be happy with either, but I did love the sound of my KH500 with Allspeeds - not so sure my neighbours did though, especially on a Sunday morning! laugh

Pastie Bloater

278 posts

128 months

Tuesday 13th April
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I've got a 745i with rear muffler delete, sounds like this or this. It's pretty loud but sounds decent with it and gets plenty of compliments. I think it has to be an engine with a bit of character. Hard no to 4 bangers with brap brap upshifts and fake pops and bangs, even when stock.

AW111

6,550 posts

98 months

Tuesday 13th April
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The thing is, you can have a nice sounding exhaust without it being LOUD.

Cliffe60

226 posts

1 month

Tuesday 13th April
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AW111 said:
The thing is, you can have a nice sounding exhaust without it being LOUD.
AND you can have a loud exhaust that sounds nice!

cerb4.5lee

18,746 posts

145 months

Tuesday 13th April
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AW111 said:
The thing is, you can have a nice sounding exhaust without it being LOUD.
I always think back to my Sierra XR4x4 regarding this. I put a full Magnex stainless steel exhaust on it(paid around £460 which I thought was a fair bit back then) and twin K&N cone filters. I always remember still being disappointed with how quiet it was though, however it did make quite a nice cultured noise I thought being fair though.

otolith

44,159 posts

169 months

Tuesday 13th April
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AW111 said:
The thing is, you can have a nice sounding exhaust without it being LOUD.
I've found that I have had to compromise on sound quality to have socially acceptable loudness. I think the more you silence it, the blander it gets. I suppose it depends on where you calibrate "nice" and "loud" to be.

Court_S

4,599 posts

142 months

Tuesday 13th April
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sunnyb13 said:
M140i/340i/440i all seem to have hideously loud cold starts from factory. Not even modified.
Mine doesn’t appear to be all that loud. It’s louder on start up than tick over, but I don’t think it’s much louder than my other half’s 125i (6 cylinder as well).

Some of the pop and bang maps people add to the 40i cars are bloody ridiculous. A heavily modified one overtook me the other week and it really did sound like fun fire on the overrun. I know my stock exhaust will make a few silly noises in sport / sport + but this was ridiculous.

I don’t equate noise to nice if that are sense. Some cars sound really nice despite being quite muted. My old 330 sounded chunky on start up, but it wasn’t particularly loud. There are some cars that are loud this do sound good as well (TVR).