Opinions on loud exhausts

Opinions on loud exhausts

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Fonzo

20 posts

25 months

Wednesday 14th April
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Depends on the number of cylinders.
My F-type R was loud enough from the factory, but I would have fitted an exhaust if it were quieter.

Red9zero

1,355 posts

23 months

Wednesday 14th April
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AC43 said:
Red9zero said:
B'stard Child said:
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
I had a 350 YPVS with a Stan Stephens stage 3 tune and a set of his pipes on. It was loud, but very good fun. A few years later I had a tuned up Mini with a PlayMini single "silencer" big bore exhaust that set off car alarms. Now I'm older I tut at noisy exhausts laugh
A mate of mine had a beautiful Stan Stephens LC. White with belly & fairing. And hand cut slicks with "not for road use" stamped on them.

It spent a lot of time on it's back wheel........
Mine had the Kenny Roberts paintwork. I took the headlight fairing off and put twin headlights on it. It had a stupidly OTT braced JMC swing arm on it too.



ddom

4,109 posts

14 months

Wednesday 14th April
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Fork brace, boost tube, Stan stephens choon and short microns. Happy days smile

S2r

473 posts

44 months

Wednesday 14th April
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ddom said:
Fork brace, boost tube, Stan stephens choon and short microns. Happy days smile
Not forgetting the paddock jacket, tight jeans, baseball boots and a Simpson Bandit...

Anyway, it's always interesting to read all of the comments about teenagers and their motorbikes. My teenager's bike, a 2 stroke 125, sounds fairly fruity at full chat with its Arrow pipe (BS stamped!) and a lot of his friends have a variety of 4 stroke 125s with loud pipes and they all love them, so presumably it's a case of "if it's too loud, you're too old" ??? laugh

SaintsPaul

572 posts

133 months

Wednesday 14th 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.
My 350LC had microns fitted. I was coming home from the girlfriends one night and not particularly gunning it when I came across a police car parked in the road with the copper sat on the boot with his arms folded. I pulled up behind him and he told me that he had heard me coming from the other side of town laugh Liked the bike and let me on my way telling me to keep the noise down confused

21st Century Man

35,645 posts

214 months

Thursday 29th April
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I like a nice sounding exhaust on a nice car as much as any other car enthusiast, but earlier today I and many others were aurally assaulted by the most loud horrible and plain nasty exhaust on an Audi RS, along with a pop & bang map. It was as anti-social as if the driver was walking along the pavement hurling abuse at people and spitting in their faces and laughing. It really annoyed me and several others, to the degree that derogatory comments were being made between passers by having just jumped out of their skins. Unacceptable. I just don't understand why someone would want to annoy people like that, it must've been beyond obvious to the obnoxious prick driving it.

av185

13,508 posts

93 months

Thursday 29th April
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Audi RS desperate attention seeker par for the course. rolleyes

JustGREENI

104 posts

146 months

Thursday 29th April
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I have an rs4 b7.
Why people put louder exhausts on them is beyond me.
Maybe ‘council’ ?

Maps with pops n bangs are most certainly ‘council’ regardless of marque.

Terzo123

3,588 posts

174 months

Thursday 29th April
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wormus said:
C63 AMG seems to be the noisy chavmobile of choice round here. On and off full throttle through the 30mph zones is not cool. Focus STs are also pretty awful.
I've been tempted a few times to go the secondary cat delete route, but even as standard I think it sounds great.

My neighbours might disagree.

https://youtu.be/GC_XBkcfD0U

SlimJim16v

3,489 posts

109 months

Thursday 29th April
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Terzo123 said:
I've been tempted a few times to go the secondary cat delete route, but even as standard I think it sounds great.

My neighbours might disagree.

https://youtu.be/GC_XBkcfD0U
That sounds great as it is. I wouldn't remove the cat, but possibly replace with a sport cat.

21st Century Man

35,645 posts

214 months

Thursday 29th April
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B'stard Child said:
"accelerate, lift, cannon fire" followed by "accelerate, lift, cannon fire" rinse and repeat
Yup. That's what Audi tt was doing. It was like a fking war zone.

moktabe

453 posts

71 months

Thursday 29th April
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My car has an exhaust that's loud on heavy throttle but suitably quiet when not.

Something perpetually loud would drive me nuts.

Terzo123

3,588 posts

174 months

Thursday 29th April
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SlimJim16v said:
Terzo123 said:
I've been tempted a few times to go the secondary cat delete route, but even as standard I think it sounds great.

My neighbours might disagree.

https://youtu.be/GC_XBkcfD0U
That sounds great as it is. I wouldn't remove the cat, but possibly replace with a sport cat.
Thanks.

It's seems a very common mod, the main cat doesn't get touched, just the secondary ones.

To be honest, I doubt I'll do it. The car is over 10 years old now. Theres more value in keeping it standard these days.

AmosMoses

3,881 posts

131 months

Thursday 29th April
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Ashamed to admit that I've just bought a Mini Clubman Cooper S, this has a pop and bang map from the factory when in sport mode. What's worse is I quite like it, its childish I know getmecoat

I tend to only use it when on a nice empty road though, I wont ever be the sort of person who's hammering the throttle on and off through town though. That is exclusively reserved for cock sockets.

thiscocks

2,588 posts

161 months

Thursday 29th April
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Having had a couple drive past me while on my bike I find the Fiat 500 abarth with quad pipes and Fiat 124 (not sure if its an Abarth) with similar quad pipes sound particularly st. Like a child farting through a large diameter pipe.

Lester H

1,546 posts

71 months

Thursday 29th April
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steveo3002 said:
acceptable on gt40 or cobra etc , not on mums honda
Sorry about the cliche, as the OP of a cliche thread, but you have nailed it!

993kimbo

2,434 posts

151 months

Thursday 29th April
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Switchable exhaust. Offends no one.

PH User

18,177 posts

74 months

Thursday 29th April
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993kimbo said:
Switchable exhaust. Offends no one.
There's always someone who will be offended.

993kimbo

2,434 posts

151 months

Thursday 29th April
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Maybe the cows.

I love a loud exhaust but only switch it on when I’m bombing about in the country where no-one but me can hear it.

Edited by 993kimbo on Thursday 29th April 19:22

PH User

18,177 posts

74 months

Thursday 29th April
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993kimbo said:
Maybe the cows.
Horse riders
Cyclists
Walkers
Even other car drivers


Not that I don't like nice loud exhausts