Opinions on loud exhausts

Opinions on loud exhausts

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993kimbo

2,434 posts

151 months

Thursday 29th April
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Horse riders won’t hear it because I turn it off.
Walkers will hear it if they are walking on the road.
Cyclists will definitely hear it.
I see it as a safety measure.

dvshannow

1,083 posts

102 months

Thursday 29th April
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Nothing wrong with straight piping a nice 6 or 8 cylinder high revving engine - sound wise at least

Otherwise it’s a Nono

AstonZagato

10,330 posts

176 months

Thursday 29th April
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AstonZagato said:
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).
Apologies for the huge requote but, just to wrap this one up, it does the little "start-up rev" in Normal mode too.

Gary C

7,916 posts

145 months

Thursday 29th April
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AstonZagato said:
Apologies for the huge requote but, just to wrap this one up, it does the little "start-up rev" in Normal mode too.
Ah well wink

w1bbles

679 posts

102 months

Thursday 29th April
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JustGREENI said:
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.
I have an Audi C5 RS6 Avant with Milltek resonated (the quiet one). It’s just a bit deeper and darker than standard. It’s got twin turbos so they already stifle the sound. It’s not loud, but it is just a bit wooooof. Love it. This is my 6th V8 and my second C5 RS6 Avant, both of which have had resonated Millteks. It certainly sounds nicer than my 3.9 V8 Defender which is a bit raspy - or the V8 Disco 3 which was utterly meh. I bought a Td5 Defender which had had a centre box delete but although the sound is good it’s not V8 good so I put it back to standard.