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#2339366 - 08/06/11 04:24 PM Re: Getting tired of flatulent exhaust noises. [Re: Popinski]
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What you need to do it crank up your car *open header* at sunrise and rattle their foundations!
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#2339454 - 08/06/11 05:47 PM Re: Getting tired of flatulent exhaust noises. [Re: Popinski]
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I live at a intersection with a 3 way stop. Cars continuously run the stop signs. Not even "California Stops". Just running it at high speeds.

I found an old 12v siren in my parts cabinet at work. Hooked it up to a DeWalt drill battery and it made a perfect police siren sound.

Sat behind my hedges and would sound the siren when people would run the stop sign. You could see the drivers swivel their heads around looking for the cruiser and some pulled over.

Except for one blue Jetta.

This guy was a frequent offender in my neighborhood. He would rip through at high speeds with little regard for children playing or riding skateboards or bicycles.

I saw him coming. Recognized his car. Sounded the siren as soon as he hit the intersection at what I estimate to be 45-50mph.

He floored it. Wrong side of the road around some middle school aged kids on skateboards and stayed on the wrong side into a wide sweeping curve.

Decided that my "vigilante" siren scare technique was not worth it and that I was lucky he didn't plow over those skater kids or into a car coming the other way. Put it away.

Sometimes it does not help to out noise the bad neighbors.

Then I saw this in the paper about a week later:
Quote:
One Arlington teen was killed and four were hospitalized when their car went out of control about 2:30 a.m. Thursday at Fox Hunt Drive and West Sublett Road in southwest Arlington.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner identified the dead teen as Cory Hill, 19, of Arlington. The medical examiner's office said his death was caused by a "blunt force trauma to his head and chest."

Arlington police arrested driver Michael Derek Reynolds, 19, of Grand Prairie, who faces charges of intoxication manslaughter and intoxicated assault with a motor vehicle. He was being held in the Arlington jail. Bond was set at $100,000. Police said they are awaiting results on a blood alcohol test

Witnesses told police that the blue 2002 Volkswagen Jetta was eastbound at a high rate of speed when it hit the median in the 2300 block of West Sublett Road, struck two light poles and flipped over.

Other passengers in the vehicle were identified by police as: Dizhwar Sindy, 18; Steven Vaituulala, 16; and Nabil Bader, 19; all of Arlington. All were transported to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.


It happened about 4 blocks away from my house.
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#2339466 - 08/06/11 05:59 PM Re: Getting tired of flatulent exhaust noises. [Re: Popinski]
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#2339541 - 08/06/11 07:18 PM Re: Getting tired of flatulent exhaust noises. [Re: Popinski]
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There's a kid with a [censored]-pipe 90 horsepower Corolla in my neighbourhood. Almost as annoying as a typical Harley. At least it's a manual, and he can shift reasonably well. It was pretty painful hearing the kid across the street learn how to drive manual for a few months with a [censored]-pipe Integra. He moved away from his parents' before he was competent, but he has visited a couple times since and it seems he's finally got the hang of it.

I don't like most noisy exhausts, but most people do, so I guess I can't complain too much. Gotta go along with the majority on these personal preference issues.
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#2339553 - 08/06/11 07:28 PM Re: Getting tired of flatulent exhaust noises. [Re: Popinski]
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Registered: 09/11/04
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I hate obnoxious exhausts on anything. I also love a tasteful exhaust on just about anything. I agree it's all about consideration. I did a lot of research before getting an exhaust to be sure it was a) legal b) non offensive. If everyone did the same none of us would have these problems. Unfortunately, not everyone operates with regard for others.
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#2339593 - 08/06/11 08:08 PM Re: Getting tired of flatulent exhaust noises. [Re: Popinski]
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My Jeep is a bit noisy (re-done y-pipe, high flow cat, Flowmaster 70, all 3" pipe from the y-merge back). However, it's not terribly loud, and is reasonably quiet if I'm gentle on the throttle or at idle. I always try to be quiet coming in and out of my neighborhood, especially early mornings or late nights.

Fortunately, it's got a pretty smooth tone, so it's not too disturbing. Even my mom, who complains about pretty much any loud exhaust, doesn't mind the sound.
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#2339622 - 08/06/11 08:39 PM Re: Getting tired of flatulent exhaust noises. [Re: REDDOG]
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Originally Posted By: REDDOG
I hate obnoxious exhausts on anything. I also love a tasteful exhaust on just about anything. I agree it's all about consideration. I did a lot of research before getting an exhaust to be sure it was a) legal b) non offensive. If everyone did the same none of us would have these problems. Unfortunately, not everyone operates with regard for others.


I listened to lots of youtube videos while deciding.
Injen was too expensive.
Steeda was too loud. (and having Steeda parts on a Mazda might make some poor Mustanger's head explode)
Racing Beat had the right combination of tone, low volume, style and price.
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#2339795 - 08/07/11 01:01 AM Re: Getting tired of flatulent exhaust noises. [Re: Popinski]
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#2340083 - 08/07/11 12:51 PM Re: Getting tired of flatulent exhaust noises. [Re: eljefino]
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Registered: 07/03/08
Posts: 1707
Loc: Ohio, USA
Thank you everyone for the replies. I'm glad to read that everyone has had the same problem with inconsiderate drivers. Don't get me wrong, I"m not hating on people who tune their motorcycles, trucks and cars. I'm just disappointing on people's inconsiderate behavior.

Originally Posted By: SrDriver
I too worked shift work before retirement.

Had same problem. Made trip to police department.

They resolved the problem for me.


What did they do? Unfortunately, the flatulent exhausts are still legal!!! I guess I should visit my local Sheriff's office. I live in a factory city and people need sleep right after work or else they will get violent.

Originally Posted By: eljefino
This thread is worthless without pictures.


I would like to but I feel uncomfortable spreading images of people and people's belongings on the internet.
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#2340220 - 08/07/11 03:27 PM Re: Getting tired of flatulent exhaust noises. [Re: Popinski]
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Registered: 07/27/11
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Loc: Seattle, WA
Originally Posted By: Popinski

I would like to but I feel uncomfortable spreading images of people and people's belongings on the internet.


Just use photoshop to blur and fuzz out things that would make them instantly indentifable.

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#2340237 - 08/07/11 03:54 PM Re: Getting tired of flatulent exhaust noises. [Re: Spazdog]
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Loc: New Brunswick
Originally Posted By: Spazdog
One of the quickest street cars I ever saw was a very quiet GNX. You could hear the turbo and the street slicks slapping at the pavement more than you could the engine's exhaust note




Back many years ago, probably about 20 or so when the nearby abandoned airstrip used to hold drag races, there were 2 Grand Nationals that used to race there pretty regularly. They were right up there among the very fastest street driven cars but they were so quiet you could barely hear the engine above the turbos and the tires! I remember my dad was talking to one of the GN's owners who said they put big blocks of ice on the intercooler between races. Fun memories.
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#2340243 - 08/07/11 03:58 PM Re: Getting tired of flatulent exhaust noises. [Re: Popinski]
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Loc: New Brunswick
I've heard [censored] piped imports that almost split my eardrums with their exhaust note, and I've heard others that are much more mellow, deep but still loud (usually on cars combined with CAI's) that sound gorgeous. I assume it's the cheap Pepboys or similar 'performance' exhausts that sound the worst, a real you-get-what-you-pay-for example.
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#2340393 - 08/07/11 06:20 PM Re: Getting tired of flatulent exhaust noises. [Re: dparm]
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Registered: 06/01/11
Posts: 5325
Loc: CT
Originally Posted By: dparm
Because they equate loud with fast.

That's why I love the big Mercs with V12s...whisper quiet but real tire-smokers.


Yep, no need to advertise.

Although I am partial to a Ferrari V12 or 8 at full wail, or a Porsche flat 6.

I just don't really care for the little cheap ricy cars running around, plus the drivers have attitudes and want to race which is lame, since there cars have like 130hp so what's the point?

When your in a nice car sitting at a light its super annoying when they pull up to you and rev and want to race.

Good engines sound good, cheap economy 4 bangers don't keep the mufflers on. Its not a Bugatti.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Lg2S8C4rh4
I still think a Rolls Royce 12 at full sing is just about pure sex.


Edited by hattaresguy (08/07/11 06:31 PM)

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#2340513 - 08/07/11 08:16 PM Re: Getting tired of flatulent exhaust noises. [Re: kasedian]
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Registered: 07/03/08
Posts: 1707
Loc: Ohio, USA
Originally Posted By: kasedian



Exactly my point. That baby is shedding no tears. That's the baby face of trying to let out flatulent gas and it's going to be bad!!!!
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#2340569 - 08/07/11 09:25 PM Re: Getting tired of flatulent exhaust noises. [Re: Popinski]
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Registered: 04/28/08
Posts: 26830
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Riiiiiiiiiiip FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

That's the sound of RAW POWA!!!!

LOL! grin

The Expedition has a Magnaflow on it. You'd never know it. It is only louder (and it sounds wonderful) when you are on it.

The Lincoln has a set of Flowmaster 40's. Quiet, yet with a distinct tone. The cats keep it quiet.

The M5 is dead-silent. It has 4 mufflers and a huge set of resonators, as well as massive cats. I love it, but am half of the idea that it is too quiet for my taste. Might go Borla or Magnaflow, both who make cat-back's for it. Not far from each other in price. I imagine both would be factory-quiet unless you are on the "go pedal".

A properly done exhaust will enhance how the car sounds without being over the top. It won't be too loud. It won't be too quiet. It will be quiet when necessary and loud when you make it that way. And when it is louder, it won't be obnoxious. It will simply enhance the tone of the car's note in a way that is a pleasure for the ears to behold.

A flatulence cannon from Pep Boys, "The Zone", Canadian Tire....etc. is not a properly done exhaust. And the people that are slapping them on aren't likely interested in a properly done exhaust anyway. Those can cost a lot of money and are always a lot harder to install. Not just a sawsall and exhaust clamp away from "complete".
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