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#2339081 - 08/06/11 10:22 AM Re: Getting tired of flatulent exhaust noises. [Re: Popinski]
Touring5 Offline


Registered: 09/24/05
Posts: 470
Loc: Indiana
I'm lucky that we only hear the occasional [censored]-can equipped vehicle pass through. However, I do have a "neighbor" whose son has a late model Mustang that has a very loud, throaty exhaust. The little S.O.B. has to rev it up immediately on startup. These people live a good 200 yards away and I hear junior start his car in the morning even when all the windows in my house are closed.

I have to admit that my old Impala sported a Thrush muffler when I was in high school, so I sort of go with the flow. What I don't understand is an adult driving a loud vehicle as a daily driver - how that loud drone wouldn't get old real quick is beyond my understanding....
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#2339083 - 08/06/11 10:33 AM Re: Getting tired of flatulent exhaust noises. [Re: Popinski]
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Registered: 10/11/02
Posts: 21689
Loc: Colorado Springs
People are idiots. That pretty much explains it. They need attention.

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#2339093 - 08/06/11 10:49 AM Re: Getting tired of flatulent exhaust noises. [Re: Popinski]
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Registered: 04/19/10
Posts: 13031
Loc: Chicago, IL
Because they equate loud with fast.

That's why I love the big Mercs with V12s...whisper quiet but real tire-smokers.
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#2339099 - 08/06/11 10:59 AM Re: Getting tired of flatulent exhaust noises. [Re: Popinski]
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Registered: 12/09/06
Posts: 2766
Loc: Southeast Alabama
I too worked shift work before retirement.

Had same problem. Made trip to police department.

They resolved the problem for me.

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#2339108 - 08/06/11 11:10 AM Re: Getting tired of flatulent exhaust noises. [Re: Popinski]
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Registered: 02/09/08
Posts: 6148
Loc: Midwest
I've never understood the allure of an exhaust that sounds like a bad case of flatulence.

I especially don't understand the old, fat guys on loud Harley bikes-they are to mature adults as the tin can muffler ricers are to the decent young people. I guess the loud exhaust is either a cry for attention, or perhaps just some cringe-worthy social stupidity by people who don't know better.

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#2339111 - 08/06/11 11:12 AM Re: Getting tired of flatulent exhaust noises. [Re: Popinski]
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Registered: 06/03/05
Posts: 9463
Loc: Santa Barbara, CA
I have a similar problem in the neighborhood. Except mine is the neighbor across the street that is trying to "restore" his dead mom's 1792 Impala I think it is. He is trying to work on the motor, but every time he starts it up it sounds like the rods want to make a hasty exit from the block. Every time I work on my car in the driveway he comes over and starts asking me questions about his car. Then he gets upset when I tell him that really I can give him no input on body work. Apparently he has a "Dihatsu guru" helping him on his.

Neighbor next door has a lifted 2006ish F150 with a 5.4 3v. It has an exhaust but it sounds tasteful. He is also a really good contractor, best neighbor to have ever trust me, especially when your house was built in the late 60s.

I have another neighbor that walks around in his front yard in a speedo, if we are lucky he has a sarong on over it. He is a really nice guy, a surgical nurse. Also really handy to have around. He has an older Chevy motorhome. I will help him when I can, but unfortunately I was asleep in class when we went over the GM feedback carbs.
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#2339113 - 08/06/11 11:13 AM Re: Getting tired of flatulent exhaust noises. [Re: Popinski]
Chris142 Offline


Registered: 06/05/03
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Fortunatly The [censored] can tips have gone out of style here. Have you considered trimming the hedges around the Hernandez's house with an unmuffled weed eater about 5am ?
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#2339121 - 08/06/11 11:22 AM Re: Getting tired of flatulent exhaust noises. [Re: Popinski]
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Registered: 04/15/10
Posts: 2621
Loc: Storrs, Connecticut
I agree it is rude. I have a Flowmaster 40 series exhaust on my Jeep, and it is throaty when I get on the gas. It is just the muffler with stock size piping. This is so I can still hear the sound I like, and others won't be annoyed by it. If I come home late at night or leave early for work I slowly accelerate out of my neighborhood to be considerate of others.

I also agree that some exhausts should be illegal. My exhaust is loud, but even if I floor it I can faintly be heard at the end of my street. Some nights, I can hear loud exhausts from two towns over.

It is also an attention thing. A lot of people with loud exhausts are just trying to say "hey everybody look at me, I'm an [censored]". I have an exhaust because I like the way it sounds, not to see if I can wake up the surrounding towns. It goes back to the being courteous thing which many people don't seem to get. If those cars had much smaller pipes on their exhaust, they could still hear the sound but not be as loud.
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#2339131 - 08/06/11 11:49 AM Re: Getting tired of flatulent exhaust noises. [Re: jeepman3071]
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Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 30383
Loc: ME
Originally Posted By: jeepman3071
I agree it is rude. I have a Flowmaster 40 series exhaust on my Jeep, and it is throaty when I get on the gas. It is just the muffler with stock size piping. This is so I can still hear the sound I like, and others won't be annoyed by it. If I come home late at night or leave early for work I slowly accelerate out of my neighborhood to be considerate of others.


What of other peoples' neighborhoods? I'm not being a twit, just bringing up a rhetorical question.

My road parallels a main road a block away, that goes uphill, and has a speed limit increase from 35 to 55. Not suprisingly, on summer nights, it's the venue for motorcycle drags. Some sound good. Some wake up my kids. You'd think from all the trees and shrubs and fences on the main road there were no people around to be bothered. There are, and they planted that stuff to keep the noise away!

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#2339134 - 08/06/11 11:52 AM Re: Getting tired of flatulent exhaust noises. [Re: Popinski]
speedyswede Offline


Registered: 11/07/07
Posts: 178
Loc: Southeastern, PA USA
IMO, if Borla and/or SuperSprint exhaust systems were sold @ PepBoys for $99/installed...we wouldn't have this problem. whistle

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#2339178 - 08/06/11 12:41 PM Re: Getting tired of flatulent exhaust noises. [Re: eljefino]
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Registered: 04/15/10
Posts: 2621
Loc: Storrs, Connecticut
Originally Posted By: eljefino
Originally Posted By: jeepman3071
I agree it is rude. I have a Flowmaster 40 series exhaust on my Jeep, and it is throaty when I get on the gas. It is just the muffler with stock size piping. This is so I can still hear the sound I like, and others won't be annoyed by it. If I come home late at night or leave early for work I slowly accelerate out of my neighborhood to be considerate of others.


What of other peoples' neighborhoods? I'm not being a twit, just bringing up a rhetorical question.

My road parallels a main road a block away, that goes uphill, and has a speed limit increase from 35 to 55. Not suprisingly, on summer nights, it's the venue for motorcycle drags. Some sound good. Some wake up my kids. You'd think from all the trees and shrubs and fences on the main road there were no people around to be bothered. There are, and they planted that stuff to keep the noise away!



I was using my neighborhood as an example, I don't go ripping through neighborhoods at 6am. Even on main roads I drive like a grandma in order to help my already wonderful MPG. grin2 I'm not defending people with loud exhausts, just saying there is a way to have one and still be courteous to others. thumbsup
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#2339179 - 08/06/11 12:43 PM Re: Getting tired of flatulent exhaust noises. [Re: Popinski]
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Registered: 03/03/10
Posts: 2435
Loc: Mn
I guess I was one of those loud [censored] kids for a while... I had a 99 grand am with S&S headers and a 2.5inch exhaust and a flowmaster 80 muffler... it sounded good I got complements all the time, but more like a hot rod taking off sound except from a grand am so I got the WTH?! look a lot... it was a little too loud for my taste.. and I never went over 2krpm if it was early or late..

Its totally different if the exhaust actually sounds GOOD, then its not so bad when they floor it and drive away, id just rather not be awaken to my neighbor flooring his straight piped dodge that sounds like [censored].


And as for your mexican neighbor issue, do like the others said, contact the police have them take care of it, if they dont, take matters into your own hands and take the muffler off your push mower and keep going up and down cutting the same strip next to their house at 7am, I am sure they will catch the message after the first 15mins


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#2339243 - 08/06/11 02:17 PM Re: Getting tired of flatulent exhaust noises. [Re: Popinski]
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Registered: 06/05/09
Posts: 3239
Loc: Florida
Buy a train horn and your problems are solved.
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#2339331 - 08/06/11 03:45 PM Re: Getting tired of flatulent exhaust noises. [Re: bigmike]
urchin Offline


Registered: 07/27/11
Posts: 527
Loc: Seattle, WA
I don't doubt that this is not due to your new "neighbors" ignorance, they probably enjoy assulting everyones ears!

My guess is that the entire effect is some sort of gang "colors" issue and the obnoxious noise from their exhaust is part of the "package" so to say essentially announcing "here I am" to other gansters.

I feel for you, I have to listen to that stupid rap music throbbing with million level decibles of bass.

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#2339341 - 08/06/11 03:56 PM Re: Getting tired of flatulent exhaust noises. [Re: Popinski]
mechtech2 Offline


Registered: 09/05/06
Posts: 19479
Loc: Chicago Area
I have a neighbor with a truck that has a VERY loud modified exhaust. That jerk wakes up the neighborhood at 4:30 every morning.
Then another neighbor does the same with his modified Maxda RX at 6:00.

I'm thinking of shooting expanding insulation foam up their exhausts some night.

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