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Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by Bobby17772, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. Bobby17772

    Bobby17772 New Member

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    I hear of a lot of people running open downpipes and I was wondering how loud is the car after it's just the downpipe. like I've heard cars with just open header and I'm just curious if it would be louder then open header just because you have the turbo between the head and exhaust or what. because I've seen a few videos and it doesn't seem to be to loud but you can never really go by videos

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    99sidude Moderator Moderator VIP

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    It's not terribly loud. Open header is much louder.
     
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    so, between an auto zone special fat box and open header?

    like reason to pull someone over loud?
     
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    95b16coupe New Member

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    it's obvious you aren't running a full exhaust. and that alone will get you pulled over.

    get a legit exhaust and you will have nothing to worry about.
     
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    its pretty loud inside the car, but outside the car if you drive easy its not THAT loud.
     
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    CAFROG Honda Minion VIP

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    I just now got back from dropping my car off at the muffler shop (NA B16). Put a different header on and had to get a new cat. Hell that was a loud drive! Not going above 2,000rpms and I still hated it. It was way loud in the cabin!
     
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    :yes:

    you are young and driving a modified honda... that alone is enough reason for a lot of cops to pull you over...
    dont give them any more of a reason to

    no one thinks you are cool when you go driving by with your exhaust screaming BWAAAAAAAAAAA... they just think you are a jackass and your car sounds like shit

    with a loud ass exhaust you are more likely to have the cops called on you... and when they call, i can guarantee the call is going something like this: "theres some kids out there racing up and down the street with their loud ass cars"... it doesnt matter that you were doing the speed limit and were just heading back to your friends house after grabbing some shit from the store.... and when the cops show up, who do you think they are going to take the word of... the old lady that called the cops, or a bunch of kids with loud ass hondas

    and when you do get pulled over you are more likely to end up getting your car searched because you fit the profile for SOMETHING... they are going to tell you that there have been reports of a car fitting your description suspected of anything from vandalizing shit or breaking into cars/houses, to trafficking drugs... or it fits the description of a stolen car... etc etc etc... reasons to pull over and search a young driver in a honda are pretty much limitless

    and for those times when you are out enjoying a spirited drive... its easier to get away with driving like a jackass when you are not drawing extra attention to yourself by making a fuck load of noise

    its also annoying as fuck to drive around with a loud ass exhaust droning away

    there are plenty of options out there for QUIET exhausts... pick one
     
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    yes, yes, yes, yes, yes and yes
     
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    Next time I do a high hp build I'm going to run an electric cutout. Dump it when I want to go fast, and route it through a stock ish system during normal driving. My roommate has a built 240sx with a 3" exhaust. The gate dumps to the atmosphere. Under WOT, the wastegate puts out more noise than the exhaust. It isn't ear splitting by any means.
     
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    yeah turbo hondas with a nice 3" exhaust set up sound really nice. if i had a turbo i think id rather listen to it spool and the sound of the blowoff instead of exhaust noise.

    i havent found a way to make my supercharged car quiet yet lol. whenever i put the pedal down, the boost goes up, and its so ridiculous loud.
     
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    thats what i love about superchargers.. the whine
     
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    Here's an exhaust comparison of my old car. It first had a restrictive 2.25" exhaust. Was somewhat quiet and you could hear the whine. When I went 3" it was just loud all the time. Even cruising.

    YouTube - Supercharged Civic Spintech exhaust
     
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    Magana559 The Warden

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    why not run a 3" all the way out?? 3" with a turbo sounds fucking nice. I ran that and never got shit from cops.
     
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    yeah the whine is great... the super loud exhaust, not so much. i have 2 resonators on my 2.5" exhaust and its still very loud at WOT.
     
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