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Tony Sestito
Tony Sestito PowerDork
9/21/21 12:23 p.m.

In reply to poopshovel again :

To be clear, the 18 year old in me loves it. laugh

dropstep
dropstep UberDork
9/21/21 1:25 p.m.

Ah yes the "cackle tune" there's several around here who have been ticketed for exhaust after adding this tune to there straight piped Chevy cruise, Subarus and Honda civics. I hate being near them in traffic especially the cruise since it's tuned to do this running e85 and the unburnt fuel smells horrid 

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
9/21/21 1:28 p.m.

In reply to dropstep :

I'm not the only person who gags at the smell of E85 exhaust?

Junghole
Junghole SuperDork
9/21/21 6:39 p.m.
Duke said:

In reply to Boost_Crazy :

 meaning we all get to think Tommi Makinen is here as he putts along in traffic  

 

I'm gonna be honest, that sounds like an awesome way to make an entrance. 

ShawnG
ShawnG UltimaDork
9/21/21 7:29 p.m.
Pete. (l33t FS) said:

In reply to dropstep :

I'm not the only person who gags at the smell of E85 exhaust?

I think diesels are a smelly mess but lots of folks seem to love them.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
9/21/21 8:14 p.m.
Junghole said:
Duke said:

In reply to Boost_Crazy :

 meaning we all get to think Tommi Makinen is here as he putts along in traffic  

 

I'm gonna be honest, that sounds like an awesome way to make an entrance. 

It's awesome once. ONCE.

So, case in point. Having a nice lunch on a beautiful day today, sitting outside at a nice cafe. Two lanes of traffic shuffling peacefully by on Main Street...

...but hark, what's this?  Another BMW with minimal muffler and maximal richness. And every time he moves ahead a car length, it involves 3-4 revvings, so we can hear just how cool he is.  So pop. Much crackle. Wow.  We could hear him crawling around like this for probably a quarter of a mile.

AND he went around the block doing this 4 times - FOUR TIMES - in an hour's lunch.

Are you seriously going to tell me this isn't just a d-bag attention whore?

 

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
9/21/21 8:28 p.m.

In reply to Duke :

"Why I don't daily drive the evil RX-7 anymore"...

 

Used to live and work right off of Interstate exits, it was easy then.  Now over half of my drive is surface streets.  And the throttle blipping is not to "sound cool", it's to build vacuum for brake assist and to keep the plugs from fouling.  Not fun...

No Time
No Time SuperDork
9/21/21 9:17 p.m.

We have a few that drive by the house making the pops an bangs in deceleration. Luckily it's only during the day. 

While I think it would be fun, it would get old quick. 

As it is, I'm changing out the muffler on the Ram to avoid being too loud and disturbing the neighbors. I still smile when getting onto the highway or pulling away from a stop during the day, but that's my internal teenager, and I know I need to be slightly more responsible to set a good example for the kids  

The cat collapsed internally and was clogging things up badly enough to make merging on the highway a challenge.  I cleared it out while I decide what to do next, but the exhaust that was a bit loud is now borderline obnoxious when my 17yo son is leaving for school at 6:15 in the morning. 
 

 

Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos)
Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) MegaDork
9/23/21 1:51 p.m.

This is also a thing around Raleigh.

The best is when one of these gets near a loud bike and they decide to see who is more obnoxious. 

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
9/23/21 4:01 p.m.

"Back in the day"  Didn't we call this over-run?  It was cool.  If you were really cool you got flames out the exhaust.  My Merc makes some really nice exhaust sounds on downshifts or if you accelerate hard in manual mode and then get off of it while holding a gear.  

In fact, this reminds me.   I was looking for a way to manually control the valves in my exhaust.  With them closed it is virtually impossible to tell if the car is running. but with them open, it is much deeper and louder like a Merc should sound and makes all kinds of great sounds when downshifting and what not. 

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
9/23/21 4:46 p.m.

In reply to dean1484 :

There is overrun burble, and then there is M80s in the exhaust pops and bangs.

One feels nice.  The other attracts the wrong kind of attention and brings the hammer down on everyone.

Junghole
Junghole SuperDork
9/23/21 7:54 p.m.
...but hark, what's this?  Another BMW with minimal muffler and maximal richness.

major lol here man. Thank you.

"Minimal muffler, maximum richness" 

is shirt-worthy.  

hybridmomentspass
hybridmomentspass Reader
9/26/21 8:06 a.m.

Again, this isnt about burbles. This is a very loud, concussive popping that happens with every lift off. EVERY lift of the throttle.

But, yeah, it's annoying as hell when they cruise constantly and annoy everyone but themselves

Snrub
Snrub Dork
9/26/21 2:33 p.m.

This trend reminds me of watching the cheapest class in local circle track racing, back when it was populated by early 80s, etc., carbureted, RWD cars. It didn't seem cool, it reminded one of how crappy and unsophisticated the cars were. The 1999 Chevy Cavaliers that now populate these classes are clearly more sophisticated machinery. 

The idiots in their E90s, with their "crackle tunes" don't seem to understand they're rocking a "misfire tune." You too can emulate a junkyard '82 Monte Carlo with weak fuel/ignition control.

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr PowerDork
9/29/21 8:27 a.m.

I just saw / heard this for the firat time last night.  Incredibly annoying....

 

Super loud and just kept popping for like 30 seconds.  I can't imagine the exhaust is gonna last long like that.

 

Also, Mighty Car Mods are doing an install and it's funny.  Kind of tongue in cheek.

 

Edit:  they call it bam bam in Australia apparently.

tuna55
tuna55 MegaDork
9/29/21 8:33 a.m.

It is a little "get off my lawn", but indeed it's annoying. Also confusing. A good throaty rumble, and burbling on decel is pretty great, but for some reason (and it's nearly always trucks here) this absurd popping combined with an exhaust note which sounds like banging on a pan with a hammer is getting popular. Also strange, nearly every one of these trucks has some instagram tag on it. I do not know what sort of person sees an awful sounding truck, all banging and popping, with mall-crawler tires, weaving in and out of traffic (often with the Carolina Squat) and goes "hey, I want to follow that guy on Instagram!".

tuna55
tuna55 MegaDork
9/29/21 8:34 a.m.
Snrub said:

You too can emulate a junkyard '82 Monte Carlo with weak fuel/ignition control.

Ha!!

 

I had an 81 Camaro as my first car. For the first few weeks I did not know the PO had switched two ignition wires accidently. I drove it that way and eventually figured it out. One of my friends complained and said he liked it the way it was. HA

DjGreggieP
DjGreggieP HalfDork
9/29/21 9:40 a.m.

I own a car that does it. It *was* kinda cool at first, and the giant blue flame the one time was impressive, but it got old real quick.. 

My issue is we can't seem to get it fully resolved, tho it did get worse after a couple bolts for the headers sheared/backed out. The car is due for a full ignition system going through and possibly new headers and gaskets, and a few seals, and better motor mounts, and suspension rebuild... moral is never believe a PO about how great a car is if it's been sitting untouched a few years....

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