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NickD
NickD UltimaDork
12/3/20 1:04 p.m.

In reply to aircooled :

I actually don't like how Porsche flat-6s sound. They sound like a tractor at idle and blatty at RPM. *ducks*

bluej (Forum Supporter)
bluej (Forum Supporter) UberDork
12/3/20 1:06 p.m.

I liked the sound of the na 6g72 in my old stealth. Not my favorite, though.

bobzilla
bobzilla MegaDork
12/3/20 1:17 p.m.
NickD said:

In reply to aircooled :

I actually don't like how Porsche flat-6s sound. They sound like a tractor at idle and blatty at RPM. *ducks*

The old air cooled I agree. The newer turbo cars sound pretty good.They still can't put the engine in the right location but at least they made it sound better

Paul_VR6 (Forum Supporter)
Paul_VR6 (Forum Supporter) Dork
12/3/20 1:27 p.m.

I'm sorry my engine sounds so good I look down upon others from my tower of greatness. If you can't make hp anyway, why can't these sound decent cool

z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
12/3/20 1:57 p.m.

I also like the sound of the VQ's with a good exhaust. 

Not the tiny, bullet-type straight throughs with no resonator's in the exhaust further up stream. Any engine sounds like garbage with an exhaust like that.

 

Nick Comstock
Nick Comstock MegaDork
12/3/20 2:01 p.m.
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) said:

Best sounding v6 isthe gm 60 degree. Fight me. 

At idle, anything above that and they sound like raspy ass garbage. I'd take a VQ anyday over that.

NickD
NickD UltimaDork
12/3/20 2:17 p.m.
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) said:

Best sounding v6 isthe gm 60 degree. Fight me. 

Sorry, the Honda J-series exists. I've heard a J-swap Miata and it made amazing sounds.

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
12/3/20 2:28 p.m.
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) said:

Best sounding v6 isthe gm 60 degree. Fight me. 

TBH my Trooper does sound pretty darn good. You might be right.

 

Snowdoggie
Snowdoggie HalfDork
12/3/20 2:29 p.m.

I lke the sound of a good ass trombone. 

bobzilla
bobzilla MegaDork
12/3/20 2:56 p.m.
NickD said:
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) said:

Best sounding v6 isthe gm 60 degree. Fight me. 

Sorry, the Honda J-series exists. I've heard a J-swap Miata and it made amazing sounds.

oh god no.... j-series honda are fine engines but they sound like ass

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr PowerDork
12/3/20 3:01 p.m.
Nick Comstock said:
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) said:

Best sounding v6 isthe gm 60 degree. Fight me. 

At idle, anything above that and they sound like raspy ass garbage. I'd take a VQ anyday over that.

Naw.  Only when they are in poorly maintained old Pontiac.

 

I think you are thinking about the 3800.

NickD
NickD UltimaDork
12/3/20 3:16 p.m.
bobzilla said:
NickD said:
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) said:

Best sounding v6 isthe gm 60 degree. Fight me. 

Sorry, the Honda J-series exists. I've heard a J-swap Miata and it made amazing sounds.

oh god no.... j-series honda are fine engines but they sound like ass

This one sounds pretty fine.

Nick Comstock
Nick Comstock MegaDork
12/3/20 3:19 p.m.
wvumtnbkr said:
Nick Comstock said:
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) said:

Best sounding v6 isthe gm 60 degree. Fight me. 

At idle, anything above that and they sound like raspy ass garbage. I'd take a VQ anyday over that.

Naw.  Only when they are in poorly maintained old Pontiac.

 

I think you are thinking about the 3800.

Yeah those too.  2.8, 3.4 hell all of then sound like raspy ass. 

bobzilla
bobzilla MegaDork
12/3/20 3:26 p.m.

In reply to NickD :

You are absolutely "entitled" to your incorrect opinion. 

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy MegaDork
12/3/20 3:37 p.m.

Boy, if there was ever a thread that proved the old adage, "There is an ass for every chair", its this one.

Subarus with farty exhaust sound like they are running on three all the time.

pres589 (djronnebaum)
pres589 (djronnebaum) PowerDork
12/3/20 3:41 p.m.

Ferrari Dino's sound nice.  Maserati Merak's sound nice.  Alfa 164's sound nice.  Mazda KL's sound nice.  These are scientific facts.

I remember the first time I heard an Infiniti G35 with an exhaust on it and thought it sounded really great.  I've heard bad exhausts on the 350Z and G35's but they seem kind of rare compared to cars that sounded good to my ears.  Maybe not KL good but not that different either.

z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
12/3/20 4:00 p.m.
Streetwiseguy said:

Boy, if there was ever a thread that proved the old adage, "There is an ass for every chair", its this one.

Subarus with farty exhaust sound like they are running on three all the time.

I like the UEL sound as well, just because it's so different. 

I'll probably be "that guy" and put on a UEL when I buy a 2nd-Gen BRZ.

Peabody
Peabody UltimaDork
12/3/20 4:04 p.m.
Streetwiseguy said:

I will expand to state that anything with a "muffler delete" is loud and stupid.

Unless it won't idle below 1600rpm and has a redline way higher than the one on the factory tach.

Forte SX

Wait till it warms up, about 50 seconds.

Sounds good enough that I may do the same to mine

Tony Sestito
Tony Sestito PowerDork
12/3/20 5:28 p.m.

I always thought the VQ's sounded like Chewbacca having a conversation with R2-D2, but that's just me.

kazoospec
kazoospec UberDork
12/3/20 5:43 p.m.

Here's my oddball observation.  I've driven and ridden in a few VQ powered 350z's.  They actually sound pretty decent from INSIDE the car.  I assume this is why their owners insist revving them out despite sounding like a 6th grade sax player.  

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr PowerDork
12/3/20 5:51 p.m.

I'll take a video of my 3500 gm v6 with a craptastic obx exhaust.  Sounds pretty damn good, but ill let yall be the judges.

pontiacstogo
pontiacstogo Reader
12/3/20 9:18 p.m.
Mike (Forum Supporter) said:

I never really reached a point where I truly liked my G35. I had a ton of gripes about it, but the one thing I always liked was how it sounded.

I don't get the hate.

Likewise - had a 2005 G35X with an HKS axle back and I loved how it sounded.

SkinnyG (Forum Supporter)
SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) UberDork
12/3/20 9:41 p.m.

I -really- like the sound  of the VQ in my wife's M35x, but it still has all factory exhaust.  Her car is not for ass trumpeting.

SkinnyG (Forum Supporter)
SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) UberDork
12/3/20 9:42 p.m.

My daily is a carb'd 11:1 big cam V8. I sit in the truck listening to the idle just before going in to work.

I call it "potato therapy."

Some pay hundreds if not thousands for counseling, therapy, liquor, or worse.  I merely pay at the pump.

stanger_mussle (Forum Supporter)
stanger_mussle (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
12/3/20 10:29 p.m.

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