LINK: Funny noise level complaint

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  1. jDMJeRk

    jDMJeRk Turbocharging Specialist

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    but there is no page 14.
     
  3. hoyl fucking slow uploader



    jesus, I finished reading 3 pages on there before this page finished loading
     
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    Glad my neighbors (mostly retired guys) aren't such pricks; the beater is a little loud.
     
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    actually, now that I think about it, his response is quite excellent. "Not really interested in anything you have to say". Quite a large slap in the face.
     
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    thegoodson This morning she made me eat her hair pie.

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    fucking HOAs are gay. never, ever buy a condo if you dont have to.
     
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    His car is probably sounds like shit, thats the problem. Ricers should have as much muffling as possible.
     
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    my parents are in a HOA and they have a house, not a condo.
     
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    Smelly-Kitten Dept. of Redundancy Department *Side Pipes

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    Believe the neighbor was talking about a stock EVO. I'm in a HOA as well, and my neighbor who has a loud SVT Focus as well. We both warm up our cars for 2 mins or so - glad our neighbors aren't pricks.
     
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    Why?
     
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    Yeah I bet that Evo sounds like shit. I wouldn't want to hear it at disrespectful hours either.
     
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    I hope I never end up with snobby neighbors.

    Lately I've been up till 3 am working on my car playing music in the garage and dremeling as well. They never say a thing :dunno:
     
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    That kid is an asshole. I'd stuff his muffler full of fiberglass.

    My coworker owns an EVO. Those things are stupid loud. There's no need for it. A good performance exhaust will only make noise when lots of air is moving through it.
     
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    I hope you realize that does nothing but waste gas. Your engine doesn't need to be warmed up -- the entire crankcase and valvetrain will be slathered in fresh oil within five seconds of starting, and if you're trying to get the catalyst hot, the best way to do that is to put the engine under load, i.e. start driving it.

    Warming up a computer-controlled fuel-injected engine makes about as much sense as...I dunno, something else that used to be necessary on old cars, but is pointless nowadays.
     
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    That's fine. The only problem is when you're waking people up in the middle of the night.

    There are 31 townhouses in my neighborhood. If I (or any other person) wants to do something that 30 other families are going to be annoyed by, then I (or they) can go do it in the woods, away from them. Even if you're not the sort who is considerate of the society around you, there's still the issue of one baseball bat vs. 60 baseball bats.
     
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    OMG, I'm agreeing with Deus! :noes:

    Even a turbo'd engine needs little 'warmup', as the turbo housing gets a nice shot of oil within a couple seconds as well.

    Idling a stock motor is a waste. My boss's 410 sprint motors cost well over 20 grand, and I believe they get preheated, but they're far from a street motor. Since they're "push started", they are under load the instant they fire.
     
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    He doesn't have an electric starter? I guess every pound hurts in a racecar, but a starter can't weigh that much, and they make really lightweight batteries nowadays. You can get 6-pound race batteries now, for crying out loud. (I have a 17-pound daily-use battery.)
     
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    No starter, no trans, no clutch. An engine, "in & out" box, torque tube, and quick-change rearend.

    1300 pounds, 700+ horsepower.

    12-second laps on a 1/2-mile dirt oval.

    [​IMG]
     
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    That thing just looks silly. :rofl:

    I thought you were talking about a real car, though; I guess it makes sense not having all the normal equipment on something that small.
     
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    Check out Sprint racing on TV, or hit a local dirt track some weekend. The atmosphere is great, and some of the driving you'll see is impressive. Those guys slide sideways, on dirt, inches apart, at 100+ mph. Takes a steady hand & balls of steel.

    Just don't wear anything nice; most likely, you'll be taking some of the track home in the form of dust.

    Good times.
     
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    That guy likes to talk out of his ass.

    3dB is half the energy, 10dB is half the perceived loudness.

    You can have resonance with spaces larger than 17 meters, as well.

    Resonance DOES increase volume.
     
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    Me because my car's 10.5:1 compression now, two stages colder plugs, and a 180 thermostat; and just because i prefer to. Him because he has a loud muffler and thinks he has a race car :dunno:


    2 mins on a cold day isn't hurting anything. I'd prefer to allow the idle to drop and it get at least somewhat closer to operating temperature before i abuse it like the car's made for. And who buys a mustang to save gas? Piss off.
     
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    It's not hurting anything, but it's not helping anything either. Unless the engine is so cold that the oil pump literally can't move the oil to the places it's needed, warming the engine up doesn't do a damned thing. (caveat: if the engine is really old, parts might not fit and seal properly until the engine is hot.) The amount of gas wasted might be miniscule, but it's still being wasted, and it is therefore stupid.

    At least waste gas gunning the engine on an onramp instead of idling in front of your house.

    EDIT: So what if your plugs are colder? I have cold plugs too, and they're nice and clean unless all I do is drive two blocks to the grocery store.
     
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    I have my set-up currently so that (in my opinion) it's at perfect operating temperature when at the track or after excessive abuse. So if I feel so inclined to idle my car a little longer than average at start up, whether i am just going to the grocery store or simply want to wait until the idle is low enough to hear that distinct "lope lope lope" i'll love so much, i'll reserve that right. Whether you see that as stupid or not i could give two shits.
     
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    You can do whatever you want with your car, hell you can let it idle for 4 hours if it makes you feel any better about driving it.
     

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