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Old 04-06-2009, 04:26 PM   #1
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Default Open downpipe for a street car?

No.

My exhaust decided to take a vacation last Thursday leaving me with an open downpipe until my v-bands come in and I can find a shop to get it welded up. **** it's annoying. I can't imagine driving this thing on the highway for more than about 5 minutes. It's embarrassing too, people look at me on the street like I'm driving some shitty POS with a rusted-out exhaust.
I really do like the diesel-esque whirring at low-rpm though.

Conclusion: If you're considering running just an open downpipe on anything but a track-car, don't do it.
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Yeah, I'm running open downpipe until I can get my exhaust finished and it is ridiculously loud. The 5 min drive to work leaves me deaf
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You guys are weak! I ran open down pipe for two years, it wasn't that bad.
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I did it for a week or two, wasn't that bad during cruise.. WOT was insanely loud
I wish I could get the Whirring noise without the car being super loud... I love that noise
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I drove mine home 20 miles open down pipe on the freeway, and it wasn't bad. Although this morning I was headed to the muffler shop and a cop was in opposing traffic. I put in the clutch, and crossed my fingers. He was half a block away, and I engaged the clutch, he flipped a u-turn and headed straight for me. Luckly I was in front of the muffler shop and ditched in his drive way just in time for the cop to give me dirty look.
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Luckly I was in front of the muffler shop and ditched in his drive way just in time for the cop to give me dirty look.
I like that story. I try to make it as quiet as possible when I pass cops, and knock on wood, they haven't come after me yet. I've ordered parts though so when they do I've got an honest story.
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Some of you guys are making me worried here...I plan on running open when I get the car turbo'd (finally) in the next month or so. Guess I'll have to get a shop to put on a resonator or something since I don't want to pony up for a full exhaust just yet.
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If you are really worried about it you can listen to mine, although I can't drive the car..
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If you just run pipe out the back it will make a great deal of difference. Open DP is definitely not fun, but just not running a muff is very manageable.
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I had an open DP the first couple days with the turbo bolted on...terrible. I got pulled over the first time out because of the noise
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I did it for a week or two, wasn't that bad during cruise.. WOT was insanely loud
I wish I could get the Whirring noise without the car being super loud... I love that noise
yeah, I luvs it.
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yeah, I luvs it.
The ladies make the same noise for me
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I wish I could get the Whirring noise without the car being super loud... I love that noise
Get a ported shroud compressor housing. That will do the trick.
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I drove mine home 20 miles open down pipe on the freeway, and it wasn't bad. Although this morning I was headed to the muffler shop and a cop was in opposing traffic. I put in the clutch, and crossed my fingers. He was half a block away, and I engaged the clutch, he flipped a u-turn and headed straight for me. Luckly I was in front of the muffler shop and ditched in his drive way just in time for the cop to give me dirty look.

The thing about your story that pisses me off is that you drive through my small town [A bedroom community of Birmingham] on a pretty day and you can't swing a cat around without knocking some dude off a Harley and some of those things are so loud you can hear them for miles away. I have never seen a cop giving any of those guys tickets.
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The thing about your story that pisses me off is that you drive through my small town [A bedroom community of Birmingham] on a pretty day and you can't swing a cat around without knocking some dude off a Harley and some of those things are so loud you can hear them for miles away. I have never seen a cop giving any of those guys tickets.
probably cause they're scared of bikers.

effing ****** police bitches.
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