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Crazy question: Do you listen to your engine with the window down?

Do you deliberately listen to your engine with the window down?  

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  1. 1. Do you deliberately listen to your engine with the window down?

    • Yes
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    • No
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trinacriabob    20

I think this might be my first "yes/no" poll.

I like to put the window down, when going over a narrow bridge or driving in a narrow drive between 2 buildings, so I can hear the echo of my engine's sound.

I got into this by listening to the awesome sound of a small-block Olds Rocket V8. As for my current car(s), I have to admit that the Regal sounds really hushed for its high mileage.

Do you make it a point to listen to your engine's sounds echoing back at you?

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cletus8269    69

in the colorado... no. i wont even consider an exhaust system for it because no matter what i put on there its gonna sound like rice. now the SS454 had flowmaster 40's and the impala has the super 50's so yes i rode for miles with the windows down at night listening to the symphony under the hood.

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siegen    20

Yes, but only because I think I have an exhaust leak from a poorly installed Borla exhaust system (previous owner). I need to take it to an exhaust shop. They didn't line up the tips in the bumper cutouts either. Dummies.

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gm4life    5

Of course most often with my Bonneville, because it is the loudest out of my fleet. Still it can't match the sound of my ol' V8's.

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loki    291

most of the time. also it's noticable sometimes when it sounds harsh, usually when it's not warmed up much yet. but a 3.1 will never sound as pleasurable as a V8

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My 4.0L 6 in my Jeep sounds like a diesel at idle.

I've enjoyed the exhaust note of my Mustangs in the past, though...driving w/ windows down through tunnels, etc.

The best example of this phenomenon I've experienced was listening to a Ferrari F360 Modena going down the street past the LaScala opera house in Milano..the sound of the car bouncing off the stone walls in was incredible...

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trinacriabob    20
4.0L 6

Theoretically, isn't an in-line 6 supposed to be sturdier and quieter than a V-6 (at least, in the past)?

The 4.0 Jeep L-6 is another one of those bullet-proof legacy engines, right?

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Theoretically, isn't an in-line 6 supposed to be sturdier and quieter than a V-6 (at least, in the past)?

The 4.0 Jeep L-6 is another one of those bullet-proof legacy engines, right?

Ya, old AMC engine dating back to the 60s I think. It sounds like a diesel tractor at idle..nothing exciting to hear.

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Camino LS6    866
Theoretically, isn't an in-line 6 supposed to be sturdier and quieter than a V-6 (at least, in the past)?

The 4.0 Jeep L-6 is another one of those bullet-proof legacy engines, right?

Yes, an inline six is naturally balanced.

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ocnblu    719
in the colorado... no. i wont even consider an exhaust system for it because no matter what i put on there its gonna sound like rice. now the SS454 had flowmaster 40's and the impala has the super 50's so yes i rode for miles with the windows down at night listening to the symphony under the hood.

This one doesn't sound too bad...

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No. I'd fall asleep from boredom and crash.

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Nick    31

Yes. I do not get many opportunities, but when I do I take full advantage of it. I love the sound of my engine. BMW B44M62tu (dohc 4.4l v8). It may not seem like anything special, but man that engine can sound amazing at times. I haven't done anything to the exhaust besides remove the silencer, and it also has a cold air intake which supposedly will change the sound a bit.

At meets I always get compliments on it. While the meets I went to were typically VW/Audi (making me one of the only V8's there) I remember a B7 RS4 owner and I did a side-by-side comparo and everyone, including the owner agreed my car sounded pretty amazing, even with no load on the engine. With load it almost sounds muscle-ish with a deep burble down low.

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Camino LS6    866
Yes. I do not get many opportunities, but when I do I take full advantage of it. I love the sound of my engine. BMW B44M62tu (dohc 4.4l v8). It may not seem like anything special, but man that engine can sound amazing at times. I haven't done anything to the exhaust besides remove the silencer, and it also has a cold air intake which supposedly will change the sound a bit.

At meets I always get compliments on it. While the meets I went to were typically VW/Audi (making me one of the only V8's there) I remember a B7 RS4 owner and I did a side-by-side comparo and everyone, including the owner agreed my car sounded pretty amazing, even with no load on the engine. With load it almost sounds muscle-ish with a deep burble down low.

I believe it.

V8 M5s have a great exhaust note, so I can see why your car sounds good.

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