- Mar 27, 2017
- Reaction score
- Sydney, Australia
In my state, cars built before 1983 are permitted to emit 96db, later models 90db. Id like the exhaust to sound tough, loud, but still crisp, not like a sawn-off hack job. For me its all about the note, slightly less about the volume. As a person who drives his RR a few times a week, Id like to push the limits db-wise, but still ensure Im not getting pinged every time i take it around the block.I've been refraining from posting on this one... But what the hell...
OK, what do you want? Noise or power?
If you are looking for the least amount of restriction, the glass pack isn't the way to go. It's been proven 40 years ago that they restricted flow and killed horsepower. It's old technology and laughable on a serious car.
Probably the best compromise on noise and power would be a Flowmaster. The 40 and 44 are supposed to be high flow with a lot of noise. I think the 10 is their race car muffler.
I have no idea what the laws are in Sydney ( I assume Australia and not Sydney, NY) so I can't address what level of noise you can "get away with". I assume you have to have something on there to drive on the road. Where I live, I have found the less amount of attention that I drew to myself, the more the cops left me alone. That means a quiet car etc. Quite frankly, the fastest street cars in my neck of the woods were always muffled down well. The obnoxiously loud cars were usually slow. Feel free to draw analogies to people here.
If you really want it "obnoxious and loud", why run mufflers in the first place? Or why not go to electric cutouts for the exhaust?
Some videos Ive watched have given me a good impression of glasspacks, others less so. Just trying to make my mind up on whether I like the sound or not, and whether they will take me past the db limit over here.
And if i wasn't into old technology, I wouldn't be driving no 440 cubic inch rubber-munching monster!