radtech said:How would round exhaust tips look on the Sky? I'm not liking the stock rectangular tip.
I know sound is a matter of taste, but I have to agree that some of these Coffee Can sized mufflers and tailpipes are Aweful sounding, and I have even heard some aweful sounding V8's in my time... I love the Mellow but power sound without the raspy or Noisy sounds some of todays muffler systems provide.. I remember growing up people using the Corvair Turbo mufflers on their cars because not only were they low restriction but gave a mellow sound to the exhaust... You don't have to announce "Here I Am" to the whole neighborhood every time you drive through...(well some even do that with their stereo systems) I guess if there was a Try before you buy muffler and exhaust system that maybe there would be less of these rattely tin can sounding exhaust notes... Some muffler shops will let you exchange them if they are not what you were looking for in sound quality.mdlestat said:I'm not too worried about the stock tips, as the stock exhaust would probably not be on the car for too terribly long (in my case, anyway...)
I despise the ugly, ricey sound of many aftermarket "fart-can" four-cylinder exhausts, but I know that I'll be using an upgraded system of some sort in my car.
Fortunately, (from what I understand anyway,) turbocharged cars tend to have a significantly quieter exhaust tone-- that would be bad news for V8's, which sound absolutely glorious at every RPM, but it's a godsend for the disgusting and embarassing sound that every 4-banger I've ever heard makes.
Sorry folks-- it's my Chevy small-block snobbery shining through.
I can't wait to silence the horrific sound of that four-banger at WOT-- and I haven't even heard it yet.