DAMN!!, I knew it!!! Those loud Harley-Davidsons ARE rice-burners after all!!! And to think I was hoodwinked into thinking they were Made in the USA...
Totally different eras and cultures. HDs are a different thing, driven by a completely different person than that of a rice driver. There is something about the HD that jog my memories of another time, but ricers? Ricers bring up the last 7 years in one of the largest cities in the country. Dead animals that are left for weeks in the middle of 7-lane streets in Houston? That is enough for me.
What is the big deal with loud motors? It sounds like to me - you know what? Never mind... I'm going to shut up right here. I went through some permanent changes within me and my life.
But I think it's safe to say that while I was on the road for 3,200 mi with the jeep, I had my hearing aids turned off the whole time. Very peaceful and I didn't have my vision bouncing because of motor and road noise. My hearing aids are so loud that just a simple tap on the counter with a fork can cause my vision to shake quite a bit once. I can't imagine doing that for several days of driving.
In case you forgot, a GP ought to not be so noisy that the enemy can hear you far enough away to take you out. I equate loud motors to "rice burners," and I can't stand the mentality of people who own and drive them sometimes. WE get a lot of that here in H-town.
Sorry guys, but honestly, when I crossed back into home county, I cried because I was not happy to be back home.
I love my "loud" exhaust. If you don't have anything to contribute to the conversation, then please don't contribute anything and get on to us 'younguns' for wanting a different exhaust setup.
If an aftermarket exhaust system doesn't suit your fancy, then there is no need to post your tribulations in the thread entitled "loudest exhaust".
Thank you for your thoughts, but they aren't needed here anymore.
I used to be all about loud exhausts. Had slp long tube headers no cats and a loudmouth exhaust on my 2002 trans am. Loved it. But being on 3000hp+ locomotives 12 hours at a time with big screaming turbochargers and whining traction motors had given me a new appreciation for quiet time. Though I must admit I'll Probly get something for the jeep with a little more "growl"
I had a local muffler shop install a flowmaster muffler for a Camaro that has a single inlet and a dual outlet for the dual exhaust look. It all fit in the original muffler location. Has a nice deep sound at idle and under acceleration, however the sound does tones down at cruising speeds making for an enjoyable ride.
The prop does adds a little extra boost to the 3.8 engine. LOL