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Old 03-26-2013, 08:38 PM   #1
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Default So an anonymous neighbor thinks my STI is too loud...

So I get this letter in my mailbox today from a neighbor that doesn't appreciate the loud noise my TurboXS exhaust makes. I get it that it is louder than most vehicles out there but the fact they couldn't even come talk to me face to face is what really grinds my gears. I'm a personable guy and would have rather had tell me in person so I could know who I offended and offer my apology and try to resolve it between us. What do you think?


Update:

When I got home today I seen my neighbor across the street outside and asked her if my car was too loud for her in the mornings. She admitted that she wrote the note and explained a little further that the worst part was when car first started up, and a couple days ago I came back a few minutes after I left because I forgot something and left it idle outside the garage.

I apologized for the past few days and last night I backed into my garage and started the car before opening the garage. Also drove as slowly down the neighborhood. She said this morning she didn't even notice and it was fine. So, looks like a good easy solution for both of us.

I'm glad I got this straightened out and feel better that both myself and neighbor have a solution. Last thought, she is one of the neighbors that my wife and I have rarely talked to, so I now see why she would have wrote a letter in the first place. They're more of a keep to themselves type and that's fine. I'm just glad it's solved.


Another update:

Ran into another neighbor across the street from me, asked if she thought my car was overly loud and she said no way, she loves it and it never disturbed her in the morning. Apologized anyways and said if there was ever a problem to feel free to let me know. She also said she got SEVERAL anonymous letters in the mail about matters which she didn't discuss with me. I guess the person writing these letters gets easily offended and I'm just going to try to be as neighborly as possible.

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Old 03-26-2013, 08:39 PM   #2
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So I get this letter in my mailbox today from a neighbor that doesn't appreciate the loud noise my TurboXS exhaust makes. I get it that it is louder than most vehicles out there but the fact they couldn't even come talk to me face to face is what really grinds my gears. Thought the OT community would enjoy the letter attached. So what would you do???



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Old 03-26-2013, 08:39 PM   #3
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So what would you do???

Fix your exhaust.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:39 PM   #4
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Keep it at high revs to annoy them even more.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:41 PM   #5
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Sounds like you should do something more reasonable for your exhaust.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:41 PM   #6
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I wouldn't be that guy.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:41 PM   #7
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Now for my response.

First: So, so, so, so, so. So. Stop saying so.

Second: They wrote you a very polite note. Avoiding confrontation by writing the note rather than talking to your face is the polite, kind thing to do. There is nothing wrong with that.

Third: You should do everything you can to mitigate the problem. If you are starting a loud STI with TXS exhaust at 4 or 5 AM and waking the neighbors, you are a dick. Quiet your car. My Legacy isn't quiet, but I also don't head out until 8 AM so it's hardly an issue... by that time, school buses are driving by.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:42 PM   #8
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Grow the **** up and quiet your rice rocket down jr.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:42 PM   #9
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Reading between the lines it appears that not driving like a dillhole early in the morning would solve the problem.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:43 PM   #10
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I'd take the last option. Try and keep the RPMs as low as possible. I dunno about your STi, but I can usually keep the RPMs around idle on a relatively flat surface while pulling out of my driveway.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:43 PM   #11
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So I get this letter in my mailbox today from a neighbor that doesn't appreciate the loud noise my TurboXS exhaust makes. I get it that it is louder than most vehicles out there but the fact they couldn't even come talk to me face to face is what really grinds my gears. Thought the OT community would enjoy the letter attached. So what would you do???



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Old 03-26-2013, 08:44 PM   #12
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Nope. When he starts it in the morning it's prob loud as ****. Mine would resonate off the walls in my garage and it was obnoxious
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:44 PM   #13
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Ricer!


I'd get exhaust cutouts and make it louder. Show them that "loud" is a relative term.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:45 PM   #14
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:45 PM   #15
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Now for my response.

First: So, so, so, so, so. So. Stop saying so.

Second: They wrote you a very polite note. Avoiding confrontation by writing the note rather than talking to your face is the polite, kind thing to do. There is nothing wrong with that.

Third: You should do everything you can to mitigate the problem. If you are starting a loud STI with TXS exhaust at 4 or 5 AM and waking the neighbors, you are a dick. Quiet your car. My Legacy isn't quiet, but I also don't head out until 8 AM so it's hardly an issue... by that time, school buses are driving by.


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Old 03-26-2013, 08:46 PM   #16
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The OT community will now enjoy eating you alive since you're an inconsiderate loser.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:46 PM   #17
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:48 PM   #18
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well thats lame... side note some dickhead next to me told me to lower my voice.

i told him to lower his voice
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:48 PM   #19
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Here's the old man who wrote the note!

Get off his lawn!
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:48 PM   #20
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:49 PM   #21
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I'd put this in General
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:51 PM   #22
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I used to have a Blitz Nur Spec when I lived in the suburbs. If I was going anywhere early in the morning, I'd get out of the neighborhood as quickly as I could while keeping the RPMs down. When I moved to Pittsburgh, I just put the stock exhaust back on because there was no way to avoid being a dick with the much more densely-packed housing.

What I'm trying to say is that you're inconsiderate and it sounds like your neighbors are very patient.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:51 PM   #23
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True story: The only thing that will help you OP is an ELH. The Subaru "rumble" that your neighbors hate will go away. Then drive it into a wall of dicks.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:56 PM   #24
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Sounds like you are driving it somewhat hard from start up...it would be in your as well as your cars best interest to take it easy until she's warmed up. A cold engine especially a turbocharged one will last a lot longer if you take it easy so it's properly lubricated, unless you have the money laying around to rebuild your motor/turbo a lot more frequently than necessary
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:56 PM   #25
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I ran TXS RFL exhaust for years. A few years ago I moved into a quiet, cull de sac neighborhood. I bought quieter exhaust. Before it arrived,I went to a block party picnic and let me tell you, many neighbors were quite pleased when I told them I had ordered quieter exhaust. Then there was the lady that told me she always knew if she was running late if she heard me drive by before she got in the shower.

I think the anonymous note was actually a good way to get the message to you without calling the popo. Get quieter exhaust, or take the bus.
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