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Old 03-26-2013, 11:20 PM   #76
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So i know your probably reading all the comments and thinking .. **** i dont want to quiet or get a new exhaust .. Theres alot of butt hurt neighbors out there and i can imagine its not as loud as they exaggerate... Maybe from echoes but still i think you should keep your exhaust and wait till a confrontation or something... But theres always a silencer you could put in the tip at the end that you can take out whenever so thats an alternative...
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:24 PM   #77
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:25 PM   #78
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:36 PM   #79
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TBH, no matter what exhaust you get the neighbors will not be happy. Unless it sounds like a prius im willing to bet they will complain. You are talking about people that drive cars that have barely any sound coming out of them. Since sound is very subjective, what you think is quiet(being a car guy) sounds like WWIII to the guy across the street. I listened to some sound clips, while its not in person, I personally do not think its that loud, but where I live you hear everything magnified in the front of the house. So people are gonna bitch either which way. Im willing to bet unless you put the stock exhaust back on they will not be happy.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:37 PM   #80
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You only write a note, when you don't have the opportunity to speak. Anonymous notes are childish and petty. Worst of all, it provides the reader the opportunity to read emotions into the letter that may never had been intended, which can be counterproductive.

The problem seems to be at what time the guy leaves in the morning. Unfortunately, the exhaust is louder at startup, than when the car has warmed up so driving at low RPMs won't solve the problem. The only options I can think of are to ignore your neighbors, park the car down the street away from the neighbors homes and yours, or swap out the exhaust. Personally, I would find someone online to swap exhausts with you (Don't go back to stock). Lastly, I would ask around to figure out who wrote the letter, explain the situation, your proposal for a solution, and how a speaking face to face is more neighborly than cowardly letters.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:51 PM   #81
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Oh another solution is go door to door with all your neighbors with the note and see who it was or what your neighbors really think when you ask them!
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:53 PM   #82
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Reading between the lines it appears that not driving like a dillhole early in the morning would solve the problem.
And Bingo was his name oh.
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:05 AM   #83
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You only write a note, when you don't have the opportunity to speak. Anonymous notes are childish and petty. Worst of all, it provides the reader the opportunity to read emotions into the letter that may never had been intended, which can be counterproductive.

The problem seems to be at what time the guy leaves in the morning. Unfortunately, the exhaust is louder at startup, than when the car has warmed up so driving at low RPMs won't solve the problem. The only options I can think of are to ignore your neighbors, park the car down the street away from the neighbors homes and yours, or swap out the exhaust. Personally, I would find someone online to swap exhausts with you (Don't go back to stock). Lastly, I would ask around to figure out who wrote the letter, explain the situation, your proposal for a solution, and how a speaking face to face is more neighborly than cowardly letters.
Great thoughts. I was also considering writing a note and putting it on the door of the neighbors to see if anyone would actually come speak with me about it. Hell, this whole thing could be fixed if i backed into my garage so the sound would be pointed a different way when i start it up, but without knowing what exactly is pissing them off is what is frustrating. Like I said before my car doesn't wake up my wife or my kids, one of which is RIGHT ABOVE THE GARAGE. This is what makes me wonder wtf, is it really that loud or are they just overly sensitive.

Hell, my neighbor has a 70s Chevy pickup with a 350 in it that is far from quiet. I wonder if he got a letter too.
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:13 AM   #84
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years ago...i had a neighbor who thought my car was a lil loud when i would leave to go to work at 0330....so....i started backing into the driveway
so...ya know...the exhaust--and most of the noise... was pointed the OTHER way.....

then id just give it one lil blip on the throttle and clutch in and roll down the street to the stop sign....

and ya know...just doin that was enough that the guy thought i changed out the exhaust
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:14 AM   #85
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I had a neighbor say something similar to the letter to my dad, not realizing it was my dad (he has a Tree service and was taking down a tree at my house while I was a work). Anyway, the neighbor said that he and all of the other neighbors hated my car, and asked my dad if he would just drop a tree on it and do them all a favor. My dad didn't know which neighbor it was, but I had a good idea. I went to all of the other neighbors first, which I knew quite well, and none of them gave a crap about my exhaust. The guy that did have have problem with it, or admitted to telling my dad that anyway, drove a chevy truck with a 350, one high flow cat, and no mufflers. He pulled out at about 4:30am every morning, which was the exact same time I had to go to work. I pulled out right behind him almost every morning. If I ever slept late or forgot to set my alarm, his truck would wake me up when he would crank it and let it idle for 5 minutes to warm up, so I was never late to work.

Moral of the story... Some people are just a pain in the butt and will never be happy.

If all of the neighbors are in fact bothered by your exhaust, then change it for sure. If it's just one grumpy neighbor that complains about everything, then don't worry about it. You won't know this unless you actually go talk to your neighbors. If you let them know you don't want to be a nuisance and that you are making an attempt, they are much more likely to deal with you in a friendly manor and not throw a brick through your window.

Just my 2 cents. Take it or leave it.
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:19 AM   #86
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I had a neighbor say something similar to the letter to my dad, not realizing it was my dad (he has a Tree service and was taking down a tree at my house while I was a work). Anyway, the neighbor said that he and all of the other neighbors hated my car, and asked my dad if he would just drop a tree on it and do them all a favor. My dad didn't know which neighbor it was, but I had a good idea. I went to all of the other neighbors first, which I knew quite well, and none of them gave a crap about my exhaust. The guy that did have have problem with it, or admitted to telling my dad that anyway, drove a chevy truck with a 350, one high flow cat, and no mufflers. He pulled out at about 4:30am every morning, which was the exact same time I had to go to work. I pulled out right behind him almost every morning. If I ever slept late or forgot to set my alarm, his truck would wake me up when he would crank it and let it idle for 5 minutes to warm up, so I was never late to work.

Moral of the story... Some people are just a pain in the butt and will never be happy.

If all of the neighbors are in fact bothered by your exhaust, then change it for sure. If it's just one grumpy neighbor that complains about everything, then don't worry about it. You won't know this unless you actually go talk to your neighbors. If you let them know you don't want to be a nuisance and that you are making an attempt, they are much more likely to deal with you in a friendly manor and not throw a brick through your window.

Just my 2 cents. Take it or leave it.
I'll take it, and I assure you they'd have a hard time throwing a brick through my window through my garage door.

Out of the 8 houses on my street i've talked to 2 of them, one next door and one right across the street, and neither have a problem with it at all. Hell the one neighbor compliments my car every time I see him driving by.
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:20 AM   #87
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Last thought, I have two kids, one who lives right over the garage, and they have never been woken up by my car in the morning.
I'm sure someone from NYC wouldn't be bothered by it either. The point is your neighbors (and their kids) ARE bothered by it.

Stop acting like they are the ********.
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:22 AM   #88
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Who tore the note in half?
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:30 AM   #89
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Haha. The OT, always a good source for laughs. Guess this should have gone into the general forum.

BTW the TurboXS is no louder than a SPT exhaust, and I try to drive as quietly as possible through the neighborhood.

I would have just preferred them actually talk to me, you know like adults do to settle differences.
SPT exhausts can rattle windows?
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:40 AM   #90
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I've heard the borla in person before and seemed like it was the same loudness as the TurboXS at idle.
which borla series though? I'm specifically talking about the borla hush, for the GD chassis. I can't speak to what they make for the '11, but for the GD hush system, it's nearly as quiet as stock up close, and can't distinguish from stock (at idle) from 20 feet away.

Another thought - in the same way a ported speaker box amplifies certain frequencies - if you're warming the car up in the garage with the door open, it may be creating an echo chamber at a certain resonance. You could always install a venting system, to allow you warm up the car with the door closed.
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:04 AM   #91
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The vibrant ultra quiet resonators seem to work pretty well. Less than $95 shipped on Amazon.
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:07 AM   #92
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My exhaust came with a cone to insert, maybe just put it and take it out when you get the street or something
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:08 AM   #93
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years ago...i had a neighbor who thought my car was a lil loud when i would leave to go to work at 0330....so....i started backing into the driveway
so...ya know...the exhaust--and most of the noise... was pointed the OTHER way.....

then id just give it one lil blip on the throttle and clutch in and roll down the street to the stop sign....

and ya know...just doin that was enough that the guy thought i changed out the exhaust
This was my first thought as well. Try backing in the driveway before you start spending money to appease your neighbors. And of course don't drive like an asshat on your way out.
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:31 AM   #94
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Just park on a different street if you have to leave at 4 AM.

If you want to go the childish revenge route, just for fun, this is one way:

find out who wrote the note
get the phone book
call 30 or so roof / furnace / plumbing / home repair type places and schedule them to drop by his house saturday at 7:30.
watch from a distance.
repeat as desired.


j/k .. that's a good one though
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:29 AM   #95
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Downshift, let it rev. These people got babies .... and sleeping at 4 am 5am. Sh!znit. Time to wake up. You can sleep all you want when you are dead. Babies can wake up early so they can go to sleep early. Good habit for little rugrats.

The end. My opinion, you is no likey?
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:37 AM   #96
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i'll trade you my N1 Race!!!!! i guarantee it will solve your problem.












on a serious note, first thing I did after i bought my car was post that ****ing exhaust for sale. god damn ricers. i can appreciate the suby rumble but if you're going to straight pipe your car, buy a civic.
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Old 03-27-2013, 03:41 AM   #97
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Do you have a cat-less downpipe? If so, get a cat-ed downpipe. That should help some.
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:08 AM   #98
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The solution is to go straight pipe for a month.

Then when you put the exhaust you have back on, itll be much quieter.
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:13 AM   #99
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Some of you are some real **** bags. I can only hope a few of you would be lucky enough to be my neighbor. As far as I'm concerned, I deployed with the infantry. Got a problem with my loud exhaust? Don't like being woken up by loud noises? Too ****in bad. I can barely hear anymore =D

OP, people can never be pleased. If it ain't a cop in your face, keep on keepin on.
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:20 AM   #100
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The solution is to go straight pipe for a month.

Then when you put the exhaust you have back on, itll be much quieter.
Hahaha yes
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