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I am soooooo in love with the sound of this silver Esprit with straight exhausts must be gmendoza's beast, its insane. I cant stop thinking about how I could do the same with the old style wide exit system. But can anyone tell me what the db readings are on his car if he dosent chim in :eek: ? Readings need to be recorded at idle and moderate to low revs?? I have a limit of 99db I am aloud on my Esprit in NZ and I figured no mufflers and straight through with no bends would easily put this well over 105?

I also need to configure my pipes to run straight and not the twin exit system as per the later design so would this make it louder again? Anyway I have to get rid of the current mufflers they are too quiet compared to your guys exhausts.
 

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lol Thanks Kylie, yes that's my Esprit. I really don't know what the db reads are but it is loud.

Now you got me wondering. Anyone know where i can borrow a db gauge in So Cal?


I have 2.5" madrel-bent pipes with 4" single-walled tips. If you run your pipes straight, it may be louder than if you cross them (left bank exiting on right side and vise versa) although it'll be a small difference. Double-walled resonated tips in a smaller diameter will also quiet it just a little bit. Now Sport cats (like a 100 cell) will quiet it down quite a bit without changing the tone much.

Also, I think I read somewhere that your car is a x-plane not a flat-plane crank. Is that true?
 

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No thought it might have been but its a std flat plane crank. Thanks for exhaust info crossing the pipes neatly infront of the rear diffuser I think would look great and sound would be idylic. But yeah love to know what sound yrs is putting out. :bow:
 

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LOL ...I think it'll be way over 100 db...my buddy with an Evo was pulled over and sent to the referee station. His car was measured at around 100-105db. My car though is not as loud as Mr. Wildman's car(quite similar set up)...and my car is still louder than my buddy's Evo, oh and not just a little louder...:D

Gmendoza, maybe you want to share with us about your ex-neighbor's thoughts...LOL!
 
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