Listening to my car and the way it sounds...... - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


General GM Chat When starting new posts, please specify YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE type, and whatever modifications you have made. Chat about all things GM (and related cars). Off-topic stuff should be in the Lounge, and all Model specific mechanical problems should be posted in the proper forum.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-25-2004, 10:15 PM   #1
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 7,262
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ssesc93 is on a distinguished road
Default Listening to my car and the way it sounds......

and these Series I superchargers sound like 2.8 liters. Kenn even agreed with me with th way it sounds. Why is that?
ssesc93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2004, 10:35 PM   #2
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 12,432
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
J Wikoff is on a distinguished road
Default

What do you mean, sounds like 2.8 liters?
J Wikoff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2004, 10:39 PM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 7,262
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ssesc93 is on a distinguished road
Default

sounds like a Z-24 cavelier, Corsica/Beretta. 88 Grand Prix. Anything with a 2.8 liter engine. When accelerating, you can here the sound coming out the tailpipe and our 3.8 sc sounds like the 2.8'*
ssesc93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2004, 10:44 PM   #4
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 12,432
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
J Wikoff is on a distinguished road
Default

The type of intake really contributes to exhaust note. The fact that there is mechanical parts on the intake side (supercharger) makes it very different than an NA car with same exhaust and intake.
J Wikoff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2004, 10:47 PM   #5
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 7,262
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ssesc93 is on a distinguished road
Default

Oh boy. Its haard to explain the sound online. Without WOT, the cars do sound alike. I need a digital camera with sound for this one. Kenn, if your looking at this, can I borrow yours so I cangive a better example?
ssesc93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2004, 11:17 PM   #6
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Lakeville, MN
Posts: 4,328
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
fantastic88 is on a distinguished road
Default

I know what you're saying. Its not just the */Ced ones either, my car sounds that way too. One time I was going through a tunnel and thought I heard a Beretta w/ pipes, took my foot off the gas , looked around saw nobody, gave it a little gas and the sound returned. It just sounds way different on the inside.
fantastic88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2004, 11:20 PM   #7
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 7,262
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ssesc93 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fantastic88
I know what you're saying. Its not just the */Ced ones either, my car sounds that way too. One time I was going through a tunnel and thought I heard a Beretta w/ pipes, took my foot off the gas , looked around saw nobody, gave it a little gas and the sound returned. It just sounds way different on the inside.
riiight the seies II on the other hand in a way sound like the 3100 for the exection of the GP witht the duals. They just have a sound of there own.
ssesc93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2004, 12:33 AM   #8
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 15,928
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BonneMeMN is on a distinguished road
Default

Most series II sound like *** IMO. They have bad exh manifolds compared to Series 1.

My car doesn't sound like like a 2.8, it sounds like more of a v8 then our 5.7L Yukon.

*/C will change the engine from low roar to whiney.
BonneMeMN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2004, 11:46 AM   #9
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 7,262
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ssesc93 is on a distinguished road
Default

i was talking about regular acceloration. no mashing on the gas at all.
ssesc93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2004, 12:07 PM   #10
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Halifax, Canada 91SSE / 97SSEi
Posts: 5,857
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Merlin 91/97 is on a distinguished road
Default

I think I understand what you are saying ssesc93, but I disagree.
I think the normal exhaust system sounds ok for the cars, I don't think they sound like the Z24 or smaller engines.

As for what I prefer....

I like the custom exhaust on my 91... it sounds like a big V8... roar....
And I'm trying to keep the 97 quiet (w/o compromising performance), because I like the whoose/whine I get from her...
Merlin 91/97 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What are you listening to RIGHT NOW? Gumball Lounge 65 02-27-2006 07:19 PM
Finally the girl is listening. . . . . . . BonnieBusiness Your Ride: GM Pictures & Videos 14 02-03-2005 10:57 PM
Roll down the windows, insert CD, and start listening to.... Twister97 Lounge 24 04-05-2004 02:42 AM
For your listening (smelling) pleasure: willwren Lounge 3 03-02-2004 01:29 AM
I like the way the 205hp sound but 240 sounds lovely pontiacfan1978 1992-1999 70 10-15-2002 01:57 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:14 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.