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Old 03-14-2006, 08:12 PM   #71
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i swear i read somewhere that you had never drove in rain and once you did and you dismantled half the car to scrub off the surface rust
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Old 03-14-2006, 10:34 PM   #72
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Well I never said that I still don't put it up on stands for a thorough cleaning after it does venture in the rain.

We are off to the big city of Vancouver tomorrow. Will be good to stretch its legs but the forecast is for rain :(
So be it. I will drive it in the rain, if i have to. Then when we get back, I will spend the day cleaning it.
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Paul, you and I are going to have to have a 'noise-off' between our cars in July.

I don't think those fairly abrupt bends will cause ANY issues considering the pipe diameters. Looks great.

Your Res is alot smaller than mine (you remember my monster install), so your car should be quite significant in tone now.
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Paul, you and I are going to have to have a 'noise-off' between our cars in July.

I don't think those fairly abrupt bends will cause ANY issues considering the pipe diameters. Looks great.

Your Res is alot smaller than mine (you remember my monster install), so your car should be quite significant in tone now.
I've heard your car Bill and so I am assured a win in overall loudness.
I am positive that the original trumpet tips assist in bellowing out the throbbing sounds of this V6. I could have put two resonators in but personal preference was for a deeper tone.
Can distinctly hear each gear shift and change in rpm pitch. Everyone can hear me coming now and when I floor the pedal....holy ****** of Bonne... the tires break free and spin up to redline at front end torques into the left hand lane with screams coming at me from the passengers.
I know this car is gonna be a low 13 sec car without 3 people, trunk full of luggage and a full tank of fuel.
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Old 03-19-2006, 03:37 AM   #75
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Just got back from the trip to Vancouver. The Bonne did great.
First one in line at the Ferry.
I did get used to the new sound of the Magnaflow. It definitely is different sounding with this V6 than a near identical system in my V8. It howls enough now when I accelerate than I can't hear the whine from the engine anymore, the growl drowns it out.
I did average 2 mpg improvement in fuel mileage. :P That must indicate a more efficient engine cause I sure didn't spare any rubber and I had a full load with 4 passengers and a trunk full.
No one complained about the louder sound. It is pleasing to the ears in a mechanical way.
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Chynna and Laura were probably bitching about it quietly to themselves. Now you just need a cutout.
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Good trip and awesome mileage. Thats great concidering you were in and out of the pedal siging your own exhaust tune
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On a down....or upside...depending how you look at it, the loud pedal now attracts attention from other motorists.
At one point along the journey, I came up behind a GP GT who was in the passing lane and wouldn't move over. I moved to the right and when he saw..or heard.. me do that he nailed it. I walked by him no problem.

It really drones when it downshifts into OD or the TC comes on and the engine is under load at 1200 - 1500 rpm, but it'* easy to cure with a quick upshift to feel your back press into the seat.

Girls know better than to bitch when the trunk is full of new clothes and trinkets.
Hey, Bill can say bitching and I can't.... guess I can.
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I've had the same comments passing cars. John can CLEARLY hear my car over his own if I pass him on the freeway. Impressive considering his intake, pulley, and exhaust work.

My drone is right around 2k rpm'*. It reverberates a little. Especially if I'm in OD, TCC lockup, then lightly roll on the throttle.
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I hope that this thread isn't too old to bring back for a quick comment on other noticeable changes having now been thru a few tank fulls of fuel since the install.

The average mileage over a full tank has improved by 3 mpg.
When running in town at 30 mph with no stops and feathering the power pedal, it will get 32 mpg.
Highway mileage steady state at 60 mph gets 36 mpg.
My average on a triple digit highway run has increased to 20 mpg
My average in town with short trips has increased to 17 mpg

The other verrrrry satisfying change is a consistent drop in maximum boost pressure. 2.0 psi to 9.0 psi from 11.0

I want to get back to 11.0 psi
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