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Re: exhaust sound

Postby RBP » Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:37 am

That's odd, I have a plexi and before that a 356 windshield. I've never even noticed any issue with wind from freeway speed bothering my ears / hearing. I live about a 25 minute freeway drive to get into town and never have an issue.
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Re: exhaust sound

Postby danstern » Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:42 am

Foam earplugs are my answer to wind noise.
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Re: exhaust sound

Postby RS-60 mark » Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:38 pm

Kris -- Your exhaust looks perfect! For me there would be no other 2nd choice!!
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Re: exhaust sound

Postby egrant5329 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:37 pm

RBP wrote:That's odd, I have a plexi and before that a 356 windshield. I've never even noticed any issue with wind from freeway speed bothering my ears / hearing. I live about a 25 minute freeway drive to get into town and never have an issue.


I have the full windshield, I'm 5'8" and my seat sits a little higher (1-2") than I would like, but I can't guess what could be different between our cars.
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Re: exhaust sound

Postby RBP » Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:07 pm

I doubt much is different. My seats are right on the floor with minimal cushion. I'm 6', seats as low as possible with a low plexi. You are 5'8" with seats 2" off the floor and a 4" higher wind screen. All said and done you would be sitting higher but the windscreen would give you better shielding.
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Re: exhaust sound

Postby TSchommer » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:27 pm

I’m thinking about a new exhaust, so I thought I would revive this thread. I have a Vintage Spyder from around 2000, and I’m not super happy with the sound. It’s a little too quiet at idle, and does not really have a “Porsche Like” rasp to it. I recently heard this clip posted in Ricardo’s Bring Trailer Ad, that sounds pretty good. While they look the same, are the mufflers different on the newer Vintage exhausts than what I would have on my earlier car?

https://youtu.be/7nyHskMNn94

If I had to simply describe what I’m looking for, I would say slightly dialed back from a Harley volume wise (maybe 90%) but with the Porsche rasp to it. I know this a bit vague, but it’s kind of a crap shoot ordering something like this online anyway.

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Re: exhaust sound

Postby danstern » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:50 am

The new Vintage ceramic coated exhaust is quite a bit louder and raspier than the old one. My Vintage is from 2000 and Greg convinced me to put a new exhaust on. Came out great.
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Re: exhaust sound

Postby TSchommer » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:01 pm

Thanks, my new exhaust system has been ordered!
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