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No, actually, I don't...but I've heard that they're pretty horrible.
You haven't looked up exhaust clips on Youtube for that V8 swap you keep hinting at? They sound nothing like they do in person.

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You haven't looked up exhaust clips on Youtube for that V8 swap you keep hinting at? They sound nothing like they do in person.
I have, yes...and for the most part they sound terrible. Laughably terrible. I've seen one or two videos that were done with decent sound equipment; those were nothing but panty-dropping awesomeness.

If it's worth doing, then it's worth overdoing.

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I have, yes...and for the most part they sound terrible. Laughably terrible. I've seen one or two videos that were done with decent sound equipment; those were nothing but panty-dropping awesomeness.
My Nikon does have a mic input, I'll probably have to pony up for a proper one someday.
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Finished the exhaust install and fired it up. I recorded a video, but the audio is distorted when I rev it up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK6NS...ature=youtu.be


Also installed my JK brake lines and bled the system. I think there is a little bit of air left, but I had enough brake to move the Jeep forward and backward under it's own power for the first time in 6 months so that was pretty exciting!

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Finished the exhaust install and fired it up. I recorded a video, but the audio is distorted when I rev it up.
That's not distortion...it's your Jeep doing a damned good impression of a screaming leopard.

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Thats awesome man. Cant wait to see it in action. Your exhaust kinda sounds like mountain lion with the distorion
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Damn, barely missed it. Copy cat (pun intended)
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That's not distortion...it's your Jeep doing a damned good impression of a screaming leopard.
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Thats awesome man. Cant wait to see it in action. Your exhaust kinda sounds like mountain lion with the distorion
That's funny! Maybe I won't be able to tame the beast after all?
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Small mics and small speakers arent going to make the exhaust sound good. The open manifold vids in my build threads sound like crap. Probably more like a vilociraptor than a cat though.
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Small mics and small speakers arent going to make the exhaust sound good. The open manifold vids in my build threads sound like crap. Probably more like a vilociraptor than a cat though.
Fun Dinosaur Fact: The average velociraptor would stand a bit higher than your knee - 18 inches or so at the top of its head - and would weigh slightly more than thirty pounds. Also, it would probably be covered in pretty feathers.

This one, however, was slightly larger.

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What was this bull**** on Jurassic Park then? You are chock full of information Dave.

Sorry for the derail Clint.
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wow ... congrats!!!

at least we know it won't drone anymore!!!

(well ... it will trumpet and scream ... )

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Small mics and small speakers arent going to make the exhaust sound good. The open manifold vids in my build threads sound like crap. Probably more like a vilociraptor than a cat though.
If there was a way to turn the sensitivity down on my camera I don't think it would be half bad. The issue here was I was going way beyond the dynamic range of the system.
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Fun Dinosaur Fact: The average velociraptor would stand a bit higher than your knee - 18 inches or so at the top of its head - and would weigh slightly more than thirty pounds. Also, it would probably be covered in pretty feathers.

This one, however, was slightly larger.
I think I would still be scared of them, especially in packs.
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What was this bull**** on Jurassic Park then? You are chock full of information Dave.

Sorry for the derail Clint.
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wow ... congrats!!!

at least we know it won't drone anymore!!!

(well ... it will trumpet and scream ... )
It's actually a lot quieter than my little bullet Magnaflow I had on before, especially at idle. I think I'm going to order up a catalytic converter to kill the sound more and to get rid of the smell.
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I noticed the odor too. If I have to do any exhaust work I think ill put one in as well.
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Ordered my 4" Savvy springs. Anyone want to buy some gently used 3" Savvy springs? First dibs to JF before they go on craigslist.

Also G Beasley is going to see if he has enough of his tub left from his trailer project to cut the top pieces off for my patch panels. That's a huge relief, since body work and I aren't very friendly and local junk yards aren't too excited to have me cutting up their Jeep tubs.
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