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I am posting on the R side in the hopes that you guys may have a little more insite. I was at the gas station over the weekend and parked next to a jetta that was just idleing and it sounded so sweet. The driver was not around and his girlfriend was in the car so no one to ask about it.

It was a really low burbling sound that made me green with envy. What are the chances of have the V70 sound this way? Any ideas? Full cat back replacement?
 

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Re: Exhaust Sound Envy (brbevil)

Get your self a custom turbo back system, No resnator High flow cat High flow muffler, NO MANGNFLOW!!! LOL you might not be too happy witht he sound it projects
 

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Re: Exhaust Sound Envy (xman03)

SHHHHHHH!!!! thoes are our ideas!!!! LOL!!
 

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Re: Exhaust Sound Envy (xman03)

ive heard a friend of mines VR6 sound real nice with just the cat back. Which engine was it? the turbo models are usually quieter. yea, a 3" downpipe and no mufflers/resonators should do the trick for the v70 lol.
 

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Re: Exhaust Sound Envy (mpdbrown)

FWIW, my TME DP/ Exhaust combo make me the envy of no one's exhaust sound (
except for maybe Lamborghinis, Veyrons, Ferraris, Maseratis, M5s, M3s, et al.) Anyhow, they don't do it on the relative cheap like I do.

Outside, a nice little rumble at idle with a full-on growl at higher RPMs with compressor whine at no extra charge. But in the car, it's like shhhhhhh... quiet)

Dang it, there goes that stupid grin again
 

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Re: Exhaust Sound Envy (redalrt)

Custom DP back, run a magnaflow resonator in place of stock w/no muffler...
 

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Re: Exhaust Sound Envy (Oz60R)

Not that I am that concerned but - is it legal and how loud would it be? I already have the resonater removed. Why not just replace the stock muffler with a Manaflow muffler? Seems strange to add something I have already deleted?
 

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Re: Exhaust Sound Envy (brbevil)

Quote, originally posted by brbevil »
Not that I am that concerned but - is it legal and how loud would it be? I already have the resonater removed. Why not just replace the stock muffler with a Manaflow muffler? Seems strange to add something I have already deleted?

I believe what he is suggesting is to run something like a 3" stainless straight pipe with a resonator in the stock location and no muffler. The resonator should cut down on some (but likely not all) of the resonance, i.e. drone, of the straight pipe. You also have to take note of which car people have that are suggesting various exhaust options. A lot of the configurations, e.g. resonator with no muffler, or high flow muffler and no resonator on a 3" pipe, might have no drone on a sedan, but will drone like crazy on a wagon.

Cheers,

J
 

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Re: Exhaust Sound Envy (soupandspoons)

You got it spot on soup. I deleted the muffler and put in the magnaflow resonator (in stock location) to reduce resonance and the raspy sound.

http://videos.streetfire.net/v...5.htm
http://videos.streetfire.net/v...2.htm

Theres 2 videos of what it sounds like. Driveby is #1 and revving #2. Skip to 36 seconds on the 1st one, I have no video editing capabilities.
 

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Oz...I'm just throwing this out there but do you think 2 inline resonators would make the tone a little more subdued? I have no idea when it comes to exhaust so it might be a dumb idea but I just thought I'd ask. Thanks

Evo
 

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IMHO, a 5 pot will always sound a bit odd compared to a good 6
 

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Evo, yeah it will definitely tone it down with 2 inline resonators... The big bambino of the exhuast would be R Kelly to answer exhaust questions... Its all personal preference in the road you want to take for the perfect tone though.
 

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or 8, or 10, or 12..

Now wait a moment! Whe my passangers that say "wow! what's this baby got under the hood?" I shrug and say "1/2 a V10"
 

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Re: Exhaust Sound Envy (brbevil)

get a dp, and then find a svenske exhaust for sale, maybe alamo autosport still has some.

when the amazing idle burble and maserati 8 cyl sound at high revs isn't worth the off-throttle drone, swap out rear res for 5x8 magnaflow muffler and you will still have the best sounding, low burbly exhaust on a volvo.

or, get a JETEX/BSR/EST and remove resonator (ala JRL mod). Not as loud or burbly, but still a very nice/sporty exhaust.
 

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Re: Exhaust Sound Envy ("R" Kelly)

Quote, originally posted by "R" Kelly »
get a dp, and then find a svenske exhaust for sale, maybe alamo autosport still has some.

when the amazing idle burble and maserati 8 cyl sound at high revs isn't worth the off-throttle drone, swap out rear res for 5x8 magnaflow muffler and you will still have the best sounding, low burbly exhaust on a volvo.

or, get a JETEX/BSR/EST and remove resonator (ala JRL mod). Not as loud or burbly, but still a very nice/sporty exhaust.

I suggest listening to Kelly... maybe since he has owned every exhaust under the sun for the R... I have the SVR with the magnaflow on it and it does sound really nice and soon i will have the EST one.

To my knowledge Alamo sold off the last few back in the fall so you will have to wait until someone sells it... mine is going to MightyQ but someone has to have on they want to sell so keep an eye out for it
 
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