Cat Backfire [A8 Owners Chime in]

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  1. CubeMan

    CubeMan Tri-State Overlord

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    How much burbling or backfire do you get from downshifting while coming to a red-light or etc, Typically if i down shift and the rpms land between 2-3k in 1st,2nd,3rd gears i get some nice snapping and backfiring. Sometimes it's a little quiet, sometimes it's loud enough to turn heads far away
     
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    I get a little. More in the lower gears.
     
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    NorCaletch19He77Kat Silver Member

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    lean run misfire causes the backfire--nothing can be done about it--fuel management thanks to the Fed's..
     
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    I love it. I get it most often on the 5-4 and 4-3 shifts. It will do it on its own in sport mode, while approaching a stop.
     
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    This... A8 in sport mode is perfect. Track transmission doesn't down shift as aggressive
     
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    yep same here, sounds good tho.

    ;)
     
  7. CubeMan

    CubeMan Tri-State Overlord

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    Oh i love it too, no complaining here. Just wanted to know if anyone else produces it in the same range or has found a better way ;)
     
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    TallCool1 Gold Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member Nat'l Hellcat Tech Advisor HCC Charter Member

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    What gas do you run?
     
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    CubeMan Tri-State Overlord

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    gabe Gold Member Hellcat Car Club

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    My A8 does that all the time when the car is up to temp.
     
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    I notice it in sport mode
     
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    LOVE IT - one of my favorite sounds that come from the beast.
     
  13. roostinyfz

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    I love it too! I think the manuals do it a little more?
     

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