Has the exhaust valve "active exhaust" thing been solved yet? (rant)

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  1. AWSOM50

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    I don't notice a significant difference, except when in full auto and it runs in lower gears. I'm really glad you're happy with the sound, but personally I expected better from stock.

    Of course I can hear it. It's just too quiet for my taste. I find myself driving it purposefully to get more volume out of the whine. I've heard way better - aftermarket cars though, in fairness.

    Again, sorry if I came across with rudeness, just got a little frustrated after all the searching.

    I suppose I'm being a bit silly expecting any factory car to sound like a modified car. I got carried away with the pre launch hype. I will continue to follow advice to customise it to get it how I want.
     
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    Someone on here or another forum has a kit to relocate the valve controls then hold open valves themselves permenantly i think <160 U.S.
     
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    Just keep in mind that those exhaust valves also preserve torque at lower RPMS. Open Exhaust at low RPMS means less back pressure, which equals less torque in that range.
     
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    My neighbors think my exhaust is pretty loud, valves open or closed. I think it's perfect, especially at WOT.
    Supercharger whine was most audible with the AFE intake. Much louder than stock!
     
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    I'd start with the muffler delete myself. It's a cheap experiment for starters. From there you can do reso. delete for more noise or even pop in some glass packs at the OEM muff. locations.
     
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    This to me is the best sounding stock exhaust I have ever heard. In fact I had a deputy Sherriff pull along side me yesterday and say is that stock? I said ya and he said it sounded great. That was one of 3 people yesterday that complimented the exhaust sound. I guess to each her own but if you want to get some attention don't worry about the exhaust and install the Bwoody intake and you will be amazed. People turn heads and freak out when they hear the cat coming. It's truly a game changer for me.
     
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    So far an electronic interface with the PCM has not been invented. Too many challenges involved in tapping into the code for the control of the valves because of the feedback communication the valves have with the PCM. Installing an AES simulator kit is your best option right now.

    Here is the information and installation video:

     
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    How do I order
     
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    When your ready to order, you can just request an AES delete kit purchase through a PM to me.
    Thanks,Tim
     
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    I must beg to differ and point out that these valves have no low end torque improvement benefit.
    They were installed by the factory for noise emissions standards only.
     
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    Mid muffler delete, aka straight pipe.

    Leave the cats, leave the resonators.

    Still has manners during cruise, summons demons at full throttle, and if you need to rev it up for a friend, enemy, or just a fan, it has some serious bite, even in park.
     
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    Yes put cold air intake on it and for exhaust pull you cads off
     
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    Wow, I wish I did these when I first got the car. I feel like I wasted 4000 miles driving it stock.

    I fitted the cold air intake and removed the mid resonators like you guys suggested. The blower now sounds like mad max (maybe 2 - 3x as loud as stock) and WOT the motor sounds like a nascar - perfect. It's still quiet at idle and low RPM but I guess it's kinda cool that way as the car can still be used quietly when needed. The car really lives up to its name with this IMO and I would recommend it to anyone.

    What I wouldn't recommend is the K&N intake if you live in a place where it rains... I have a Drycharger sock on it but K&N tell me they have no plans to make a cover.

    Thank you to everyone.
     
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    Im getting them turned off by my tuner today
     
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    Keep us posted.
     

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