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Re: Changing the Blade's exhaust sound

I absolutely love the way the RC exhaust sounds. Some nice pipes and that thing is a symphony. I really like the twin sound in general.

Well, my WRX (this is going somewhere) has four cylinders. It, however, sounds very much like a twin, which is, of course, very uncharacteristic for a car. It accomplishes this by design: it has unequal length headers, which cause the exhaust pulses to arrive in staggered pairs of two.

So... I theorize that a similar sound could be achieved from a Blade (or any I4/V4), by appropriately rerouting the exhaust/lengthening two of the header pipes.

Why do it? Well, to have that sweet twin burble, with all the I4 performance

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Re: Changing the Blade's exhaust sound

HailifIknow! On both counts
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Re: Changing the Blade's exhaust sound

go buy a twin and be done with it.
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Re: Changing the Blade's exhaust sound

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booth23 : go buy a twin and be done with it. *
Oh boothie... I am so disappointed I fully expected for you to unleash this utterly appropriate emoticon:









(I'm working on getting a twin, yes I am )
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Re: Changing the Blade's exhaust sound

Or if your board, you could make a new crank and cams that fired two cylinders at the same time every revolution
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G-Force Junkie : Or if your board, you could make a new crank and cams that fired two cylinders at the same time every revolution

Genius!

I'll just change the firing order to get that authentic potato-potato feel!

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Re: Changing the Blade's exhaust sound

Sho nuff.





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Thaaat's my boothy!

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Re: Changing the Blade's exhaust sound

nope. never without a lot bigger pistons and valves...
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Re: Changing the Blade's exhaust sound

You're blade could never sound the way your wrx does because... first of all it's less than half the displacement. *Secondly, a boxer motor will always sound different than an inline.



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Re: Changing the Blade's exhaust sound

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fusion929rr : Secondly, a boxer motor will always sound different than an inline.
Hmm. The WRX with equal-length headers sounds pretty much like any other (turboed) I4

Stock WRX header on bottom:



Equal-length header (note the convoluted piping needed to equal the length of the far-end pistons):



Anyways, it's just a feasability theory based on this single experience with the WRX.
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Re: Changing the Blade's exhaust sound

The WRX sounds WAY different to any I4 car. If anything, it sound skind alike a VERY hi tech VW beetle engine - though that does no justice to the WRX - maybe I should say, sound slike a 911 with 2 missing cylinders

The flat 4 will always sound different to an I4. Life sucks like that... Enjoy the f4 sound, it is great to behold

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You're f%#&king up my Chi...
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