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So here's a question that I thought I would never ask...... are we now getting to a point where our beloved exhaust pops and bangs are starting to become something that society despises?

 

I believe the blame for all this is the huge increase in the popularity of really crazy (naff??) crackle maps on cars  which get repeatably driven through town centres, retail parks and housing estates. I guess some of those cars probably even include RS3's from some of the Youtube footage I have seen recently.

 

On the A329M this morning a young lad in a modified BMW M135i was 'showing off' his sport exhaust which was ridiculously loud with a string of crackle bangs which seemed to go on forever. He probably thought he was so cool....... but from the hand gestures from the surrounding motorists I guess not. Even my 18yr old son said 'If I was in that car dad I would ask you to pull over and let me out, it's just too much'.

 

There are legal noise limits already in place but I can't help feeling that all this attention seeking boy racer crackle maps will shortly lead to the limits being rigorously enforced.

 

   


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Im tending to agree with you on this as ive seen and heard some cars pops n bangs and there little corsas etc !!!!!!!

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It’s amazing isn’t it how when the FL was released people thought the earth was about to stop turning on its axis.......why ? Because it didn’t pop and bang like the ‘old car’.

If you go on the idiot.net forum there’s always regular postings about ‘my mates car is popping more than mine’ or ‘my cars making an uneven sound at idle’ or ‘gut yer back back to get it to sound like PFL car’ or............you catch my drift

It’s like pops & bangs are the only thing that define a car, yet nothing is mentioned about the cars handling / driving characteristics or by how much Audi have made the 5 pot better, no because it don’t pop & bang it’s no good.

Wait until we get the first batches of the WLTP cars through, Christ it will feel like the end of humanity to some people

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It’s amazing isn’t it how when the FL was released people thought the earth was about to stop turning on its axis.......why ? Because it didn’t pop and bang like the ‘old car’.

If you go on the idiot.net forum there’s always regular postings about ‘my mates car is popping more than mine’ or ‘my cars making an uneven sound at idle’ or ‘gut yer back back to get it to sound like PFL car’ or............you catch my drift

It’s like pops & bangs are the only thing that define a car, yet nothing is mentioned about the cars handling / driving characteristics or by how much Audi have made the 5 pot better, no because it don’t pop & bang it’s no good.

Wait until we get the first batches of the WLTP cars through, Christ it will feel like the end of humanity to some people

My FL car has got a Scorpion DP and decat and is pretty loud. It does pop and bang loudly on lift off too (louder than my old PFL car actually). But members of the public are now seeing our cars in a similar vein as all the noisy Fiesta ST's, Mk2 Focus ST, Corsa's and god knows what else that try to emulate our type of car by adding ridiculous crackle maps.

I was in a queue going through Farnham town centre a couple of weeks ago. The guy in front in his BMW (yes another BMW) thought it was brilliant to revs the nuts off his car to get his crackle map to bang very loudly. He did this continually while edging forward in the traffic....until a member of the public (whose two little girls were crying because of the loud bangs) stepped off the pavement and threatened to drag him out the car if he didn't stop.

 

And this is my point, despite our 'heritage' of the five pot engine making lovely pops and bangs straight from Audi, I believe the shear number of Hannu Mikkola wannbees are attracting attention for all the wrong reasons. I get it that they all want their cars to sound 'Sporty' but there are so many of them now has it not become a bit naff?   


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The 4 pot crackle maps are poo and that is to blame yes. The RS3 ones PFL especially (sorry FL owners) are bonkers much like half a V10 imho. People could hear me from blocks away!

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It now seems something Audi started a few years ago with the PFL has now caught on with other manufacturers & tuners making these cars public enemy No 1.

Personally i was never a fan off the shotgun crackles & bang as i like to go around doing my speeding without bring attention to myself.

Thats back fired on everyone 😂

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Edited by RS3Dell, 11 June 2019 - 03:47 PM.

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The best thing about pops 'n bangs with the sports exhaust is that it can be turned down. Generally I do not drive around in full dynamic mode every time I'm in the car.

For me it makes it all the more mental when I do open those valves.

Boy racers have always wanted loud exhausts, I remember some ridiculous cars with even more ridiculous exhausts back in the day, but nowadays thanks to everything being a "software" map, I guess it's just too damned easy for them.

It's only a matter of time until the clamp down begins...

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The clampdown is already here Oz - I got my collar felt and was forced to attend a police garage for checks in a stock car last year. I only went for the PCW mod as revenge.



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The clampdown is already here Oz - I got my collar felt and was forced to attend a police garage for checks in a stock car last year. I only went for the PCW mod as revenge.


Ah yeah, of course I remember that episode...

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The clampdown is already here Oz - I got my collar felt and was forced to attend a police garage for checks in a stock car last year. I only went for the PCW mod as revenge.

Plus also talk of "listening" cameras with auto fines in the post.

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The Plod on the spot were intent on siezing the car - the political environment is far harsher for such severe crimes now so it would be off to the pound no doubt today.



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Whats strange with all this is i run an open pipe on my MT07 Yamaha which has a very deep V twin sound & don't have the slightest problem with the plod 🤔

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The Plod on the spot were intent on siezing the car - the political environment is far harsher for such severe crimes now so it would be off to the pound no doubt today.

My son showed me a Shmee 150 vid from Youtube. (forum page wont allow me to post a link - sorry)

 

The Monaco police are seizing any car that makes the slightest revving noise, including cold starts too. Some RS3 's included in the seized vehicles parking lot.


Edited by Fivepotfan, 11 June 2019 - 07:57 PM.

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Whats strange with all this is i run an open pipe on my MT07 Yamaha which has a very deep V twin sound & don't have the slightest problem with the plod

Dell.

I don't think they can quite be bothered with bike yet Dell - that is going to change quite quickly given that most of the racket is caused by 2 wheel hooligans like you!



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I don't think they can quite be bothered with bike yet Dell - that is going to change quite quickly given that most of the racket is caused by 2 wheel hooligans like you!


For the last 39 years I've had aftermarket pipes on my bikes 😁

Loud pipes save lives !

Its the shotgun crack that upsets people not the exhaust volume.

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I beg to differ - I live by Apex Corner and the bike noise is unreal - moving to fields surrounded by fields in 7 weeks thank f*ck.



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I beg to differ - I live by Apex Corner and the bike noise is unreal - moving to fields surrounded by fields in 7 weeks thank f*ck.


Apex corner is a shite place for noise with or without the bikes treating it as a race track.😖

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I can't disagree - hence to move to fieldland!  Lots of straight RS3 tempting roads thrown in for free too - a hooligan's charter.



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You can understand some people’s concern nowadays with all these terrorist attacks some of these crackle maps sound like an automatic gun going off and in a big city like London could cause fear or alarm to many people. I personally hate the loud rev on startup in my RS3, feel like a right tit at the petrol station

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You can understand some people’s concern nowadays with all these terrorist attacks some of these crackle maps sound like an automatic gun going off and in a big city like London could cause fear or alarm to many people. I personally hate the loud rev on startup in my RS3, feel like a right tit at the petrol station

True story bro, I was at Silverstone in the RS3 driving on the road that runs around the edge towards the car park. It was a few years back when I think terrorism was on high alert as the police there had guns; I rev'd the car for dramatic effect only to see about 10 armed police turn around that I hadn't spotted! I went on my way sheepish to say the least.

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