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Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by Aspergers_Aspie, Jul 29, 2020 at 6:59 AM.

  1. AspieOtaku

    AspieOtaku Leader of the otaku legion!

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    I love modified cars though lol.
     
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    I wonder if without the sound, if the vibration would be soothing, sort of like a massage.
     
  3. AspieOtaku

    AspieOtaku Leader of the otaku legion!

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    I know modified cars can be loud but there is a decible law for exhaust too loud that lands tickets. My cars a V-8 its quiet at idle unless i rev it its a police interceptor crown vic.i would love to have the same exhaust system installed.
     
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    But Nitro loves hotrods so do i sometimes i like loud V8s racing hehe.
     
  5. AspieOtaku

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    Electric cars have that instant Torque too.
     
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    In California, it is illegal to tamper with the exhaust in any way due to smog rules. That doesn't stop people from smogging their car and then removing all the OEM exhaust and replacing it with something that "sounds healthier" until the next smog time. (Older cars from the pre-smog era are exempt.) I think it is also illegal to have your car stereo blasting too loud. The police are much too busy with other stuff to worry about enforcing it unless someone specifically complains.

    I think an extremely loud vehicle is an example of passive-aggressive behavior and an unhealthy level of narcissism. A herd of bikes with straight pipes is deafening.

    Aside from that, all that smog gear does reduce a vehicle's performance and hurts fuel economy. It is much better today than it once was.
     
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    On some very early exotic cars I know they don't have mufflers at all, but straight pipes out the side of the hood. Feel free to come wake me up with a Duesenberg, a Cord, an Auburn, or even an old Model T "speedster" stripped down and running with the cut-out open. But if it's someone's ricer, pickup truck, or worse a Jeep, no thanks.
     
  8. AspieOtaku

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    Actually its legal to upgrade the exhaust system as long as the cat converters are still intact catbacks, mufflers and header upgrades still smog legal as long as they are Carb certified.Strait pipe unless smog exempt 1975 and earlier is illegal in California.
     
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    I'm a motor head (actually going to a couple of car events this afternoon with my motor club) and I can't wait until I have a garage (or storage area) so I can buy my first show car...maybe I'm the wrong person to ask LOL...I definitely have earplugs though.

    Talk of converting classic cars to electric makes me want to cry. Butchers, all of you. :eek:

    I am impressed by some of the electric cars on the market now. I won't buy one at the moment, because the infrastructure just isn't robust enough yet. If I get low on gas, I can stop almost anywhere to get more. If I run low on electric, well, finding a charging station is a much bigger challenge. A friend of mine has an electric car, and he's very proud of it, posting on Facebook all the stops he makes to charge it...on a 2-3 hour journey he'll stop several times, and complain about someone blocking the electric car charging station. He doesn't mean to be, but he's the best advertisement for gasoline cars that I've ever seen. He makes electric cars look so darned inconvenient.

    Motorcycles annoy me. They're much louder than most cars, and tend to travel in packs...they're also not much to look at (if only because they're too small and fast to even get a good look at them as they go by...much easier to appreciate a bike when it's parked). A whole line of bikers going by can totally disrupt whatever I'm trying to enjoy outside.
     
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    I agree. I don't like the idea of engine swaps, and drivetrain changes aren't great either...Almost bought a 1926 Ford Model T one time, and then a 1949 Plymouth De Luxe, thinking I had the money to do so. Two other buyers were faster. Had I been able to land one or the other (as in, been able to get an insurance policy) it would be running on its original drivetrain at present. Of course this was back when I had a job.

    Electricity is looking pretty attractive if you don't drive much. But considering the batteries available now, people need to let gasoline & electric co-exist at present. And just as horses and bicycles still find room on American motor roads (they were there first!) I am pretty confident that gasoline motors will always be around, even if electric cars are to be the majority.

    When I can find a job & a house of my own, I still want an electric just because-- well, I think they are cool. Perhaps. But the Toyota stays.

    Antique pre-WWII unmodified cars are a special interest of mine but if I have to choose between a bulky old prewar sedan and an electric, I'd go with a homebuilt electric--not so likely to need an engine rebuild every 60,000 miles. But if I had room for both? Why, both it would be, and the Corolla for a spare.
     
  12. AspieOtaku

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    Yeah loud motorcycles annoy me more than cars esspesially when they rev hard when im walking on a side walk making me jump and shocked.
     
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    Nitro has a 7 litre v8 i think he might be dissapointed if modded cars were banned so would I, id mod my car if it had a loud exhaust though id just rev it in the middle of nowhere just to hear the sound as long as its not too loud idling its all good.