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ve ss mufflers on sv6 drone ?!

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by Ron Burgundy, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. Ron Burgundy

    Ron Burgundy Well-Known Member

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    I fitted a set of mufflers from new redline SS (twin out on each muffler) to my sv6 sidi

    It's louder than i expected which doesn't bother me :)

    Now i noticed some drone at steady acceleration around 60kmh at 1500 rpm..

    This is a bit odd as I assumed that factory mufflers would not drone at all

    Anybody else had the same experience ?
     
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    Coast_Calais sick of the idiots here

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    yeah, but it's not loud, it's barely audible in my car....
     
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    TinSnips Polish all the things...

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    The dual outlets were designed for the higher exhaust flow of the V8s, so with a lower gas speed, there is more turbulence in the mufflers, creating the drone sound. You wouldn't necessarily have the same drone with a straight through design as there is less deviation of flow.
     
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    Coast_Calais sick of the idiots here

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    does JC charge you for rent? considering you live here.. lol :rofl2:
     
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    TinSnips Polish all the things...

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    It's a short term arrangement - I like to refer to it as 'squatting' rather than renting - sits better with the ATO!
     
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    Yeah it's not too loud at all....but still noticeable at times...

    Not loud enough to revert back to stock :)
     
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    LMAO, I'll pay that, good call!!
     
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    hahahah thats gold seems everyones getting into tinny lately about being on hear lol be alot of sad people if he went :p haha
     
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    If you search you will find many threads on this.
    I fitted AFM mufflers to mine and it sounded almost stock, looked heaps better though..
     
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    mmmm read quite a bit about it but nobody mentioned drone...

    i guess it's because it's hardly noticeable and people are not as particular as I'am :)
     
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    yea i got some fitted on friday they look heaps better.
    but they seem to sounds heaps different to the stock pipes, there is a bit of drone.
     
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    UFO I Believe

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    whats your body shape?
    i have a wagon and installed clubby mufflers on my 3L SIDI.... slight drone at around 2k, but otherwise nice low hum.... alot quieter than a sports exhaust, but enough for you to actually hear the revs a little. if you have a wagon, need to make sure you have muffler tips that one out as one pipe then split into 2. from what I understand if you install the muffler with 2 direct outlets from muffler casing, you are more susceptible to drone. but quad tips look a hell of a lot better than the dual tips that are standard on the SIDI's :).
     
  14. tommySV6Ute

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    Where did you find a set, at the wreckers or an exhaust shop?
     
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    ufo i have the sedan, its not really drone but you can certainly hear a big change in not compared to stock.
    tommy got them from an exhaust shop had a mate that used to work there, recons they allways have ss pipes there.
     
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    let be honest here

    it is drone....especially under load at higher speeds i.e. 90-110 kmh (uphill around 2000 rpm)

    around town....no problems...hardly noticeable
     
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    do they drone at all on sv6 (afm style)
     

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