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Old 10-18-2018, 11:19 AM   #21
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You decided to go the purist route, rather than Franksensupercar. Although, it's not too late the change your mind...
For now. But we didn't do all that much to the engine. If it goes I might be willing to get creative.

The engine is strong but does burn a lot of oil. But who knows, maybe it'll last another 100k miles.
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Old 10-18-2018, 11:21 AM   #22
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I've yet to hear an S54 that sounded good. I'm sure there's a way to do it, I just haven't heard one.

If you can make one sound like the Euro I6, I'd be all over putting an S54 in something. Not an E36 ti though... because ick.
Learn to love the rasp?

Edit: Really, the answer is a quiet exhaust and a CF airbox. Drown out the exhaust noise with one of the best induction noises of all time, IMO.
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Old 10-18-2018, 11:22 AM   #23
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For now. But we didn't do all that much to the engine. If it goes I might be willing to get creative.

The engine is strong but does burn a lot of oil. But who knows, maybe it'll last another 100k miles.
We may want to consider modifying the CCV system to reduce the vacuum applied to the system. It could help the low oil ring tension issue and reduce the oil consumption.
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Old 10-18-2018, 11:23 AM   #24
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Learn to love the rasp?

Edit: Really, the answer is a quiet exhaust and a CF airbox. Drown out the exhaust noise with one of the best induction noises of all time, IMO.
That may be the right answer. I just can't stand the exhaust sound of that engine. It ruins the car.
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Old 10-18-2018, 11:25 AM   #25
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That may be the right answer. I just can't stand the exhaust sound of that engine. It ruins the car.
I really like the stock chainsaw cutting a barrel of marbles exhaust note, but it's not for everyone. (It also sounds a lot better with Euro headers.)

A lot of the aftermarket exhausts add some really weird notes.

The best sounding S54 I ever heard was, perhaps unsurprisingly, Chuck Stickley's absolutely balls out C-Modified engine. It sounded like it was tearing a hole in the space-time continuum coming and going.

(One friend who happened to come by the track to say hi said she thought it sounded really evil.)
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Old 10-18-2018, 11:26 AM   #26
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The stock sound is pretty much the worst exhaust sound ever, as far as I'm concerned.
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Old 10-18-2018, 11:36 AM   #27
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The stock sound is pretty much the worst exhaust sound ever, as far as I'm concerned.
https://youtu.be/i7qvu1I4muQ
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Old 10-18-2018, 11:39 AM   #28
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I liked it better with the Dinan than stock, but ideally for trips less than an hour. The number of negative comments coming out of JV (on multiple threads) is astonishing... Lighten up, Francis!
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Old 10-18-2018, 11:56 AM   #29
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Old 10-18-2018, 12:54 PM   #30
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Okay, but that's not how they sound stock.

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