Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Columbia, SC
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Exhaust Bypass Valves? Idea for a new product. I need more Exhaust Noise
This may offend some people, my apologies in advance if it does and I encourage the moderators to remove this post if I'm off base here. It is not my intent to be so. But I'm a concerned with something at the moment and had an idea to help curb, if not vent, my frustrations.
It happened again. Pulling up to a stop light yesterday I have the individual beside me sharing his "music." Now, I like most music, country, rock, pop, classical, jazz, etc. But I do not like boom boom, heavy bass, with "lets rattle the neighborhood" high wattage speakers. I appreciate that some people have invested thousands of dollars to wedge a sound system into the trunk of a $500 rust bucket who’s main value rest in a set of $2000 hub caps. But could they show us how proud they are of this sound system without vibrating the earth with rap music? Then I thought, I'm wrong. I should join in and accept and be understanding, if not a part of this new culture.
So, as a peaceful way to share how proud I am of my investment (namely my 6.0 diesel engine) and knowing how much some people enjoy loud "music." I thought it would be nice to have an exhaust bypass. That is, a solenoid controlled valve of some sort that would deflect the exhaust of my engine away from the mufflers to the side of the truck. This way, I'd be able to bring something to the party, sort of speak. I mean, take a 6.0 liter V-8 diesel engine with straight pipes, and when someone at a stop light starts rattling the change in my cup holder with their "music" I could join the fun and share some music of my own. After all, what’s better sounding than the popping roar of pure diesel engine revved up and loud? Besides, it’d give me something to do with those accessory switches I have on the dash!
It’s just a thought. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
2005 F-250 King Ranch Crew Cab.