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    Question A question about ricers

    Hey all,

    I had my 1st run in with a ricer tonight.
    My 1st kill????

    He might've had legit mods, but I was wondering about the noises they emit. It was a Prelude, but the exhaust was so loud that I could barely hear MY engine. The exhaust being so loud I could always tell when he was juicing it and I could respond appropriately - a reason to have a stealthy exhaust note.

    So my curiosity: I noticed a big slur in his exhaust note when his car shifted. Is this b/c of the exhaust, his driving style, or does it mean he's in a slush box (automatic)? It sounded the same/even everytime I heard the shift, so I'm thinking of eliminating the driver choice.

    Thanks for the the responses! Take care.

    Roamin'

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    I don't have the answers to your questions, but I just want to say that I bet my exhaust will be louder than most everyone's engines...hehe
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    i dunno either...what exactly do you mean by "slur"??

    anyway, nice kill
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    Perhaps the exhaust note you heard during shifts was a BOV? Was his car turboed?

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    hey there, as a prelude owner I am disgusted by riceludes and I hate fart cans but alot of riceludes just stick a few bolt ons into the car with an apexi V-AFC which lets you change the cross over point for vtec. now if they do this and don't tune the thing it will
    go slower and sound crapper. I think this might have been the case.

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    i tried to post earlier....stupid connection. anyway.

    so here's what i meant by a slur. this is going to be funny trying to text it, but here goes:

    "normal" MT sounds: rrrreeeeeEEEVVVVV - shift -rrrreeeeeEEEVVVVV

    the kill's sounds: rrrreeeeeEEEVVVVV - shift - zummmmmrrrreeeeeEEEVVVVV

    It just sounded like he was either trying to be ultra smooth, exhaust mod, or it was an AT. Kinda like when you're starting from a stop and you keep the revs at a constant speed while slipping the clutch until the rest of the drivetrain "catches up". I don't know, it just seems to me that if you're trying to go fast that it would be a more abrupt transition in the revs, right? it just reminded me of some luxocars that use electronics to smooth the shifts out.

    Schis: if he had a turbo, it surely didn't seem like it .

    Wombat: I really can't say as to the extent of the mods. but if he added the v-tec controller would he be faster/slower than a STOCK wrx?

    thanks everyone. take care.

    Roamin'
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    Originally posted by Roamin'Coyote

    Wombat: I really can't say as to the extent of the mods. but if he added the v-tec controller would he be faster/slower than a STOCK wrx?

    thanks everyone. take care.

    Roamin'
    Not a chance. He'd need forced induction. Maybe supercharging might do it, more likely he'd need a turbo. Some NOS would help his cause. (See your other thread).

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    I have heard this before and I believe it's from it being an AT, and a really slushy one at that.
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    Originally posted by GV27


    Not a chance. He'd need forced induction. Maybe supercharging might do it, more likely he'd need a turbo. Some NOS would help his cause. (See your other thread).

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    Yeah agreed.
    the V-AFC is quite a good device but without any real mods to go with it and a proper series of dyno runs to tune it properly
    they would probably just make the car slower

    I have a sport shift auto prelude stock which is by no stretch of the imagination a fast car. (It's nice don't get me wrong but just not really in the same realm as a WRX).

    My car doesn't make those sort of sounds I never try to "launch" the thing especially against a WRX I mean really what is the point of blowing my tranny to say I lost by 1 or 2 less car lengths than I would have if I took off without trying to launch.

    Some people just don't want to admit their car is not the fastest thing on 4 wheels

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    He had an automatic.
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