Pops and bangs = no class!

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I’m not a fan of aggressive aftermarket “pops and bangs” maps, but I try not to judge too much, as it’s down to relative perspective and personal preference.

None of my cars have modified exhausts or “pops and bangs” maps but many are louder than average, and so other people will judge me for having a loud car too.

The relative perspective on noisy cars reminds me of the Monty Python sketch:

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Least noise
  1. EV drivers look down on regular ICE drivers
  2. ICE drivers look down on performance car drivers
  3. Performance car drivers look down on modified exhaust car drivers
  4. Modified exhaust car drivers look down on pops & bangs drivers
  5. Pops & bangs drivers think they’re best or couldn’t care less.
Most noise

It works both ways though, as drivers who look down on others due to too much “antisocial” noise will also look down on others due to not-enough “soullfull” noise,

PS Whist some drivers will look down on others for whatever reason they see fit, I’m not suggesting that everyone does. Many do judge though, this thread proves it.
 
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Whilst I’m on my soap box, I also try not judge those people described in this thread as “I work to run my car”, maybe that’s because I work to run my cars too.

If I didn’t work then I definitely wouldn’t be able to afford to buy and run the cars I drive, buy and run the houses I live in, etc, and I suspect that’s true for many people.
 
OP , would the C63 in question have just 2 doors by any chance ? Reason I ask is the coupe' seems to attract 'them' more than a saloon or estate.

It's no consolation but there is a similar fool 'round our way in a scruffy E63, embarrassing , everybody looks at him ....for all of the wrong reasons. Chav **** buffoon that he is.

Yes indeed - It is a 2 door.
 
The original NA C63 had pops that were artificially generated by the ECU. Not sure about the current turbo engines - I assume they could be suppressed if required.
None of it is natural. As contrived as fake tits.
I dialled the over-run pops out of my V8.
 
Whilst I’m on my soap box, I also try not judge those people described in this thread as “I work to run my car”, maybe that’s because I work to run my cars too.

If I didn’t work then I definitely wouldn’t be able to afford to buy and run the cars I drive, buy and run the houses I live in, etc, and I suspect that’s true for many people.

I used to do it, lived at home, but had an Escort RS Turbo amongst others and spent all my money on them. Its a generalization, one that I could have been Judged on as well. There are plenty of generalizations, but these days they cause offence!
 
Car which have these extreme maps on them are quite alarming if you are on a bicycle ride and one of the peckers decides to floor it past you. Saying that i used to like the racket Subaru rally car anti lag systems used to make.
 
Thinking about this more, I think it could be deeper than just pops and bangs and maybe more to do with the demographic of who is making the pops and bangs. Would/do people feel differently about pops and bangs from a modern car compared to say a vintage/classic? I read that this chap actually tuned The Beast for more flames etc to give it a bit more drama!
The Beast
 
Car which have these extreme maps on them are quite alarming if you are on a bicycle ride and one of the peckers decides to floor it past you. Saying that i used to like the racket Subaru rally car anti lag systems used to make.

I used to put a couple of playing cards attached by a cloths peg on the back wheel of my Chopper to give it more noise!
 
I find that the louder the exhaust, pops and bangs, the lower the intelligence of the driver.
Having said that, my S2000 with an Invidia exhaust could set off car alarms. But then I was younger then and less intelligent than I am now!🤣
 
We have a local pops and bangs virtuoso who likes nothing better than to run up and down a mile long section of dual carriageway between 2 roundabouts.
Up on the limiter in the first 3 gears and a massive blip on downchanges to produce a pretty good rendition of the 1812 Overture.
The fact that the piece of road in question is about a mile and a half away from us and we can easily hear the fusillade he produces does nothing for his popularity ratings locally.
 
Touchwood no chav problems around here to report on and hope it stays like this. But we have had a few car crimes in the area, a few high end prestige cars have been stolen. Our neighbours Range Rover was one of them.
 
It's partly because the recent crop of engines really aren't that tuneful to the ear, and increasing emissions controls will only exacerbate that. Take the EA888 from my recent Cupra - it just sounds flat and somewhat droning no matter what you do to it. The only option remaining for the boy racer set is the discordant racket of the pop & bang mapping.

And don't get me started on the fake noise piped into the cabin - it was frankly embarrassing, and the first thing I programmed out.
 
A noisy, antisocial pr1ck was making a nuisance of himself with his exhaust banging away very loudly yesterday evening, and I've just heard what sounds like the same car now. May the fleas of a thousand camels infest his 4rsehole...
 
And don't get me started on the fake noise piped into the cabin - it was frankly embarrassing, and the first thing I programmed out.
That may be the future. I don't really have a problem with the idea; an EV that sounded like the CLS or SLK in the cabin but whispered away outside might be the only acceptable solution. When it comes down to it, I prefer my right foot to do the talking anyway, rather than my exhaust...

Not that I have any plans to give up my petrol dinosaurs, you understand; they'll see me out, one way or another, or into my dotage, whichever comes first.
 

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