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Supermans 11-02-2008 02:10 AM

Exhaust Note difference between L99 and LS3?
 
I know it is hard to describe sound but for those that have heard both, what is the exhaust note difference going to be between the L99 and LS3 at startup and idle? Obviously once AFM kicks in and the engine is running at 4 cylinders, the exhaust note changes, however is there much of a difference between the two in the other area's considering it is practically the same engine? I saw those pictures of Scott and the team with the headphones on so he might be the only one in this forum who can answer this.

GTAHVIT 11-02-2008 10:42 AM

My guess is there will be no difference when all 8 cyls are running. The Cam is a little more mild in the L99 so that could change the "sound" of the engine a little. But I'm betting the exhaust notes will be pretty damn close to each other.

ChevyBoiSS 11-02-2008 08:49 PM

this is a very good question. I would like someone high up to look into this.

Supermans 11-03-2008 01:53 PM

Anyone else can chime in.

CamaroSpike23 11-03-2008 05:07 PM

when cruising you wont even notice it (you might notice the lack of a tone due to half the sound being created).

Scott has said already they are working on the regular sound as with the AFM, it sounds slightly different than the LS3, not bad, just different.

honestly as long as it sounds strong and sounds mean when you get on the throttle, i could care less how it sounds when im cruising.

454lsxss 11-03-2008 05:56 PM

I remember reading one of scott's posts that said they had to change up the exhaust on L99. When 4cyl mode chimes in it is said to make a funny noise...so he said it would be slightly more resonated.

DGthe3 11-03-2008 08:28 PM

I imagine that the exhaust will be a bit quieter on the L99 than on the LS3 Camaros because of what a 3.1L V4 would sound like.

wavrun2000 11-03-2008 08:37 PM

I don't really care what is sounds like stock cause the fist thing i am going to change is the exhaust

Matrix 11-03-2008 11:54 PM

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Originally Posted by wavrun2000 (Post 180177)
I don't really care what is sounds like stock cause the fist thing i am going to change is the exhaust

Ditto, but I dont want mine to drone all the time. I only want the growl when I WOT so it will be a CIA upgrade for me, prolly K&N.

wavrun2000 11-04-2008 10:11 AM

Yeah i want something that is loud but not like straight pips they are not a controlled enough of a sound.

D1BADZ 11-04-2008 11:18 AM

Cut the mufflers out and run 4" tips out the back, or turndowns if cost is a factor, that shouldnt prompt any check engine lights

The_Blur 11-04-2008 12:11 PM

I actually don't mind that the AFM will be quiet when cruising. It would be fun to mash the pedal next to some unsuspecting Mustang owner just to give them a jolt. :D

69 Hugger 11-05-2008 08:37 PM

Does the car run on 4 cyl at idle ? someone help me over the fence

TainoWarrior316 11-05-2008 08:44 PM

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Originally Posted by The_Blur (Post 180848)
I actually don't mind that the AFM will be quiet when cruising. It would be fun to mash the pedal next to some unsuspecting Mustang owner just to give them a jolt. :D

LMAO couldnt agree more with you. Chevy is going to have so many lawsuits from mustang owners. The camaro is going to break so many wanna be poser muscle car mustang nubs.

DGthe3 11-05-2008 10:23 PM

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Originally Posted by 69 Hugger (Post 182680)
Does the car run on 4 cyl at idle ? someone help me over the fence

no. Only when cruising above a certain speed

BeermanSS 11-05-2008 11:10 PM

has anybody heard an escalade with aftermarket exhaust on it? Probably be pretty close. The L99 is in the escalade, denali, some silverado's.

SemperFi 11-09-2008 01:17 AM

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Originally Posted by The_Blur (Post 180848)
I actually don't mind that the AFM will be quiet when cruising. It would be fun to mash the pedal next to some unsuspecting Mustang owner just to give them a jolt. :D

Or let that mom in the mini van talking on her cell phone know that she shouldnt be in the fast lane. (people just cruising in the fast lane is a serious pet peeve of mine. Especially when they make me break my cruise control. Errr)

JiXeR'z DoDgE/FoRd KiLLeR 11-09-2008 05:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Matrix (Post 180437)
Ditto, but I dont want mine to drone all the time. I only want the growl when I WOT so it will be a CIA upgrade for me, prolly K&N.

Check into Corsa...they sell mufflers that are tuned not to drone.

Jak 11-09-2008 12:42 PM

I could live with that.



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Originally Posted by CamaroSpike23 (Post 179908)
when cruising you wont even notice it (you might notice the lack of a tone due to half the sound being created).

Scott has said already they are working on the regular sound as with the AFM, it sounds slightly different than the LS3, not bad, just different.

honestly as long as it sounds strong and sounds mean when you get on the throttle, i could care how it sounds when im cruising.


rayhawk 11-09-2008 01:14 PM

I think the real issue is that you don't want to hear everytime the engine goes from 4 to 8 cylinder mode. If you have a loud exhaust, every time you give it a little gas to pass someone, you would hear it fire up the other cylinders, and then as soon as you let off, you would hear it drop those cylinders. I would imagine that would be annoying.

CamaroSpike23 11-09-2008 04:52 PM

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Originally Posted by rayhawk (Post 185920)
I think the real issue is that you don't want to hear everytime the engine goes from 4 to 8 cylinder mode. If you have a loud exhaust, every time you give it a little gas to pass someone, you would hear it fire up the other cylinders, and then as soon as you let off, you would hear it drop those cylinders. I would imagine that would be annoying.

not as annoying as twin cutouts dumping right off the headers for 2000mile roundtrip

blackZbandit 11-09-2008 06:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rayhawk (Post 185920)
I think the real issue is that you don't want to hear everytime the engine goes from 4 to 8 cylinder mode. If you have a loud exhaust, every time you give it a little gas to pass someone, you would hear it fire up the other cylinders, and then as soon as you let off, you would hear it drop those cylinders. I would imagine that would be annoying.

I would actually like that very much.

rayhawk 11-09-2008 08:51 PM

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Originally Posted by blackZbandit (Post 186171)
I would actually like that very much.

Well, what I mean is that it might not sound like you expect or would like in 4cylinder mode. Also, I think it drops into and out of 4 cyl. mode pretty regularly as load changes and depending on the change of tone it may be kind of annoying difference instead of a steady sound. Then again, maybe it is not that big of a deal.


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