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Hi, I own a m6 zetec s TDCI. Is there anyway I can give the car a better sound for example make the turbo louder or get a bit for of a swoosh as I change gear. I've been looking at induction kits but reading them doesn't give you a good idea of what it sounds like? 

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Please don't. It really gets to me when people mod their car trying to make it sound and look like a faster car than it actually is. People actually find this quite offensive. It's like buying a fake rolex watch and showing it off to everyone as if it's real. Of course small cosmetic enhancements look good, but spending hundreds doesn't make much sence to me. If your after power then you can do dpf removal etc. Or just buy a faster car. I don't mean it personally just I'm sick of seeing crappy cars with a huge spoiler and a 3 inch ***** can on the back

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Just now, Luke4efc said:

Please don't. It really gets to me when people mod their car trying to make it sound and look like a faster car than it actually is. People actually find this quite offensive. It's like buying a fake rolex watch and showing it off to everyone as if it's real. Of course small cosmetic enhancements look good, but spending hundreds doesn't make much sence to me. If your after power then you can do dpf removal etc. Or just buy a faster car. I don't mean it personally just I'm sick of seeing crappy cars with a huge spoiler and a 3 inch ***** can on the back

 

 

NO 

 

I totally disagree - People modify cars to reflect who they are

 

I've been modifying cars for years, even now i'm in my 40's and still doing it  :biggrin:

 

If no one made their cars look the way they want them, then the roads would be really boring 

 

Just my opinion  :wink:

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Dagger said:

 

 

NO 

 

I totally disagree - People modify cars to reflect who they are

 

I've been modifying cars for years, even now i'm in my 40's and still doing it  :biggrin:

 

If no one made their cars look the way they want them, then the roads would be really boring 

 

Just my opinion  :wink:

 

 

 

I totally agree with you mate, People like to improve what they have and get satisfaction about putting there own stamp on there car.

Ive had some fairly decent cars in my time, Never had anything really special.... My car before moving to Spain from the UK was a bought from new MK3 Seat Leon FR with a great spec but I still did my own modificatiins to it to get it how I wanted.

Im now in Spain and have a 2011 1.4 tdci MK7 Fiesta van, Im currently changing all my bulbs for led's and Im going to put some alloys on, Plus a few other mods, Its all about working with what you have. For me I get a buzz from looking online and ordering stuff and then fitting it etc, And then stepping back and seeing how Ive improved it.

It would be pretty grim if we were all driving around in standard cars.

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10 hours ago, Zetecslife said:

Hi, I own a m6 zetec s TDCI. Is there anyway I can give the car a better sound for example make the turbo louder or get a bit for of a swoosh as I change gear. I've been looking at induction kits but reading them doesn't give you a good idea of what it sounds like? 

Thanks

You could buy a blow off valve mate, Would give you some whoosh lol.

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A cone air filter will give you the sound of the turbo spooling up and sucking the air in. Thing with a BOV is it sounds absolutely when you are in slow moving traffic lol plus, making a slowish car sound fast just means you can hear more for longer so add a remap to the sound mods and you're getting somewhere. If you are going for a bigger exhaust the steer clear of the terrible bean can ones and get one that doesn't drone to loudly at motorway speed. Most importantly do what you want to do and what makes you happy, it's your car and no one else has to like it.


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4 hours ago, Luke4efc said:

Please don't. It really gets to me when people mod their car trying to make it sound and look like a faster car than it actually is.  Or just buy a faster car. I don't mean it personally just I'm sick of seeing crappy cars with a huge spoiler and a 3 inch ***** can on the back

Completely agree although I found it quite fun (~44 years back) when I had a 1100 mini rustbucket (1300 box) which went like **** off a shovel. Even these days with my ecoboost 125, at the lights alongside some all mouth and trousers kid. It's amazing how fast you can pull away with the right revs and clutch, really gobsmacking. Just a hint of tyresqueal and they disappear in the mirror. What really annoys me is when they give-up at over 30mph (maybe 40) as if some automatic penalty will occur. I've never yet heard my exhaust (or turbo spool up), neither am I bothered. Of course, i'm an oldbie :biggrin:

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I think there is a balance to be found, like in most things.  Im all for modding, but not to ridiculous levels.  Such as the 1.0l? Corsa that passes my house that has been modded to try make it sound like a WRC Subaru or something.  Except it doesn't (especially with it wooshing every 2 seconds as it goes over speed bumps due to what I assume is one of those fake blow off valves), and sounds as ridiculous as a car like that making such noises looks!  Theres only so much you can do with what you have before it sounds false.

You can get quite a nice exhaust note from a custom stainless exhaust.  Not as expensive as you'd think either.  Whatever you do you are always going to be restricted by the fact you have a small turbo diesel.

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51 minutes ago, tarbyonline said:

You can get quite a nice exhaust note from a custom stainless exhaust.  Not as expensive as you'd think either.  Whatever you do you are always going to be restricted by the fact you have a small turbo diesel.

As I said, i've never heard mine, who would care?

You either have poke (and no money) or you don't (plenty of money).

Who gives a crud what it sounds like when it's in front of the queue?

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@Dagger @Spanish_FiestaJust to reiterate, I'm not against car modding, I love how people make their car their own. I just hate it when cars are made out to be something they are not. alloys, grill, LED's, wind deflectors, tinted windows and black roof is about as far as I would go regarding cosmetic enhancements. I've never really got the point of bodykits (except widebody) as they never look right. I am getting quite sick of hearing a loud exhaust behind me, turning around to find a 1.0L Citroën Saxo bobbing down up and down on the street on cheap, incorrectly configured coils (set only for maximum lowness)

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8 minutes ago, Luke4efc said:

@Dagger @Spanish_FiestaJust to reiterate, I'm not against car modding, I love how people make their car their own. I just hate it when cars are made out to be something they are not. alloys, grill, LED's, wind deflectors, tinted windows and black roof is about as far as I would go regarding cosmetic enhancements. I've never really got the point of bodykits (except widebody) as they never look right. I am getting quite sick of hearing a loud exhaust behind me, turning around to find a 1.0L Citroën Saxo bobbing down up and down on the street on cheap, incorrectly configured coils (set only for maximum lowness)

I would agree with you on bodykits, I think when The fast and furious franchise first took off in about 2002 there was a massive following and you would see MK4 and MK5 Escorts, Corsa's and Saxo's with Japane style bodykits and Lexus rear lights, I was a young lad back then and that craze really annoyed me even then.

That aside, I dont see anything wrong with people fitting oem bodykits to lesser models, Or a nice set of tasteful wheels etc and even an exhaust and air filter etc, Especially for younger people who cant afford a performance car.

I know where you are coming from with a ridiculous drain pipe exhaust that sets car alarms off on a 1.0 litre saxo though, I not into that either.

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totally agree that modding is each to their own like me im 19 (20 next month) so cant afford to drive a higher performance car say and ST/RS iv got a little 1.0 eco 125bhp and have just fitted a ST180 exhaust it doesnt wake the neighbors and cant hear it on motorway cruising it is a decent note on acceleration and if i decide to drive in 3rd it gives of a nice grumble down the road. i can only really afford mods which dont add anything on the insurance and i was very surprised to see i could add a high performance exhaust (not saying ST180 exhaust is high performance) and cosmetic exhaust for nothing but adding wind deflectors was a big no no and they didn't want to know.

 

 

 

 

 

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totally agree that modding is each to their own like me im 19 (20 next month) so cant afford to drive a higher performance car say and ST/RS iv got a little 1.0 eco 125bhp and have just fitted a ST180 exhaust it doesnt wake the neighbors and cant hear it on motorway cruising it is a decent note on acceleration and if i decide to drive in 3rd it gives of a nice grumble down the road. i can only really afford mods which dont add anything on the insurance and i was very surprised to see i could add a high performance exhaust (not saying ST180 exhaust is high performance) and cosmetic exhaust for nothing but adding wind deflectors was a big no no and they didn't want to know.
 
 
 
 
 


A lot of the time insurance companies don't have a 'check box' for wind deflectors, RARB and decals etc so they just say no, if they manually input them under one of their headings they can often get round it.


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On 3/13/2017 at 10:04 AM, AlexBartlam said:

totally agree that modding is each to their own like me im 19 (20 next month) so cant afford to drive a higher performance car say and ST/RS iv got a little 1.0 eco 125bhp and have just fitted a ST180 exhaust it doesnt wake the neighbors and cant hear it on motorway cruising it is a decent note on acceleration and if i decide to drive in 3rd it gives of a nice grumble down the road. i can only really afford mods which dont add anything on the insurance and i was very surprised to see i could add a high performance exhaust (not saying ST180 exhaust is high performance) and cosmetic exhaust for nothing but adding wind deflectors was a big no no and they didn't want to know.

 

 

 

 

 

How does your insurance react to the mods/ how much did you pay for your insurance for the year? Im 19, 20 this year with a red edition so quite curious. albeit I have 138bhp

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the mods i have fitted haven't changed the insurance premium i pay £100 a month, but it may bite me in the behind when renewal comes in two months, i hope they offer a decent renewal quote.

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Have you told the insurance company about all the mods or are you going to declare them all at renewal?


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they know about them now the only ones they dont know is the wind deflectors because they wouldn't allow it but would a loud performance exhaust weird or what if needs be ill take them out id something happened as thats the only one, bulbs i haven't told just because they are bulbs and bulbs break so.

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The world of car insurance seems very backwards. One company is always infinitely different to the next, there doesn't seem to be any continuity with them. I can't see why they wouldn't insure wind deflectors, they do enhance the appearance but wouldn't make the car an increased theft risk.


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