If people want to do this because they like it thats fine as long as it is a tasteful system and not overly loud. This is the case with the original posters Ecoboost I believe. MBRP have different systems, some tame, some advertised as loud. Seems like he bought a reasonable one, and is happy with it, I can understand it and have no problem with it. I have had lots of muscle cars over the years and sound is a big part of that.
Having respect for others is really lacking today, and people with loud vehicles should be thinking a bit about their neighbours, Skidoonick700 touched on this above. I have several neighbours with loud vehicles, mostly trucks now, and would just as soon not have to hear them. I am sure none of them could care less. My parents neighbour had a heavily modded Stang for years, no choke, so would start it every morning and rev it up to get it warmed up so it wouldn’t stall. Every morning, same time, not really something anybody needs.
When they are very loud and obnoxious, then it is no longer a case of “ it’s my truck and I can do what I want”, it affects other people and can bother a lot of people daily just because the owner thinks it sounds cool. I don’t really think a loud system impresses others much, thats why I say people should be doing this for themselves only. I mean, if we talk pick up trucks, how many Rams, F 150s, whatever do we see on the roads every day? Does anyone besides the owner really care if one passes by and has a louder exhaust, are people impressed? Maybe, I can’t say for sure. I’m not, but would be Ok hearing others thoughts.
A bit of thought and respect for others goes a long way, even if you have a louder vehicle, you can drive it lightly in your neighbourhood. You might be surprised the people that say nothing, but curse you under their breath. Its not really the one time thing at all, it’s the day in day out that is annoying.
Edited by turbopete, 11 August 2020 - 08:21 AM.