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the keys to a good sounding 3800?

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Old 06-27-2012, 12:18 PM
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so i ran across this video of this company thats makes replicas of exotics and it turns out their engine of choice is the 3800 Series II supercharged. i found that odd because the lack of sound it puts out.

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Lamborghini Reventon Replica Chassis with 3800 Supercharged Engine / Custom Exhaust for V12 Sound - YouTube

after watching it i decided to shoot an email to them and see what they did to make it sound like how they did and here was their response.

"The simple way to make a 3800 sound awesome is to get rid of the cat converter and add a Borla Pro-XS muffler. It will sound bad ***!"

I was just wondering if anyone has thought of doing something like that with a Borla Pro-XS muffler? if so id like to hear it!
 
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:24 PM
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i have those mufflers in my room!
 
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i have headers and a magnaflow muffler on mine and it sounds great too. i dont know what people do to make some of these sound so bad.
 
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:08 PM
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Boosted 3800s sound A LOT better than N/A ones.
 
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love the sound of the SC!!!
 
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Old 06-27-2012, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by ChibiBlackSheep View Post
Boosted 3800s sound A LOT better than N/A ones.
^^^So true!
 
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Old 06-27-2012, 03:11 PM
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I liked the way my N/A sounded with just a resonator and no mufflers, sounded badass in person lol
 
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So basically saying to chop of the cat and add a nice muffler to it? I've spent many hours on youtube looking for a nice 3800 sound and some are ok but I've yet to hear anything that really impressed me.
 
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the problems i have seen watching videos of these engines are the cameras mic's just suck. on a cold startup they sound a little raspy.

Ok here are the sound clips i got today of my setup: FWI, HV3, SD Headers and a 2.5" catback with a magnaflow muffler.



 

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Old 06-28-2012, 12:11 AM
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forget the muffler...cam!!
 

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