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How do I get my 84 spider to sound like this:


There is no way the full alfaholics exhaust sounds like this...perhaps he's running the rear box alone? Maybe his car has carbs?

I currently have a stinger in the rear and brand new borla middle and the original cat. I don't hear much going on honestly and I am pretty disappointed.. It just sounds like a loud laundry machine.....

help!
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How do I get my 84 spider to sound like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfLVH--esqw

There is no way the full alfaholics exhaust sounds like this...perhaps he's running the rear box alone? Maybe his car has carbs?

I currently have a stinger in the rear and brand new borla middle and the original cat. I don't hear much going on honestly and I am pretty disappointed.. It just sounds like a loud laundry machine.....

help!
What year is your car?

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Compression ratio and cam timing influence the exhaust note.

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it obviously has carbs, you can hear them.
plus, looks like Australia maybe?

poor driving though, on and off the gas like a yo-yo

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yah I have an 84' so I might be out of luck...

any suggestions guys?
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A European 84 had carbs. I guess that you are in the USA.

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Put the microphone near the tailpipe...
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Put the microphone near the tailpipe...

Or a boom box with Ferrari 355 piped in
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Put the microphone near the tailpipe...
Been there, done that. My son thinks that it sounds a bit tinny and he gave me a Shure mike for the next attempt.
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He has the full Alfaholics system iirc.
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He has the full Alfaholics system iirc.
is it one particular component that makes it sound like that?
the rear box? the headers??
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is it one particular component that makes it sound like that?
the rear box? the headers??

Not sure exactly. He has the SS headers and full exhaust. I love the sound as well. I may go the custom route and see how that sounds.
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Been there, done that. My son thinks that it sounds a bit tinny and he gave me a Shure mike for the next attempt.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXXO...ature=youtu.be
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A lot of the trees have been cleared now and visibility is better.

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A lot of the trees have been cleared now and visibility is better.
good.. gave me the shivers
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