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Thread: Soooo. Soundaktor?? Do we have them on the S3?

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    Soooo. Soundaktor?? Do we have them on the S3?

    For those of you that don't know they are fitted to some VAG cars to make them sound
    sportier in the cabin. But, has the S3 got one? If so has anybody unplugged theirs
    to see if it sounds better without??

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    out ST3 has it
    well it did b4 i removed it.

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    Why would they ever fit such a thing? Of all the things that must have been scrimped on in cost cutting exercises & somehow this got approved? Madness!
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    Googled it, found this:
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    Quote Originally Posted by max69vk View Post
    Why would they ever fit such a thing? Of all the things that must have been scrimped on in cost cutting exercises & somehow this got approved? Madness!
    If I'm honest, I suspect they had stringent requirements to meet regarding how loud the engines are.
    So from the outside it sounds quiet, and from the inside it sounds like a growly beast.
    That's also why there's a valve in the exhaust. Noise regulations eh? I guess people
    who paid the bit extra for the performance variants want to hear what their money has
    paid for.
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    K&N panelfilter, Colourmatched mirrors, S3 footplate,
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    Quote Originally Posted by grr666 View Post
    If I'm honest, I suspect they had stringent requirements to meet regarding how loud the engines are.
    So from the outside it sounds quiet, and from the inside it sounds like a growly beast.
    That's also why there's a valve in the exhaust. Noise regulations eh? I guess people
    who paid the bit extra for the performance variants want to hear what their money has
    paid for.
    Then AMG came along for Mercedes and stuck two nice fingers up at the EU regulations for noise

    Although I believe laws control some of it, cost and development probably outweigh it. Who knows.

 

 

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