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Old 11-03-2018, 12:43 PM
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I ran into him at a local restaurant where he saw my CRY Ď17 Z M7 I got two months ago parked in front. He wasnít exactly complaining but remarked that he and some neighbors know me as the ďRed BaronĒ because they can hear me every time I drive by. He then introduced me to this lovely woman at the bar as the Red Baron of our hood.

Mind you, the environment I live in is a quiet serene neighborhood built on a peninsula next to a wildlife preserve with a quarter of people owning Teslaís, a half of people SUVs. Thereís one Ferrari F430, a Lambo Diablo, one 5th gen Viper, a Cayman GTS, and one new NSX Iíve seen. Two C2 Vettes. And one GT350. Thereís a single road leading in and out of the peninsula for a mile with lots of stop signs. So my Z is periodically launching and going between 1st and third gear. I run on Eco with the Track exhaust on, stock exhaust.

Anecdotally, had a Ď17 GS A8 for over a year b4 this and never got a remark. I love the exhilarating sound when I first turn on the engine. Another thing that I love abt my Z. These people need waking up ha!

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Old 11-03-2018, 12:49 PM
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I've got a GT350R. And not one complaint about that 350? Weird. Unless the dude don't drive it. The GT350 in sport exhaust mode is pretty loud. The R even louder. Flaps are open on cold start for both too.

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I've got a GT350R. And not one complaint about that 350? Weird. Unless the dude don't drive it. The GT350 in sport exhaust mode is pretty loud. The R even louder. Flaps are open on cold start for both too.
He prob gets comments too although he drives like he breaking it in. Donít know why since Iíve got ten years in age on him.

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1st and third gear. I run on Eco with the Track exhaust on.

A Rare Selected Performance Combo.Why ECO?

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A Rare Selected Performance Combo.Why ECO?
i used to run on Sport all the time but now I run Eco routinely on the highway and streets, inspired by a post Bill Dearborn wrote once abt being good with M7 and having lived with the atrocious 11mpg gas mileage of a Ď10 Continental GT SS (still a blast 600hp turbo V12).

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i used to run on Sport all the time but now I run Eco routinely on the highway and streets, inspired by a post Bill Dearborn wrote once and having lived with the atrocious 13mpg gas mileage of a Ď10 Continental GT SS (still a blast 600hp turbo V12).
Too funny! Loud exhaust switch to ECO the one setting that doesn't even belong on the Corvette.
Eco is not good on the engine long term! Too funny my Z with 800 plus hp gets 24 hwy and 19.5 all around never have used ECO!
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Old 11-03-2018, 01:13 PM
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Why is ECO bad for the engine? I only use it on highway trips, and the rest is a mix between tour and sport. I do know that early versions of cylinder deactivation was alleged to cause early oil consumption, but I would like to think that has been engineered out. One thing I really love about the Vette is the split personality it has. Good mileage when you need it and tons of fun when you want it.
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Too funny! Loud exhaust switch to ECO the one setting that doesn't even belong on the Corvette.
Eco is not good on the engine long term! Too funny my Z with 800 plus hp gets 24 hwy and 19.5 all around never have used ECO!
yeah pls tell what the evidence for AFM badness is for M7.

After watching it for for a day, Iím not going V4 very long- maybe in 4th and 5th on the highway.
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Is aggravating the neighbors cute?
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One of my friends jokes that I should have gotten a deep discount on my '17 GS because it did't come with any mufflers (I drive in Sport a lot).
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Rather hear a vette than a stupid Harley any day. That is a worthless sound.
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Is aggravating the neighbors cute?
well that wasnít the intention.

But I refuse to not enjoy my Vette by running stealth exhaust. And I donít run even close to WOT in the hood.

Plus, some of these prissy Silicon Valley types need a wake up call. The head of my HOA is cool as he has one of the C2 Vettes.
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My neighbor is a firm believer in idling his Harley for 5 minutes before taking off.,,
Fortunately, I get up just before he fires it up..and he does not rev it, just lets it sit
My GF, on the other hand, is very agitated, as it wakes her up.
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Old 11-03-2018, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Parcival View Post

well that wasnít the intention.

But I refuse to not enjoy my Vette by running stealth exhaust. And I donít run even close to WOT in the hood.

Plus, some of these prissy Silicon Valley types need a wake up call. The head of my HOA is cool as he has one of the C2 Vettes.
Therein is the problem. San Franfreakso. Liberal sissy capital of the USA. Put your MAGA sticker on the back of the Z and run WOT!!!
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Run my 19 Z06 M7 in Sport with the NPP fuse pulled, all my neighbors say the same thing beautiful car and sounds great. Can't argue with those facts.lol
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Your A8's exhaust sound would have been quieter when running up stop sign to stop sign. Not the same as your M7 running up through 3rd. Way different.

I'm surprised that the mpg, difference is all that sizable to run in ECO/V4, mode? Are you sure it's that great in city. stop and go driving? Not everything Bill Dearborn writes is accurate, nor defendable. He rarely can support his opinions with hard stats/data.
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I have reached an accommodation with my neighbors about my car. I start it in the mornings with the garage door closed and let it lose that bark and settle down in idle before I open the door. That has kept peace in the neighborhood.
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Originally Posted by aj98 View Post
My neighbor is a firm believer in idling his Harley for 5 minutes before taking off.,,
Fortunately, I get up just before he fires it up..and he does not rev it, just lets it sit
My GF, on the other hand, is very agitated, as it wakes her up.
Choked , air cooled engines should be warmed up prior to riding.
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i used to run on Sport all the time but now I run Eco routinely on the highway and streets, inspired by a post Bill Dearborn wrote once abt being good with M7 and having lived with the atrocious 11mpg gas mileage of a Ď10 Continental GT SS (still a blast 600hp turbo V12).
Arenít you kind of defeating the purpose of having a Z by running it routinely in Eco to save a few cents on gas?
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That's what I wonder about too. ^^^^ Spending up toward $100K, on a two seater car, then spend all that time miserable trying to gain 1 mpg - a whopping .25 cent bonus......
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