EDIT:uuum i think if your driving like at 4 revs all day then DUH shift dammit. the car should be able to shift at 3 revs. my car (assuming from the video sound) sounds worse if not alike with the RB off road. and at 3 revs it doesnt sound all that loud, unless your in 5th already then slow down man no wonder you get pulled over so much. and in 5th going on 4 revs on a i assume modded engine if your not going past 90 there is something wrong with that engine. io still suggest the sound dedning.
Originally Posted by peejay
You obviously don't drive your car for 2-3-4 hours at a stretch. Headaches and sensitivity to sound after driving mean that you have damaged your hearing. I already have some tinnitus developing (mainly my right ear) and it'd be nice if I didn't make things worse.
Plus, if you get a loud exhaust ticket, they take your driver's license and don't give it back until the car is quiet, plus the $100-odd dollars for the ticket. I'd rather just drive the car and not have to worry about that.
I have never heard any aftermarket exhaust system that is as quiet as stock. One of my friends had the RB long-primary system on his car. Mine is slightly quieter.
Stock, the cars were VERY quiet. Mazda called the RX-7 the "Silent Sports Car".
ehem...firs off my rex is my DD(in P.R where a 30 min. drive can turn into a 2 HR nightmare). i have had it for three years as my DD, and drive it for fun at times(no hearing complaints here). i had a stocker for only the first three months maybe inside the cat and mufflers were done but it was loud.
second the RB single with presilencer, res, ect was pretty quiet even next to stock. i have gotten citations and tickets for loudness before, and all fell though because of the dmv's decible reader( if your in the legal limit you get a certification in the system). of course with the RB off road i will never pass but once it was in the system with the RB single i havent gotten a ticket since.
i work in a rotary and import shop. i havent heard one that was reasonably quiet running(not idleing, or a stock engine with stock exhaust), unless the person had sound dedning done to the car, even then the car was heard in the cabin(just a minor buzzing sound though).
if the rotarys natural sound when modded is affecting your hearing maybe you should drive the car less often and switch to a quieter car, and i doubt you can quiet the car down without sacrificing power. rotaries power comes from the exhaust in the first place.
look all im saying is the engines are loud unless completely stock n/a stock everything, and even then the slight buzzing is heard in the cabin. so if your health is at risk then cut down on driving the car.
good luck with your situation