Driving up your back end

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steviegtr
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Driving up your back end

Post by steviegtr » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:34 am

How many of you guys have had someone in either a little blinged up car or a performance car follow you very closely only to find that they just want to hear your active exhaust. Had quite a few already, some pip there horns or just big smiles & thumbs up. Stopped yesterday at service station on A64. 2 lads pulled up & said what exhaust is that you have fitted. Just what Jaguar gave me.
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Re: Driving up your back end

Post by MANTOT3 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:30 am

I've had some strange goings on, at a safe distance from my back end.
People trying to stear and take a photo with a phone at the same time, Very naughty!
I've had the lads who want to hear the exhaust sound and the boy racers who want to push you just a bit more...
Having just been on a speed awareness course I've the early simptons of being sensible! ( I'm told this doesn't last).
The one I hate the most is when you are being good, realy, like driving Miss Daisy speed on the motorway.
They sit about 15 yds from your back end in the outside lane just admiring the beauty and you're closing up on the car in front, you just wish they'd pass.
So you have no option but to floor the loud pedal give them the full f type experince, nip round the car in front and cary on the Miss Daisy routine.
Only to find they're back 15yds behind you and now your spoilers up showing the hardware, letting everyone know you've been naughty.
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Re: Driving up your back end

Post by santoshlv426 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:14 am

Well clearly there's something wrong with my car, as really it's way too silent unless the "dynamic" is activated.
Let me ask a question - as we all know the dynamic menu allow's one to see the amount of throttle and brake applied.
to get the "sound of the V8" how much does the throttle need to be opened ?
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Re: Driving up your back end

Post by Skid1768 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:05 am

I am a new owner and as such, just getting used to the massive grin factor when using the loud pedal, dynamic pose and fun button. I have tried to be good, just pottering along at 70mph on the M4 but I have found, it really doesn’t take much to get the absolutely gorgeous and addictive exhaust note. I have a really long tunnel on the way home and I just can’t help myself, the noise is truly intoxicating....long may it continue..😀😀
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Re: Driving up your back end

Post by Lunar » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:15 am

Generally, to get maximum pops and crackle, open the exhaust (if you have the button) and go to above 3k rpm and then just lightly tap the throttle as the revs gently die off - with a bit of practice you can make it carry on for quite a few seconds :D
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Re: Driving up your back end

Post by philmayfield » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:18 pm

I get a lot of cars driving closely but I just think they want to see what make and model it is. F Types are still relatively rare on the roads.


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Re: Driving up your back end

Post by santoshlv426 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:28 pm

From an exclusivity perspective, I certainly hope it remain's "rare" although I know that doesn't help Jaguar Land Rover in terms of sales.
Just this weekend at a small local shopping centre in my neighbouhood a guy rocked up with a Ferrari 458 and then another in a F Type V6 Convertible.
Yesterday I saw 1 F type V 6 on the freeway on the way to work.
Well at least it's eye candy.
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Re: Driving up your back end

Post by steviegtr » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:14 am

Well guys I did not expect so many replies. So it's not just me then. I did a run to the coast with a ladyfriend yesterday & must say the music stayed on very low all the way. Dynamic on & off lots. I find it best when on the twisties to go to sport & paddleshift. I'm sure some folk will think there is something wrong with the car. Long live snap crackle & pop.
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Re: Driving up your back end

Post by santoshlv426 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:35 am

I can't help but think of the F Type as a box of Kellog's Rice Krispies
Whoever coined the "Snap Crackle and Pop" phrase when describing this car ?
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Re: Driving up your back end

Post by scm » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:11 pm

Someone on the US forum describes it as "an unfettered string of crackles and bangs, akin to being present at the popping of God’s bubble wrap". :)
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