is there any point in modding 2.7 exhaust or will it always sound like garbo

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Besides a freer flowing exhaust, gains and noise? Lighter weight and better material





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Having a 2019 Navigator with the 3.5 turbo I can tell you that the 2.7 will always sound like a 1978 Datsun B210. When it starts up it will rattle like somebody stuck a tin can full of marbles under the car and once warmed up it will buzz like said Datsun. No rumble, no purring.

For you kids out there Datsun's were what you call Nissan's today but they were actually higher quality and far more interesting back in the 70's than they are today.
 

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I'm getting old I guess.. the absence of sound is my goal.

Seems Ford did a pretty good job on my F150 2.7.. I don't really notice the sound much, but then again my hearing is not what it used to be thanks to many years of motorbikes, guns and loud music in the 80's.

Use earplugs kids!
 

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Won't be able to hear shit over the sound of my tires and air rushing past open doors at whatever the legal speed limit is.
 

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You can want your vehicle to sound good for yourself and your driving enjoyment.

Making it sound loud enough for the neighborhood to hear makes you "that guy". And why I moved outside of the city.

However, on topic: if you wanted the 2.7 because you had to have the biggest motor, congrats, it's a crummy sounding motor. Don't pop the hood, don't revv it for your friends, you keep that engine to yourself.
 

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You can want your vehicle to sound good for yourself and your driving enjoyment.

Making it sound loud enough for the neighborhood to hear makes you "that guy". And why I moved outside of the city.

However, on topic: if you wanted the 2.7 because you had to have the biggest motor, congrats, it's a crummy sounding motor. Don't pop the hood, don't revv it for your friends, you keep that engine to yourself.
You do not need the loudest exhaust; most people start modding with three items--exhaust, intake and a tune. I would be more concerned about the performance over sound. That goes for both the motors. Just saying.
 
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I kinda feel torn how quiet these cars are. For anybody who owned a 2.7 ecoboob. Is there any reason to mod it? can you give these engines any balls or is it really not worth it?
Have you driven something with a 2.7l?
 

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The engines are never going to sound like a V8 and that's okay.

This point, though, makes me hope for an active valve exhaust like the Mustang to keep it quiet when I want.
 

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