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Old 03-16-2010, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Torque454
I plugged the line to the booster and it runs fine. It even shifted. However it was hard to tell that it shifted. Its got open headers right now so its loud as can be and now with the 4.10 gears the rpms are still high-ish when it shifts. So I dont know if i just didnt hear it shift or if the shifting problem was solved by plugging the booster, but either way the transmission is now shifting.

I am careful not to get into the throttle very much because it is very, very loud and im in a residential neighborhood full of elderly people and parents with kids. I'm surprised people dont complain about it sitting there idling its so loud. I've got magnaflow mufflers for it but i can only get one side on with a strait pipe due to crossmember clearance issues on the other side. I'll unfortunately have to go to a muffler shop and have them bend a pipe to go under or over the crossmember. The main reason ive got headers was mainly so I WOULDNT have to go to a muffler shop. The performance gain is just an added benefit

Just my luck.
Cool! Progress is a GOOD thing!

What I next tell you is sadly, from experience.

Hearing loss is cumulative. By that (as it was explained to me by my Dr.) I mean that every time that your are exposed to loud noise, there is permanent damage done. You do NOT even have to hear that 'ringing' like after a concert for the damage to be done- but if you DO have a ringing in your ears after a show, etc.- you can BET there's been significant, irreversible damage to your hearing!

Over a lifetime (or MUCH shorter, if the exposure is severe/repetitious) this will cause you to get a constant ringing/noise in your ears called "tinnitus".

Once this begins, there's no going back, it's basically permanent. Even when you sit in a quiet room, you'll hear it. Not fun.

If I had a dime for every, "HUH?" I've used in the last twenty years, my house would be paid off.

Bottom line- use hearing protection. It's cheap insurance you won't be deaf in your later years!
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