Long Tube Headers Sound, How loud are they? (Video)

Long tube headers - How do they sound?

Long tube headers – How do they sound?

My biggest question about getting long tube headers was, “how would they sound”?  Would they be too loud?  I found several long tube headers audio bytes on YouTube, but rarely did I find one with a before and after clip that actually sounded clear.  Most were recorded with nothing more than the guy’s cell phone camera.  So, having the resources from my day job, I tried to take the quality up a notch.

Audio Setup: Canon 5D Mk III and Sony lav mic

Audio Setup: Canon 5D Mk III and Sony lav mic

 

Armed with a Canon 5D Mk III and a nice Sony mic, I recorded my exhaust before and after the long tube header install.  I also recorded a dead stop pull away and a couple of drive by’s.  Then I recorded internal ride noise with the windows up and down, and tried to find the exact RPM for the dreaded “drone” noise.  Luckily, with my particular setup, I never found obnoxious drone.

Long Tube Headers Sound Before and After Install

Long Tube Headers Sound Before and After Install

 

I mean, if you want to get really picky, I did notice a bit of drone on a steady incline, on the gas at 2700 RPM and at 85 mph.  But I never drive that fast, so I am still gonna chalk that up to no drone noise.

Long Tube Headers - Drive by

Long Tube Headers – Drive by

 

So, if you are curious like me, check out the video!  Be sure to check out my other videos, subscribe to my YouTube channel, and like and comment.   Thanks!

 

Here’s my setup:

2002 Chevy Tahoe

Comp Cams .554/.558 Lift | Dur @ .05 208/212 | LOB 115

Flowmaster Delta Flow 50 Series

Speed Engineering Long Tube Headers and ORY Pipe

Test for inside drone of long tube headers

Test for inside drone of long tube headers

 

 

So, check out the video, and be sure to check out my other videos, subscribe to my YouTube channel, and like and comment.   Thanks!