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Will there be any mechanical problems if I let the valve open all the time? I've done it to Audi and had no problem. Thinking to actually do it on fl5.
Nah no issues, it just for the flap. I did it on my old r32, plugged and ziptied it. Can you actually tell the sound different, all the vidoes so far sound about the same as fk8.

 

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Why not just hold tight for aftermarket instead of jacking around with it.
Hmm... One option costs money and you'll have to wait. The other is free and you can do it right now.

Not a hard choice if you ask me.
 

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Nah no issues, it just for the flap. I did it on my old r32, plugged and ziptied it. Can you actually tell the sound different, all the vidoes so far sound about the same as fk8.
I can't honestly tell the difference but I bet there's a small difference in decibels with a little bit of a deeper tone.

I just don't like build-ups inside of this flap, so either zipping at my friend's shop or wait for the after-market parts, which I highly doubt there will be.
 

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Hmm... One option costs money and you'll have to wait. The other is free and you can do it right now.

Not a hard choice if you ask me.
If you don’t have the money. No need to be condescending. Maybe I'm the only one that would just leave it alone or put an exhaust on. Seems invasive to be clamping or zip tying etc. and not knowing effects.
 


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If you don’t have the money. No need to be condescending. Maybe I'm the only one that would just leave it alone or put an exhaust on. Seems invasive to be clamping or zip tying etc. and not knowing effects.
I guess everyone’s got their own style 😎👌
Back ro my point, I can wait other people to get their hands on this car and start discussing all the features… Especially on individual mode and what each things do. Wait is nearly over guys, hold strong! Fl5 is so slick 🤭
 

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If you don’t have the money. No need to be condescending. Maybe I'm the only one that would just leave it alone or put an exhaust on. Seems invasive to be clamping or zip tying etc. and not knowing effects.
On the LC 500, a car that costs twice as much as an FL5, (and many other exotics) it's only a couple plugs that need to disconnect to keeps the exhaust valve open all the time. All you do is lift up the rear, pull the plugs, and tie them up somewhere so they don't get damaged/cooked/etc. https://www.clublexus.com/forums/lc-model-2018-present/934654-exhaust-valves.html

I obviously haven't been under an FL5, but I highly doubt Honda's system is more sophisticated than this.

@savagegeese a little off-topic, but do you still have your LC? How has it been long term?
 
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On the LC 500, a car that costs twice as much as an FL5, (and many other exotics) it's only a couple plugs that need to disconnect to keeps the exhaust valve open all the time. All you do is lift up the rear, pull the plugs, and tie them up somewhere so they don't get damaged/cooked/etc. https://www.clublexus.com/forums/lc-model-2018-present/934654-exhaust-valves.html

I obviously haven't been under an FL5, but I highly doubt Honda's system is more sophisticated than this.

@savagegeese a little off-topic, but do you still have your LC? How has it been long term?
I sold the LC, did not drive it for like 5 months. Other than the fact the car needs a trans and oil cooler it was an amazing car, zero issues. It's the ultimate GT car.

As far as the exhaust flap I think IMO on cold starts namely in garage or if you have neighbors the flap makes it a bit less boomy which I appreciate in the morning. When I get car I'll see how it's wired up and do some db tests before and after.
 

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I sold the LC, did not drive it for like 5 months. Other than the fact the car needs a trans and oil cooler it was an amazing car, zero issues. It's the ultimate GT car.

As far as the exhaust flap I think IMO on cold starts namely in garage or if you have neighbors the flap makes it a bit less boomy which I appreciate in the morning. When I get car I'll see how it's wired up and do some db tests before and after.
the 22 wrx is boomy as hell during cold start especially in a garage. It sounds like I don’t have any resonator/muffler.

 

 
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