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How Do I Make My CAR Sound Like A Jet Engine?  
User currently offlineRichM From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 803 posts, RR: 7
Posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 16770 times:

Right, so this will probably sound absolutely ridiculous, I've posted this on various BMW car forums, and I think that people now think that I'm a total nutter.

Anyway, the sound of a car engine just doesn't do it for me at all, not even in the slightest, no matter what engine or back box the car has got. When people show off the noise of their BMW M3's, I'm just there thinking "Sounds totally crap compared to a jet engine."

So basically, what I want to do is make my little 1900cc BMW petrol engine sound like a jet engine. Is this possible? I doubt it is, but I thought I would post anyway. I'm guessing I'm not the only one who would want such a thing? :P

- Rich

Oh and btw, this is pretty much what I had in mind:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ9JqT7b_TA
But it would also be nice to have an "off" switch so I can leave my house without annoying the neighbours!

[Edited 2009-02-22 16:41:57]

25 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineWunalaYann From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2839 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 16762 times:



Quoting RichM (Thread starter):
How Do I Make My CAR Sound Like A Jet Engine?

Trade it in for a private jet.  biggrin 


User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12181 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 16756 times:

1. Go to your nearest military airport.

2. Record jet sound.

3. Play back recording in your car tape player/ CD player.

4. Turn up volumne to maximum

5. Open all windows.


User currently offlineCpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4881 posts, RR: 37
Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 16748 times:

They closest you could get is what some folks down in Melbourne (Australia) did with a Ford 24 valve 4L inline six turbo engine. They had the engine delivering 1400hp. (from a standard output of about 330-340hp)

It certainly sounded like a jet engine.


User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 16741 times:



Quoting RichM (Thread starter):

Were you planning on getting a big-rig steering wheel too?



Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineWaterpolodan From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1649 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 16739 times:

Drive one of these-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49vkeGchF-o
It's a turbine powered Le Mans car from the 60s. In that decade, a few teams tried turbine cars, even in F1. A Lotus turbine powered car nearly won the Indy 500 in the late 60s, but it ended up running out of gas with a couple laps left. After that, rules were changed and they no longer had a chance to be competitive. Their biggest downsides, as far as I can make out, are that they are very loud, get terrible mileage, and only operate effectively under very narrow operating conditions, mostly when the car is flat out on straights rather than accelerating out of tight corners, one reason why the turbines fared much better at Indy than Le Mans or F1.

For kicks, someone I know from track days here in Miami added a helicopter turbine motor to his mini cooper S, it drives the rear wheels and makes a hell of a noise. I'm trying to get my friend to upload a video of the car on youtube.


User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 16727 times:

To get a jet engine sound, you need a fan of some sort, or a turbine, rotating at extremely high speeds. There's nothing you can really do to your car to replicate that unless you some how install a turbine engine.

Now if if were just exhaust, your on/off switch thing has already been done plenty of times over an over. On our ski boat, I have a switch I can flip that will direct the exhaust which usually comes out of the stern drive underwater, and direct it through pipes in the back of the boat underneath the deck. Sounds great when you are at full throttle. But scares the crap out of you when you forget you have them coming out the pipes and start the engine in a metal boat house! SHEESH!

UAL


User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 16725 times:

Aside from the fact that you have, indeed, convinced us all that you are a total nutter....in all seriousness, slap on a couple GE-90s and let 'er rip!!


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User currently offlineStasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3287 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 16691 times:

Back in 1963, you could have had Chrysler sell you a turbine-powered car.

Big version: Width: 583 Height: 236 File size: 39kb
1963 Chrysler Turbine



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User currently offlineScrubbsYWG From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 1495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 16684 times:

or you could get one of these: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_Turbine_Car

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IF0VbUb_Ug

You are not going to get a turbine sound with a car's IC engine.


User currently offlineFrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3848 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 16594 times:

Look this guy up:



You seem to have the same taste in cars...



Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3395 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (5 years 10 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 16494 times:

Just pull the engine out and drop in an Allison 250, or maybe a PT-6 or something. Sure it'l take a couple afternoons to get everything to connect, but you'd have your sound...


CanadianNorth



What could possibly go wrong?
User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (5 years 10 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 16433 times:



Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 7):
Aside from the fact that you have, indeed, convinced us all that you are a total nutter....in all seriousness, slap on a couple GE-90s and let 'er rip!!

Or just buy the same motorcycle that Jay Leno has - he has one powered by an engine from a Bell Jet Ranger helicopter (I think). Sounds so sweet when it starts up.  biggrin 

Quoting StasisLAX (Reply 8):
Back in 1963, you could have had Chrysler sell you a turbine-powered car.

In 1962, one of the cars in the Indianapolis 500 was powered by a jet-engine - a Boeing 502-10F engine.


User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (5 years 10 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 16393 times:

Drive it in first gear at all speeds.


Never Trust Your Fuel Gauge
User currently offlineSmcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (5 years 10 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 16384 times:

Easy...... Just strap a RB211 to the top of your car and wire it up........


Hey Obama, keep the change! I want my dollar back.
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10937 posts, RR: 37
Reply 15, posted (5 years 10 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 16374 times:



Quoting Waterpolodan (Reply 5):
It's a turbine powered Le Mans car from the 60s. In that decade, a few teams tried turbine cars, even in F1. A Lotus turbine powered car nearly won the Indy 500 in the late 60s, but it ended up running out of gas with a couple laps left.

I was always a big Lotus fan and I can remember the noise that these Lotii (Lotuses) made. Nowhere near as great as Rolls Royce Olympii (Olympuses) but still quite amazing for these little cars. No Ferrarii of the time could come anywhere close to them. They must have burned a lot of petrol indeed.



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8965 posts, RR: 24
Reply 16, posted (5 years 10 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 16298 times:

And don't forget to install the musical car horn...


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User currently offlineUal747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (5 years 10 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 16293 times:

I've always wondered what it would be like to strap a GE-90 to say a BMW Z4 and just full throttle the thing. Other than the wheels ripping off, which, for whatever reason say doesn't happen, I'd just think it'd be cool.

But yeah, you aren't going to get your car to sound like a jet engine unless you have a jet engine or turbine underneath the hood.

UAL


User currently offlinePhoenix9 From Canada, joined Aug 2007, 2546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (5 years 10 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 16252 times:

Its very easy....

1) Grab some of your overweight friends

2) Serve plenty of beans and other gas inducing food

3) Ask 'em to let 'er rip in unison whenever you desire jet engine sound*


* one side effect of this will be that all life within half-mile radius will be into deep coma due to noxious fumes



Life only makes sense when you look at it backwards.
User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (5 years 10 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 16247 times:

Quoting RichM (Thread starter):
now think that I'm a total nutter.

You have to be, considering you don't like the sound coming out of an M3. That's blasphemy in its purest form. The current E90 M3 has IMO the best sounding V8 out there after the Audi RS4/R8.

Heck I love jets as much as you do. But cars are cars and planes are planes. Apples and oranges.

Quoting RichM (Thread starter):
Is this possible?

This is the closest you're gonna get: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Fake-...60365974552QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW

Here's a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQmc0HJK51U

They do work. I will warn you though, nobody but 'tards and people with no taste whatsoever in rice rockets and similar POSs use these. And seeing that you have a BMW, you'd be worthy of crucifixion if you put one of these on your car.   

[Edited 2009-02-23 16:31:18]

[Edited 2009-02-23 16:42:41]

User currently offlineFrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3848 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (5 years 10 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 16191 times:



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 19):
They do work. I will warn you though, nobody but 'tards and people with no taste whatsoever in rice rockets and similar POSs use these.

You gotta love those aftermarket part companies that promote their (crappy) products by showing absolutely unrelated pictures of half naked ladies on their ads.



Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9545 posts, RR: 42
Reply 21, posted (5 years 10 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 16110 times:



Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 12):
In 1962, one of the cars in the Indianapolis 500 was powered by a jet-engine

And turbine-powered Rovers took part at Le Mans...

http://www.rover.org.nz/pages/jet/jet5.htm


User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 22, posted (5 years 10 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 16101 times:



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 19):
This is the closest you're gonna get: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Fake-...60365974552QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW

Jesus, my tiny little 1.8L 180hp turbocharged VW sounds better than that thing. Which is sad, because I think my car contains the smallest turbocharger ever  biggrin 



Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined Mar 2001, 529 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (5 years 10 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 16071 times:

What you need is a car with a very quiet engine and a quiet exhaust.
You will also need turbos fitted into the engine. Other than a turbo I don't know anything that could be installed into a car which has a turbine that produces a type of jet sound without excessively modification the car. Those cars with jet engines sticking out from the back needs to be certified for driving I think. And there is also the price to pay for all that.
What you should do is to install a turbo or two on the engine. Of course the more turbos the engine has the better. I have heard of quad turbo engines before but I don't know what are they like. What I know about twin turbos is that it has a small turbo and a bigger turbo. The small turbo operates at slower engine speeds and the bigger turbo kicks in at a higher speed. Even a single turbo can make a great sound even on a oil burner.
Everything needs to be quiet to ensure that your turbo is heard.
I hope this helps

 bigthumbsup 



Split Scimitar or Sharklets?
User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 24, posted (5 years 10 months 5 days ago) and read 15985 times:

I don't see any reason why these people can't hook you up...

You'll struggle to make your actual engine sound like a jet engine, but these guys can probably do what you want with regards to giving you the sound...

http://www.vroombox.com/vroombox/



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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Reply 25, posted (5 years 10 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 15973 times:
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Why make it sound like that when you can make it sound like this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncRYiMv6Z2U



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