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Old 11-08-2011, 01:23 AM   #1
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hey guys i have a quick question for you all. i currently own 2 hpi baja's and they are extremely loud. embarrassingly loud. every time i run them i feel like a douche bag. im converting one to electric and the other im going to leave as is. im thinking about getting a nitro but i dont want to be faced with the same overly loud issue. can any one tell me the sound difference between a gas and a nitro engine? any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:41 AM   #2
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The Sound is different, higher pitched, but depending on the pipe used they can be just as loud sometimes louder..
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:57 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by chillymostly View Post
embarrassingly loud. every time i run them i feel like a douche bag.
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I feel what your screamin. IMO a baha engine with the SS pipe or any other pipe then the stock one is annoyingly loud, much more then nitro. You get right in that sound wave behind it and the shat hurts the ears...
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I own both a Baja with dom v2 and several nitro's....both are loud! My baja with that v2 sounds like a small dirt bike, not as high pitched as the stock ss pipe, but louder overall. Nitro's are not much quieter. You will not draw "as much" attention with the nitro but you will still be heard. Personally i love the sound and smoke or nitros/gas. Electric have more torque and can be geared quicker but with no sound it just doesn't hold my attention as long
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nitro's aren't as loud. the sound waves don't travel as long a gas engine does. lower pitch noises travel farther. and nitros are higher pitched. so it will be a little better
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Both are loud.... No matter what you do, there is no way to make them quiet enough to make your neighbor happy
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I have never had a baja, but nitro engines are definatly not a good choice if you want something quite.
But because nitro engines make a higher pitched noise, the sound doesn't travel as far.
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