Show cars, race cars, and big bikes will still be exempted from this
A fair warning to motorists fond of fitting their cars and motorcycles with loud aftermarket exhausts: The proposed 'Anti-Muffler' ordinance in Manila City has now been signed into law.Section 5 of Ordinance No. 8772 specifies the prohibited acts as follows: "
Aftermarket exhaust businesses in the city will also still be allowed to operate
You may have heard about the new 'Anti-Muffler' ordinance being proposed in Manila City. As of this writing, Ordinance No. 8145 only needs city mayor Isko Moreno's signature before its implementation begins.Some specific details weren't discussed yet during
There is a proper time and place to make noise
Loud cars can be fun, but at the same time, there's a proper time and place to show them off. During a track day is one of them-while passing through a residential area where people are trying to get some
These things should be banned
This week, I've mostly been driving the facelifted Audi SQ5. And this is its rear end."Those quad exhausts look good," I thought as I walked up to it for the first time, quietly impressed Audi had chosen to stick with
It’s important to keep the tip clean, too, you know
Exhaust tips have got to be one of the most overlooked parts when it comes to car cleaning. Have you ever said something along the lines of "time to clean my car's exhaust tips" at least once in your life? No?
Can’t have too many tailpipes
You've heard of trypophobia, that skin-crawling fear of clusters of holes, right? Well, after coming across Sense Brand's aftermarket escapades at this year's Tokyo Auto Salon (TAS), we're coining a new term somewhat similar to it: exhaustophobia-
Regardless if you’re driving a car, motorcycle, or PUV
Loud and thundering exhaust notes can be nice, yes, and we can certainly appreciate the roar of a nat asp V12. Unfortunately, in some cases here in the Philippines, some vehicles just sound flat out terrible. That's when it becomes unacceptable.
For both cars and motorcycles
If you're a motorsports fan with a high-performance car, the title of this story may have just gotten you a little excited. Akrapovic, the Slovenian manufacturer of exotic exhaust systems, is now available in the Philippines. The automotive parts will
It supposedly sounds like a G63 as well
The brilliantly boxy Suzuki Jimny clearly wants to be a Mercedes G-Class when it grows up. It's had some help getting there too, remember the Liberty Walk kit that we brought you news of back in August last year?The
The guilty are out there
The UK's Department for Transport (DfT) is about to start trialing a new sort of camera that can measure the sound of a passing vehicle, and could theoretically send owners of illegally loud ones a fine in the post.The cameras,
Violators face a P5,000 penalty and confiscation of ‘bora-bora’ motorbike
Due to the public's mounting complaints on the proliferation of motorcycles with exhaust systems emitting excessive sound, Land Transportation Office (LTO) chief Edgar Galvante has issued a memorandum order for the conduct of an intensified crackdown against these causes of public
The engineers found a way
Porsche launched the 911 Speedster this week, effectively a swan song for the old-gen 911 and with the 991.2 GT3's howling 4.0-liter flat-six sitting pride of place in its rump.It's a stupendous engine, revving
What are the risks?
One of the benefits of modern computer-controlled engines is efficiency. These kinds of engines manage the ignition and fueling in a precise manner so that very little fuel wastage occurs.Take, for instance, fuel mixtures. In carbureted engines, fuel mixtures were
A trip to Drift Xaust
A few years ago, I would have put it down to the Law of Attraction. These days, though, I will credit Facebook's algorithms for pointing me to Drift Xaust. After six years of daily-driver duty, my cone-type filter had
Rehearse your reasoning to your wife before you buy one
Whoever said the Philippines is a poor country? Nowadays, we see lots of Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Porsches, and other premium automotive brands not only in Metro Manila but even in the provinces as well. The same thing is happening with premium motorcycle brands.
Avoid those unwanted shivers
Engine vibration can be rather annoying, but there are ways to make your powertrain feel new and running smoothly again regardless of its age. The first step in addressing excessive engine vibration is to determine the cause. Once the cause is determined,
That exhaust note
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here.Hideki Kakinuma, assistant project lead for the new Honda Civic Type R, is very aware that the outgoing Type R sounds a bit... meh.
Our tech guru has the answers to your car questions
Dear Ferman,I own an old, diesel-powered Hyundai Accent. I've had a RaceChip on it for some time now, and I've set it to the most powerful setting that I could before the "check engine light" came on. I
Our tech guru has the answer
Hello, Mr. Ferman. We were planning to buy a brand-new Hyundai Grand Starex Gold, but we postponed the purchase after talking to a mechanic here in Cavite. He told us that the reason the Grand Starex's CRDi diesel engine is
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