Anyone who has to resort to straight pipes iscompensating for something. Edward Abbeyonce described pilots of overpowered 4x4 pickups as "suffering from somesort of penis problem". Similarvein here.
Claims of loud pipes saving lives is ridiculous, since youreally don't hear them in a car until they're next to you (the noise, for themost part, is unidirectional). It reallypisses me and fellow hikers off when we're 2 or 3 miles away from the nearesthighway, on the Long Trail, and you can still hear these idiots with theiroverpriced, underperforming, pieces of junk chugging up Route 4. Similarly, it makes life miserable for any home owner within 3 to 6 blocksof a highway. Apparently, some of theseguys actually revel in frightening old ladies. One word for such a person: Jerk.
Other than these gentle observations, I think they're justducky.
Agreed, I also commute in heavy traffic but always on motorcycle and I think it's better to get the attention of other drivers around, not that I'm driving like an ******* in traffic but people gets distracted for that purpose I like to have loud (not excessive) pipes but I hate when dudes just rev up the bike like they were on a 1/4 mile drag, annoying !!From someone who commutes in heavy traffic in a cage, there are times when I'm glad said motorcyclist had a loud exhaust. Motorcycles are hard to make out especially at night. Period!