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Old 12-28-2020, 08:35 PM   #1
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Neighbor complaining about car startup

So I have a supercharged camaro ss with longtube headers, it is loud for about 10 seconds on startup and then quiets down. I’ll also note that the only time my car starts up is around 1pm and 7:30pm, so it’s not like I’m waking people up in the middle of the night or the morning. This one neighbor has been complaining the past few days saying that his 7 YEAR OLD is crying because I started up my car, mind you, this said child is inside the house and somehow the child is crying when my car starts up? For reference, from inside my house, the noise is comparable to a vacuum cleaner being heard from the 1st floor while you’re on the 2nd floor. I don’t buy into the fact that his kid is actually crying because I’ve started the car up while the kid was outside multiple times and somehow she didn’t cry, so it’s just really hard to believe, I think he just doesn’t like hearing the car start up. When I’m driving around the house I never rev my car or anything like that, I always keep it below 1500 rpm, I just feel like he’s being unreasonable, there’s plenty of other kids on the block that are 5-7 year olds that love the car when it starts up, never had a problem with anyone complaining in the year I had my car. Do you guys think I’m doing anything wrong?

Have you guys had any similar experiences? How did you handle it


edit: A little update, so today I went for a drive around 11 am and I auto started my car as I was walking to it, THE ****ING KID WAS SITTING ON THE STEP AND I DIDNT EVEN REALIZE, SHE WASNT PHASED BY THE STARTUP WHATSOEVER! I LOOKED OVER AND THE DAD TRIES TO HIDE THE KID ONCE HE NOTICES ME LOOKING AT HER, THIS DUDE IS AN ABSOLUTE LYING POS! I can't wait to approach him 1 on 1 the next time I see him to ask why his kid wasn't crying when I started it up 10 feet away from her, yet you said she was crying FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE??? get the hell outa here... I was so glad to see her unbothered by the startup, this is hilarious. Atleast the kid isn't a little bitch like the dad.
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Old 12-28-2020, 08:43 PM   #2
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I had a loud C6 but no one ever did cry about it. I would start it with the garage door down to help keep it down some.
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Old 12-28-2020, 08:52 PM   #3
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It's not your fault they decided to procreate. I would mitigate the best you can but this is America and I wouldn't inconvenience yourself over someone else.
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Old 12-28-2020, 08:53 PM   #4
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If itís in your garage, unless you live boobs to butts, I donít see it. My youngestís bedroom wall is up against the garage. I leave some mornings at 5:30am. He doesnít even wake up, heís 11. Granted itís stock, but with the noise & rasp of the NPP, & given the proximity, it canít possibly be worse.

#1) Hate to say it, but tell him to stop raising a snowflake.
#2) Itís probably not about that, but if it is, see #1.
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Old 12-28-2020, 08:53 PM   #5
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Here are a few threads that describe how to tune out the loud start if you want to give that a try.

https://www.camaro6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=523925

https://forum.hptuners.com/showthrea...se-on-start-up
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Old 12-28-2020, 09:12 PM   #6
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It's not your fault they decided to procreate. I would mitigate the best you can but this is America and I wouldn't inconvenience yourself over someone else.
That was kinda my attitude the last time he came out to complain, I was just like dude itís 7:30, idk what to tell you if your 7 year old kid is crying, itís not like Iím waking anyone up or making noise for a long period of time, itís just the startup
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Old 12-28-2020, 09:15 PM   #7
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If itís in your garage, unless you live boobs to butts, I donít see it. My youngestís bedroom wall is up against the garage. I leave some mornings at 5:30am. He doesnít even wake up, heís 11. Granted itís stock, but with the noise & rasp of the NPP, & given the proximity, it canít possibly be worse.

#1) Hate to say it, but tell him to stop raising a snowflake.
#2) Itís probably not about that, but if it is, see #1.
Yeah I just donít buy it, like does the kid cry every time a loud car drives by? I live in the city of Philadelphia where guys with straight piped Hondaís are everywhere, itís not like Iím even in some quiet suburb area
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Old 12-28-2020, 09:20 PM   #8
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I wake my neighbor when I drive my ZL1 to work but she is cool about it. I drive it probably 2 to 3 times a week depending on the weather of course and on startup in the morning it is loud until it idles down. She tells me that she just goes back to sleep when I leave the house. I wish you luck with your situation.
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I hate to say this but I would straight pipe my shit if anyone came up saying that to me. But I'm kind of a petty dick head.

Download a decibel reading app on your phone and place it on the property line then start your car and see what the reading is. Use that next time your neighbor says something.

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Old 12-28-2020, 09:26 PM   #10
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I doubt the kid is actually crying sounds like the dad just wants to be an ass. I have a married couple way on the other end of my street that complain about my car. They even decided to escalate it to the local police department facebook page which then caused them to send an officer to my house. The cop was actually pretty cool about it and said they were the only ones complaining and just stay away from their house if possible to avoid any further problems.
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Old 12-28-2020, 09:30 PM   #11
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What’s their solution besides complaining, sell your property? I have loud neighbour cars start up at 7am when I’m on night shift and sleeping, last thing I would do is complain to them. It’s your neighbours problem, not yours, especially during the middle of the day.
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Old 12-28-2020, 09:30 PM   #12
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You aren't doing anything wrong.... Sounds like they have no life and just like to complain. God forbid someone fires up a gas lawn mower or weed wacker!
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Old 12-28-2020, 09:34 PM   #13
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I doubt the kid is actually crying sounds like the dad just wants to be an ass. I have a married couple way on the other end of my street that complain about my car. They even decided to escalate it to the local police department facebook page which then caused them to send an officer to my house. The cop was actually pretty cool about it and said they were the only ones complaining and just stay away from their house if possible to avoid any further problems.
Thatís exactly what Iím thinking, itís some kid 40s early 50s polish guy that parks his big ass ****ing truck ON THE PAVEMENT on a city block when thereís no parking spots for him (not a driveway, a legit pavement for pedestrians to walk). next time he says something Iím gonna ask him if I should have have his car ticketed every time I see his car parked on the pavement if he wants to create problems
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Old 12-28-2020, 09:36 PM   #14
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Thank you everyone for the replies, I was thinking everyone would be going against me but now I don’t feel like I’m being an ass so thank you!
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