Do you drive in quiet mode?

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I realize that if you only use your mustang for fun or at weekends this probably doesn't apply as much.

For the last few weeks I have found myself mainly city driving and commuting in quiet mode. I can give it a bit more gas off the lights without feeling everyone is looking at me because the car sounds like I am trying to do a 0-60 off the lights at 20% throttle. I can give it a bit more gas to accelerate past someone to overtake or slot in front merging without feeling like I look like I am giving it loads or some such. I feel I can make "progress" without the whole world looking around to see what the hell is going by.

In general I find I can drive a more spirited fashion without drawing attention to myself. Again this is in town or commuting so I am not talking about stupid driving or being an a**hole, just not driving like Miss Daisy is my passenger.

There again I was always a big fan of sleeper cars so maybe it's just me :)
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Only in quiet mode when leaving for work in morning. After 9am it’s back in normal. Haven’t played around with sport or track yet. Don’t want any extra attention 😁
 

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Always in quiet mode.. a 2015 GT with H pipe and Roush axle back.
I try not to hit the loud pedal when leaving for work at 6:30.
 

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Same…only when headed to work at oh-dark-thirty 😉
 

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Kind of different for me cause I never had factory active exhaust but:

I very recently switched to an aftermarket valved system exactly for the reasons you mentioned. I used to have an MBRP Race and it was just loud loud loud (but sounded good) all the time. So, like you said, when applying even 20% throttle from a stop, it sounded like I was trying to drag race everybody. Now that I have the valves, I've been driving in "quiet" mode a lot and it's so nice being able to actually press the gas peddle again without everyone around me hearing me and not having to manage the throttle off a stoplight to worry about crazy sound. It's great, I missed that feeling. Having the choice to have valves closed/open was the perfect solution for me.
 

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I realize that if you only use your mustang for fun or at weekends this probably doesn't apply as much.

For the last few weeks I have found myself mainly city driving and commuting in quiet mode. I can give it a bit more gas off the lights without feeling everyone is looking at me because the car sounds like I am trying to do a 0-60 off the lights at 20% throttle. I can give it a bit more gas to accelerate past someone to overtake or slot in front merging without feeling like I look like I am giving it loads or some such. I feel I can make "progress" without the whole world looking around to see what the hell is going by.

In general I find I can drive a more spirited fashion without drawing attention to myself. Again this is in town or commuting so I am not talking about stupid driving or being an a**hole, just not driving like Miss Daisy is my passenger.

There again I was always a big fan of sleeper cars so maybe it's just me :)
I'm having Varex active exhaust where you can set valve openings in 1% increments, but I also tend to drive it in either quiet (fully closed) or little valve opening modes lately if it is routine drive. Initially it was full open once left neighborhood.
 

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I set it always in quiet mode but drive in normal mode .
 

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I have quiet mode as the exhaust setting in the mymode (or whatever they call the dumb thing). I run normal steering and the drag mode for dash. I call it BMW mode... Only use it when I have a passenger I want to talk to ;-)
 

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Quiet mode early in the morning until I'm on a busy thoroughfare/freeway. Then normal mode. I have nice neighbors. Like you I'm self conscious about making too much noise at other times. I don't romp on it in the middle of traffic. I don't want to be one of "Those Guys." Granted the Mustang sounds a lot better than a Mazda or Nissan with a coffee can exhaust.
 

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Would be used if Varex had interior and exterior db ratings and frequency ...I was and still could be looking for quiet gt

I'm having Varex active exhaust where you can set valve openings in 1% increments, but I also tend to drive it in either quiet (fully closed) or little valve opening modes lately if it is routine drive. Initially it was full open once left neighborhood.
 

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I use quiet mode in my neighborhood, and when I'm driving the missus around. I love the quiet but angry growl it makes. And romp on it, and the valve opens up anyway.

When there are pedestrians about (once I get downtown), I put it in sport so they can hear me coming. It's for their safety, really.
 

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I actually vary this up quite a bit. For context, my Mach 1 is a nice day daily driver for me. If I am leaving before 7 am or coming back in after 8 pm, she is in quiet mode in my neighborhood. Outside of those hours, it is normal mode through the neighborhood. Once out of there, it goes into MyMode which is sport on the exhaust. On Friday's coming out of work or if I am going to/leaving any car show or Mustang club event, it is in track. I didn't realize how loud track is until I participated in a cruise in type event where a guy had his GoPro on watching the line of us leave. Even among a number of aftermarket exhausts pulling out, the track setting on this car was one of the louder cars under acceleration.
 
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