Most of the “real” 58’s I’ve seen have the exhaust routed through holes in the bumper overrides. Never seen this on a “kit” , can it be done? The overriders are available. Thank you.

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There are a few here with them.  I've not seen ones that fit the fiberglass replica bumpers though. 

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Most of the “real” 58’s I’ve seen have the exhaust routed through holes in the bumper overrides. Never seen this on a “kit” , can it be done? The overriders are available. Thank you.

Intermeccanica offered them. @IaM-Ray's car has them, as do others.

Except if your copying a 1959 convertible D, you had these nice overiders with the round tail pipes going through them

So it depends what year you claim your car to be  

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Thank God my car claims to be a mongrel so I can run a Berg Extractor hanging below the rear valence, looking for all the world like a basket of black snakes is tucked under there.....

Yup.  They save lives, but I sacrifice my hearing for it.  Kathy always says that she can hear me coming from the edge of the neighborhood, over a quarter mile away.  

I now wear "Ear Peace" ear plugs so at least the ringing stops when I get back home.

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Based on Gordon's previous rave review of Ear Peace plugs I bought some.

Mine don't seem to reduce noise all that much.  Maybe I don't have them fitting well.

They do eliminate the wind buffeting in my ears.

Based on Gordon's previous rave review of Ear Peace plugs I bought some.

Mine don't seem to reduce noise all that much.  Maybe I don't have them fitting well.

They do eliminate the wind buffeting in my ears.

In order to properly insert ear plugs into the ear you have to reach over your head with the opposite hand and lift up and back on the top of the ear while inserting the plug. This straightens the ear canal and allows the ear plug to fit properly. So if you want to insert the left ear plug reach over your head with your right hand and grab the top of the left ear, pull up and back, and insert the plug. I'm not familiar with the Ear Peace brand but if they're made of foam roll the plug lengthwise to make it smaller first. If it is a rubbery or silicone plug just insert it into the ear.

It’s on my key ring so I don’t leave home without them.

I tried both the medium size and the “petite” size.  Being a Manly 5’6” I found that the Petite fits my ear canal better and stays put, rather than slooowly slipping out and getting louder, which was annoying.  
Remember, too, that they come with three different sets of sound attenuators so if they don’t seem quiet enough with one set, try the mid or maxi ones.  

Robert, the Ear Peace models are not memory foam.  They are barbed silicone and they come with instructions for insertion as you described it (which works great, btw).  The memory foam plugs tend to give me headaches after an hour or so.  The Ear Peace mushroom jobbies do not.

I’ve got mine set such that the exhaust is a moderate to low rumble, yet I can still hear the stereo nicely and car horns, the noise of passing cars and even people on the side of the road (usually kids waving at the car).  They’re designed to attenuate the exhaust rumble while allowing higher frequency sounds through (like the radio).

$20 bucks for ear plugs was a lot cheaper than a Grand for a new exhaust system.

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It’s on my key ring so I don’t leave home without them.

I tried both the medium size and the “petite” size.  Being a Manly 5’6” I found that the Petite fits my ear canal better and stays put, rather than slooowly slipping out and getting louder, which was annoying.  
Remember, too, that they come with three different sets of sound attenuators so if they don’t seem quiet enough with one set, try the mid or maxi ones.  

Robert, the Ear Peace models are not memory foam.  They are barbed silicone and they come with instructions for insertion as you described it (which works great, btw).  The memory foam plugs tend to give me headaches after an hour or so.  The Ear Peace mushroom jobbies do not.

I’ve got mine set such that the exhaust is a moderate to low rumble, yet I can still hear the stereo nicely and car horns, the noise of passing cars and even people on the side of the road (usually kids waving at the car).  They’re designed to attenuate the exhaust rumble while allowing higher frequency sounds through (like the radio).

$20 bucks for ear plugs was a lot cheaper than a Grand for a new exhaust system.

Being in law enforcement as well as a competitive shooter I've worn silicone ear plugs my entire adult life and they work very well and are very comfortable. When I gear people say they don't work well it is usually fit related because they're not in the ear canal properly.

Based on Gordon's previous rave review of Ear Peace plugs I bought some.

Mine don't seem to reduce noise all that much.  Maybe I don't have them fitting well.

They do eliminate the wind buffeting in my ears.

FWIW, the wind noise is much more detrimental to your hearing than any exhaust note. Unless you're sitting next to an open pipe. 

 

Im a real fan of Shurefire EPx series. I started wearing them when I had to wear a walkie/SS headset at work. The only hearing protection I've ever been able to tolerate for more than 15 minutes at a time. The little pin you pop out to connect the Motorola headset can also be opened to hear conversation when you go into a store or service station.

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Etymotic makes custom make ear molds that attenuate sound in either a 15db or 25db  choice  They are pretty cool.  

Noise exposure of over 85db for greater than 20 minutes tires out your stapedius muscle and then you end up with hearing loss. 

Just saying. 

I do a lot of shooting of clays.  Foam earplugs work incredibly well. 3M Earplugs have a noise reduction of 29 dB.  It is important that they are installed correctly. Roll them between your fingers to elongate them and make sure they enter your ear canal.  I find them very comfortable.  When I Shoot rifle or handgun, I use both earplugs and muffs.

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Etymotic makes custom make ear molds that attenuate sound in either a 15db or 25db  choice  They are pretty cool.  

Noise exposure of over 85db for greater than 20 minutes tires out your stapedius muscle and then you end up with hearing loss. 

Just saying. 

Probably the most comfortable plugs you can buy. And you can get them with 1,2, or three way transducers and microphones for phones, music etc. Although not a good idea for driving. 

Pretty easy to get them, too. Any audiologist can make the molds and you send them to Entymotic.  There's also a guy that left Entymotic and started his own company. That guy probably makes 80% of the in-ear monitors used by musicians worl wide. Wish I could remember the name if his company. 

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