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teamerickson

Looking for some feedback on the new Ford engines. Specifically sound volume. I know it sounds different then the GMs. Maybe louder, maybe just different. A friend of mine has one and we swear that after about 30 hours it seemed quieter?!?! Are we crazy?

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IXFE

I didn't think mine was all that loud and I didn't even have a surf pipe. I think the key is avoid the torque prop.

you've demo'd it now a few times. What do YOU think??

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teamerickson

I think it sounds fine. Not to loud.  Just thought it was odd that we were thinking it got quieter and wondering if anybody else had a similar experience.

It seems like a great engine. It really does a better job with torque in the lower RPM range then the GMs. Should be great.

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Fman

I'm really looking forward to seeing the difference between the Chevy 409 and 6.2L Ford.  I thought the 409 did a fine job, will only be a bonus if the Ford steps up the power and torque.

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store934
14 minutes ago, IXFE said:

I think the key is avoid the torque prop.

 

Agree with this.   I was running the 2249 and it was louder than my GM motor.  I was starting down the road of the FAE to offset the noise.  Switched to the 2277 and I was a bit shocked how much the noise dropped going from 4,000 RPMs to 3,500.  I knew it would be some but it was very noticeable change for me.  I will probably still do FAE but I may not have considered it as much if I had started with the 2277.

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IXFE
5 minutes ago, teamerickson said:

I think it sounds fine. Not to loud.  Just thought it was odd that we were thinking it got quieter and wondering if anybody else had a similar experience.

It seems like a great engine. It really does a better job with torque in the lower RPM range then the GMs. Should be great.

I remember my initial demo last Fall thinking it was louder, but that boat had the torque prop (2249). I ordered the boat anyway as it wasn't a deal breaker... I was just thrilled to not be paying for an engine upgrade!  

Then once I got my boat in the Spring I never remember thinking it was abnormally loud. So either the prop change did the trick or it was the owner's goggles... dunno. I just know I wouldn't hesitate to buy another, and probably will! :)

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oldjeep

There are a ton of new Malibus on the lake we use and while I can't say that they are louder, they definitely sound different when they pass by

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bbattiste247
3 hours ago, store934 said:

Agree with this.   I was running the 2249 and it was louder than my GM motor.  I was starting down the road of the FAE to offset the noise.  Switched to the 2277 and I was a bit shocked how much the noise dropped going from 4,000 RPMs to 3,500.  I knew it would be some but it was very noticeable change for me.  I will probably still do FAE but I may not have considered it as much if I had started with the 2277.

I even took it a little further. I put on the 2401 prop (15x17.75) and there was a noticable difference in sound. It is much quieter and runs at lower rpm's. It does take a little longer to get on plane, but the 2249 prop put the boat on plane much quicker and that is when it noticed it was the loudest.

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Pnwrider

I just clicked on this thread to see if we could up sell you the 575. I mean you're already going from 21vlx to 23 lsv...

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The Hulk
22 hours ago, store934 said:

Agree with this.   I was running the 2249 and it was louder than my GM motor.  I was starting down the road of the FAE to offset the noise.  Switched to the 2277 and I was a bit shocked how much the noise dropped going from 4,000 RPMs to 3,500.  I knew it would be some but it was very noticeable change for me.  I will probably still do FAE but I may not have considered it as much if I had started with the 2277.

My 450 with the 2249 way louder than my old 555hp. Anxious to pitch up

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tjklein
4 hours ago, The Hulk said:

My 450 with the 2249 way louder than my old 555hp. Anxious to pitch up

I hear that.  I had the same combo as you Hulk and the 1.25:1 ratio with a 2277 was super quiet.  The RPMs stayed low almost all the time and the engine itself is quieter without a doubt.  The exhaust on the other hand was decently loud, but I had the standard flappers.

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The Hulk

Don't get me wrong when I have first timers out it sounds nice and mean! But for me it's just a bit loud.. anything over 3500rpm starts getting exponentially louder..

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teamerickson
19 hours ago, Pnwrider said:

I just clicked on this thread to see if we could up sell you the 575. I mean you're already going from 21vlx to 23 lsv...

Who this for? :)

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malibuskier2003

We love the sound of ours.  Inside it sounds like a boat & behind it sounds like Exile!

Davw

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Pnwrider
1 hour ago, teamerickson said:

Who this for? :)

You! 

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teamerickson

I think the 410 is plenty. :)

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fastmcars

I have the 410 in my boat and no complaints. We ski, board and surf with no problem. I bought from dealer stock, but if I had ordered, I would have gone bigger,  just because. I now feel it would have been a waste of money. Just wait til gas gets to $5/gal, you'll see everyone crying about their big motors not being necessary, and difficult to sell on used market.  It happens in the car biz also! However, I do know about wasting money on fuel, my other boat is a Formula 353fastec with twin 525 motors. At 85-90 mph it uses a gallon of gas every 40 sec, 90 gal/hr!!!!! Makes for an expensive day on the water, though thrilling. 

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The Hulk

Post a pic doing 90!

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chrisnorem

my 450 definitely louder than the prior GM engine.  I just ordered a surf pipe.  I really notice when I get in my friend's X30 with a 5.7L and realize how quiet his boat is when we are surfing compared to mine.

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fastmcars
3 hours ago, The Hulk said:

Post a pic doing 90!

Too busy hanging on!! Going fast on water is not like going fast on land. I can't imagine those boats that go 125+!!!! That would be a wild and scary ride. 

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