Have you ever been walking down the street and heard a car backfire, and it sounded like a gunshot or even a machine gun? It’s a really cool effect, but did you know there’s a way to make your car sound like that on purpose? In this blog post, we’ll discuss how to make your car sound like gunshots (or pops and bangs as they’re commonly known) and why people might want to do this. We’ll also talk about the possible risks of doing this and whether or not it harms your car’s engine.
Let’s take a look!
Why did older cars backfire?
Older cars would backfire because of the way their engines worked. The ignition system in these cars was not as efficient as in modern cars; therefore, when the engine was running, unburned fuel would build up in the exhaust system. When that happened, the next time the engine started, the unburned fuel would ignite all at once and make a loud bang. That’s what made it sound like a gunshot.
This doesn’t happen in modern cars because the ignition system is much more efficient. Spark plugs ignite fuel much better, so there is less unburned fuel in the exhaust system. This means that when the engine starts there is no big bang and it doesn’t sound like a gunshot.
However – there has been a trend in exhaust modification in recent years where people want their car to backfire and make gun-like noises. This has many different names such as “Pops and Bangs”, “Crackle Tune” or “Burble Tune”, along with many more.
But how is this achieved?
What is a Pops and Bangs / Crackle tune?
The term “Pops and Bangs Engine Tune” refers to a car’s engine tune that is set to make the car backfire on resilience intentionally. This is achieved by setting the ignition timing and fuel delivery to create mini-explosions in the exhaust system when the throttle is closed.
Engine tunings for pops and bangs are usually done by professional tuners, as they require intimate knowledge of how the engine works. It’s possible to do this yourself, but unless you have a lot of experience with cars, it’s not recommended. There are many things that can go wrong if tuning isn’t done correctly, so it’s always best to leave it to the professionals.
Why do people want their cars to crackle and sound like gunshots?
There are a few reasons why people might want to play pops and bangs in their cars. For some, it’s all about the sound. They want their car to sound mean and aggressive, and a pops and bangs song does just that. There is absolutely no performance benefit to running pops and bangs on the engine map, it’s purely because they think it sounds good.
Can you perform a Pops and Bangs Tune on any car?
You might be wondering, can you run a pops and bangs map on any car? The answer is yes and no. Pops and bangs maps are made for gas engine cars, so if you have a diesel engine car, it won’t work. Also, ideally your car should be running a Decat exhaust setup for best results.
Will a pops and bangs map shoot flames through the exhaust?
A lot of people think that if you have pops and bangs music in your car, it will shoot flames out of the exhaust. This is not always true! However, there is a certain mapping technique that can accommodate this feature, but it can be risky for the car and cause damage if overused in the long run. If you’re looking to add this feature to your car, we recommend talking to a professional tuner first to see if it’s a good fit for your vehicle.
Do the pops and crashes of racing damage a car?
A pops and bangs map can certainly damage your car if not done correctly. Some cars come with clicks from the factory, although these are generally less aggressive and designed to work with the car.
If you have an aftermarket exhaust or tuning, it’s important to make sure your pops and bangs map is tuned specifically for your car to avoid potential damage.
Pops and bangs can be a fun way to make your car stand out from the rest, but it’s important to remember that they can also damage your car if not done correctly. Use caution and consult a professional if you are unsure whether or not a pops and bangs map is suitable for your car.
How much does a pops and bangs map cost?
The cost of a professional tuner will vary based on experience and the type of car you own. Expect to pay between $200 and $1,000 for the service. The price will also depend on how much work is involved in the tune. If you have a simple car with an easily accessible ECU, it shouldn’t be too expensive. However, if your car is more complicated, it may cost more.
Is a pops and bangs map worth it?
So are pops and bangs worth it? Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide if the cost is worth it or not. If you’re looking for a simple way to add a little excitement to your driving experience, pops and bangs are definitely worth considering. Just be prepared to pay a little more for the privilege.
Be warned, although this is a current fad, who knows if it will still be seen as cool in the future, or will only be seen by those with more expensive cars!