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Old 04-12-2013, 04:23 PM   #11
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You should be able to plug the tube at the airbox.

Its basically the same thing that's on the new Mustangs. You can add or remove resonators from the tube to get your desired sound. Most guys just take the resonators out completely for the most aggressive sound.
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Moved to ST Performance (2013).

You'll probably get more responses in here from the ST owners
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So Ford is using a speaker to transmit the sound? Sound symposers are stupid.
Pretty much all companies do, have been for years. Ford is one of the few that announce it.

Most use a transmitter box that works through the cars audio.
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It is not intrusive at all. It only comes on when you are putting your foot down aggressively. I drive with colleagues and they have no idea it is anything but a normal focus.

It is a sound tube. It can be unplugged if you want, but you probably won't.

It doesn't feel artificial. I like it. If I want to make a bunch of noise outside, I do it at the track....on a real machine....
I have to agree. In no way is it intrusive at any speed. I happen to like the sound, as does everyone I've had in the car.
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:19 PM   #15
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Pretty much all companies do, have been for years. Ford is one of the few that announce it.

Most use a transmitter box that works through the cars audio.
Can we reiterate, the Sound Symposer is not "artificial sound" coming from the speakers or any other type of electronic device.

The sound symposer is a resonator that amplifies certain frequencies of engine sound and pipes them into the cabin. The result is a pleasing engine note that does not drone or intrude at low rpm.

Ford also does this on all Mustang models and has been since the 2011 model year.
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As soon as I can block it off, I am. Personally I don't care for it. It sounds artificial to me.
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We all went thru this before. LOL My thoughts are Ford should of put the engineering & product money else where in the ST. That'd been awesome if the st had bigger brakes, or a Torsen or something else.
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It's factory "rice" for the boy racer video game generation and is is one of the dumbest things Ive seen.
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Y'all are dumb.

It's a tube that allows the driver to hear the engine.

If they didn't use this, you wouldn't hear anything at all and then you'd complain about that, too.
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Y'all are dumb.

It's a tube that allows the driver to hear the engine.

If they didn't use this, you wouldn't hear anything at all and then you'd complain about that, too.
The focus st uses this "tube".



But most company's like bmw, audi, vw, lexus ect. Use a electronic devise that omits a engine sound track via; the car audio system or it own speaker. Some can be removed, others like the one that comes on the BMW m series if disconnected, the cars audio system will no longer work. There are several videos on youtube that show people turning them off or removing them.

But this link explains the system better.

http://www.caranddriver.com/features...ined-tech-dept

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