Why car sound mods are getting so much attention on social media — and why it’s not all about cars
It’s hard to fathom why people are so eager to add an additional layer of car audio.
You can’t just turn up your stereo and pretend you can hear all of the cars in your garage.
And now you can add your own, with the launch of the CarSoundMod.com website.
The site allows you to create your own sound mods that work with any car you own, and even features a “sound card” to plug in the mod.
If you’re looking for something more advanced, there are also a few free programs on the site to tweak sound in other ways.
CarSoundMods.com founder Mike Linneman says that the site is designed to give car enthusiasts a way to make their cars sound better and to help people understand how car sound works.
“The biggest challenge with cars is they have a really complicated sound system, and they’re designed to be tuned and controlled, so we want to get the sound in as close to how people would want it to sound,” he said.
But if you’re trying to make your car sound a little better, you’ll need to know how to use a sound card.
The site has a list of different sounds that can be added to your car, but Linnemans recommends you use a car’s original factory audio system.
“If you’re going to make it look like a car that you bought in the 80s, 90s, or 2000s, and you want to be able to listen to it, that’s what we recommend,” he explained.
“But if it’s the 70s or 80s that you want, that might not be the sound card that you’re using, but that might be a different sound card, and we can tell you what that sound card is.”
The site also has instructions on how to customize your car audio system so it sounds like a new car.
If the sound you want sounds a little different, you can tweak the volume of the speaker, add an on/off switch to turn it on and off, and turn up the speaker’s crossover frequency.
The most popular sound mods on the website include a subwoofer for cars that have a small amount of sound in the trunk, and a sub for cars with a large amount of noise in the cabin.
Linnems says the most popular sub is for cars in the “luxury” segment.
“It’s really easy to do, because they’re so large, but if you have an open trunk, you want the subwoofers to be low,” he added.
“If you have a trunk that’s narrow, the subs will be on the sides.
The bottom two corners are open, so the sub should be in that area.”
If you want something a little more advanced to get your sound system to sound more like a vintage car, there’s a $49.99 sound mod for your 2018 Toyota Highlander that will help you “get the sound from the factory” in the car.
There’s also a sub that comes with your car that will give it an added edge.
“I think it’s kind of like the new-car stereo, but it’s also more modern,” Linniemans said.
He says he has received thousands of comments on the forum on the topic of car sound modding, with people saying they’ve already bought sound mods from the site and have even been able to buy cars without them.
“There’s definitely a lot of people who are buying new cars and wanting a little extra sound in there,” he acknowledged.
“People are really looking for it.”
He added that many car enthusiasts are frustrated by the way cars sound on the internet.
“They’re so used to having the internet that they’re not using the internet to get what they want,” he told CBS News.
“The reason for that is the technology that’s available.
It’s just the way that people are using it.
The way that they put it on a screen is very different than what people would put on a car.”
While Linnoms website has a ton of sound mods, he says he’s found that some of the more popular ones are not for everyone.
“We’ve been getting comments from people saying, ‘My car’s too loud for my ears,’ or they say, ‘I just don’t like it because I don’t know how I’m going to get rid of it,'” he said, noting that some people have complained that they’ve installed the sound mod on their car in the garage without having the car’s owner’s manual or insurance documents.
“You’ve got to do a little research before you go out and buy it.
You have to know what you’re doing before you buy it, and if you don’t, you’re probably not going to have a very good experience.”