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Old 03-21-2003, 08:35 AM   #1
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exhaust louder if i remove resonator?

sup guys...i was wondering, if i had the resonator removed from my exhaust, how much louder would it get?? would the thermal still sound nice and deep but louder, or will it sound ricey loud?? i am still debating whether i want to do this or not. anyone know how much it costs?? like less than $100 from like meineke or something??
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Old 03-21-2003, 08:43 AM   #2
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yes it will make your exhaust louder. I have a custom 2" catback system on my gxe with a header and cai. when i removed my exhaust resonator so i could weld on my o2 sensor bungs it made it ricey loud. I hate it. I will get it fixed one day.

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Old 03-21-2003, 08:55 AM   #3
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i would steer away from doing that, definately if you want to get a header in the future.
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Old 03-21-2003, 09:46 AM   #4
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stromung w/ resonator = way better sound ???

Is there a photos or something I could look at it to find out what's the O2s you talking about?? I'm more visual hehehe

Yeah did my search for this too but can't find any diagram\\thanks guys
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Old 03-21-2003, 10:12 AM   #5
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yes it is. i have a magnaflow exhaust,so its not too loud without the res. i dont recommed it though. its give a deep tone. but in nt way can u say its too loud, well aleast not for me. from outside, its badass. if u have muffler thats known to be a quiet muffler like magnaflow then do for it,but only with u dont have headers
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Old 03-21-2003, 10:14 AM   #6
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I bought my stromung catback with 22-24 inch resonator, and I kid you not, the CAI is louder than my exhaust is. I'm well aware when I get my header, it'll bump it up a tad, but for now.. I like it.. lowkey keeps everything cool.
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Old 03-22-2003, 09:06 AM   #7
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the resonator helps give you that deep tone. why would you want to remove it? you dont want an annoying car like a honda, do ya?
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Old 03-24-2003, 11:32 AM   #8
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Anyone want to get rid of the stock muffler some of you guys removed , please let me know, Thanks
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Old 03-24-2003, 11:38 AM   #9
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the resonator helps give you that deep tone. why would you want to remove it? you dont want an annoying car like a honda, do ya?
Trust us...I have the AEBS header and Mossy exhaust with NO resonator. It sounds like a honda
But, it sure doesn't move like one
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Old 03-24-2003, 11:42 AM   #10
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Old 03-24-2003, 11:47 AM   #11
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Old 03-24-2003, 12:09 PM   #12
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yeah the stock one if you still have it, Thanks
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Old 03-24-2003, 12:21 PM   #13
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the resonator helps give you that deep tone. why would you want to remove it? you dont want an annoying car like a honda, do ya?
I've got a custom 2.25" catback exhaust without a resonator, now it sounds really sweet, not ricey. It is loud, but has a very deep tone. But I am going to get a resonator put on because it attracts way too much attention from the cops. Its great for the track, but for streetdriving its too loud, unless you like getting harassed the police.
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hehe, its a resonator, it does what it says, resonates sound. If you want a high flow one get a magnaflow.
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Old 03-24-2003, 12:51 PM   #15
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I did'nt know the resonator was really helping noise reduction... In fact, some cars come stock with NO RESONATOR at all. I guess this is how the hole exhaust is tuned from the factory...
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