It'* OK to poke fun, I can handle it.
I'm on a mission here and I'll keep at it 'til it'* done right.
Pay attention, BOYZ.
The RICE sound comes from having the muffler too far back in the system.
As stated originally, a perforated core is the common feature for the 'resonator'/muffler/tips.
The CHERRY BOMB is the ONLY muffler with the PERFORATED CORE that would fit.
I'd researched a Thrush muffler that had the perforated core, but, it was too long for my application.
Spending MORE $$$ on a 'resonator' that wasn't there to begin with is $tupid. $20.00 is $mart money!
If you looked at the diagram and read what the Professional Installer said, you'll understand why Bonnevilles get ratty/raspy noises from ANY muffler back there save for the stock ones.
My preference for the MagnaFlow was for its solid construction and perforated core straight through design, as opposed to the DynoMax and FlowMaster, which I've heard or had and just don't care for.
The designs of both of those mufflers are not as solid as the MagnaFlow.
They both sound good on some cars or with some engines. I chose not to use them for my system.
The fart tubes on ricers sound that way because they remove a restrictive muffler further up the system or replace it at the rear with low restriction 'mufflers'.
As described by the man at the muffler shop today.
You've heard on the Forum here what it sounds like when you remove Cats or run a straight pipe under the car into a muffler at the back.
If you've GOT a resonator on your car --- mine never had one---then perhaps ANY of the three big name mufflers mentioned would sound good.
With NO resonator, you get FART.
I don't care what kind of power you're making, if the exhaust isn't tuned somehow, you'll get the FART/BLAT sound with only a muffler at the rear of the car.
I MIGHT still get it when the old school CHERRY BOMB goes in. I hope not, but, it'* possible.
This is an expensive homework session intended to benefit not only me, but you guys that are looking into changing your exhaust.
You may learn from my mistakes...I hope so, anyway, 'cuz I AM!!!
That should explain further what is being attempted in my system.
RICE isn't acceptable.