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Old 05-30-2005, 11:51 PM   #1
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I just upgraded my factory exhaust system and I was wondering if I should remove my stock resonator to get some more sound. I had the stock pipe from the cat replaced with 2.5" pipe. A new y pipe with 2.5" pipe was made and from there 2.5" pipe went to two Magnaflow mufflers and then out some more 2.5" pipe to Magnaflow tips. The exhaust isn't that loud. I have put about 500 miles on it and it is real quiet. I don't want it to be really loud but I want people to know that it isn't stock. Has anyone removed thier resonator or have any opions on this???
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there is a large difference from a res to no res. My car has no res and its pretty loud for stock. I herd a 93 SLE with no res and a flowmaster 80 and i could hear it from a half mile away
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there is a large difference from a res to no res. My car has no res and its pretty loud for stock. I herd a 93 SLE with no res and a flowmaster 80 and i could hear it from a half mile away
Yes....that car is too loud in my opinion LOL

Anyways....I think removing the resonator will be too much of a difference. The admin here has a 93 and he upgraded his exhaust and couldn't stand the noise of it afterwords and 3 days later had a resonator installed....If I were you....I'd put in a hi flow cat.....That'll make it a bit louder but not too much. Also give the mufflers more time for the packing in them to get full of carbon....they'll get louder as time passes.
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Your Magnaflow'* will not be as loud as a Flowmaster setup. But you do/will have a deeper meaner tone though.

From what alot of Bonneville and Grand Prix people have experienced is that having a resonator in place sounds better and I have to agree since I experimented with this on my 1998 SSE. I put a 3" DP and a 2.5" Magnaflow/Carsound high flow cat in with my stock resonator -it was louder and sounded better. Later when I went to have a 2.5" high flow resonator installed (the stock resonator was very restrictive with only about 2" of flow area through it) I had them clamp a straight pipe in it'* place to see the difference in sound -it was definitely raspier (not in good taste) and then I had them put the high flow 2.5" resonator in ....I was very satisfied with the result. Still throatier, but no rasp.
All this was done with the stock muffler too.

I'd suggest you look into a high flow resonator which can be had for around $50 +/-$10 at just about any reasonably priced exhaust shop.
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i want to get more sound too but i dont want to buy 2 muffler, can i just buy the high flow resonator and get more sound,(i just want a little more)

seem to be the best deal for me?
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Hi flow cat and resonator....but I would do mufflers too....seeing how you're playing with pulley'* now.
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i want to get more sound too but i dont want to buy 2 muffler, can i just buy the high flow resonator and get more sound,(i just want a little more)

seem to be the best deal for me?
a high flow cat and resonator will be louder, but not as loud as an L36 because the SC tends to quite it down a little, but you have the whine to make up for that.
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i want to get more sound too but i dont want to buy 2 muffler, can i just buy the high flow resonator and get more sound,(i just want a little more)

seem to be the best deal for me?
a high flow cat and resonator will be louder, but not as loud as an L36 because the SC tends to quite it down a little, but you have the whine to make up for that.
Not much whine on an Series II though.
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i want to get more sound too but i dont want to buy 2 muffler, can i just buy the high flow resonator and get more sound,(i just want a little more)

seem to be the best deal for me?
a high flow cat and resonator will be louder, but not as loud as an L36 because the SC tends to quite it down a little, but you have the whine to make up for that.
Not much whine on an Series II though.
you'd be surprised how much a of a ruckus they can make with a CAI and a pulley. More than a bone stock M62.
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....seeing how you're playing with pulley'* now.

ASAP!!! lol

but with a 3.4" is it necessary to put 2 muffler? ill get thermostat 180,CAI,Plugs+
high flow resonator 2.5"
(and.. i just want a little sound upgrade.)
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