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View Poll Results: Cat Back or Resonator Back ? Which is better ??
Cat Back system 2 40.00%
Resonator Back system 2 40.00%
They're both relatively the Same 1 20.00%
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Old 04-09-2003, 06:56 PM   #1
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Default Cat Back or Resonator Back ??

Just wondering what do we all think about this And their opinion? Is it really necessary to go Cat BAck and remove the resonator when we do Cat back? As far as I know.. the key is the Mandrel Bent pipes that'* the major thing of the cat back system. So whats wrong with Resonator back system? ( since it'* going to be custom done on the exhaust system on our bonnies anyways ). Is it really beneficial to remove the Resonator? I know in the extreme performance end that it would, but for lightly modded too ??
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It'* the same thing either way. All the resonator does is lower the exhaust system sound by a few decibals. So there is less chance for harmonic frequency inside the cabin and for a quieter ride. Basically the combination of restricted exhaust manifolds/cat, the resonator and the restrictive muffler keep the car quiet. But keeping the resonator is extra weight on the car :P. Think of it that way and justify it to yourself to remove it.
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Yea.. Cabin drone isn't it for me.. since I had a previous car with Magnaflo exhaust and the cabin drone was awful :( I got use to it however after 3 weeks or so.. and thorougly enjoyed the V6 2.8L ( yea small but larger then 2 L pop bottle and 6 banger ) sound that sets off car alarms.. hahaha.. but that was the only thing about it. I guess I"ll be keepin the resonator. Just needed a pro to verify. But still want to hear everyones comments still

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How heavy do you think the average resonator is ?
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Average resanotor is like 5-8lbs. Not that heavy, not much inside. And you had a VW Jetta/Golf/Passat VR6 before huh? That'* the only car with a 2.8L 7 degree V6. Thought I would not know.
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I have cat back with no resonator and its not to bad, you'll hear it soon enough I suppose.

However, the engine I have is far less powerful then yours, so resonator might be a good thing
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I have cat back with no resonator and its not to bad, you'll hear it soon enough I suppose.

However, the engine I have is far less powerful then yours, so resonator might be a good thing

Hehe, tell that to my differential. I am going to take some pictures and show you the damage that was done. It pretty much exploded. Yeah! Go sheetmetal manifolds!
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Hector, you are not allowed to drive my car....
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Don't know if you've followed my 'quest' through the exhaust installation lately.
In your poll, I voted for the resonator back.

Definetly check out this thread for information I found re the resonator:
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...pic.php?t=3643

I got the MagnaFlow and a little more 'resonance' than I wanted.
My year of SSE doesn't have a factory resonator, so, I'm planning on putting in a substitute in the way of a long glasspack.
If that doesn't do it, I don't know what will.
This exhaust thing seems to have a lot of people curious and some of us are experimenting with different approaches. I know I am.

There doesn't seem to be a magic formula for getting not too much noise and a bit more power.
I've got a bit more power and too much noise at certain rpm, but, it'* not a drone by any means. Most of the time the exhaust sounds very good.
I gotta get the substitute resonator in to quiet it down a bit and hopefully get a little deeper tone.
We'll see.
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Don't know if you've followed my 'quest' through the exhaust installation lately.
In your poll, I voted for the resonator back.

Definetly check out this thread for information I found re the resonator:
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...pic.php?t=3643

I got the MagnaFlow and a little more 'resonance' than I wanted.
My year of SSE doesn't have a factory resonator, so, I'm planning on putting in a substitute in the way of a long glasspack.
If that doesn't do it, I don't know what will.
This exhaust thing seems to have a lot of people curious and some of us are experimenting with different approaches. I know I am.

There doesn't seem to be a magic formula for getting not too much noise and a bit more power.
I've got a bit more power and too much noise at certain rpm, but, it'* not a drone by any means. Most of the time the exhaust sounds very good.
I gotta get the substitute resonator in to quiet it down a bit and hopefully get a little deeper tone.
We'll see.
Yea.. I think I"ll be doing a Resonator back system ( since it'* straight from cat to resonator I think ).

While diggin around bout exhaust.. I found they mention about a balancer for the exhaust system. Do Bonnevilles come with them ? And are they really needed ??
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