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Old 08-26-2003, 10:44 PM   #1
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How about a GM big block resonator from the late 60'* early 70'* muscle cars? They are 2.5 diameter, they are probably very free flowing as well.
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I want to get rid of mine, if the sound doesn't become too obnoxious But BusMaster put a Cherrybomb where a resonator would be on his car...he'* liking the results still. Perforated core, free flowing, and works a little like a resonator too.
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Keep the cat...whack the res...DO IT...NOW...

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I belibe we established that you need the resonator in order to avoid a "farty" sound, due to the fact that the mufler is far back in the exhause system. (But I could be wrong)
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mine is low and rumbly at idle, tends to scream a little towards the higher end, but its pretty even all the way. This is with a totally stock system, btw.
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I took my resonator off, sounds good when the rps go up but when they come down it kinda goes bla bla bla bla bla. Driving it sounds awesome though
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Yea.. and the cabin drone on most cars without a res is PITA.. I have thought about wackin it but talked to a physics major guy that my bro knows and says that the louver or perforated design actually causes so much distortion in air waves that its like affectively puttin a smaller pipe diameter.. whether its true or not I don't know.. but my bro has a magnaflo res. on his car and it sounds nice.. I think that might be the route I take.
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If you remove your res i'll do mine too, oh wait...

If you wanna know how it sounds like, just find someone with a pre 94 car with a magnaflow exhaust.
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