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Old 08-15-2006, 12:25 AM   #1
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K, so I'm getting magnaflows put on and my g/f'* dad, the guy thats gonna do it all, thinks I should let him take off the resonator. I don't know if that would help or hurt with the deep, throaty growl that isn't much louder than the wind noise at speed. My plan so far is to let him put one of the mufflers on and start it up and if I like the way it sounds I'll tell him to keep going and put the other muffler and tips on.

So anyway, what would taking the resonator off do to my sound?
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the members here that have done it ended up with a loud raspy sound that pops a lot, which some people like...but I personally wouldnt recommend it.
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Yup exactly. You will have a raspy tinny sound when nearing redline and when you let off, it will pop and crackle alot. I myself like the sound, but you may not.

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Keep the resonator,you'll be glad ya did
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I'd say keep it, the sound will be smoother while still deep.
But if you like that raspy exhaust sound with pops and crackles go for it.
just my 2 cents

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Keep it. Resonators didn't ship from the factory until 1994. I ADDED one to my 93 and it improved greatly.
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i took mine out, but still have the stock exhaust minus the high flow cat. Its not loud at speed, but it is tinny in high RPMs..
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It'll give it a throatier noise, but it may get raspy depending on what muffler you use. The extra distance in the exhaust system allows it to resonate more, giving it a more "burbly" effect.

Do you have a high flow cat? harofreak said that changed the volume on his old 95 a lot.
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I'm not touching the cat because I still have a warrantee and a doomed transmission so I'm sticking with mufflers and tips. I think I'll keep the resonator and just put the mufflers and tips on. If I don't like what 1 muffler sounds like I'll justget him to take it back of and just get the tips put on.

Thanks for all the input yall
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I actually am going to add a resonator to the Buick. It has that chugging noise, like a put-put-put-put-put noise. Plus, it has a low rpm vroooooooom noise, which is annoying at times.

I do like the 3800'* exhaust note though, in high rpms. Its certainly better than any of those silly fart can noises of 4 bangers!! Yeesh, these people have serious problems with their hearing if they think a 4 banger exhaust note is cool..
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