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Old 03-29-2004, 12:53 PM   #1
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I was wondering if i strait pipe my 1995 pontiac bonneville (non-supercharged) and put in a few resivours along the exaust pipe would it sound good or not (what exactly are resivours used for) my friends 1995 dodge avenger has 2 of those resivours but he has his muffler on still
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It'll sound raspy, burbly, farty, and just plain nasty. And you'll lose low-end torque, which is what your engine was designed for.
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It'll sound raspy, burbly, farty, and just plain nasty. And you'll lose low-end torque, which is what your engine was designed for.
What should I do to make a strait piped boonie sound good? I know just taking the muffler off will suck (my friend has alittle 3.0 ford ranger v-6 he says he went in sections small pipe big pipe small big thats how he got his it sounds kinda cool)
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If you want a good sounding and performance oriented exhaust on budget, get a high flow cat and a Magnaflow or Flowmater muffler.

Don't mess around with the stock design, its meant to optimize performance and torque.
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Exactly. The answer for sound and performance is NOT straight piping. That'* old-school muscle car crap. This is a modern computer-tuned engine.
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Old School Muscle-car crap???? WTF i`ve never done straight pipes in my:" old shool days ".....even then we went for a Tuned exhaust system....like the older camaro`* with the " factory " dimpled exhaust pipes....we ran Redline mufflers whiich at that time where topline mufflers......but like Will said do not use straight pipes at all more hp/tqr with mifflers and proper pipe sizing
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It'll sound raspy, burbly, farty, and just plain nasty. And you'll lose low-end torque, which is what your engine was designed for.
What should I do to make a strait piped boonie sound good?
nothing because no matter what you do, straight pipes will sound horrible on that car, besides, a Bonneville is a classy car, why would you want it to sound like that. I agree, stick with the setup others are going with, just replace the mufflers, and maybe get a high flow cat. and by 'resevoirs" I assume you're talking about resonators. Those are there to get rid of the raspy, poppy exhaust notes, and to eliminate engine drone at steady speeds.
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Ok, this is a very similiar question, what if i got rid of the muffler and had a straight pipe press bent made up from the resonator on back. So the only thing taken out of the exhaust would be the stock muffler and stock pipe. Since a resonator is like a glass pack wouldnt it sound alright?
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