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Old 01-09-2003, 11:51 AM   #1
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Hi All,

I'm new to this site. Nice to know that there are other Bonneville nuts out there besides me. This 02 SE is my second Bonnie. I had a 96 SE a few years ago but had to trade it in for the dreaded minivan when kid number 3 came along. This picture is the Bonnie'* first day at it'* new home 6 months ago. The kids are breaking it in for me . Unfortunately this is the only picture that I could find. I'll try to take more once I get all of the salt off my car.

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I hope this works I'm an older guy so I am a little technologically challenged.

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Nice ride! Welcome to the forum! Thank gawd...another VA Bonneville! It'* starting to look like we may have to have a VA meet this summer.
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Complinitor,

Sounds good...how many VA Bonnies are there anyway?

I noticed that you removed the resonator. What kind of difference did that make in sound and performance. I was looking around under my car yesterday washing the salt and sand off and noticed that the resonator is friggin huge...larger than the cat and muffler combined. If nothing else removing it seems like it would be a weight savings.
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Welcome to the club!
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Welcome to the club Spyboy! You have a nice ride (of course!)
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Complinitor,

Sounds good...how many VA Bonnies are there anyway?

I noticed that you removed the resonator. What kind of difference did that make in sound and performance. I was looking around under my car yesterday washing the salt and sand off and noticed that the resonator is friggin huge...larger than the cat and muffler combined. If nothing else removing it seems like it would be a weight savings.
I don't think there are many (2-3???). The removing the resonator make for an 80 lb difference in weight when you replace it with a standard pipe. I am still running the stock muffler, but the sound is now much deeper, more in tune with my Cadillac (1989 Brougham), more V8 in tone. The sound is also helped by the free flow cat.

It'* an easy job to do this. If you're interested, I can walk you through it.
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Thanks for the offer, I'll probably take you up on it in the spring. It is way too cold out to mess with it now.
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