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      10-23-2008, 08:45 AM   #1
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Resonator delete on stock e90 M3 exhaust system worth it?

Anyone able to advise how a resonator delete sounds on the stock e90 M3 exhaust system?

Is it worth the effort and labor costs?

How different is the sound? Are you happy you did it?

I don't have the $ for a new cat back system

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      10-23-2008, 11:36 AM   #2
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unless you want insanity, leave your resonators on. i have a resonator delete and it's really flippin loud...annoying at times.
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unless you want insanity, leave your resonators on. i have a resonator delete and it's really flippin loud...annoying at times.
Is the resonator delete really that much louder?? You are basically running straight pipes. Will it really be that loud with the cats but no resonator?
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Is the resonator delete really that much louder?? You are basically running straight pipes. Will it really be that loud with the cats but no resonator?
resonator delete is a lot louder than cat back...not to mention 3" pipes give it a little more echo and a deeper growl. i'd love to sit our cars next to each other with a sound metering device and quantify it. but yes, i essentially have straight pipes. my mufflers are pretty much open steel boxes.
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unless you want insanity, leave your resonators on. i have a resonator delete and it's really flippin loud...annoying at times.
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i want to hear
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for high quality. video doesn't do it justice. ask pittsy, it's really f-ing loud.
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      10-23-2008, 03:50 PM   #7
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for high quality. video doesn't do it justice. ask pittsy, it's really f-ing loud.
+1, that video doesn't do its justice, it is really really loud!!!
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for high quality. video doesn't do it justice. ask pittsy, it's really f-ing loud.


wow....I have no words to describe how good watching that clip made me feel!!
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What about resonator delete with stock exhaust cans?
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This sounds sick.
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I like it
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i'll just say it's really awesome for about a month, but then when the awesomeness subsides, have fun trying to hold a conversation on bluetooth. oh, and it rattles the tail light bulbs loose, sending sensors galore haywire. i still like it, but i'm probably going to "tone it down" with remus race soon.
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i'll just say it's really awesome for about a month, but then when the awesomeness subsides, have fun trying to hold a conversation on bluetooth. oh, and it rattles the tail light bulbs loose, sending sensors galore haywire. i still like it, but i'm probably going to "tone it down" with remus race soon.
Outstanding loll

I bet its a bitch to live with but it does sounds so nice in the video.
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unless you want insanity, leave your resonators on. i have a resonator delete and it's really flippin loud...annoying at times.
Thanks for the honest feedback and video. I am shock at how loud it is
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      10-23-2008, 06:50 PM   #15
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unless you want insanity, leave your resonators on. i have a resonator delete and it's really flippin loud...annoying at times.
Strange...I deleted mine and I thought the difference was minimal. I have the stock exhaust still on....

edit: makes sense now...you have an exhaust too. Mine exhaust is stock...the sound difference without resonators is not big at all. i actually want more of a growl. I thought I would get that without the resonators, but no.
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Yeah, that vid says stett performance exhaust. So I'm assuming he's talking about the difference in removing them while running an aftermarket(louder) exhaust. I think the changes in sound from removing resonators while leaving stock muffler still in tact will be a lot less. It might even give you some unwanted sounds.
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Strange...I deleted mine and I thought the difference was minimal. I have the stock exhaust still on....

edit: makes sense now...you have an exhaust too. Mine exhaust is stock...the sound difference without resonators is not big at all. i actually want more of a growl. I thought I would get that without the resonators, but no.
GT3 Tim with you stock exhaust do you have any drone? Did the resonator delete made the exhaust tone raspy and deeper at all?
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That's one mean car!!! Great video Blakepilot and I can only try to imagine what it really sounds like in reality.
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GT3 Tim with you stock exhaust do you have any drone? Did the resonator delete made the exhaust tone raspy and deeper at all?
A LITTLE more raspy, but not much. A LITTLE deeper, but not much. No drone. I only notice the sound difference when it is in the HIGH rpm range...or if you are gunning it in neutral.
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Strange...I deleted mine and I thought the difference was minimal. I have the stock exhaust still on....

edit: makes sense now...you have an exhaust too. Mine exhaust is stock...the sound difference without resonators is not big at all. i actually want more of a growl. I thought I would get that without the resonators, but no.
you might consider that my exhaust is virtually straight pipes. my mufflers are pretty much wide open, you can see right through them. they're more like echo chambers, they only make the exhaust sound deeper and with a meaner growl. stock exhaust doesn't make a whole lot of noise at all...that muffler is heavy and filled will lots of channels to dampen the sound. i also have 3" true dual pipes. a lot more resonance. it sounds good, but it's too loud for me i guess.

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That's one mean car!!! Great video Blakepilot and I can only try to imagine what it really sounds like in reality.
it really is insane in real life. like i said above, it's too loud for me. i wish it was a little softer because it's hard to be stealth with it. it wakes the neighbors and it rattles my back door if i leave it running in the garage, no kidding. anyone that has been to a local meet has heard it, i definitely win the ridiculous exhaust category. but my whole point is don't do it. it's too loud. i plan on changing it soon for that reason. some people might like it but it gets old pretty fast for me. hope this provides insight for people thinking about a resonator delete with some sort of aftermarket muffler.
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oh and the drone...60-70 is the sweet spot. you can't hear a damn thing inside. sucks.
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you might consider that my exhaust is virtually straight pipes. my mufflers are pretty much wide open, you can see right through them. they're more like echo chambers, they only make the exhaust sound deeper and with a meaner growl. stock exhaust doesn't make a whole lot of noise at all...that muffler is heavy and filled will lots of channels to dampen the sound. i also have 3" true dual pipes. a lot more resonance. it sounds good, but it's too loud for me i guess.



it really is insane in real life. like i said above, it's too loud for me. i wish it was a little softer because it's hard to be stealth with it. it wakes the neighbors and it rattles my back door if i leave it running in the garage, no kidding. anyone that has been to a local meet has heard it, i definitely win the ridiculous exhaust category. but my whole point is don't do it. it's too loud. i plan on changing it soon for that reason. some people might like it but it gets old pretty fast for me. hope this provides insight for people thinking about a resonator delete with some sort of aftermarket muffler.
you definitely have won the ridiculous exhaust category, people will love the sound for the first month and then will tired of it really quick. its it a WOW factor, people trust what he is saying, you do not want to live with his exhaust all the time. Like I said you will love it but it will get annoying!! I have the Remus Race and it is a very good system, the cold starts can be loud but nothing like what blake has
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