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      04-11-2009, 12:07 PM   #1
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Resonator Or Muffler Delete?

Has anyone tried a muffler delete or just a resonator delete? Maybe a combination of both?
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      04-11-2009, 12:13 PM   #2
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there are videos on youtube while people are taking there old exhaust(muffler) off and start the car up. Wouldnt think anyone would run without one at all?
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Ive seen that video. I didn't mean the whole exhaust system, I meant just the muffler box or resonator box maybe even a combination of both.
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Ive seen that video. I didn't mean the whole exhaust system, I meant just the muffler box or resonator box maybe even a combination of both.
Taking off the resonators makes the note more rattly. I had my secondary cats removed together with the resonators and it sounded real mean. Had a little more rasp but I love it. So it really depends.
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      04-12-2009, 03:14 AM   #5
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Taking off the resonators makes the note more rattly. I had my secondary cats removed together with the resonators and it sounded real mean. Had a little more rasp but I love it. So it really depends.
Do you think it will sound nice....with everything in place but only resonator deleted? I mean I don't want it to be LOUDDDD, but i want the exhaust note to be a little bit more noticeable. I know a lot of 328s and 335s have experimented with such modifications.
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Do you think it will sound nice....with everything in place but only resonator deleted? I know a lot of 328s and 335s have experimented with them. I mean I dont want it to be LOUDDDD, but i want the exhaust note to be a little bit more noticeable.
it will sound raspy at high rpm.
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try secondary cat delete first. im doing mine tomorrow.
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I tested my car w/o the muffler.
I just unbolted the rear section.
Here my vid
http://videos.streetfire.net/video/B...ler_634875.htm

Incar sound below 3000 rpm is way to loud do.
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      04-12-2009, 06:39 PM   #9
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Hmmm sounds preety good... i think. I wonder if anyone has just deleted the resonator by itself yet.
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      04-12-2009, 06:50 PM   #10
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scratch my earlier post... i just found a video of a e92 w/o resonators.... SOUNDS HORRIBLE
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do a muffler delete
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I took my mufflers off, just for grins and it's way loud in the cabin, however I'm wondering if it will still have a good tone if I had pipes fitted up to exit the rear, basically a muffler delete pipe. That way I could put tips on it and the rear end wouldn't look odd.
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I did a resonator delete. It does not make much difference, althought the car does sound a bit healthier and raspy. I actually like it. Videos never sound like the real thing....so dont base your opinion on a video, try to hear one in person. That is what i plan to do before buying an exhaust...

All in all, for the $80 or so it cost me to do the resonator delete, I am happy. Like I said, it is not a lot of difference, but it helped.
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i have a question regarding the stock muffler box. I dont know where exactly, but i either read or saw something stating that the muffler box is a bolt on or something and i can just easily remove it without actual cutting of the pipes. Is this true?
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      04-24-2009, 06:30 PM   #16
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dont even think about removing the muffler... your car will rattle like to tomorrow.
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dont even think about removing the muffler... your car will rattle like to tomorrow.
why?
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a muffler delete on this car would be way too loud if you ask me.
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why?
I tried when I was getting my aftermarket exhaust installed.
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I tried when I was getting my aftermarket exhaust installed.
what rattled?
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i have a question regarding the stock muffler box. I dont know where exactly, but i either read or saw something stating that the muffler box is a bolt on or something and i can just easily remove it without actual cutting of the pipes. Is this true?
The rear section is bolted using 1 clamp on each pipe just after the resonators
See it here

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...47&hg=18&fg=20
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Everything rattles and the drone inside the car is HORRID.
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