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      08-01-2009, 06:05 PM   #1
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Resonator Delete Anyone?

Hi, I am wondering if anyone had their resonator deleted and what the results were, any issues, pros/cons?
how is the sound, i plan on staying stock except removing the resonator as i want to be a bit louder than stock but no where near a race exhaust///

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      08-01-2009, 06:18 PM   #2
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I had the Fabspeed 2nd cat & resonator delete, and it wasn't loud at all. Actually IMO that set-up sounds a bit like a stock M5/M6. Also...there was zero drone when I had the set-up. Good luck .
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great thanks, cause i find stock about 40% too quiet. i was just gonna have the resonator deleted and leave all the rest stock....
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The resonators has the go!! it will really open up your car! it will sing to you everytime you get in it.
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I got the Riss Racing X-Pipe w/ HFC and it sounds great w/ no drone.
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thanks guys,
so if i stay completely stock except the resonator, how much louder will i be? will idle be louder as well? any negatives?
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I deleted ONLY my resonators.

I find it a tad more "raspy", but I liked it. You only notice it when you are really on the gas. However, I thought it would be a bit more loud, so I am installing an AA x-pipe tomorrow.

I got a local muffler shop to do the resonator delete for about $80 or so. Might as well try it. It will add a little more sound to the exhaust, but it aint a lot.
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thanks guys,
so if i stay completely stock except the resonator, how much louder will i be? will idle be louder as well? any negatives?
If you're looking for a 40% bump in volume the resonator delete won't do it. You need to delete at least the secondary cats and resonators to get a deeper idle, but it still doesn't sound that aggressive. Have you looked at the Dinan axle-back? I think it would give you the increase in volume you're looking for w/o touching the rest of the system.
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so i guess its kinda pointless then, too hack up the stock system if its only gonna get barely any louder?
i kinda dont wanna put a system on...
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niqui, you should try the resonator delete before you spend a few grand on a whole system... cos i have a sneaky feeling that this may satisfy you. most people on this board dont realise that you want the car to be just SLIGHTLY louder and not a muscle car (like mine ...ahaha)... if the resonator delete doesnt work that well, u can go back and do a secondary cat delete... sound will be louder again... if thats still too soft, then you should go ahead and do a full system (you dont have to put back the secondary cats or resonator back on just get a new set of mufflers.).
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niqui, you should try the resonator delete before you spend a few grand on a whole system... cos i have a sneaky feeling that this may satisfy you. most people on this board dont realise that you want the car to be just SLIGHTLY louder and not a muscle car (like mine ...ahaha)... if the resonator delete doesnt work that well, u can go back and do a secondary cat delete... sound will be louder again... if thats still too soft, then you should go ahead and do a full system (you dont have to put back the secondary cats or resonator back on just get a new set of mufflers.).
u are right chris, i think i only want 20% louder than stock and a nice little rumble, but i think i am buying a full system, we are working out the formalities now, its a bastuck, not the same as yours though.
supposedly it isnt very loud but has nice tips and a nice little rumble.

i dont really wana start hacking up my stock system.

i will let u know if the deal goes thru.
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