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Old 03-26-2010, 03:12 PM   #41
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Different tips will produce different noise?
No no no.

If you imagine the underside of your car you have....

(ENGINE)---(HEADERS)---(Resonator 1) --- (resonator 2)--- *(Muffler)- (tips)

I just chopped the muffler off, ran piping in it's place, and put tips on the end.

So it goes: (ENGINE)---(HEADERS)---(Resonator 1) --- (resonator 2)---------- (tips)

Removing your muffler, naturally, gives it more volume and a deeper, more aggressive note
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Old 03-26-2010, 03:18 PM   #42
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i recently had mine done, it drones a bit in the cabin, but i got used to it. I like it though, sounds decent
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Old 03-26-2010, 03:36 PM   #43
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i recently had mine done, it drones a bit in the cabin, but i got used to it. I like it though, sounds decent
Sound clips... as for droning, did you leave the resonators in? They should minimize/reduce/eliminate drone.
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Old 03-26-2010, 03:41 PM   #44
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Sound clips... as for droning, did you leave the resonators in? They should minimize/reduce/eliminate drone.
ill have sound clips soon (weather sucks right now), and i left both resonators in. I got it done for cheap though so im happy lol.
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Old 03-26-2010, 03:42 PM   #45
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No no no.

If you imagine the underside of your car you have....

(ENGINE)---(HEADERS)---(Resonator 1) --- (resonator 2)--- *(Muffler)- (tips)

I just chopped the muffler off, ran piping in it's place, and put tips on the end.

So it goes: (ENGINE)---(HEADERS)---(Resonator 1) --- (resonator 2)---------- (tips)

Removing your muffler, naturally, gives it more volume and a deeper, more aggressive note
Well right now I have Remus muffler, but the sound is really quiet
So if I take out resonator 2 would it be louder? If I take both 1 and 2 it will it be louder than if I just take off resonator 2?
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Old 03-26-2010, 03:45 PM   #46
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Well right now I have Remus muffler, but the sound is really quiet
So if I take out resonator 2 would it be louder? If I take both 1 and 2 it will it be louder than if I just take off resonator 2?
Yes, if you plan on leaving your Remus in place, you could remove resonator 2 and listen... if still too quiet, you could then also remove resonator 1....
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Where can I get some tips from?
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Old 03-26-2010, 04:13 PM   #48
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Where can I get some tips from?
There are a bunch of places. Magnaflow, ebay, any muffler shop, etc... I always suggest 76mm tips and prefer the look of double walled tips

DTM-spec has those burnt titanium tips if you want something more showy.
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okay im going to try this, what type of tool did u use to cut off your muffler? idk if we have any power saws or anything around my house
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okay im going to try this, what type of tool did u use to cut off your muffler? idk if we have any power saws or anything around my house
Whoa whoa... I wouldn't suggest just going out and trying this with a knife and scissors. Just take it to a muffler shop. Will charge you around 250 total for piping, labor, and tips and it will look and sound great
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Whoa whoa... I wouldn't suggest just going out and trying this with a knife and scissors. Just take it to a muffler shop. Will charge you around 250 total for piping, labor, and tips and it will look and sound great
some one on here was saying that they wanted to just try it out and thats what i was suggesting and if i dident like it i could go take it to a muffler shop to get the mufler weilded back on ... i dont want to spend that much dough only to find out i dont like the sound.

so what would be the easiest way to go ghetto without the muffler and see how it sounds? (i was figureing just choppin the muffler off then go to the shop with my decision) and if i dont like it get the muffler back on or if i do like it then id go spend the 250$ to get the tips on ect.
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some one on here was saying that they wanted to just try it out and thats what i was suggesting and if i dident like it i could go take it to a muffler shop to get the mufler weilded back on ... i dont want to spend that much dough only to find out i dont like the sound.

so what would be the easiest way to go ghetto without the muffler and see how it sounds? (i was figureing just choppin the muffler off then go to the shop with my decision) and if i dont like it get the muffler back on or if i do like it then id go spend the 250$ to get the tips on ect.
I suppose, if you had a friend with a tool capable of cleanly cutting off the muffler, that would be one option. I am not really mechanically savvy enough to suggest how you would go about doing os though. Sorry I can't help more

Why not just take it to the muffler shop, make sure they have nice tips, have them cut the muffler, and if you don't like the sound, have them weld it back on. I doubt that the extra little bit of time would result in that much higher of a price tag.
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I suppose, if you had a friend with a tool capable of cleanly cutting off the muffler, that would be one option. I am not really mechanically savvy enough to suggest how you would go about doing os though. Sorry I can't help more

Why not just take it to the muffler shop, make sure they have nice tips, have them cut the muffler, and if you don't like the sound, have them weld it back on. I doubt that the extra little bit of time would result in that much higher of a price tag.
ya now that i think about it i think ur right, i should just take it to the muffler shop (because tbh i dont have a friend with a tool to cleanly cut a muffler) as well as i dont trust myself with a power saw. I think i will go down either today or tomorrow, thanks alot
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ya now that i think about it i think ur right, i should just take it to the muffler shop (because tbh i dont have a friend with a tool to cleanly cut a muffler) as well as i dont trust myself with a power saw. I think i will go down either today or tomorrow, thanks alot
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i have done this as well
its a worth while mod
far better than spending $600+ for a catback
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Well right now I have Remus muffler, but the sound is really quiet
Do you have a clip of what the Remus exhaust sounds like with the resonators in place?
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i have done this as well
its a worth while mod
far better than spending $600+ for a catback
Have a sound clip? Would love to have it added to the thread so that people can hear how it sounds on different engines...
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now im on headers with both stock resonators and muffler delete k&n cone filter rouge pullies

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