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Old 07-01-2011, 07:53 PM   #1
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Resonator delete ..should I or shouldn't I?

Have a 2003 330xi and thinking about doing a resonator delete and I'm just wondering what happens to the o2 sensors if I do.

Also open to any other suggestions as to how to make the car sound louder/better without dumping a bunch of cash for a whole new exhaust system.

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Old 07-01-2011, 08:20 PM   #2
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Old 07-01-2011, 08:36 PM   #3
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Cheapest is get a CD of an F1 race and just blast it when you're driving. The ladies will be impressed and if I know the ladies you'll be getting in your car, they won't notice that it's coming from the speakers.

Oh, also, get the CD soundtrack from Debbie Does Dallas. After the F1 CD, put that on. When she hears it, tell her that you know it wasn't so nice, but you recorded having sex with her. She'll say something like, "we had sex?"

Your reply, "Well, where else would I have gotten that recording? You don't remember? It was so great, you passed out and when you awoke, you totally forgot my name it was so distracting. Baby, I sent you somewhere far.

Here, let me show you again."

Sorry...I'm channeling one of our great ones...just recently lost. Normally, I'm like this anyway, though!

Hate 'sound' and 'color' threads...think they're silly...and yet, here I am!
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:00 PM   #4
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@dmax: that was pointless and stupid and not helpful in any way, shape, or form.. thank you for wasting my time..I am now stupider after reading that nonsensecal drivel.

Anyone else out there with some REAL advice?

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domminicg (i think) and many others have threads about this. Do a search. Removing the resonator will not make a drastic difference.
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:06 PM   #6
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Which res are you planning to delete? FYI, the 2nd res (closest to the muffler) does not make any significant differenceif removed. Dont waist your time/money
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:08 PM   #7
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@dmax: that was pointless and stupid and not helpful in any way, shape, or form.. thank you for wasting my time..I am now stupider after reading that nonsensecal drivel.

Anyone else out there with some REAL advice?

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You're very welcome.

I thought you asked about how to change the sound of your car. Sorry. I try to help in so many threads, sometimes I'll respond in one thread when it should have been in another.

Okay, just reread it...I'm confused now. You did want to change the sound of your car. If that's not what you wanted to do, you shouldn't have started a thread about it.

You're wasting your time. You have what could be a perfectly good BMW and you want to change its sound. I shouldn't have risen to the bait. My fault!

In five days, I'll be back to normal...just you wait! Oh, also, if you push the pedal on the right until it gets to 4K+ I think you'll hear the sound a BMW is supposed to make better...that and turn off the radio.

Tons of useful suggestions...more than you know quite obviously. I don't waste my time doing silly stuff with my car and that was my point...sorry I didn't make it clearer.
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Cut all the piping off after the headers and it will be loud
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