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Old 06-30-2012, 09:00 PM   #1
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Anyone have Stock Exhaust with Resonator Delete?

Sup fanatics!

Much to my dismay, my muffler has been developing a crack on the resonator section, causing extremely embarrassing garggling sounds when I give it throttle. (Making it very hard to earn street cred, yo!)

At first I was like, OH YES A REASON FOR NEW EXHAUST! But then I thought, 11 year old car? Not really worth it.

Then I said, well maybe buy a Dinan or Performance muffler off the part out section and get a new resonator section and put it all together. Still not worth it.

Then I said, how about just take it to the shop, weld the crack together, have them re-paint the whole business, and still be a reasonable price! Great idea!

But why not have my cake and eat it too?

I can get something a tad louder (which I think) by deleting the resonator, and then straight piping through that but keeping the cats and muffler and all that, and then get a new finish.

Anyone running this? Can you post a sound clip? Is this even legal? Will I pass emission? If you can't post a sound clip, can you provide an exhaust that is audibly close to it for reference purposes?

Sorry, but not sorry for the questions! Thanks!
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:25 AM   #2
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i deleted the rear resonator when i bought my bmw performance muffler. Do it! it sounds good! it isnt loud at all just a little more throaty. deleting resonators has no effect on emissions
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:47 AM   #3
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