Originally posted by FX-MAN:
this is a very common misconception.. in SOME cars removing the resonator will add power (especially with FI, you need your exhaust as free as possible).. so ONLY in cars with an exhaust bottleneck.. the key to power is ballancing intake with air out so your engine doesn't have to work to suck air in or push it out.. , so if you don't have FI or nitrous, then removing the resonator can reduce backpressure and the air flows right through your engine instead of sticking around to fuel the spark. (especially if you already have a free flowing exhaust). so yes, you could have lost power.. Everyone I know who has removed the resonator has said the same thing (do you agree Dan? You did this and lost some power also right? plus I know a few guys up here in Van with the same problem).
see now i read somewhere that the backpressure idea is just the myth and a bunch of bs
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Basicly, It said that engines don't need any backpressure to run and the best exahust would be no exhaust at all ... ohhh where did i read that