I just went to a muffler shop, had them cut out my resonator and put in a straight pipe. I have a TRD
I think it was Steven that had his removed with a TSRM. It sounds great with the TRD
. It keeps the same deep tone, it's just louder. Much louder. If you don't want your car to be too loud, then don't do it. It's not crazy loud, the ride is still kinda quiet at cruising speeds, but there is a constant buzzing from the exhaust. Accelerations sound really deep and the engine growls. I love when I start it up (especially cold, makes it louder). The engine roars to life.
Gas pedal seems more responsive as well.
Anyway, I give this $40 mod a thumbs up.