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Jan 27, 10:42pm - #385939 
resonator?

any one got pic of the resonator under the car. what does it do? why most people remove theirs when installing a TSRM

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Jan 27, 11:56pm - #385940 
basically it a big canister about a foot and a half long. I think all it does is control exhaust noise. most people remove it because the TRSM and TRD are kinda quiet.


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Jan 28, 10:41am - #385941 
the TSRM is not quiet, only at idle.


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Jan 29, 7:03pm - #385942 
the resignator all it does is control cabin noise, removing it yes gives you a LITTLE bit of power, but only noticeable when doing a Dyno, is not like you will notice the power by just stepping on it. Also removing the resignator gives you an annoying high pitched sound if you don't have such a good muffler, changing the resignator to a high flow, shorter one, gives you a deeper but still louder sound. The bigger/longer the resignator the quiter your car will be.

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Jan 29, 11:51pm - #385943 
take all that crap off, even catalytic converter.


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Jan 31, 4:38pm - #385944 
Originally Posted by Polykarb
take all that crap off, even catalytic converter.


Why? How restrictive is the stock cat and resonator that you want to remove it? The car will sound like a weed wacker.

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Jan 31, 5:20pm - #385945 
yea only remove the muffler for a louder exhaust noise...that is the big rectangle thing that is connected to the axle back exhaust...

the resonator is the big weird before the cat i think.


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Jan 31, 5:41pm - #385946 
I learned from my automotive teacher that the term "resonator" is a misnomer b/c it is actually a "de-resonator" in that it cancels the resonant frequencies of the exhaust and makes the sound much more pleasant and less harsh.


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Jan 31, 5:48pm - #385947 
The second canister (the one in the background) is the resonator?

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Jan 31, 5:48pm - #385948 
better angle:

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Jan 31, 5:52pm - #385949 
yep, that big cylinder thing is the resonator with the O2 sensor plugged into it i think...or some sensor rofl
but leave that...just get rid of the muffler.


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Jan 31, 5:57pm - #385950 
nahhh, no sensor, just metal hooks connected to rubber vibramounts.


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Jan 31, 5:59pm - #385951 
thats the cat with the o2 sensor, the resonator is the longer "premuffler" thing behind the cat - closer to the back of the car. its what you can see better in pic 2

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Jan 31, 8:37pm - #385952 
yea my fault, i only looked under my car once

so what is the best thing to get rid of for louder sound, but not ricey?
resonator and muffler?
muffler only?
resonator only?


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Feb 1, 3:17am - #385953 
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
yea my fault, i only looked under my car once

so what is the best thing to get rid of for louder sound, but not ricey?
resonator and muffler?
muffler only?
resonator only?


resonator only


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Feb 1, 3:35am - #385954 
ricey has a bit to do with those cheap Pep Boys Mufflers the Honda boyz weld onto their cars...

a quality muffler like Magnaflow or a quality full exhaust system shouldn't sound ricey with or without the resonator.


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Feb 9, 12:21am - #385955 
Originally Posted by QTRMLR_1
ricey has a bit to do with those cheap Pep Boys Mufflers the Honda boyz weld onto their cars...

a quality muffler like Magnaflow or a quality full exhaust system shouldn't sound ricey with or without the resonator.


Wrong. Put that magnaflow muffler (which I use) on without a resonator and you will have that ugly buzz regardless. A resonator is essentially a muffler before the muffler. The muffler, muffles sound (who would have thought). A resonator, well...does the same thing - just smaller (not in inner diameter).

So if you want a non ricey sound, but instead a deep throatier growl, use a magnaflow resonator (that of the same diameter of your piping) and a good straight through muffler (magnaflow makes these also) in your custom exhuast.

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