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Cut off the resonator

Well, I cut off the resonator today!!! That thing weights about 30 pounds and is a friggin three chamber muffler!!! Usually resonators are glasspacks. Anyway, it sounds just like the GA's and Grand Prix's now. I uploaded a quick video from my digi camera on streetfire.net and will let everyone know when it is there.



The link for the video is below. I had the camera a little to close, so it sounds raspy and high pitched.

http://videos.streetfire.net/player....7-292DB81B1008

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Sounds Good!
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Wow, thats quite the difference! Great cheap mod!
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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-06-2005, 06:16 PM
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That was a big mistake. Perhaps its just the video, but that thing sounds like a chain saw now. I would do something about that immediatly. And is that rust on the resonator?
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That was a big mistake. Perhaps its just the video, but that thing sounds like a chain saw now. I would do something about that immediatly. And is that rust on the resonator?
Yes, that is the rusty resonator in the pic. And, yes, it does sound bad due to the camera being a foot away from the tail pipe. It's actually very deep and throaty now from the outside. I still can't hear it from the inside though.
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Shouldn't the resonator be made of stainless so that it doesn't rust? I mean, the oldest that resonator could be is a couple years right? It would probably be eaten through in 5.
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Shouldn't the resonator be made of stainless so that it doesn't rust? I mean, the oldest that resonator could be is a couple years right? It would probably be eaten through in 5.
It's only nine months old, all stock stainless exhaust's I've had have rusted on the outside. The polished stainless doesn't.
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As an Xmas present to myself, I just ordered the GTP muffler with dual outlets, GTP lower rear facia, and a GTP leather wrapped shifter handle with the chrome top!!!! The 2006 models have all the goodies!!! Thank god for wholesale gm parts' website!!!
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What did the muffler and dual outlets run ya?
Are you not happy with the exhaust? Why not just Y it out with tips??
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What did the muffler and dual outlets run ya?
Are you not happy with the exhaust? Why not just Y it out with tips??
The GTP muffler with chrome tips was $280. Which is a lot cheaper and will be easier to mount than a custom made setup.
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Is replacing a resonator with a muffler going to double muffle it?
Isnt that a muffler in the middle?
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That can up in the middle of the car that he removed is the muffler. Cut it open and you'll see what I mean - baffles and chambers = muffler.

The big can under the rear fascia is a resonator.
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Where is the video??

I never did get a chance to see and/or hear the video.
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What is a resonator??????
I know where it is and what it looks like but
it looks like a muffler to me.
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they're basically the same thing.

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