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Old 06-12-2008, 06:46 PM   #1
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Default Yep It's official...I'm a *****. (resonator installed)

Going to be fitting one of these on my mid-pipe.
If it's not enough the other goes on my test pipe.











Since I fitted a smaller muffler in place on teh one Jason provides, I can't stand the noise. 4x9x14 from 5x8x14, I think the main issue is the fact that my waste is almost fully open from 3800RPM to redline. It's almost as bad as when i wired it open for a week, almost.
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I don't blame you one bit.

Clean your grout first.
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i need some of that later
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I don't blame you one bit.

Clean your grout first.

it's black grout...I didn't do it, blame the gay flight attendant i bought the house from.
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Isn't perforated preferred over louvered?

btw: isn't that just gray grout, and not dirty?
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it's black grout...I didn't do it, blame the gay flight attendant i bought the house from.
Black grout? WTF?

Thats pretty gay.

Edit: Looks gray and semi dirty to me.
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I normally like a darker grout...but not with white tile.
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What size and exaust are you running? I am thinking of puting the exaust on my soon to be turbo miata on my other na and starting fresh.

I am going to daily drive it and take 3 hr trips in it. Would you go 2 1/2" or 3". I was thinking of Magnaflow if I can get a second hand one. I didn't see a flow through for flowmaster.
What do you recommend? I like sound but not stupid loud. And I don't want to hear alot in the cab. I want a happy medium. Leaning to quiet.
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3"....like i said, i had no complaints with the 5x8x14, nor others with a 5x8x18...my choice is just too small and not cool.
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Old 06-12-2008, 07:34 PM   #11
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scott, LOUVERED? why???
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pipe and gay talk
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Thumbs up loud is for the race track

Louvered cuts down on the noise more than perf'd... all depends on what you want and what you're willing to compromise. It also depends on which way you have it installed. Open side facing oncoming exhaust to kill noise, or the other way for beter flow. I've got an 18" with the open side facing oncoming exhaust- considered replacing it with this larger diameter perf'd in hopes of better flow and equal or better noise kill with the larger size.
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I honestly thought it was going to be preferated, i really dont care either way.

I'll clamp it to the exhaust tip in each direction and see what sounds best....sure as hell will still flow just as well, I still dont have a cat....betcha open towards exhaust will flow better than a cat.
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it's black grout...I didn't do it, blame the gay flight attendant i bought the house from.
******* bigoted racist-*** forum let me tell you something about CIVIL RIGHTS
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******* bigoted racist-*** forum let me tell you something about CIVIL RIGHTS
just get back from pride week?

**** ring toss. it's fun having friends who work for HRC.

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that's also something i've been considering...the resonator, not the **** ring toss. i'm at 2.75" with an ansa muffler and i think i'd like it quieter, sometimes it feels like i'm going to draw too much attention so the less noise the better. Do a before and after test at the same distance so we can see the difference it makes.
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yeah ill take a few videos, try both directions. like i said, im not worried about the flow restriction, I'm sure it flows better than a cat, and I have 3" freakin pipes for christ's sake.
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Just a word of advice for you pussies wanting resonators...

DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT get a Dynomax resonator. Every single person I have ever known that has had one, including me, has had them collapse in the middle. Opt for a Magnaflow instead. They call them "round mufflers".
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collapse in teh middle?

resonator?

I have me what they call a "bullet race muffler"



perf core and 35-50 bucks depending what you get and where you get it. made by dynomax. it's very solid. dont see how it could collapse.
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