Simple resonator delete?

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Old 08-04-2018, 09:15 AM
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Simple resonator delete?

I know I want more volume from my JCW's exhaust, but I'm definitely not gonna spend the money for a catback or axle-back system. I'd thought of going to a local shop for a new muffler, like a Magnaflow, but a friend suggested I just have the resonator removed.

Has anyone done this (resonator-only delete) or have feedback on the results?
 
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Old 08-04-2018, 11:12 AM
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Resonator is there to clean up the noise. In my opinion it will sound sloppy without it. But haven’t heard one yet.

I recommend removing the CAT. Will get a deeper sound, performance gains, and lots of bangs!

My personal exhaust is straight from the turbo back. No cats. No muffler. But 2 resonators.
 
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Originally Posted by johntotah94 View Post
Resonator is there to clean up the noise. In my opinion it will sound sloppy without it. But haven’t heard one yet.

I recommend removing the CAT. Will get a deeper sound, performance gains, and lots of bangs!

My personal exhaust is straight from the turbo back. No cats. No muffler. But 2 resonators.
Your comment about the resonator cleaning up noise was a concern of mine too. It's my understanding that resonators are there to "tune" the exhaust note, eliminate drone, etc., which made me internally balk at the suggestion. I'm somewhat environmentally conscious so I don't feel great about removing a cat & putting out more pollution; I'd probably rather just spend bit more on a louder box & keep the cat(s).

Appreciate the input!
 
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Old 08-04-2018, 02:45 PM
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I did it before I got my Remus exhaust. I had the JCW exhaust and I hated it with the resonator out. It sounded like a riced out Honda around the 4-5K mark. Like embarrassingly loud. When I shut the valve, it sounded even worse
 
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