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BMW_M52_M20
12-14-2002, 09:29 PM
Resonators, wher are they located on the car (obviously somewhere along the exhaust)?
Thanks
J

mkgino
12-14-2002, 09:38 PM
Sure does quiet it down. You have one on your stock exhaust. See look its the thing sticking out the side on the pic

BMW_M52_M20
12-14-2002, 09:41 PM
I just bought a new exhaust, how much are the resonators? Just incase i need one
J

mkgino
12-14-2002, 09:44 PM
Originally posted by Jays_Arctic323is
I just bought a new exhaust, how much are the resonators? Just incase i need one
J

You did?? A performance one? Which one?

BMW_M52_M20
12-14-2002, 10:08 PM
Off WASBI, it's a brullen muffler, not cat back, I don't have that kind of money right now. It's a dual inlet/outlet, going to stick with the round style tips, not dtm.

Autotechnica
12-14-2002, 10:26 PM
Originally posted by Jays_Arctic323is
Off WASBI, it's a brullen muffler, not cat back, I don't have that kind of money right now. It's a dual inlet/outlet, going to stick with the round style tips, not dtm.

If it's only the muffler chances are the resonator is still there. No reason for it not to be unless you purposely removed it.

Bryan

BMW_M52_M20
12-14-2002, 10:33 PM
Okay thats good, I don't want it to loud, but a nice deep hum.
J

bmwm5lover
12-14-2002, 10:47 PM
you can remove it? without any problems? does the e28 have one?

Autotechnica
12-14-2002, 10:53 PM
Originally posted by bmwm5lover
you can remove it? without any problems? does the e28 have one?

You can remove it, but it will probably get louder, not only that buy you will have to reweld parts of the pipe.

Bryan

bmwm5lover
12-14-2002, 11:41 PM
reweld, why?

330DTM
12-15-2002, 12:51 AM
Originally posted by bmwm5lover
reweld, why?

Because they have to cut the resonators off (remove i mean) and then they have to substitute that section taken off by welding straight pipes instead.

Removing resonators will not deepen the sound. It'll most likely sound more a bit broken-like and louder, almost like a race car :P

bmwm5lover
12-15-2002, 12:58 AM
o thats too much work. i though it was just pull it off yourself kinda thing.

qwk325
12-15-2002, 05:43 PM
ireallt dont think u eill have a problem with loudness u are running stock pipeswith a stock cat, install and listen before u do anything drastic.*wave*