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Old 05-06-2019, 01:46 PM
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Hey y’all l, I own an 03 s2000 with stock exhaust, but have had straight through mufflers instead of stock, I was thinking of getting rid of the resonator, but was wondering how it would effect the sound? Thanks.
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Old 05-06-2019, 02:26 PM
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Probably make it louder.
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Old 05-06-2019, 02:49 PM
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Would it be louder at all rpms or mainly at low rpms? Currently it is pretty droney but not that loud at high rpms.
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Old 05-06-2019, 03:03 PM
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The resonator prevents your exhaust from hitting a resonant frequency in its operating range. If you remove the resonator your exhaust will get very loud at or near a specific rpm. I don't know what that rpm is, but you'll find out very quickly if you remove the resonator. It's not just loud, it resonates throughout the car making it unbearable.
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Old 05-06-2019, 05:35 PM
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Its a helmoltz resonator. It doesn't impede flow. As stated, it reduces drone at specific rpms. Deleting it would not make it louder, just more drone.
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Old 05-06-2019, 08:16 PM
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Would a test pipe be a better option to make it louder, but not increase drone?
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Old 05-06-2019, 08:25 PM
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Yes, environmentally irresponsible as it may be...
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Old 05-06-2019, 08:49 PM
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How much louder would a test pipe make it?
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Old 05-06-2019, 09:02 PM
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Given that I am on a stock exhaust diameter, which test pipe would be the best pipe for my exhaust?
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Not a lot louder, but noticeable.

Match exhaust diameter. 63.5mm tp.
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