: debating on getting my resonator removed

big greg
04-25-13, 08:10 AM
I've been kicking around the idea of taking my car to a shop and replacing that with a straight pipe. Anybody done that? I wonder how much louder it would make it.

big greg
04-25-13, 01:13 PM
Welp no more debating. I did it. Sounds a little better. But not enough. I'm gonna get some flowmasters installed.

04-26-13, 01:20 PM
Let us know how that affects performance. I knew a bunch of guys got their rides all China'd up, sounded great, coffeecan tailpipes, etc. but acceleration went into the toilet...

big greg
04-26-13, 01:43 PM
I like the sound alot! And performance hasn't seemed to change. I'll test further tho

04-26-13, 01:46 PM
Performance won't be effected.

big greg
04-26-13, 02:01 PM
I wouldn't think so. Still got back pressure. Just a different throaty one. Lol

04-26-13, 04:08 PM
The stock exhaust isn't very restrictive, even straight pipe from the cat back would only give you 1-2 HP at WOT, at redline.

big greg
04-26-13, 09:09 PM

There's a crappy video

big greg
04-28-13, 04:20 PM
I just let my 19 year old cousin take this for prom. He was geeked. The exhaust was an added touch.

04-30-13, 09:48 AM
My resonator scrapes my driveway peak. Shops would not try to tweak bend some brackets so they said to just cut the resonator out. The wife freaked. Right now I have a cement man cutting the cement to level the peak and hopefully gain me the clearance I need. Plan B is to cut out the resonator as a last resort but I do want to change any exhaust vibration in the car or have a rumbling exhaust. I understand you wanted a deeper throatier sound. So was the video made after you changed the mufflers?

big greg
04-30-13, 10:28 AM
Yes. With the resonator removed it was only a fraction louder like maybe 10%

04-30-13, 12:14 PM
Thanks for reply. That might be the edge I need to convince the wife we have to remove the resonator in case the cement job does not work out.

big greg
04-30-13, 02:10 PM
No problem. I definitely have a unique caddy now with the way it sounds haha

05-24-15, 04:41 PM
I love how your car sounds Big Greg!! I have a question. With the resonator removed...do you ever have issues with the heck engine light coming on?