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Hi, I just installed my B&B resonator system. It is very nice but not as loud as I was anticipating. The only resonance is between 1300-1800 where it is a little buzzy. At highway speeds there is no resonance at all. I was looking for a nastier sound at idle and around town. I used to set off car alarms in my 993 with track pipes. I don't need to be that loud nor do I want to do anything at the expense of highway driveability. My only other mod is a CAI. I am in sales and do 20K/yr with the cruise set on 74mph. Would an X pipe be too buzzy? Any opinions? Loud is good. Resonance, buzz and pressure is bad. Any opinionswould be greatly appreciated.
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A seasoned (carboned up) x-pipe isn't all that much natistier for resonance compared to what you've got now. Plus the car alarm set-off potential is much higher with the X. :)
 

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At your 74 mph, the X is just a quiet burble in the background; not much different than the resonator at speed.
 

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X is the way to go, I have a Resonator mid-section back in the box down in the basement never to be used again..;)
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X + Headers - CAT's = what? huh? who? :yup:
 

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You three are gonna need a 'miracle ear' before long running that combo.

When I heard Chris' setup, and he reved it high, birds fell out of the sky and children cried.

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urbanski said:
actually, ww is so correct...wife HATED the smell of catless...so did i, but i loved the power
And I thought it was just me. In my 911, I have headers going into a B&B without CAT. I get grief about the smell everytime I start it!!:mad2:
 

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Dave-V said:
Hi, I just installed my B&B resonator system. It is very nice but not as loud as I was anticipating. The only resonance is between 1300-1800 where it is a little buzzy. At highway speeds there is no resonance at all. I was looking for a nastier sound at idle and around town. I used to set off car alarms in my 993 with track pipes. I don't need to be that loud nor do I want to do anything at the expense of highway driveability. My only other mod is a CAI. I am in sales and do 20K/yr with the cruise set on 74mph. Would an X pipe be too buzzy? Any opinions? Loud is good. Resonance, buzz and pressure is bad. Any opinionswould be greatly appreciated.
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Dave, don't even think twice about getting the X-pipe. I was in the exact same boat as you. I had the advantage of listening to both setups on DansCTS-V. I went with the X-pipe needing to still be somewhat civilized. The first miles I put on the exhaust was a trip to Indianapolis from Boston. That's before it got carboned and I did 15 hours without even thinking twice about the exhaust. At highway speeds, it's very civilized yet rumbles oh-so-nicely around town.

As for the resonance, it is second nature to keep it out of the 16-1900 range. And even if I lug it, once it's carboned up, it's really very subdued, easy on the ears. Add long tubes and WOW! It's not any louder decibel-wise but it is sinisterly deeper.:thumbsup:
 

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Thanks,
I have a posted a thread looking for an X pipe. If you know of anyone with a spare please let me know. Thanks.
 
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