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    Re: Removing the resonator...should I?

    i am fairly certain there is going to be drone at highway speeds between 55-75mph... i do not see how there wouldn't be.

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    Re: Removing the resonator...should I?

    Yes, seriously, no drone. It's opened up but only #7 was deleted, the rest of the mufflers/ resonators/cats are still intact. If you do the normal cruise on the freeway at 70 mph, at around 2k rpm (in 6th), it is still silent as stock. If you gently touch the gas you can even still hear that slight whine from the blower, after 3k with a heavier foot the nice exhaust tone comes out. No drone just not complete silence, a real nice exhaust note IMO.
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    Re: Removing the resonator...should I?

    Quote Originally Posted by iconoclast View Post
    i am fairly certain there is going to be drone at highway speeds between 55-75mph... i do not see how there wouldn't be.
    I too have the #7 deleted. No drone on the highway unless you are in sport mode. Although, if you accelerate fast you will definitely hear it.

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    Re: Removing the resonator...should I?

    I removed #7 as well and it sounds just like charged11 describes. Very quiet until you put the hammer down then very deep. No drone at all just a very satisfying growl when you press the loud pedal! Many thanks to Drevs and charged11. Best 75 dollars I have spent on this awesome machine.

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    Re: Removing the resonator...should I?

    Here's a throwback... This was my old Sport back in 2009. This was a full custom exhaust. Ran me about $1200 if I can remember correctly. We deleted everything from #9 back. We replaced #9 with some Bassani Race mufflers, and it was just straight pipes all the way back. It was perfect IMO. Don't mind the ghetto rims... After all, this was over 5 years ago, it wasn't that bad back then. I'm look for another Sport right now. Looking for a S/C this time. I will be doing to the same setup on it when I find one.

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    Re: Removing the resonator...should I?

    Went to Midas this morning on a whim to have them remove resonator #7 from my '10 S/C. I only had an hour, so I figured they could get it done. However, when they put it up on the lift they said it was a 2 hour gig minimum.. (had a babysitter at home, couldn't sit that long).

    They said they needed to lower the exhaust (from the rear bumper side) in order to weld the new pipes where the resonator used to be. That combined with the confusing look on their face made me scratch it for another day. Anyone local to Seattle that would recommend a good shop?

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    Re: Removing the resonator...should I?

    I removed my resonators and put 4 inch polished tips on my 2013. Just added a little growl. Not too much noise but nice. I am really satisfied as that is where I wanted to end up.

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    Re: Removing the resonator...should I?

    Quote Originally Posted by Serb View Post
    Went to Midas this morning on a whim to have them remove resonator #7 from my '10 S/C. I only had an hour, so I figured they could get it done. However, when they put it up on the lift they said it was a 2 hour gig minimum.. (had a babysitter at home, couldn't sit that long).

    They said they needed to lower the exhaust (from the rear bumper side) in order to weld the new pipes where the resonator used to be. That combined with the confusing look on their face made me scratch it for another day. Anyone local to Seattle that would recommend a good shop?
    Check out Dan Fast Muffler in Bellevue. I plan to do mine there in a couple weeks.

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    Re: Removing the resonator...should I?

    Dan Fast is great, I will go there. Funny though, they didn't want to install a xpipe on my Cayenne GTS the last time I was there.. about a year ago. However, they did do stuff similar before. I'm not sure what they will say, but they are probably the best in the area.

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    Re: Removing the resonator...should I?

    Just did the resonator delete and performance pulley yesterday.... what a beast. I can't believe how good that makes the RR sound.

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    I just had my #7 resonator removed on my 5.0 SC and I think it sounds great for the price/process. No highway drone. If you drive normally you will barely hear it on the highway unless you step on it. Sounds best between 1k - 2k rpm in low gears. Has a nice deep growl to it especially in a garage with a cold start up.

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    Re: Removing the resonator...should I?

    Quote Originally Posted by TxPiKapp View Post
    I will try to post some videos as soon as I can. Any special requests for what kind of videos? Inside, outside, takeoff, sport & dynamic mode, etc...

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    Re: Removing the resonator...should I?

    I decided to try out deleting the #7 resonator and I'm not sure how i feel about it yet. Its definitely louder than i thought it would be. Nice deep tone when accelerating and no highway drone even at 70-80mph. One thing thats really annoying is the back fire when in sport mode and slowing down through the gears. I might give it some time and see if i will get used to it. Here is a video of me accelerating from a dead stop.
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    Re: Removing the resonator...should I?

    I quite like the burble when decelerating. Just this Monday evening I was in the yard pulling weeds and wifey was on her way home from the gym. There is a little bit of a downhill stretch toward our house and my ears perked up liking what they were hearing. Look up, and here is my rig coming home. Backfire it is not. There is no "pop". Just a "blub, blub, blub..." as the vehicle slows. Agree it is much more pronounced in Sport mode. Each his own.
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    Re: Removing the resonator...should I?

    Quote Originally Posted by That Guy View Post
    I quite like the burble when decelerating. Just this Monday evening I was in the yard pulling weeds and wifey was on her way home from the gym. There is a little bit of a downhill stretch toward our house and my ears perked up liking what they were hearing. Look up, and here is my rig coming home. Backfire it is not. There is no "pop". Just a "blub, blub, blub..." as the vehicle slows. Agree it is much more pronounced in Sport mode. Each his own.
    I like the burble sound as well but mine actually pops two or three time when decelerating in sport mode. Not sure if it has to do with my specific SUV or if it has to do with the pipes itself. The Muffler shop said they used 2.5" pipes instead of 2.25" which i think is the correct stock pipe sizing. I don't hear any popping in normal drive mode.
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