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Old 02-13-2008, 02:55 AM   #1
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what is a good aftermarket resonator for our cars?
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Old 02-13-2008, 04:13 AM   #2
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talk to sam at xcceleration.com. he knows his **** about subarus. they have an elbow that u weld on the exhaust, after the cat, and it drstically reduces exhaust noise. there is no performance difference whatsoever. it just cancels sounds waves in the pipe. i don't have one yet, but have heard good thing about it. let me know if u have any other questions. what else have u done so far?
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Old 02-13-2008, 04:24 AM   #3
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talk to sam at xcceleration.com. he knows his **** about subarus. they have an elbow that u weld on the exhaust, after the cat, and it drstically reduces exhaust noise. there is no performance difference whatsoever. it just cancels sounds waves in the pipe. i don't have one yet, but have heard good thing about it. let me know if u have any other questions. what else have u done so far?
no offense.. but every one of your posts starts with an add for this website.. and it is kinda annoying if you don't have your 'own' insight.. why reply??

anyhow.. to the original poster.. magna flow makes some nice resonators that can be had for a really good price from reputable sellers from ebay stores with free shipping. there are tons of sizes and shapes for almost any application.. stainless and non.. just search magna flow and look at the tubular ones.

Edit: here is a good starting place.. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Magna...8492QQtcZphoto
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Old 02-13-2008, 05:35 AM   #4
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no offense.. but every one of your posts starts with an add for this website.. and it is kinda annoying if you don't have your 'own' insight.. why reply??
lol +1 how about we don't check out stupid Sam at xcceleration
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Old 02-13-2008, 03:30 PM   #5
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ive allways liked flowmaster
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Old 02-13-2008, 07:33 PM   #6
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stromung will make you some in two diff lengths, i believe its 12" and 18" and they are using some new packing to muffle sound. they get it from germany they said. probably means its expensive but good stuff. They claim it will lower volume by at least 2dB over their previous resonators which were good already. Expensive, though. Give em a call if ur interested, they seem real cool there. anyway, just giving you another option.
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Old 02-14-2008, 04:54 AM   #7
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ok sorry to "annoy" u people. i stand by the guys there. their experience in the subaru world is enough to go by, but i also know people who have had it done. i wouldn't post their name if i didn't like them or their products. i have other products from them and have posted about them also. knowledge from anyone is better than none. other people mentioned this place and others, so y pick me to complain about? take it however u want.
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:51 AM   #8
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ok sorry to "annoy" u people. i stand by the guys there. their experience in the subaru world is enough to go by, but i also know people who have had it done. i wouldn't post their name if i didn't like them or their products. i have other products from them and have posted about them also. knowledge from anyone is better than none. other people mentioned this place and others, so y pick me to complain about? take it however u want.
If you're happy with a shop, then mention it once when it is relevant. I went through your posting history, and you mentioned the same shop and same guy no less than 10 times in various threads. Even in threads where it made zero sense to plug a shop you "stand by". Makes me think that you work there, so please STOP bringing them up. Thank you.

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Old 02-14-2008, 11:28 AM   #9
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I hear that while running EL headers certain resonators can restore some of the boxer rumble... I know this makes no sense seeing as I always thought the rumble came from the UEL headers... That's what I am looking for out of a resonator.
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There have been several threads about that and it's pretty much coming from the UEL rather than EL. A resonator is to just make the exhaust quieter.
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can u give an example of one where it didn't make sense?
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Old 02-14-2008, 06:32 PM   #12
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I hear that while running EL headers certain resonators can restore some of the boxer rumble... I know this makes no sense seeing as I always thought the rumble came from the UEL headers... That's what I am looking for out of a resonator.
Not going to happen, sorry. Unless of course resonators started altering exhaust pulses since I last checked...
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Old 02-14-2008, 06:35 PM   #13
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you should call same at xlleration.com he knows his brown ****T!!!
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Old 02-14-2008, 06:57 PM   #14
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You got that wrong, it's excel-a-ration.com
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a resonator is a muffler and a muffler is a resonator. they are one in the same as far as their purpose. "resonator" usually refers to a small straight through section of pipe with perforated walls and some sound dedaning material surronding it, smaller than a muffler and does not impede exhaust flow. "resonators" dont usually decrease volume as much as "mufflers" because of their trade off to allow good flow. Those "melon launchers" are really just "resonators" at the end of the exhaust. "Mufflers" are usually much better at reducing volume and often impede exhaust flow more than a little bit. A high performance muffler will be less restrictive. Anyway, what im trying to get across with info so you understand is that a resonator will not change the sound characteristics of your engine's exhaust beyond making it quieter and maybe taking some rasp or certain frequency noise out.
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