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View Poll Results: Do you have a resonator on your exhaust?
Yes I have 1 resonator 19 47.50%
Yes I have 2 resonators 2 5.00%
No I have no resonator 19 47.50%
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Old 09-02-2005, 10:21 PM   #1
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Subaru Stars Does your exhaust have a resonator?

currently borla headers, magnaflow hfc, 2.5 pipes w/scoobysport no res.
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Old 09-02-2005, 11:27 PM   #2
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Cat delete headers, flex coupling, high flow cat, 2.25 piping all the way, flowmaster 40.
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Old 09-02-2005, 11:32 PM   #3
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rev. motorsports headers, stock cat, 2.25 midpipe, scoobysport can.

Loud enough.
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Old 09-03-2005, 12:39 AM   #4
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brullen header, guted cat , 2.5 inch midpipe, wrx rear section. I have to use the wrx rear section to quiet it down and keep my low end torque.

I would recomend a resonator if you have an aftermarket header and a straight through muffler design.

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Old 09-03-2005, 12:40 AM   #5
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i have stock exhaust, so yes, 1 resonator
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Old 09-03-2005, 01:25 AM   #6
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I got a stromung catback exhuast dual tip.
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Old 09-03-2005, 02:09 AM   #7
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Borla Headers. Stromung Cat-pipe. Borla Cat-back. Noise level is good for me. No resonator needed.
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Old 09-03-2005, 03:12 AM   #8
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A resonator quiets down the car while smoothing out the tone n flow of the car.... honestly who would want a subaru quiet.
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Old 09-03-2005, 03:16 AM   #9
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I think the guys with the OEM STi exhaust would really benefit from installing a resonator in their midpipes. The only complaints I've heard about adding that exhaust is the "raspy" sound they get in the higher RPMs.
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Old 09-03-2005, 03:21 AM   #10
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Heck no!

Borla headers to OEM cat, to custom 2.25 SS midpipe to a Perrin dualtip axleback.

Sounds lovely, if a bit loud
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Old 09-03-2005, 03:23 AM   #11
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Running stock as well so 1 resonator.
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Old 09-03-2005, 11:17 AM   #12
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where do you get resonators, and whats involved in installing them?
I run brullen EL headers, and brullen cat back with 2.5" pipes all the way back. Mo resonators, and she's loud and proud.
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Old 09-03-2005, 11:18 AM   #13
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2 1/4 catback w/ straight flowing muffler. resonators suck.
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Old 09-03-2005, 02:24 PM   #14
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Quote:
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where do you get resonators, and whats involved in installing them?
You can get resonators at a variety of places. Most people recommend Magnaflow resonators. Almost any good muffler shop will have a variety as well. It's quite an easy install for them. Just cut off pipe, and weld the resonator in the midpipe.

Of course, don't confuse resonators with glasspacks
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Old 09-03-2005, 04:06 PM   #15
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what are glasspacks?
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Old 09-03-2005, 05:47 PM   #16
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glass packs are little tubes that actually make your exhaust sound louder. You tend to find them on big trucks and muscle cars...you can get the same effect by running no exhaust with just headers
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Old 09-03-2005, 08:01 PM   #17
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where can i get a glasspack? local muffler shop?
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Old 09-03-2005, 08:15 PM   #18
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my local autozone sells them. also known as cherry bombs. its basically a red peice of pipe that is expanded out in the middle. costs like 20 bucks
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Old 09-03-2005, 08:20 PM   #19
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Apexi N1 catback with resinator
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Old 09-03-2005, 09:29 PM   #20
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About to put a borla on, and I curently have Stromung midpipe and Stromung axleback
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Old 09-04-2005, 09:42 AM   #21
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Glass packs do NOT make your exhaust louder. They ARE mufflers/resonators. The reason you hear people talking about them being loud is because those hickabilly trucks that brag about their glasspacks have taken the stock mufflers off. The glasspack just has a lot less quieting ability. It DOES smooth and quiet the sound though. The reason it is called a GLASSpack is because it is a straight through muffler that uses fiberGLASS as the packing. I used a straight through pipe on my zx with nothing all the way back to a glasspack and it was still really quiet, being a turbocharged car also helped the quietness. If it would have been n/a the noise level would have been more. Try running with a glasspack then take it off.. THAT will be loud.
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Old 09-04-2005, 09:52 AM   #22
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borla headers - RT high flow cat - stromung single tip catback

no resonator barely a cat, and very loud
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Old 09-04-2005, 01:39 PM   #23
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just stromung dual tip for now.
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Old 09-04-2005, 01:45 PM   #24
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Glass packs do NOT make your exhaust louder. They ARE mufflers/resonators. The reason you hear people talking about them being loud is because those hickabilly trucks that brag about their glasspacks have taken the stock mufflers off. The glasspack just has a lot less quieting ability. It DOES smooth and quiet the sound though. The reason it is called a GLASSpack is because it is a straight through muffler that uses fiberGLASS as the packing. I used a straight through pipe on my zx with nothing all the way back to a glasspack and it was still really quiet, being a turbocharged car also helped the quietness. If it would have been n/a the noise level would have been more. Try running with a glasspack then take it off.. THAT will be loud.
+1 exactly. You got to it before me
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