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Old 09-12-2012, 07:16 PM   #1
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Well , I got neutered ... and am suprised (in a weird way)

Hey guys , I decided to spend $50 today and do a lunchbox delete. The rear muffler was removed ...

I hopped in and the startup got me excited , but ... after driving 10miles I am rather curious why taking the air filter lid off sounds much more "exhaust like" , and aggressive ?

I'm happy that huge muffler (I can't stand it) is gone , but while the car is louder then stock -- it's not what I expected as far as a muffler delete.

Now tomorrow I'll take the lid off and see the combo , anyone else here shocked at how taking the plastic filter cover off is "louder/more aggressive" then a muffler delete ???

S/N : I didn't get a tip , but had the straight pipe bent straight out , I think it looks much much better then the muffler / dead pipe.

I'll take pics tomorrow. Does anyone here run straight pipe / lidless ?


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Old 09-12-2012, 07:19 PM   #2
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Maybe I should have had them cut one of the resonators off ....


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Old 09-12-2012, 07:57 PM   #3
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Yeah, its alot louder without the filter lid and the muffler delete...
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its like putting on a short ram intake....much louder
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:21 AM   #5
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I know how loud it is ... I had the filter off but put it back on a week ago , I got the delete yesterday so I'm going to go take the lid off now and report back

I'm sure the combo will sound great :)


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Old 09-13-2012, 10:27 AM   #6
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your cutting off the resonator i believe.. not the muffler.
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Just took the lid off , sounds better ... just took a brief spin but wow -- very nice tones .

I removed the huge (I call it a muffler) silver cylinder form the rear of the car with the bent down tail pipe ...

I assumed it was a muffler ?

Still suprised taking that huge thing off didn't make a "huge" difference.

But lid off with it is pretty nice.


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Old 09-13-2012, 11:41 AM   #8
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Guys I just saw a video of a guy with 80 series flowmaster muffler.

I didn't think this car can produce a flowmaster "tone" , but I guess it can ?

If I put a Super 44 back there (where I removed rear muffler / resonator) , will it just be quieter then the "delete" or will it make that "flowmaster sound".

I don't want to spend $100 and have it quieter , but I'd love some of that flowmaster music.


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Putting any Flowmaster back there will give you a different sound, but will completely cancel any flow improvement in your exhaust. Flowmasters sound good, but they flow horribly. If you want a "bigger" sound, get rid of both mufflers and resonator, and add 1 muffler of your choice back in for the sound.

And you're right, you removed the muffler. We have 2 mufflers and 1 small resonator right in front of the rear suspension.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:42 PM   #10
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Putting any Flowmaster back there will give you a different sound, but will completely cancel any flow improvement in your exhaust. Flowmasters sound good, but they flow horribly. If you want a "bigger" sound, get rid of both mufflers and resonator, and add 1 muffler of your choice back in for the sound.

And you're right, you removed the muffler. We have 2 mufflers and 1 small resonator right in front of the rear suspension.
Thanks Bacon.

Do you know which flowmaster muffler would give the best "throaty flowmaster" sound on this engine ? I'm not sure about the differences between 40/44/10/50... and don't know which would be the best for a 4cyl. I like loud .

I was also thinking of maybe a Cherry Bomb Extreme muffler ? I've heard good stuff about them.

Here's a setup of what I currently have . As you see I didn't get a tip yet , the shop wanted $75 for a tip and I didn't know if that was a good price or not so I held off.





Do you know if this tip would work well ? I'm not sure of the stock tubing size.

http://www.autoaccessoriesgarage.com...ut-Exhaust-Tip

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