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Old 12-18-2013, 11:18 AM   #11
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Yep that is it. I have the Header ORP 2.5 Magnaflow setup on my car and I ended up putting a resonator on it because as a daily driver it was making my ears ring. It is a lot of fun both ways.
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Originally Posted by ferret15 View Post
Bottom line; less restriction=more power, bring me a dyno sheets that shows different.

warning: rock a 3" exhaust on a stock car and get called a rice box, I'd recommend just sticking with 2.5" or 2.25" which ever is cheaper. You need a full header no cat to see some actual power gains. From the Cat-back you might see 5hp towards the top which is seat of the pants kind of feel you get from being able to hear your exhaust. Also if this is your Daily driver, just get the resonator. It doesn't change the sound so much as it almost eliminates the drone, which you will have to listen to all the time on your commute and at stops. With the resonator you only hear the sweet engine sounds when you crack open the throttle to get on it.
I would probably stick with a 2.25 i dont want anything obnoxious or too loud, just want it to sound a bit more sporty and deeper tone. and where do i buy this resonator you are talking about or apply it??
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It's an add on at the aforementioned website. I love my Borla. Yes, I have a resonator as well.

The key is to go 2.5" just in case you go boost with the car in the future(Depending on how big of a turbo you may need a whole 3"). Our resident Tuner(Tom 1turbofocus)can clue you into the benefits of 2.5". He knows our cars up and down, back and forth.

My advice is, go 2.5", pick up a SVT header and cat(if the cat is required in your state), get a tune by Tom. It will put a smile on your face.

Remember an engine is like a air pump. The better it flows, the better it works.
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You can choose between an 18" or a 14" resonator.
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Old 12-19-2013, 09:28 AM   #15
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Yes my kit I bought without a resonator. The resonators they have a smaller than what I put in from Magnaflo which made it quite nice actually. You will not be disappointed in any way with their systems. Definitely get one.
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I have the 2.5in magnaflow with the 18" res. sounds awesome on svt header, 4-2-1 long tube header, and stock header and cat. I have all three headers and switch often. Sound is just right, you only hear it when you get on it with the stock setup. When you delete the cat, (not recommending, just using example) it gargles and pops which sounds amazing but is still decently quiet. I've also heard both magnaflow and borla and the magnaflow sounds much better....imho
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