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Old 02-25-2009, 10:48 AM   #1
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Okay i cant find exactly what im looking for in the search.I have removed the (lunch box) now all that is left is the front resonator and the muffler. Should i remove the resonator and leave the stock muffler or leave the resonator an put a flow master or magnaflow. wht do you guys think would sound best. oh and its a svt.


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Old 02-25-2009, 06:29 PM   #2
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SVT exhaust if I'm not mistaken is header, cat, muffler, and lunchbox
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I would leave the stock resonator and just add an aftermarket muffler....if you plan on removing your stock cat I would def leave the resonator or else you may get a raspy sound at high RPM's
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I would save my money and buy myself a quality aftermarket exhaust.
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theres no use in chopn and rign up the stock exhaust with a muffler that will prob leak id save up and buy a nice aftermarket exhaust that way you can alawys take it off and sell it if needed and you still have the stock one $.02
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i chopped the lunch box off, added a HFC, left the muffler and resonator stock and had a duel exhaust put on. i love it, sounds awesome.
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If you're set on modifying your stock exhaust, I would get a Magnaflow or Borla muffler in place of the factory one. Magnaflow's cat back is actually slightly smaller diameter than factory but with their resonator and muffler. Seems to reason that replacing the stock muffler (and resonator if you want), it would be just as good as any of the aftermarket exhaust and I haven't compared prices but it may be cheaper to go that route than a whole new catback.
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