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Old 04-29-2005, 07:32 AM   #1
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Chopped off lunchbox resonator

I went and got my lunchbox resonator chopped off yesterday and had the shop weld pipe in its place with the stock tip back on. I was surprised they actually were able to re-use the tip, they had to cut it off really really close to the resonator. I can't really tell much of a difference in the sound in the high rpm range but there is a definate difference in the 2k-3k rpm range. Sounds deeper and a little louder. I think somebody said this before, but it has an almost exotic sports car sound. I'll see if I can get some sound clips recorded of it. I really like it and it only cost me $22. I love small town exhaust shops I would like for the exhaust to be a little bit louder and maybe deeper, especially in the upper rpm range. The car has a really nice tone in the lower rpm range, but when it gets past 3k it seems like it gets quieter and loses the deep tone, maybe it's just because I'm in the car and I can't hear what it actually sounds like. Any suggestions?


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I sawzilled mine off and had a shop weld on a piece. The guy at the shop sat there and argued that the car didnt have two mufflers and a resonating tube, he looked like a real ass when the car went up on the lift, mabye thats why they charged me to much. Cut that honkin resonating tube off, and that will give you the sound you are looking for.
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dont go the cheap way man...put a real exhaust...
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Why pay $300 for a catback exhaust when the svt already has mandrel bent tubing. I just want a better sound......you're not gonna gain much by putting a full catback on the svt.
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^^Tis true, its been said many times before. If you want to change the sound then simply purchase a new muffler of your choice. That, coupled with the hacked lunchbox, practicaly gives you a custom exhaust with the sound your looking for.
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What muffler would you suggest for a deep sound...I also don't want the popping sound you get when you let off the gas.
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i would go ask your muffler shop. They have high flow mufflers for compact. I put a high flow muffler on my old wrangler, i told them I wanted a mellow tone, and not gaudy sounding. As far as being a cheap ass, uhhh....why would I spend 450 on a catback system when it will be the same. the exhaust that comes on the svt is the same size and stainless. I think I will do it this way and put the money I save into somthing that might make a difference. I dont know if you tried this but, I would try calling borla or magnaflow direct. See what type of muffler they use on their catback, get that, and a person who can weld good and your good to go. Just do the world a favor and please dont put a fart can on.
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Oh hell naw, I aint puttin on a fart can........that's all the world needs, another fart can on an 4-banger.
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i would go ask your muffler shop. They have high flow mufflers for compact. I put a high flow muffler on my old wrangler, i told them I wanted a mellow tone, and not gaudy sounding. As far as being a cheap ass, uhhh....why would I spend 450 on a catback system when it will be the same. the exhaust that comes on the svt is the same size and stainless. I think I will do it this way and put the money I save into somthing that might make a difference. I dont know if you tried this but, I would try calling borla or magnaflow direct. See what type of muffler they use on their catback, get that, and a person who can weld good and your good to go. Just do the world a favor and please dont put a fart can on.
That is likely what I will do myself! I had a custom exhaust system in my Trans Am and my Grand Prix GTP and loved them, so that's what I will do with my SVTF. Speaking of fart cans, I saw a Mazda 3 hatch-back with a big 'ol fart can this morning driving like an idiot in heavy traffic, it sounded like crap!!
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