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O/T: Resonators vs. Mufflers
Posted by: Marco_a_p ()
Date: May 11, 2012 11:27PM

Resonators vs. Mufflers? What was the purpose of the resonator? Was it to change the sound of the car to make them sound throatier or was it to cancel out more noise after going through the muffler?

Was this a "freer" flowing exhaust system that say a quieter more restrictive muffler/exhaust?

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Re: O/T: Resonators vs. Mufflers
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 12, 2012 07:48AM

The later!!

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Re: O/T: Resonators vs. Mufflers
Posted by: bill darcy ()
Date: May 12, 2012 02:06PM

Resonators should actually be called anti-resonators since their function is to reduce exhaust resonance.Most do not add significant restriction.

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Re: O/T: Resonators vs. Mufflers
Posted by: lowandslow ()
Date: May 12, 2012 05:55PM

Years ago I had a '68 Buick Wildcat that was an ex-Missouri Highway patrol car with a 430 ci V8. When the mufflers went I installed glaspacks and removed the resonators-too loud, so I re-installed the resonators and wound up with the sweetest sounding exhaust I've ever heard on any car.

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Re: O/T: Resonators vs. Mufflers
Posted by: lgoodwin ()
Date: May 12, 2012 11:11PM

My Mustang has a resonator where the muffler is supposed to be. There was a small muffler on the end, but it was broken off when I got the car. I extended the exhaust pipe and added a tip instead of replacing the muffler. It sounds kind of like a jet boat. It's louder than the stock setup, but not loud. I like it.

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