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Intake resonator removed, good or bad?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by vtragweed, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. Sep 19, 2011 at 2:44 PM
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    vtragweed

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    I'm fooling around with the truck today looking for stuff to do. I'm thinking of taking off the resonator anything wrong with that good, bad or does it matter or will it effect the performance at all?
     
  2. Sep 21, 2011 at 3:44 PM
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    I took mine off a couple years ago. I think it gives a little more response to the throttle and makes the intake a little louder. Kind of like the elbow mod or deckplate mod on the 1st gens. I doubt the performance gains are huge if any.

    I've heard some people say that the resonator helps keep water out of the intake, but with it installed the air intake is actually lower in the fender.

    It's pretty easily reversed if you take it off and don't like it.
     
  3. Sep 21, 2011 at 3:55 PM
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    I've heard nothing but good things about taking it out. I'm of the impression it's there to make the engine quieter at the expense of airflow.
     
  4. Sep 21, 2011 at 4:10 PM
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    well i asked this same question a few years back, and seeing a few people took them off awhile back i wanted to see how they like it and pros & cons about it.
     
  5. Sep 21, 2011 at 6:20 PM
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    I'll probably take mine off when I'm bored one day...haha
     
  6. Sep 21, 2011 at 6:21 PM
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    I did some test a while back on a couple different vehicles, with the resonators removed, and in place. It made no difference in hp, or tq.. The only thing they affect is the sound. Nothing more.
     
  7. Sep 21, 2011 at 6:23 PM
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    I hope you realize Chris, all the advice I give people on here is from you...:p
     
  8. Sep 21, 2011 at 6:25 PM
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    how do you do this mod? is it only on stock intakes or CAI's too?
     
  9. Sep 21, 2011 at 6:25 PM
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  10. Sep 21, 2011 at 6:29 PM
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    oh, so youre the one.
     
  11. Sep 21, 2011 at 6:30 PM
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    Only the 4 bangers have them on the stock intake.
     
  12. Sep 21, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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    nevermind, thanks:cool:
     
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    Increase sound thats about it. Youre imagination may think more HP but no.
     
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    i took mine out noticed a bit quicker throttle response but i done this at the same time of doing the AFE high flow air filter so who knows, but it is a bit louder at cruising speed
     
  15. Oct 27, 2011 at 2:13 AM
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    took mine out. Intake is at a higher level in the fender well than with it in.
     
  16. Jan 5, 2012 at 7:09 PM
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    How do you remove your intake resonator? I have an intake that requires me to cut a hole in the intake tube, and I don't feel comfortable doing that. So I would like to remove my intake resonator. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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