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Resonator installed:

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by roxspin72, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. Feb 10, 2009 at 9:18 AM
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    roxspin72

    roxspin72 [OP] Enjoying my addiction

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    So as some may already know, I am installing DTLT headers this week. Well, knowing that running no Cats at all, will make my truck louder than it already is, not to leave out kind of Obnoxios LOL.. I went and had a Vibrant Resonator installed at my local Exh. shop.

    Tel you what, if it were not for the DTLTs being delivered tomorrow , this would be a big mistake. I like hearing the exhaust note when I drive. Just seems nice that way. Well with this resonator, in the cab sounds like stock. If you rev it you hear a slight rumble, but very discrete.

    Here are some pics:

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    Soo, with it quieting down my JBA Headers w/URD Y Pipe, I am hoping that this set up with DTLT's will match up just perfect. Not to quite, not too loud.

    All about Balance:cool:

    I would post sound bit, but hard to replicate a before and after. JHODGE, can valge that my exh. was pretty loud. I would say im about even with his set up; all stock except Magnaflow in back.

    Anyone interested in killing the DTLT rasp: the Vibrant Ultra Quite 10", 2.25 in/out should be your medicine. Will post a sound bite of before and after the DTLT's

    Laters
     
  2. Feb 11, 2009 at 5:44 PM
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    But for anyone looking through this thread:

    Installed Long tubes today. Awesome setup. Very professional work on these headers. Easy fit, and everything lined up just perfect.

    As for the loudness, I got to say, if I did not have the resonator, I would not be able to handle it. It is a very aggressive note, lots more than the JBA's. WOT is nuts, and truck pulls very hard above 3000rpm.

    There is howerver a slight rasp still. I guess its from the air pulsating out the straight tubes, into the catless Y-pipe. Only noticeable at certain rpms though. I will give it more time to break in. If still the same, I might have to consider ypipe Cat mod in the future.

    Laters.
    [​IMG]
     
  3. Feb 11, 2009 at 5:47 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    nice setup. shoot a clip so we can hear what it sounds like.
     
  4. Feb 11, 2009 at 5:51 PM
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    Will do, just got to break in a little tommorow, then retourqe everything.
     
  5. Feb 13, 2009 at 1:56 AM
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    not to jump in and steal the thread but i wanted to post a clip of my setup which is basically the same as youre w/o the resonator....

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Feb 13, 2009 at 5:33 AM
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    Do you have DTLT's & Y-pipe?

    I love the sound, Just getting anoyed by a slight rasp in the pipes. Not out the muffler, but more like air in the pipes, and when I let off the gas, you can hear sort of like a blow off valve. Checked everywhere, no leaks.

    Im thinking of putting back stock Y-pipe. Thinking the two dont match up for N/A setup
     
  7. Feb 13, 2009 at 4:16 PM
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    tacoskim

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    just saw this thread. damn that looks nice! i was thinkin bout puttin in a 2nd muffler but that resonator looks nice. cant wait to hear how it sounds. hows that x1 treatin u :D
     
  8. Feb 13, 2009 at 4:21 PM
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    Did not come in yet. Kind of pissed. Thought it was shipped with headers, but apparently it was sent from APR themselves.

    But oh well, So for now I use my scanguage to erase the CEL, LOL... it will return.

    Will post before and after in a minute.

    BTW, you were correct on Rasp w/Y-pipe. Bit the bullet, and odered the Pipe Bomb. Now to put up my URD Y-pipe F/S:D
     
  9. Feb 13, 2009 at 4:24 PM
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    looks like a kickass install Eddie!!! cant wait to hear it in april at uwharrie!
     
  10. Feb 13, 2009 at 4:25 PM
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    youll like the pipe bomb. im sure you wont have a problem sellin ur y-pipe
     
  11. Feb 13, 2009 at 4:43 PM
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    JBA w/URD Y-PIPE & Resonator:
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    And w/DTLT's:
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    If you listen really closely, when I film under my truck, you will hear that slight his when letting off the throttle. Thats the rasp, and it worst when at WOT in gear.
     
  12. Feb 13, 2009 at 8:43 PM
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    yea i do have the URD y and the DTLT's. post up sound clips when oyu get the pipe bomb
     
  13. Jul 24, 2009 at 5:02 PM
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    HILOTOY

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    Just installed dt long headers and pipe bomb with gibson catback....very raspy between 2 and 3k rpms.:(.......put stock can back on and its still there. This sound is getting to me.......anyone got rid of this raspy rattle????
     
  14. Jul 24, 2009 at 11:13 PM
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    Add a resonator..
     
  15. Jul 24, 2009 at 11:31 PM
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    Rox - in this picture, is this view from under the truck? I just can't tell. Can you take some pictures looking down from the top?
     
  16. Jul 25, 2009 at 12:09 AM
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    know a good resonator......lol
     
  17. Jul 25, 2009 at 12:57 AM
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    Did you even read the OP?
     
  18. Jul 26, 2009 at 2:57 AM
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    joke......:)
     
  19. Jul 26, 2009 at 8:05 AM
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    And here is looking Down:
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    wat?

    u really need to get w/the program and get some more mud in that engine compartment
     
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