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GraysonF
12-16-2005, 09:30 AM
for those of you out there with custom exhaust, whats the deal with resonators? I have heard that the exhaust is too loud when you dont have a resonator. whats the deal? when you say too loud is it a sporty sound just really really loud, or is it just a horrible screaming loud noise that is emmited? im not really sure how to word this, but custom exhaust guys with/without resonators please chime in here. im pretty sure you guys know what im talking about. what kind of loud is no resonator?

EVIL-AUDI
12-16-2005, 09:44 AM
Not enough info in your original thread?

http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=74360

GraysonF
12-16-2005, 10:34 AM
no not really EVIL, i just want to hear more responses to the sound of a resonator.

A4Rob
12-16-2005, 10:41 AM
It's really really loud under boost. But remember Loud Pipes Save Lives.

I have 3" exhaust, No cat, no muffler. I'm only running one resonator (but you can see right through it)

joeya103
12-16-2005, 12:31 PM
having no resonator makes it pretty darn loud (a lil too loud for my taste, considering it's an Audi). i guess it really depends on what kind of setup you go for though.

something on par with a milltek, as far as volume, NEEDS to be non-resonated. most other setups you do, such as magnaflow, will be loud without one.

ultimately, it's up to you.

joeya103
12-16-2005, 12:32 PM
just read your other thread again...if you don't like loud, then get a resonator. simple as that. seems like you're second-guessing a lot~

GraysonF
12-16-2005, 12:44 PM
i am joey...im just not sure. i love the sound of milltek. i would love to imitate it, so maybe a resonator isnt for me? anybody with sound clips please post...

joeya103
12-16-2005, 12:52 PM
if you love the tone/volume of milltek, then you WANT a resonator for your custom.

what i was saying is that milltek is quiet, so you can go non-resonated and it still wouldn't be too loud (not even sure if non-res is offered for A4s...i heard it on a TT).

but for any other exhaust system, non-resonated would probably be too loud. sorry if i wasn't clear!

GraysonF
12-16-2005, 12:57 PM
im so confused...when you guys say too loud, does too loud still have an exhaust like sound? or is too loud just a horrible thing that comes out of the muffler?

A4Rob
12-16-2005, 01:10 PM
Originally posted by joeya103
...if you don't like loud, then get a resonator. simple as that.

Ummm. Stock resonator yes, aftermarket that is not true. I'm talking about the cherry bomb glasspack resonators

GraysonF
12-16-2005, 01:35 PM
now glasspacks...what the hell is a glasspack?

ExpLlclT
12-16-2005, 05:05 PM
ask VB05 from my other forum his AIM sn is "Five Seven Owns" he has no mid muffler with remus axle back sound clip detailed

PS8boost
12-16-2005, 05:20 PM
try this for b5
http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=75394&highlight=resonator

& for non-res scroll to the bottom for video attachment(B6 though)
http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=65772&perpage=30&highlight=resonator&pagenumber=2

hope these helps, goodluck