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Old 10-07-2010, 06:12 PM
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Default Resonator ?

What is it for?
Where is it located?
Do I really need it?

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Old 10-07-2010, 06:13 PM
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Is that a real question??
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Old 10-07-2010, 09:32 PM
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Default Re: Resonator ?

It's an acoustic baffle within your exhaust system designed to deamplify the exhaust pulses coming out of your engine. Usually in the form of an oval cylinder. It's just another name for a m _ _ _ _ _ _.
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:43 AM
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Generally, a resonator really doesn't do a whole lot. You can just skip it and be ok.
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:52 PM
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What about running one in place of the muffler?? sound louder? Sound good?
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:08 PM
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It's an acoustic baffle within your exhaust system designed to deamplify the exhaust pulses coming out of your engine. Usually in the form of an oval cylinder. It's just another name for a m _ _ _ _ _ _.
Thanks. I just never put it all together. Never heard a muffler called a resonator
before.
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:11 PM
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Is that a real question??
Yeah, it was a real question.
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Old 10-09-2010, 04:19 AM
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It's all good man.
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Old 10-09-2010, 06:44 AM
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It's a noise canceling device but I don't think it can replace a muffler. It would probably act like a glass pack but that is only a guess.
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:42 AM
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I messed up equating it to a muffler. It cancels the low pitch drone that a muffler can't cancel completely by breaking the mechanical vibration that sets up an exhaust, but if it were used without a muffler you'd still have the loud sharp pulse noises.
At work our resonators are flexible braided steal wrapped sections on the tail of the Y-pipe that actually allow you to bend it during installation.
I don't even think that explains how all resonators work though and in some instances muffler/exhaust are in combination.
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