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I was contemplating replacing my resonator with a cherry bomb muffler and I have a bracket welded to mine that attachs to the car. Obviously this strengthens the exhaust system. Is it going to affect anything when I don't have this anymore? At worst I could wire the pipe to the bracket on the car.
 

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Why are you replacing the resonator with a cherry bomb? They do the same thing and flow just as well, but the cherry bomb is usually cheaply made and won't last very long. However, you can replace your stock muffler with the cherry bomb, that should flow a little better.
 

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I would replace the stock exhaust.


I was going to do that today, but I cant I dont have a welder. I did realize the very tail end "hanger" is welded to the muffler. I will need to Beg and or borrow a welder.



James
 

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Well it was my understanding that the resonator was very restrictive so I was gonna knock it out first. If that's not the case then yeah I'll just hit the muffler first.

As for hitting the whole exhaust system...I don't have that much $$$ right now so that's gonna have to wait.


BTW - nice SHO boggs.
 

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Yeah, the stock resonator is fine. It's straight through with some sound insulating stuff on the sides. The mufflers suck. The pipes could use some work, too. But f you're on a budget, just install a high flow muffler.
 

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Originally posted by mikehawk@Mar 27 2004, 09:54 PM
Yeah, the stock resonator is fine. It's straight through with some sound insulating stuff on the sides. The mufflers suck. The pipes could use some work, too. But f you're on a budget, just install a high flow muffler.
Oh man! Thanks! You just saved me wasted time and money. I was wondering why the guy who has the article on here didn't get any difference in power from replacing his yet there was an article on it. I see what the deal with that is now...he was just putting a muffler on his car where there wasn't one.

How you like your flowmaster 40? Is this the same as the short ones they used to sell? I had some on my 90 Mustang GT when Flowmasters were the rage. I liked em. I may just get one of those summit turbos though....I had one on a 4 cylinder and it actually sounded GREAT.
 

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I got a complete cat-back exhaust done. 2 1/2" mandrel bent single pipe from the flex pipe back, resonator removed. It flows great, but it doesn't always sound good. If I was going to do it again, I'd either just install an exhaust cut-out and be done with it, or do the same set-up I have now except with a resonator. The flowmaster definitely flows better than stock mufflers, but from what I've heard, they aren't top of the line.
 
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