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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 15th, 2014, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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Australia Exhaust Resonator removal

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I'm thinking of removing the front muffler/resonator (not the cat) from the exhaust of my R56 JCW and replacing it with straight pipe to get a louder sound from the exhaust plus more crackle. Anyone got any comments, will this need a chip re-map, will it possibly cause error lights, will it make the exhaust sound noticebly louder or would it make it more buzzy/rattly? Does it have any noticable effect on acceleration/power? No problems with roadworthiness, S.Aust. is pretty slack- no annual roadworthiness checks- could almost get away without any mufler!

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I would be interested to know this too!
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Deleting the resonator will give you more noise with no warning lights but at high speeds ie on motorways you will get drone noise which quickly will get annoying
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[QUOTE=Richard of the Hills;3912473 Anyone got any comments, make the exhaust sound noticebly louder

Cheers![/QUOTE]

Your neighbours might have a few comments!
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exhaust improvements add power as well as sound, letting the turbo spool quicker. i have seen this on another car on the boost gauge, 3lb more boost + quicker as well with everything else stock. a full bigger system really works but is costly + louder yet!!!
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I don't know too much but you might just want to put glass packs on it if your are purely going for sound.
Another option would be a new cold air intake. I put a new K&N cold air intake on my R50 and it sounds wicked! It sounds a lot meaner!
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