Official Straight Pipe/Muffler Delete Fact Thread.
I thought I would just start a thread to answer any and all questions about the straight pipes/muffler delete mod.
Muffler delete - to remove the 4 OEM mufflers and replace them with a section of pipe, then use exhaust tips to finish it off. Some people choose to remove the stock resonator and some choose to leave it intact.
REMOVING THE STOCK RESONATOR WILL CREATE A DRONE. Let me say this again, if you remove the stock resonator, the car will be VERY loud and will drone at lower RPM's.
LEAVING THE RESONATOR IN THE SYSTEM WILL KEEP THE SYSTEM TAME EVEN WITH THE MUFFLERS REMOVED. If you remove the mufflers, but leave the stock resonators in place will open up the exhaust to have a very throaty, V8 power sound without being annoying at cruising speeds.
Straight Pipes - a lot people use this term, even myself, when referring to the muffler delete mod. As Diny pointed out in another thread, a true "straight pipe" system, it would have straight pipes from the headers back removing the cats, resonators, and mufflers.
Here are a few pictures of some muffler deleted cars.
4.You can see in this picture the stock resonator box is still intact sitting IN FRONT of the differential.
5. A very good example of before and after.
6.Here you can see the stock set up with the stock resonator.
Here are a few videos of the car WITH THE RESONATORS STILL INSTALLED. (Thank you JCM55555)
So the question is...do they drone?!??! Cause I don't want drone!!111one
Hahah just kidding. Thanks for the thread! Hope this question never gets asked again.
Interestingly enough, I've been having trouble finding shops in the DC area who will perform a muffler delete. A Midas tried to tell me that it's illegal under EPA rules(riiiight), another one flat out refused. Both referred me to various custom exhaust shops. Funny but I don't see this as a true custom exhaust job. But whatever. I need to source tips and then get this done. Can't wait!
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