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post #1 of 50 Old 1st September 2011, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
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Poll: What sounds better muffler delete or resonator delete?

Poll: What sounds better muffler delete or resonator delete?

I'm looking for a more aggressive sound but after listening to several youtube videos it's really hard to decide...?!
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post #2 of 50 Old 1st September 2011, 01:53 PM
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Forget youtube and what anybody says. Find a car with the setup that you're describing and listen to it in person. You're in LA, there are quite a few M5s around that area.

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I've read alot on this subject and the consensus seems to be that resonator delete, while it may sound ok, will drone like a mother and you may end up hating it. On the other hand, I've actually heard a muffler deleted M5 and while relatively tame during crusing, it really roars on acceleration and sounds all business. Others have said that muffler deleted M5's do "crack" pretty loudly on cold starts which, depending on how close your neighbors are, may annoy them a bit. That being said, if I didn't already have Dinan cans I'd probably go muffler delete with Timmay's Tips.

This may help: https://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39...ct-thread.html

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It's apples to oranges but I have a resonator delete with stock cans and there is NO drone. It sounds good to me, not mch louder than stock but has a little more aggressive sound to it. I am considering puting the resonator back on a cutting off the mufflers just to get a little more sound, but I think the resonator is a good place to start. Hang on to it and you can always put it back on.
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It all comes down to personal taste... I myself went with the resonator delete because I don't like standing out even more than I already do. My car is red

With the resonator delete at low rpm's the exhaust has a deeper groan. Makes it sound kinda more muscle carish.

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It all comes down to personal taste... I myself went with the resonator delete because I don't like standing out even more than I already do. My car is red

With the resonator delete at low rpm's the exhaust has a deeper groan. Makes it sound kinda more muscle carish.


without a tune and proper X-pipe you've lost power with this mod. the OEM resonator takes advantage of the Helmholtz Resonance Frequency.
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Having lived with the muffler delete for a year, I can say I would never go back. First cold start of the day followed taking your foot off the gas can result in some crackling, but only for the first minute or two. Not noticable for the rest of the day. The gas pedal now doubles as the loud pedal, which you can control at will....it's easy to be loud, and it's easy to blend in with the crowd. It has passed the strict Massachusets annual inspection sticker test twice now, so no worries there. No SES lights, 80lbs lighter, short money, and sounds like a "beast" is supposed to sound. Win, win, and you can always go back to stock.

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First cold start of the day followed taking your foot off the gas can result in some crackling, but only for the first minute or two.


What you're hearing is the secondary air system pumping fresh air into the exhaust, just aft of the exhaust valves.
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Just do a muffler delete. I've gotten SOOOO many compliments, its absolutely overwhelming. I have a friend with an expensive exhaust system, my car sounds better. Not bias.

It is the perfect combination of quiet, understated, while being able to sound beastly.

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