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Old 09-23-2009, 08:32 PM
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whatever guys, I shoulda kept this to myself. I enjoyed it, so i'd thought i'd share.
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with a vid it be more believable and ppl on a budget would do this like when ppl take out their intake resonator, free, adds power, sounds nice.
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ILike This Modd I did it to my Cl and Its kinda Does have a g35 sound from 2-4.5K

Did You Do Both or just one muffler?
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Originally Posted by Rajca View Post
with a vid it be more believable and ppl on a budget would do this like when ppl take out their intake resonator, free, adds power, sounds nice.
True. Im kicking myself for not taking a vid sooner.

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ILike This Modd I did it to my Cl and Its kinda Does have a g35 sound from 2-4.5K

Did You Do Both or just one muffler?
I just did it to one muffler. I wanted to lose a less torque as possible and still get the sound. plus people were saying how water could get inside and rust out the muffler so I didnt want to really add to that. yea, it starts around 2k and its still pretty quiet but at least its louder then stock.
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well i dont care if the mufflers run out cause im plannin
on replacing the MID muffler with a Flowmasters Super 44 dual and not run the two rear muffler just have pipes after the Mid
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Its A very good Sound but Is it Ricey in yalls opinion?
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I have another solution thats even cheaper then removing the exhaust resonator and i'm surprised it hasnt been discovered.
I unbolted one muffler with a 14mm wrench and put 2 12mm flat washers on each of the 2 bolt studs. Bolted the muffler back up.
This creates a small space before the exhaust gas passes thru the muffler between the muffler and the pipe. The result is increased sound around 2k and 4k. You do lose a little backpressure/torque cause its essentially a leak in the exhaust system but you can always undo it and it costs like $1 in washers.
The sound is good, dare I say close to G35ish. Im gonna try going 1 washer each bolt soon and see if it changes the sound/increases the torque. I love this mod. Cheap, easy to do and easy to undo. Works on the TL, CL and probably any car with bolted on mufflers.

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WOW ... Im sorry but purposefully disturbing your cars performance to create the illusion of performance is NOT a mod; its idiotic. But what ever, its your ride. If I see/hear you, ill be sure to quietly fly buy your loud, exhaust leaking, honda civic-wanna be car. ... imagine how loud youre car would be if you took out the air box and filter! Now your talking some serious grrrrr.
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Its A very good Sound but Is it Ricey in yalls opinion?
Its just a slightly louder tone, doesnt sound raspy and it doesnt look any different than stock.

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WOW ... Im sorry but purposefully disturbing your cars performance to create the illusion of performance is NOT a mod; its idiotic. But what ever, its your ride. If I see/hear you, ill be sure to quietly fly buy your loud, exhaust leaking, honda civic-wanna be car. ... imagine how loud youre car would be if you took out the air box and filter! Now your talking some serious grrrrr.
Im the one that should be saying WOW I have more posts then you, been here longer and im willing to bet I know my car better then your car. You go ahead and do your ricer fly-by, I dont race. I just wanted to add some sound to my exhaust like the people here that remove their mid-muffler. If you dont like it, just say you dont like this mod.
and I already removed the intake resonator, as a matter of fact.
I wonder how you feel about the mid-muffler removal.
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:46 PM
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For the record I had an exhaust leak the size of 1/4 inch on one side of my exhaust and it sounded like a toned down g35...lol no lies. It doesn't sound like ur avg exhaust leak I'll give it that. I think most ppl would be quite impressed with the sound.

But on the other hand it's not the actual sound of the car which is why I fixed it when I found a place that would do it cheap.

Hurting ur cars performance for some sound is str8 up cheeseball IMHO
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okay, i can agree with that. But i didnt mind losing some torque for it. I dont see how this is any different then adding a free flowing exhaust, both ways is freeing up the gases. I just dont want mods locking this thread cause its getting off topic.

stock exhaust people can try this out and let us know. its only gonna cost the price of the washers and you can put it back in 10 minutes.
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yea I had completely stock exhaust when this occurred and it changes the sound of the car low end, and yes it does sound fairly clean. SUPRISINGLY actually. However I cannot see this helping power in ANY way as it is disturbing the flow of the exiting gases which when it comes to hydraulics, that HURTS the flow. The more gases there are flowing through the pipe at once the more it'll naturally want to exit the car and the more power you get.

This mod basically ruins the physics of an exhaust. So the way i see it. You either got a nice looking/sounding CL or it's hauls ass.

frankly I would only reccommend people attempting this for experimentation purposes if they are not modded.

With the mods I got, and the stock exhaust from and including the cat, back. The sound has changed durastically at WOT and I would not even think about trying to MAKE my car sound different.

The way i see it, every car is what it is. You don't like it, shoulda bought a different car or b quite LOL.
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I would not recommend it at all. If you want to have great sounding exhaust, you have to pay for it, some 45 cent washers aren't going to give you great sounding exhaust. Just buy or custom fab a system, the only thing you are going to do is probably rust out your mufflers quicker.
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I agree with the both of you. I know this mod hurts low end torque. Its really for shits and giggles, if you like it then leave it. If not, then put it back.

I also agree that you'll have to pay to get a good sounding exhaust system. By far does this give it a great sound like comptech or magnaflow.
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I agree with the both of you. I know this mod hurts low end torque. Its really for shits and giggles, if you like it then leave it. If not, then put it back.

I also agree that you'll have to pay to get a good sounding exhaust system. By far does this give it a great sound like comptech or magnaflow.
Everyone is wound up about loosing TQ by doing this. I highly doubt you or your butt dyno would be able to tell a diff just from that small of a leak that far back in the exhuast. Really doubt it.

Still lame though!
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Old 09-27-2009, 03:46 AM
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I drove around Friday with no mufflers. It wasnt as loud as I expected just cruising, but once I gave it 50% or more throttle it was deafening.
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Old 10-01-2009, 01:28 PM
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Hey what do yall think
If I just Repalce the Mid muffler With a Flowmasters Super 44 muffler and run Pipes after that with no Dual Mufflers in the Rear?
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ok not to be a dick but for the record your not really the "discoverer" of this mod... its been all over the subaru forums since like 06 for all us subbie guys to get the boxer rumble without purchasing a exhaust... google/youtube "hogzaust mod"

EDIT: thank you to whoever posted the whistle video i forgot how funny it was lol
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oh, i didnt know. I didnt see it on here so it was just an assumption.
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AZNBOI what do u think of my EXAUST IDEA
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ask someone with a "no muffler" set up. I think richardparker is running no mufflers.
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Just talking shit bud. dont be offended.
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I agree with the both of you. I know this mod hurts low end torque. Its really for shits and giggles, if you like it then leave it. If not, then put it back.

I also agree that you'll have to pay to get a good sounding exhaust system. By far does this give it a great sound like comptech or magnaflow.
yup, reason why an OG member and I performed this "mod" for a week... then undid it.
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Just talking shit bud. dont be offended.
Its cool man, no worries.
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not to thread jack but for the emblem on your wheel is that the leather that you painted? or a acutal emblem?
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Vinyl overlay. I ordered a custom after I did my own center caps. They fit pretty well. You can order them in different colors to match interior or exterior. Chris wanted a silver-ish looking one.

I made a thread about it here:
https://acurazine.com/forums/second-generation-cl-discussion-2000-2003-50/airbag-logo-mod-early-2g-cl-tls-ect-707818/
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Ohhh aight, nevermind lol cuz on my scooby the steering wheel has a momo logo indented in the the leather n I was lookin for a option to color it silver like a fabric pen, or summin, vinyl wouldn't work, the letters are way too small.... Thanks for the info tho man....
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Meh, i thought about doing mine with a sharpie or something but im worried about messing up
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Damn I Just had my MID MuFFLER delete Today!!!
And the Wassher Mod Made it sound VERY RICED OUT

hahaha HUGE FART CANNON
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yea, the washers are really only for completely stock systems.
infact, some people already dont like the sound of the resonator removal so im sure the washers made it worse. Take the washers off and put the mufflers back. actually, let me know how you like just the resonator removal.

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Ok I Bolted my Mufflers Back on but when the car is cold like i mean off for a while it kinda sounds like a Fart Can
But after ten minutes it sounds much Better!
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u might have screwed up the gaskets.
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u might have screwed up the gaskets.
oh Nawwww i didnt do that!
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i highly didnt think he did that. as long as you bolted the mufflers up snug, then your good on that part.

That fart can sound is what the resonator removal sounds like at cold starts.
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never had that sound on my tl-s with the mid muffler removed
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TL-S sounds great with the resonator removed. CL-S is another story.
I think it has to do with the other resonator near the cat that the TL has but the CL doesnt.
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that can be the cause but a guy on another forum removed the resonator on his cl-s and it sounds like a g35
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just do the XLR8 cat and see if the sound is good enough.. I hate cutting out the old exhaust if you're skeptical about the results
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that can be the cause but a guy on another forum removed the resonator on his cl-s and it sounds like a g35
I heard people get mixed results with the resonator removal. Another route could be replacing the stock mid-muffler with a magnaflow resonator.
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Idk bout this

soo I just tried Franks “mod” and took it around the block now I got a check engine light and the car sputters now has more of a throaty deep sound with just my resonator delete and magnaflow mufflers any ideas thoughts?
03 Acura CL Type-S
Tage 2 clutch and flywheel
Resonator delete
And Magnaflow Mufflers Everything stock except the camber kit

Originally Posted by aznboi2424 View Post
I have another solution thats even cheaper then removing the exhaust resonator and i'm surprised it hasnt been discovered.
I unbolted one muffler with a 14mm wrench and put 2 12mm flat washers on each of the 2 bolt studs. Bolted the muffler back up.
This creates a small space before the exhaust gas passes thru the muffler between the muffler and the pipe. The result is increased sound around 2k and 4k. You do lose a little backpressure/torque cause its essentially a leak in the exhaust system but you can always undo it and it costs like $1 in washers.
The sound is good, dare I say close to G35ish. Im gonna try going 1 washer each bolt soon and see if it changes the sound/increases the torque. I love this mod. Cheap, easy to do and easy to undo. Works on the TL, CL and probably any car with bolted on mufflers.

Questions? Comments? Thanks for looking.

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