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eurowned 05-24-2011 12:29 AM

removing resonator only??
 
Hi everyone, I currently own a 09 650i convertible
i was thinking going to the shop tomorrow to get the resonator removed and keep the stock exhaust...
will this make the sounder louder? or should i not even bother doing so?

Yorgi 05-24-2011 01:36 AM

Read this thread: Everything you ever wanted to know about resonators and x-pipes...

JPEG23 05-24-2011 04:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Yorgi (Post 6086154)

Good info, I never saw this thread til' now.


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Yorgi 05-24-2011 05:37 PM

After reading that thread I plan on removing all 3 resonators first with an x-pipe and see how that sounds with stock mufflers.

JPEG23 05-24-2011 06:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Yorgi (Post 6087960)
After reading that thread I plan on removing all 3 resonators first with an x-pipe and see how that sounds with stock mufflers.

You and me both, I really like the tone of the OEM exhaust but have always felt it needed to be louder.


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eurowned 05-24-2011 06:21 PM

Thank you guys!, tomorrow I'm going to the shop to get the front and rear resonator removed but leaving the x pipe in the middle and keeping the stock mufflers!

JPEG23 05-24-2011 06:40 PM

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Originally Posted by eurowned (Post 6088075)
Thank you guys!, tomorrow I'm going to the shop to get the front and rear resonator removed but leaving the x pipe in the middle and keeping the stock mufflers!

Nice, since you're doing it tomorrow, post a before and after vid please. Both under load and not, would be great.


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eurowned 05-24-2011 06:48 PM

will do :)

White Drop Top 05-24-2011 08:19 PM

This weekend I too am removing the all resonators and installing the x pipe. Car is way too quite .

JPEG23 05-24-2011 08:53 PM

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Originally Posted by White Drop Top (Post 6088330)
This weekend I too am removing the all resonators and installing the x pipe. Car is way too quite .

Videos before and after as well please. I won't have time to do mine for a few weeks and I want to be sure I want to go this route, over swapping mufflers.


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Yorgi 05-24-2011 09:39 PM

The resonators do a huge amount of sound deadening. Check out the YouTube vid below where a guy replaced the stock exhausts with straight pipes and it was actually not that loud due to the resonators.

Hmmm....I think I like the sound of the exhaust delete better. Its a bit deeper. :confused:

Here are two vids of stock exhaust with no resonators, might actually be too much.
No Resonators 1
No Resonators 2

Here are two vids from the guy who just eliminated the stock exhausts:
No Exhaust 1
No Exhaust 2

eurowned 05-24-2011 10:35 PM

how do you do an exhaust delete? do you replace it with aftermarket exhaust? or

jayster0966 05-24-2011 10:45 PM

Like the burble in the exhaust note!

eurowned 05-24-2011 10:48 PM

do i go into the shop and ask for the muffler delete then??

Yorgi 05-25-2011 12:15 AM

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Originally Posted by eurowned (Post 6088615)
do i go into the shop and ask for the muffler delete then??

Yes, they just pull the exhausts and install a custom straight pipe with tips. Should cost $100 to $200 max.

eurowned 05-25-2011 12:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Yorgi (Post 6088730)
Yes, they just pull the exhausts and install a custom straight pipe with tips. Should cost $100 to $200 max.

i see thanks Yorgi, the video completely made me change my mind to delete the mufflers!
do you think it will be much if i get my resonators removed also?

funktekk 05-25-2011 03:29 AM

wow thanks for the save. IMO the muffler delete sounds much better. I will be interested to hear some real world opinions.

knox6er 05-25-2011 06:21 AM

I thought it was posted in the other thread that deleting the third resonator and replacing it with an Xpipe lets the engine breath better.
Deleting the Catbacks, although sounds better, does nothing to unrestrict the engine, apparently it will still bottleneck where the Xpipe should go.

I am thinking to just delete the third resonator, install the Xpipe first and see how that sounds then go from there.

White Drop Top 05-25-2011 06:44 AM

decisions decisions.....now I too do not knwo which way to go? Would going NO muffler be a loss of torque though for not having enough back presure or would the resonators provide enough? I do not want to make any mods that will loose power or set off my check engine lights but man she needs some more sound

Yorgi 05-25-2011 11:09 AM

Actually another big problem with the OEM system is the fact that BMW changes the pipe diameter from 60mm down to 55mm after the second "joining" resonator, which restricts flow by ~ 20%.

I am not 100% sure what I want to do now either. I want more volume on wide-open-throttle but I don't want to add drone at highway speeds. A performance boost would be a bonus but it's not my number one priority.

It's hard to make a decision on two YouTube videos. It would be great if someone on the forum who's done the resonator delete could add some feedback.

White Drop Top 05-25-2011 11:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yorgi (Post 6089697)
Actually another big problem with the OEM system is the fact that BMW changes the pipe diameter from 60mm down to 55mm after the second "joining" resonator, which restricts flow by ~ 20%.

I am not 100% sure what I want to do now either. I want more volume on wide-open-throttle but I don't want to add drone at highway speeds. A performance boost would be a bonus but it's not my number one priority.

It's hard to make a decision on two YouTube videos. It would be great if someone on the forum who's done the resonator delete could add some feedback.

Just left my muffler shop that does all high end cars. Ferrari, Lambo, Aston etc. The guy did my murcielago removed all cats, straight piped into aftermarket exhaust system. Now that was loud.

We put my six on the rack and low and behold I have magna flow mufflers!!! I was told the car had the BMW sports exhaust when I bought her and alot of people here questioned that so I looked for that option and could not find it for the six. Now I know why, there is NO BMW sports exhaust for the six I have magna flow mufflers. :D

Anyway I told him looking for a better sound and told him about the suggestions made hear. He said the thing to do is remove the front two resonators and place either an X pipe there or H pipe. The x pipe will give a high pitched F-1 sound and the H-pipe a more muscle car. I opted for the X pipe. Then also remove the rear (box resonator) and straight pipe from there to the muffler. 2.5 inch or 60mm all the way. $200 dollars and he said it will sound much better and no droning. The droning is caused from the x pipe placed in the rear near the muffler or just straight pripes. If the x pipe is placed up fron where the front two resonators are you shoudl have no droning. He also said no loss of torque or HP. Getting her done next Tuesday cant wait! :thumbup:

eurowned 05-25-2011 12:25 PM

I'm on my way to muffler shop right now! I'll prob ask how "white drop top" option will sound like but I'll prob do both muffler delete and that too then :)

funktekk 05-25-2011 12:59 PM

please keep us informed. I think I want more of a muscle car sound than an f1 sound.

eurowned 05-25-2011 01:03 PM

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Resonators and mufflers!

eurowned 05-25-2011 01:14 PM

I decided to get my muffler deleted and leave my stock resonator,
The guy at the shop told me that removing the resonator will sound too loud haha
Removing the muffler with straight pipe and leaving the stock tip!

He said it will take me hour-hour and an half with 140!


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