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No exhaust... Header with a resonator?

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by mike203, May 4, 2012.

  1. mike203

    mike203 New Member

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    I'm new to hearing this... Im buying a 1998 ek coupe with a b16 swap.. and I didn't see an exhaust on the car... So I asked what type there is and the guy told me there is no just headers going to a resonator... Can someone explain to me what this is and is this a good or bad thing?
     
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    Welcome to HondaSwap!

    "Just header going to a resonator" could mean a few things... to me, I would HOPE that means you have a straight pipe from the header output all the way to where the normal tailpipe exits the car, but with a resonator section somewhere in the middle.

    An exhaust resonator is pretty much a large muffler that goes before your muffler- it's meant to take out / trap undesirable frequencies of sound before they even get to your muffler. Without a muffler it'll still be quieter than just a straight pipe exhaust, but it's nowhere near ideal.

    Now what the seller could mean is that there's literally just a resonator hanging off the header and then the exhaust just dumps out somewhere under the car. That would be bad- loud and stinky, plus not healthy for you to drive. The only way to know for sure is to take a peek under the car. If there's pipe going all the way back and you see just one section bulged out in the middle, that's your resonator.
     
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    Can't see them without an account... you might want to grab the pictures and post them up somewhere, then link them back in.
     
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    What he said ^
     
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    The 2nd photo shows a pipe of some sort but can't tell from the 1st and 3rd
     
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    Yeah, hard to tell- but it at least looks like it exits the rear of the car from the second picture. And I don't know why, but for some reason the cut out rear bumper and the overall white color with the bottom of the trunk well make it look like a droopy diaper to me. Weird. :p
     
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