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Silencer or Resonator?

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  1. migglesworth203

    migglesworth203 New Member

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    I m looking for a performance exhaust for my 92 Honda accord but there are two things that concern me…
    1. Noise
    2. Attention

    My question is what’s better to use a Silencer or Resonator?? Also I notice that the muffler tip has the diameter of a freakin softball... can I cut that tip off and replace it with a smaller tip, and will it affect performance?
     
  2. Matts96HB

    Matts96HB . Moderator VIP

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    my advice is to get a different muffler. can style mufflers typically sound like crap. vibrant makes a decent muffler, dynomax super turbo is also a decent muffler, and neither sound raspy/annoying.

    as for a resonator, a glasspack would be ideal. and for the love of jesus, please leave a catalytic converter in your exhaust
     
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    What happens if i remove the catalytic converter?
     
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    Matts96HB . Moderator VIP

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    your exhaust will flow more freely, however the sound of your car will suffer greatly.
    the catalytic converter acts somewhat like a muffler/resonator, and for whatever reason, ive never heard an aftermarket muffler/resonator that does as good of a job as the factory cat does.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    :concur: your car will sound like a raspy pile of shit... and it will smell like a rotten pile of boiled assholes
     
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    Agree'd

    I had a 2.5" cat put on my car and its MUCH louder, I can only imagine how loud a test pipe would be. I have headers, a 2.5"cat and 2.5" cat back exhaust with the can style muffler and its VERY loud. I'm not sure that I like it. All the Nice sounding Honda's I've seen have the sideways mounted mufflers and modestly sized piping. I only went 2.5" because I want to boost someday and The cat back was already on my car. I kind of regret it.

    SO if I was in the market for a new exhaust (read: if I had more money) I would keep the Cat and look for a quality cat back with a resonator and a sideways mounted muffler (not a can style). I think most people go 2 1/4"
     
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    my old crx had 2 1/4 pipe with a round magnaflow muffler as a resonator and a oval magnaflow muffler in the stock location. to the un educated people it looked stock and sounded fairly mellow until you revved up beyond about 3600rpm. I had alot of muscle car guys tell me that I had the nicest sounding honda in my area.
     
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    So let’s say you have a 92 Honda accord stock... what would your exhaust set up be? (keep in mind the noise factor)
     
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    If it's stock, leave the stock exhaust. There's no point to get an exhaust on a stock motor, period...
     
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