Originally Posted by dpowell5523
Trying to decide between, removing resonators and removing muffler. I like the way both sound, and definitely don't want to do both just one or the other. I heard there was some low end loss when removing muffler and leaving resonators. Is there anything like that when leaving muffler and removing resonators?
To date I have tried it 3 ways:
First I tried deleting the resonators and keeping the stock muffler. Sounded pretty good , but had some low end loss and a little drone. After 6 months I decided it wasn't loud enough so I then removed the stock muffler and added flowmaster hushpower mufflers with no resonators. This sounded pretty bad ass, but again, more low end loss and lots of hesitation when MDS kicks in. If you disable MDS then it wouldn't be so bad. I also saw some fuel mileage decrease with this scenario. The sound was very aggressive and got a lot of compliments but it also annoyed the neighbors.
Most recently (today actually), I resorted to putting the stock resonators back on but keeping the flowmaster mufflers. I thought this would help with the noise and low end loss, but still keep some of the aggressive sound. I was wrong. It's suuuuper quiet now, but not as quiet as stock. I kinda regret my decision to do this and wish I kept the resonators off now. Only good thing is, its quieter inside and out, and no hesitation or low end loss. With a baby on the way, this is probably how I should keep it for a while.
In closing, I have not tried the muffler delete with stock resonators, but from what I have seen on here, sounds pretty good. If I could do it again, I'd probably just do the resonator delete and leave it alone. Sounded good enough...not too loud, not too quiet...like a v8 hemi should sound. Either that or go with the x pipe and stock resonators.
Good luck with your choice. If you want to buy my old tail pipes and tips, they are for sale and ready to be welded on in place of the resonators.