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hey i was wanting to know what everyone thinks about getting it taken out?
 

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well...it happens.

The best way to go is to get a good quality muffler and put it where your resonator is. Then remove your crapola muffler under your back bumper and straight-pipe it, or slap a resonating tip on there.

I'd wait on chopping away at my exhaust until I had a plan in place. Saves backpedaling later on.
 

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ok here's what i'm doing... because my mechanic can't "fake" my inspection for me... i'm cutting the pipe to the resonator about half way then the same deal with the pipe going to the muffler.... then i'm gonna be using an aftermarket (prolly borla) muffler in the place of the resonator and do a dual exit, then when it's inspection time the resonator will be put back in and the stock muffler added back, after the test the custom setup will be put back in.... hmm speaking of emmissions testing, does anyone know if gutting the precats will cause you to fail with an otherwise stock exhaust setup? i know it's not completely on topic but it's not way off and i couldn't find the answer to that question after a few hours of searching.... maybe it's cuz i'm tired i dunno but if someone could answer anyways i'd really appreciate it. Thanks!
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um, I was almost positive the muffler and resonator did absolutely nothing for emissions, they were just there for sound and to cramp performance. Precats, although I have not proven, you can pass as long as your car is hot.
 

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You're better off just holding out til you can either get an exhaust from Tru-bendz or get a custom exhaust done.
 

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Originally posted by: Conehead778
hey i was wanting to know what everyone thinks about getting it taken out?

The 99-02 Cougar actually has a front and rear muffler not resonator/muffler setup. Yea, there is a difference between a resonator and muffler.

Anyway, I removed my rear muffler and for around $40 was extremely happy with the results. Check out Removed Rear Muffler
 

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Originally posted by: bova80
if you go to my cardomain site you can listen to what it sounds like to replace your resonator with a dynomax muffler and then put straight piping where the stock rear muffler was. all and all i love the sound.
Thanks for that clip. I was wondering what the Dynomax would sound like on our cars. This strongly resembles what mine sounds like with only the stock front muffler in place and rear muffler removed.

Question Bova, are you using the Dynomax Ultra Flo, which is of perforated tube/straight through design (around $75 to $100), or the Dynomax Super Turbo which uses a flow redirecting method for quieting things down (usually under $50)? Thanks
 
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