does any1 have any sound clips with this setup? Also does having the resonator give it a deeper sound? thx :wavey:
That's true.At 55 mph, the sound is the same as stock. [/url]
I also have this setup. Waste of money. Not really reduce the noise. Sounds sexy and deeper though. Might be a cop magnetic. If you haven't bought the exhaust, I would recommend Apexi World Sport 2. Sounds like Greddy but better gain. Somone has done the dyno to prove the gain. use search.
What is also true, however, is that nobody I know drives on the highway at 55mph.
At 70+ mph, the sound is a lot like a barrel of angry hornets as heard through a pair of 18" subwoofers powered by a 5000 watt amp.
I couldn't stand long trips.
In fairness, I also was running a Vibrant header with HFC - I'm sure that had a lot to do with the noise level.
Incidentally, this is identical to the combination that I was running.brdhouse, a fellow Minnesotan, had a Vibrant RH w/hfc, Vibrant cat-back and 18" resonator installed. He had previously installed a Fujita SRI and engine torque dampner.
Bill,^ Eric, are you using either an open element intake or a torque dampener? Seems like either or both of those radically contribute to increased noise either inside or outside the car.
Bill, check out this thread. The OP indicated that his torque dampener made his car louder. http://www.8thcivic.com/forums/bolt-ons-all-motor/138278-wooo-hooo-got-my-torque-dampener.htmlSo it's my fujita SRI that causes the drone? I already took the ETD off, and it didn't help much... only softened the lower RPM sounds, didn't do much about the drone. It's still bad from 3-4k, and under moderate to full throttle.
Void, did you throw a CEL when you had everything on?
Bill, no need to apologize... this will get worked out. I just need a little help figuring out the best thing to do next. I'm getting a new primary o2 sensor put on next week, but I'm wondering if the Fujita is causing a lean mixture, which is throwing the cel. Those o2 sensors are $110, so I'd like to get it right and not kill another one. Should I put my stock intake back on? I love my fujita, but maybe it's been the problem all along!?
Agreed, but I was trying to say that this noise is very different from the "drone" that void experienced, and that I am currently experiencing. I still get the same exact droning noise without the ETD.if you have motor mounts, powerstick, etc. you car will be louder. when i had the stock intake/exhaust with the motor mounts, it was loud. the noise level will also be higher depending on what rpm you're at.
I just ordered the 18" resonator early today, hope its not a waste of money. I got it because I am eventually going to get the vibrant rh without the hfc and was hoping that it will reduce some of the noise in lower rpms when I am just driving town.
Another thing - does the resonator slide over the original down piping and welded or do you cut out 18" of the down pipe and weld the resonator in its place?
and at what rpm do you get the drone??Agreed, but I was trying to say that this noise is very different from the "drone" that void experienced, and that I am currently experiencing. I still get the same exact droning noise without the ETD.