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Old 01-14-2007, 11:20 PM
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When I had my cats before the install of my turbo my macs sounded great I got comments all the about how nice the exhaust sounded and the drone was not bad at all but after the cats went bye bye the macs are way to loud and raspy as a **** so i'm gonna put the stockers back on
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Old 01-14-2007, 11:22 PM
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Since the "dreaded drone" always seems to be in the lower RPM range I suggest keeping the RPMs at WOT...all of the time
I like his idea.
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Old 01-14-2007, 11:36 PM
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Since the "dreaded drone" always seems to be in the lower RPM range I suggest keeping the RPMs at WOT...all of the time
I like his idea.
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I listened to several different exhausts before getting mine, but I wanted it loud and didn't care about drone. Mostly it's my wife in the passenger seat so I'm not too concerned about hearing her.
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Old 01-15-2007, 12:21 AM
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I wasn't saying anything bad. I just want a deeper (old school muscle)sound with less drone than what I'm hearing (it's abnormally loud).

I did some research and found a few threads that CrazyAl posted about resonators. I'm going to call the shop and ask them if they can install them for me. I actually remember telling the shop that I heard MACS drone alotand he said to put them on first and see how I feel. If they are too loud...he said he normally puts on race mufflers as resonators (or something like that) for his customers.

Will putting these mufflers or resonators on substantially change the tone of my ride? Thanks for your help.


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My exhaust is completely stock except for the Cat-back pipes and MAC axlebacks.

Corsa's might have ZERO drone but they are not aggressive and muscle-car like (from what people have mentioned).
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What does that have to do with anything?
I was commenting on the drone issue, that's all.
And I have gotten plenty of comments on how nice the Corsas sound.
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Old 01-15-2007, 12:31 AM
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I'm going to call the shop and ask them if they can install them for me. I actually remember telling the shop that I heard MACS drone alotand he said to put them on first and see how I feel. If they are too loud...he said he normally puts on race mufflers as resonators (or something like that) for his customers.

Will putting these mufflers or resonators on substantially change the tone of my ride? Thanks for your help.
There isreally no difference between a resonator and a small muffler, such as a race-type muffler. Yourshop is suggesting exactly what I did, which wasto use a race-type muffler as aresonator. It will change your tone somewhat (after all,removingdrone is changing the tone),however the difference is not much. Make sure your shop installs them in the right place. I posted in a past thread about that.Proper placement is key to making resonatorsget rid of the drone.
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Old 01-15-2007, 02:33 AM
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As always...thanks!!

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I'm going to call the shop and ask them if they can install them for me. I actually remember telling the shop that I heard MACS drone alotand he said to put them on first and see how I feel. If they are too loud...he said he normally puts on race mufflers as resonators (or something like that) for his customers.

Will putting these mufflers or resonators on substantially change the tone of my ride? Thanks for your help.
There isreally no difference between a resonator and a small muffler, such as a race-type muffler. Yourshop is suggesting exactly what I did, which wasto use a race-type muffler as aresonator. It will change your tone somewhat (after all,removingdrone is changing the tone),however the difference is not much. Make sure your shop installs them in the right place. I posted in a past thread about that.Proper placement is key to making resonatorsget rid of the drone.
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Old 01-15-2007, 03:13 AM
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There's no way that any normal car enthusiast can enjoy the noise I'm hearing inside the car at around 1800-2000 RPMs. I literally cannot hear my passenger speak. I love the sound of this exhaust system on the outside...but for god sakes I cannot hear anything from the inside except a contant LOUD humming noise. If you ever sat next tothe engine in a commercial jet...that's exactly how loud these bastards are.

Does anyone have the MACs? Is this how your system sounds like? I've had them for 2 days and have not gotten used to it. This really upsets me. In some instances everything inside of the cabin will rattle....even something in the trunk or the muffler itself. Could it be the muffler is broken and that's what's causing it to be EXTREMELY loud in the car. Please advise...[&o]

Will resonators help....[&o]
My exhaust is headaching, dash rattling, ear aching, very LOUD drone..oh man do I love it!

But then again I have Longtubes, high flow cats/Xpipe, and very small Magnapack mufflers
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Old 01-15-2007, 03:26 AM
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i love cutouts
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Old 01-15-2007, 03:40 AM
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If you want to get rid of drone you can add resonators to your exhaust. They will eliminate the vast majority of the drone when properly installed.

Do a forum search for resonators and you can read all about it.
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essentially resonators move the frequency up a few hz so that the drone you normally hear at 1800-2000 rpm is moved up the RPM band to 2500 or higher

there are different types of resonators, with different lengths, widths etc that all affect the frequency of your exhaust
MOST of them shouldn't muffle your sound too much.

ask a muffler shop and see what they can do for you
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Old 01-15-2007, 10:49 AM
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Theres nothing wrong with the exhaust, theres something wrong with your ears, as in you dont listen. Hate to say i told you so butI TOLD YA SO. Even warned you not to weld them in but you did anyway. Now you think somethings wrong with the mufflers. Some people.

https://mustangforums.com/m_2526519/tm.htm
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