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Brullen has made them in the past. They are not quick, but they make a good quality SS system. They are a Canadian company. I think Richard was the contact guy. http://www.brullenexhaust.com/
 

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I'm working on a cat-back system for the Mk2. The piping has been done for a while, but I just cannot find a suitable muffler. The first unit I used sounded horrible. I'd still like to go with a polished stainless steel can with twin tips. If you've got a muffler in mind, with 2.5" inlet (or anyone else for that matter), please let me know. Pricing for my 2.5" cat-back, depending on muffler, will run $375 to $400. Cya!
-Aaron
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RC, you will need a resonator to get it to sound right, if you don't have one in the system.
 

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sloopercat said:
RC, you will need a resonator to get it to sound right, if you don't have one in the system.
I have a Flowmaster on my Mk2...no resonator and it sounds just fine. Not all exhaust systems require a the presence of a resonator.
 

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Like many other things, it is in the ear of the beholder to determine what "right" means. Most stock and aftermarket systems do include them.
 

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I realize this....but also bear in mind this fact: the stock system that came on your car from the factory did not have one. Not all mufflers require the installation of a resonator to tone down the exhaust note.

However, I agree that some do...but I think Aaron wants to provide a system with just muffler only, and a good exhaust note - without having to add a resonator to the system.
 

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Also the cat is an effective resonator. The Brullen I installed w/o cat was way too loud, had to stick a resonator in the spot where the cat was, despite the resonator on the Brullen. I was a bit under $400 at the time and built like a tank. I think you could drive over the muffler without hurting it.


Some mufflers contain a built in resonator chamber as part of the design.

From another website:

"An exhaust resonator is used in some exhaust stystems to change the tone and timber of the exhaust sound. The resonator helps reduce the annoying vibrations of exhaust gas pulses with a length of perforated tubing inside an expansion chamber. The exhaust gasses partially escape the tubing diameter through the perforations into the expansion chamber. In the expansion chamber, the exhaust gasses expand and change tone. When the gasses re-enter the tubing, they rejoin the exhaust flow and dampen the vibrations of the combined flow, creating a more pleasing sound."

In general, you will get a more pleasant exhaust with one than without.
 

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Hey all. I'm choosing not to use a resonator for the cat-back for a few reasons;

Weight: Shipping weight, and vehicle weight
Fabrication costs: Extra welds would have to be made
Material cost: This one is obvious

When I find the right muffler, everyone will love it!
-Aaron
 

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Everyone that I know of that has gone with the SS Magnaflow has been very pleased, you may want to check it out.
 

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i prefer the sound without a resonator most of the time, sounds a bit more rough and mean and throaty.

if i want the sound of a hotted up honda, ill buy a honda, if ya know what im gettin at :)
 

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The SS Magnaflow mufflers I've looked at (dual tips) all have a 2.25" inlet, which I do not want. I may purchase the 3" inlet unit. This way, people can use it for turbo apps later down the road.
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Check out their universal SS mufflers, they have just what you're looking for in a variety of sizes.
http://www.magnaflow.com/02product/ss.htm

They don't come with tips but if you want a 2.5" magnaflow SS muffler there ya go. They even have a variety of lengths to make it as loud or quiet as you want.
 

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Thanks for the link, Darin, but I've checked there. It seems that Mk2 owners do like some nice tips on the mufflers, with a stock-like appearance. If I get the universal muffler, I'd have to purchase tips separately, and pay extra fabrication costs to affix them to the muffler. Take care.
-Aaron
 
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