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hey guys,
ok so i really know not too much about exaust systems but heres the deal. i ship this summer so i have no need to go out and spend a TON on my 2002 tb ltz. so what im thinkin is just to cut off the resonator. ive read that its not TOO difficult. question one: is that big can which sticks out the back in which looks like a d*mn trashcan the resonator or is it the muffler? i looked and i can see another about in the middle under the car but im not sure which is which. if i cut off the resonator will it be really loud or just louder than stock, also i have a 4.2L so will it even make a good sound. and two: if that can in the back is the resonator is it ok if i just lop it off with out adding a pipe to go out the back? i dont care really about adding a tip or anything i just want that ugly thing outa there and maybe a little more sound, even if it sounds not too great. thanks alot
 

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You are correct Coolton - the resonator is the trash can under you TB. I cut mine off and had a 12" glass pack and chrome tip installed. IMO it looks and sounds great. Lose The Can Man!
 

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You are correct Coolton - the resonator is the trash can under you TB. I cut mine off and had a 12" glass pack and chrome tip installed. IMO it looks and sounds great. Lose The Can Man!
Thanks! did you ever listen to it without the packs on it? haha my money is easier spent on gas right now.
 

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I was reluctant too about cutting my resonator off, but really to me I couldn't tell much of a difference after I did. Looks soo much cleaner. I'd throw a good stainless tip on there though, especially stainless in our case with having to deal with salt on the roads.
 

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did it!

i decided to just go and do it. took me forever considering i only had a single hand hack saw....haha but it looks sooooo much better and i can definelty hear the difference, not super noticable but for sure better, now that i think about it i probably will soon put on a stainless tip. thanks for all the help!
 

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Glad to be of help. Please put on at least a pipe to get the fumes out from under the truck. Jay
 

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I left the muffler on and deleted the resonator... Added a serious tip and I love the sound difference. Not annoying and something the neighbors and I can live with....:p
 

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im definatly planning on doing this myself on my '02 Voy (trash can looks like hell)
I'm just trying to decide on a tip that i should put on. I was thinking maybe one that split into 2 to make it look like its dual?
I was thinking maybe this one:



if not, what would anyone recommend for a tip?
 

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time for a res delete for me too

I was rear ended just before christmas. No real damage to my TB with the exception of the exhaust. The front end of the ford fusion that hit me was DESTROYED. My problem is the factory replacement tailpipe hangs 1 1/2 to 2 inches lower than stock. I measured 8 other TBs in parking lots to be sure. The body shop says that it is how the replacement came from the factory. Aside from the fact that the resonator is already ugly back there, it now hangs way too low for my taste and I plan on doing some 4 wheelin in the spring. I am going to cut out a perfectly good 2 month old resonator to weld in a straight pipe. YES !!! Just gotta find the right tip. I've seen some nice ones in this thread. Gave mesome ideas. I will post pix when i'm done. The site won't let me upload the accident pix :bonk:. Telling me the upload failed. I know the pic is small enough and less than 4 mb . Weird.
 
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