You're right kinda tractorish. Contact email@example.comJust curious if anyone has any sound clips of the Vibrant 1792 bottle-style resonator with a catted downpipe? I'm got a catted IE downpipe. I originally had an Oettinger axleback (with res delete from stock midpipe), but I wanted more grunt/volume. So I went with an Armytrix catback and kept the IE downpipe. The switch from a non-resonated catback section to the resonated Armytrix catback actually resulted in the exhaust being a fair bit quieter, despite the very small Armytrix muffler (I was driving it with the valves open all the time and still wasn't happy with the volume). So I went and deleted the resonator. Sounds much deeper/rougher now, but it sounds little like a tractor at idle with the valves open. I do like the sound at WOT and don't mind a bit of the edginess and rasp. Don't really even mind the drone (and there's quite a bit of it although not undriveable). None really with daily driving with the valves closed.
I guess I'm wondering, could I smoothen out the exhaust tone a bit using a bottle-style resonator Vibrant 1792, as opposed to the larger Vibrant 17950? I've got a Vibrant 17950 in my garage, and tbh it looks almost identical in size/shape to the Armytrix resonator. So I feel it'll sound very similar to the Armytrix resonated catback (and quiet down the exhaust too much). I want to preserve the volume, just make it a bit more smooth/refined if that makes sense. Would the Vibrant 1792 accomplish this without compromising on volume (I know it probably won't be sufficient to reduce drone but that's not why I'd be doing the resonator)?
Video clip; apologize for poor video quality.
I'm looking for your thoughts on the exhaust. honest feedback appreciated. Should I leave it as is?
Honest feedback - HELL F***ING no you should not leave it as is . Since your not concerned about the drone then yes a smaller resonator will help clean the sound up some. When I first had a horrible sounding exhaust I added a small $40 bottle type resonator and it help clean up the sound a good bit but since I was trying to delete the drone more I ended up cutting that out and adding the larger vibrant in the end.
After trying quite a few systems, the Borla S Type with a vibrant res + downpipe turned out to be exactly this. At idle I almost couldnt tell it was aftermarket. When driving around normally it would just sound like you have a nice system, but still factory sound levels. But when you go through a tunnel and floor it... Man that thing really screamed.I’ve been running all these things through my head. Watching YouTube videos, reading forums, and I just don’t know what I want I want something that’s kinda sly, like >80db at idle, but something that gives you that guttural hypercar-turbo spinning sound (if anyone is picking up what I’m putting down…?) I currently have an MAPerformance DP, a 17950 sitting in the box, and an idea that an AWE track will be near the sound I want, but I’m not sure. Anybody able to fill some voids?
Did you ever feel like the sound changed over time?After trying quite a few systems, the Borla S Type with a vibrant res + downpipe turned out to be exactly this. At idle I almost couldnt tell it was aftermarket. When driving around normally it would just sound like you have a nice system, but still factory sound levels. But when you go through a tunnel and floor it... Man that thing really screamed.