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    Lightbulb Milltek resonated or non-resonated?

    Hi all,

    I bought an S3 yesterday and was wondering whether to keep resonated or not? I only want to go non-resonated if I will get a performance increase!! I could consider a decat and keep the resonated system but only if I get a performance increase e.g. lower EGT and improved flow.

    Currently I have a Relentless 3 inch downpipe with a 200 cpi Magnaflow sports cat with a 2.75inch Milltek resonated cat back system and was considering chopping out first baffle and replacing it with a piece of pipe or seeing if anyone whated to exchange the centre section on the cheap e.g. carriage only.

    When I had the BAM in my MK3 Golf I had a non-resonated, decatted, Jetex system which was 2.5 inch with a 3 inch downpipe and that sounded fierce on throttle but.......

    Though the Audi is more refined I do like the sound on throttle but not the done on the long A roads or motorway.

    Anyway thoughts and comments appreciated please?

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    I think a performance increase would be questionable, but non res all the way...or you will be pissed...

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    Because of the way the back box is on these Milltek's (for the 8L S3 anyway) they are quiet and not boomy as a non-res system. There was a pic on the forum somewhere where someone had cut open the rear silencer to see what was inside. The perforated pipe goes along the silencer and loops back and goes to the tailpipe. The silencer is doing a lot more than a convensional straight through box.

    As S3 Dave said you would probably be dissappointed how quiet the resonated system is.

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    I went resonated as the non-resonated are far too loud.
    The resonated still has a sportier tone than the standard OE exhaust and full boot sounds really nice.
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    Stop being a gay, I'll tig a piece of 2.75" in place of the resonator for some pennies on Saturday. No performance gain or egt drop from res/non res, especially at modest power levels.

    Non res miltek is the best sounding exhaust for an s3 imho.

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    Haha i can see an argon shortage coming up going by dannys post...
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    [QUOTE=s3dave;1769766]Haha i can see an argon shortage coming up going by dannys post...[/QU

    There is a possibility this could be the case

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    Organise a national de-resonating day Dave. Fire up the welders!

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    i was initially dissapointed with my non res it was so tame, but i like it now, it really isnt invasive at all.
    With a cat id say go non res without a doubt

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    Non res on mine and now I've had it 6 months it's certainly louder than when I originally had it fitted. Sounds nice though. I still have the cats and the original downpipe. The badger5 inlet + cone filter is louder I think.
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    +1 for non-res, sounds horny up the rev range.
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    Stop making me jealous boys. might just have to fork out and buy the non res section from ebay and sell mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Cawsey View Post
    Stop making me jealous boys. might just have to fork out and buy the non res section from ebay and sell mine.
    Just buy a 1/2 metre length of 2.75" stainless for £15 off eBay and get your local specialist to weld it in. Would probably cost you an hours labour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BENJAMIN View Post
    Stop being a gay, I'll tig a piece of 2.75" in place of the resonator for some pennies on Saturday. No performance gain or egt drop from res/non res, especially at modest power levels.

    Non res miltek is the best sounding exhaust for an s3 imho.
    Sounds like a plan, non-res it is lol

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    I went non resonated and was disappointed at how quiet it was and I am 42, so I ended up fitting a Relentless downpipe and that did make the car sound a bit more meaty with out being boomy inside!

    Sadly for me it was never going to sound as good as my old VR6, god I miss having that V6 sound (But not the MPG)
    Worried that one day I may have to buy something sensible, but until then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wingnut Express View Post
    I went non resonated and was disappointed at how quiet it was and I am 42, so I ended up fitting a Relentless downpipe and that did make the car sound a bit more meaty with out being boomy inside!

    Sadly for me it was never going to sound as good as my old VR6, god I miss having that V6 sound (But not the MPG)
    Thats good to know!! I got to admit the sound of a VR is awesome on full chat.

    Quote Originally Posted by superkarl View Post
    Heres mine:

    Cheers sounds sweet, yes I feel the need for non-res in my life now!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by s3dave View Post
    Nice video, I feel left out, NON RES is needed.

    Have you got launch control?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovemelongtime View Post

    Have you got launch control?
    Not Yet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by s3dave View Post
    Not Yet...
    Sounds like a plan!!!

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    Milltek resonated or non-resonated?

    I've got a non res, non cat, flame throwing miltek
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    I've got a non res, non cat, flame throwing miltek
    So very stealthy then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovemelongtime View Post
    So very stealthy then?
    As stealthy as using a sledge hammer to hang a picture on the wall.
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    Go to be non resonated, the wife couldn't get used to how quite it is even though got a Relentless manifold,
    Down pipe and 120 sports cat, nice sound at high revs though, not boomy
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    Tomorrow, I'll go non resonated. I feel like I am losing my virginity.
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    Superkarl does the filter of your video have Parkinson's? I heard more shuffling of the camera than of your exhaust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Routledge View Post
    Superkarl does the filter of your video have Parkinson's? I heard more shuffling of the camera than of your exhaust.
    lol, my mate on his phone. Phones dont pick up sound to good as it is. Id make a new one but my car doesnt make any sound at all at the mo

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    Whichever mine is... (the one with a baffle / the quieter one) is IMHO better... Biased

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    Well guys, I got to say Ben "skills" did an outstanding job, and thanks to Reesy for helping. I am now the proud owner of a non res Milltex system. Sounds awesome, sounds alive, they way it should be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovemelongtime View Post
    Well guys, I got to say Ben "skills" did an outstanding job, and thanks to Reesy for helping. I am now the proud owner of a non res Milltex system. Sounds awesome, sounds alive, they way it should be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    Oh no! You didn't let reesy help did you
    Dont worry Westy,, Reesy will have just being watching................ eating a maccie Ds....

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    Westy and Dave you are not far off, he was a great helper as my wrist is f**ked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovemelongtime View Post
    Westy and Dave you are not far off, he was a great helper as my wrist is f**ked.
    You didn't have to give him a reach around did you?!

    What did they do. Cut out the resonator?
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    Jus' sayin':



    And yes that is a milltek resonator and yes it is being used as a backbox..


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    What restriction?

    You nearly shot your beans when it came on boost.


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    You 2 are mental. I like your style. Best send me a video reesy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    You didn't have to give him a reach around did you?!

    What did they do. Cut out the resonator?
    No mate just teabagging!!

    resonator is no longer.

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    Ben + Reesy that looks JAP

 

 
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