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Resonated or non-resonateed, that is the question?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by sos_85, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. sos_85
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    Am going for a Milltek system. i justr can't decide between a resonated or non-resonated. Have heard that resonated is too similar to stock. But i don't want the non-resonated if it sounds like a chav car. So have posted this poll to help me. Thanks for any comments.
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    That is a good question! I am willing to buy one 2.. A milltek for sure but i don't know witch one.. Can anywone give me some advice, PLZ??
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    non resonated for me mate. Resonated is quieter than OEM
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    Unless you know someone with the same system on the same car, you won't know what it will sound like without a resonator. I recently installed an exhaust system without a resonator. I thought I'd give it a go without one and if I didn't like it, i'd get a resonator put in. ...and I didn't like it, the sound outside the car was ok, but the problem with having no resonator is you get a lot of drone inside the cabin, can drive you nuts. I went back into the exhaust shop and had a resonator installed, problem solved.
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    my non resonated miltek sounded spot on when new and still sounds ok, but it is getting noisier after 8k miles.

    I found the resonated box caught on the propshaft when hot and in EXTREME wet conditions, like inch standing water. in most cases it was ok, but i junked it anyway!
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    CLS3 Every penny goes on the Audi!!

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    non resonated all the way...
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    Neither get a Supersprint system :moa:
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    hehe, a supersprint witch one? :yes:
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    my resonated one knocks on the haldex subframe i think, mainly when cold, would fitting a non resonated middle pipe fix this? I quite like the sound of the resonated, dont want loud really
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    The 63.5mm stainless system without the centre silencer, sounds spot on and one of the best quality and fitting exhausts available imho.
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    what is the diffrend between them? the middle pipe? and thats is? what if i buy a non resonated en i do not like it then i can fit a oder middelpipe en thats it??
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    Yes mate the difference is the centre section, if you buy a non resonated one and aren't happy with it you could just buy another centre section with silencer/resonated.
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    where's the cheapest place to get a non resonated centre box?
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    i have the miltec resonated pipe in my garage which i dont need so if you guys do want it let me no!! Only want £30 for it!
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    ChriS3 hud at ye bam

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    Seconded!
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    non-resonated ftw
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    anybody got a vid of the miltek non resonated on boost? i want and exhaust that gives that jetfighter/ripping sound when on boost :rock: kinda like what the fiat 20v turbo coupes sound like
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