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Help with resonator..

Starry Aug 11, 2018

  1. Starry

    Starry S3 8V saloon... APR Stage 2....(-:

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    Has anybody got a resonator they've removed and don't want? now ive gone catless its to loud for me. Im in Bristol but would happily pay delivery...
     
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  3. -Ju-

    -Ju- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Team Panther Audi S3

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    I'm sure I saw one on eBay earlier
     
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    -Ju- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Team Panther Audi S3

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  5. teamspb

    teamspb Active Member

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    Howmuch louder has it gone? Ill be going catless soon...maybe I should keep my resonator just in case LOL!
     
  6. Starry

    Starry S3 8V saloon... APR Stage 2....(-:

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    It’s a fair bit louder but it’s more the sound than the volume.
     
  7. teamspb

    teamspb Active Member

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    Interesting...does it make much difference with the exhaust valves opened/closed?
     
  8. Starry

    Starry S3 8V saloon... APR Stage 2....(-:

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    Yes with the valves closed it’s not as bad but it’s still there and still sounds horrible.
     
  9. teamspb

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    You got me worried about ours now LOL! Luckily I have kept the stock resonator so lets see how we get on! Is the Stage 2 map on it now?
     
  10. Starry

    Starry S3 8V saloon... APR Stage 2....(-:

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    Yes mate, all mapped. Hopefully get the res fitted up this week.
     
  11. teamspb

    teamspb Active Member

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    Hows it drive now? Must be an animal!!
     
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  13. Starry

    Starry S3 8V saloon... APR Stage 2....(-:

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    Yeah it goes well, I’ve come from a B7 RS4 and it’s quicker than that. I’m getting the res put on this afternoon.. fingers crossed it’ll sound better then...
     
  14. teamspb

    teamspb Active Member

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    Thats good...definitely a quick motor then! Any idea what power level you are at?

    Let us know how you get on!
     
  15. Starry

    Starry S3 8V saloon... APR Stage 2....(-:

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    403
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    No RR at the tuners, I’ll get it on one soon though. Should be up near 400bhp I’d think.
     
  16. Starry

    Starry S3 8V saloon... APR Stage 2....(-:

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    Update! ive reinstated the stock resonator and the car now sounds much better. It now sounds similar to the res-delete, maybe a fraction quieter but with zero drone and a decent tone throughout the rev range im happy for now..
     
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  17. teamspb

    teamspb Active Member

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    Great feedback! Looks like ill be hanging onto the centre box then until all the other work is done lol

    Did you uprate the intercooler too?
     
  18. Starry

    Starry S3 8V saloon... APR Stage 2....(-:

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    I fitted a Forge FMIC, nice bit of kit by the look of it. Are you going sports cat or de-cat? Sports car and res delete would probably be ok.
     
  19. teamspb

    teamspb Active Member

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    Ill be going full decat on ours and will go down the route of a Wagner intercooler as thats what I can get hold of

    Is there a massive difference you found from stage 1 - 2?
     
  20. Starry

    Starry S3 8V saloon... APR Stage 2....(-:

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    The gains are not like stock to stage 1 but they are still very noticeable. The mid range is much stronger and the car just pulls and pulls all the way through the whole rev range. It’s all very effortless and drama free so the perception of speed might not be there but the reality sure is....
     

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