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Hi, has anyone replaced replaced resonator with cherry bomb only and left mufflers in place? If not, do you think it would be beneficial? If yes, do you by chance have a video with a sound of it? Thanks for your replies





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The cherry bomb will not cancel out the droning resonant frequencies due to design. It will act as a muffler.

Better sound? I've pretty much come to terms with the fact Honda L15 series engines will never have roughness like a V8 or the pops and crackle of a turbo Hyundai Elantra even with a catalytic converter. It's a buzzy bassy sound with less bright tones.
 
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Hi, has anyone replaced replaced resonator with cherry bomb only and left mufflers in place? If not, do you think it would be beneficial? If yes, do you by chance have a video with a sound of it? Thanks for your replies
If by cherry bomb, you are talking about a glasspack muffler, then yes I did the opposite of what you describe. Replacing the resonator with a cherry bomb and keeping the muffler would have very little effect on sound. If it's increased sound you want, you would be highly disappointed. But you're on to something....

I kept my resonator and did a muffler delete. The drone was obnoxious. So I inserted a "cherry bomb" where my mufflers once were, and the sound is perfect. It's similar to a muffler delete but the glasspack does an excellent job of removing drone.

Under my sport hatch.... DIY style.
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If by cherry bomb, you are talking about a glasspack muffler, then yes I did the opposite of what you describe. Replacing the resonator with a cherry bomb and keeping the muffler would have very little effect on sound. If it's increased sound you want, you would be highly disappointed. But you're on to something....

I kept my resonator and did a muffler delete. The drone was obnoxious. So I inserted a "cherry bomb" where my mufflers once were, and the sound is perfect. It's similar to a muffler delete but the glasspack does an excellent job of removing drone.

Under my sport hatch.... DIY style.
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thanks for the info and photo. and what about high speed? isn't it too loud like that? do you have a video what sound does it make me?
 

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thanks for the info and photo. and what about high speed? isn't it too loud like that? do you have a video what sound does it make me?
thanks for the info and photo. and what about high speed? isn't it too loud like that? do you have a video what sound does it make me?
Here you go sir. It's definitely not too loud. I would say the sound level is perfect. At cruising highway speeds, you don't hear it. You really only hear it when you're *getting on it!*



And this was before I added the glasspack. Straight muffler delete.
 
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Here you go sir. It's definitely not too loud. I would say the sound level is perfect. At cruising highway speeds, you don't hear it. You really only hear it when you're *getting on it!*



And this was before I added the glasspack. Straight muffler delete.
Many thanks for the video. I'll do it then. Did you make new pipes or did you just adjust the OEM pipes?
 

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Many thanks for the video. I'll do it then. Did you make new pipes or did you just adjust the OEM pipes?
I can't make pipes, I'm just an average Joe schmoe with a hacksaw and socket wrenches. I bought 2" pipes from autozone and o'reillys and I pieced them together with clamps. I cut the OEM on the straight section of pipe right before it makes the first 45deg bend toward the muffler and pieced it back from there.
 
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I can't make pipes, I'm just an average Joe schmoe with a hacksaw and socket wrenches. I bought 2" pipes from autozone and o'reillys and I pieced them together with clamps. I cut the OEM on the 45° bend in front of the mufflers and pieced it back from there.
Okay , thank you!
 
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I can't make pipes, I'm just an average Joe schmoe with a hacksaw and socket wrenches. I bought 2" pipes from autozone and o'reillys and I pieced them together with clamps. I cut the OEM on the 45° bend in front of the mufflers and pieced it back from there.
How did you grip the "new pipes"? I saw a bit in the video, but could you please take a detailed picture of it?
 

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How did you grip the "new pipes"? I saw a bit in the video, but could you please take a detailed picture of it?

Ok, try this..... I've also included a link to a splitter/tip combo below, which I did not use...but I probably should have!!!! It would have been better/easier.
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Rather than buying a y-splitter and 2 tips.....you can simply buy this splitter/tip combo, which would connect nicely to the 2" pipe exiting the glasspack. The exhaust hanger will attach easily on that pipe as well.
https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p...-ex-2012/10027721-p?c3ch=PLA&c3nid=10027721-P
 
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Hi.
Everything's finished. The sound has really changed. The sound from the outside is exactly what I wanted. There is a problem inside though. I think it gets too rumbly around 1900-2000rpm. Perhaps another cherry bomb would fix that - not glasspack, perhaps cherry bomb turbo. Holders were made in a way so they would fit on OEM rubber holders. Anyways, thanks a lot for the videos and photos. It was still useful and I'm very satisfied.
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I used this to show an exhaust shop to do the same on my 2021 sport hatch and I notice very similar sound while the turbo does not have a load. It is a low deep rumble sound. However once the turbo is at half or more of its load, the rumble is almost gone. Instead I just get more of a low whistle like sound. Almost jet engine like. Wondering if anyone else that has done this is experiencing the same thing or not. I will try to get video soon.
 

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I used this to show an exhaust shop to do the same on my 2021 sport hatch and I notice very similar sound while the turbo does not have a load. It is a low deep rumble sound. However once the turbo is at half or more of its load, the rumble is almost gone. Instead I just get more of a low whistle like sound. Almost jet engine like. Wondering if anyone else that has done this is experiencing the same thing or not. I will try to get video soon.
Interesting. I never heard what you described, it sounded good throughout the entire range. However, I do have an update. I removed my cherry bomb and put the stock muffler back on! Then I removed the resonator with a straight pipe. After listening to all the exhaust vids, I decided to do a res delete. After living with it for a few weeks, I believe a resonator delete > muffler delete. Anyone else agree? I really like the new sound. It just has an angrier tone to it....
 

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