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Just wanted to get your feeling for what the car sounds like with the center resonator off. Did a search and found a link to a sound clip, but it's no longer active.<p>Questions:<p>1) Is it much louder inside the car, or just a different tone?<br>2) Any nasty resonances at cruising speeds?<br>3) Any sounds clips to post? <p>Just wanted to get your thoughts on how you like the sound now that you've lived with it. I'm contemplating doing this as a solution to the rain squeal and to get more satisfaction with the car. <p>Thanks guys! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Attention anyone who has done the "Patented JRL" center resonator removal. (needsdecaf)

Not loud at all. <br>No sound inside at cruising speeds whatsoever. Just a nice throaty little<br>"purr" on acceration. Sounds very much like a TME exhaust which is the quietest of the bunch out there
 

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Re: Attention anyone who has done the "Patented JRL" center resonator removal. (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Not loud at all. <br>No sound inside at cruising speeds whatsoever. Just a nice throaty little<br>"purr" on acceration. Sounds very much like a TME exhaust which is the quietest of the bunch out there</TD></TR></TABLE><p>What he said. I have not heard the TME exhaust, but I think it is a great sound for very cheap.
 

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Re: Attention anyone who has done the "Patented JRL" center resonator removal. (Rangeball)

Stop thinking about it and just do it. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> That's what I did for my R's First Birthday. Sounds great, not ricey at all, still refined. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> For $30-60 and 30 mins work it costs almost nothing to try. If you don't like it you can always put the resonator back in.
 

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Re: Attention anyone who has done the "Patented JRL" center resonator removal. (needsdecaf)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Questions:<p>1) Is it much louder inside the car, or just a different tone?<br>2) Any nasty resonances at cruising speeds?<br>3) Any sounds clips to post? <br></TD></TR></TABLE><p><B>Joe - without a doubt this is the best bang for the buck mod you can do to your R. </B><br>1 - only slightly louder inside the car but WOT is noticable to the ear (in a good way of course)<br>2 - No resoanaces while cruising<br>3 - Sorry no sound clip<p>I suggest you do what I did & go to a decent muffler shop and have them flange the piece of straight pipe (on both ends) that they install - that way if you do not like the sound or want to revert to stock, it is as simple as a few bolts on each end <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Attention anyone who has done the "Patented JRL" center resonator removal. (bschurr)

Thanks for your help guys.<p>I would not be nearly as gun shy about this if it was my daily driver. However, it's the wife's so I have to make sure there's nothing that her "non-enthusiast" ears won't object to. <p>If it were my daily driver, I'm sure I'd already have done it. Of course, then it would have also been a 6MT. And probably an S60, not a V70, although I do like the looks of the wagon a lot.<p>For all you guys who suffer getting funds out of the wife to do mods, try doing it when it's her car! <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I bet you she won't even know the difference I can attest to that as I did that very mod and then decided to go with the SvR exhaust now that was loud. The ctr res mod is very subtle and classy.<br>Jonathan
 

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Re: Attention anyone who has done the "Patented JRL" center resonator removal. (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Not loud at all. <br>No sound inside at cruising speeds whatsoever. Just a nice throaty little<br>"purr" on acceration. Sounds very much like a TME exhaust which is the quietest of the bunch out there</TD></TR></TABLE><p> Pretty much nailed it on the head. The day i bought my 04 R I put it in the air and removed resonator,till I could afford to buy my exhaust. We used to do this alot to the AMG cars I worked on at another shop. It just adds a touch. Noticeable to you if you do it, but wouldnt have people questioning you in the car about ..."what did you do to exhaust."
 

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Re: Attention anyone who has done the "Patented JRL" center resonator removal. (JRL)

Actually JRL, I have been dying to start a thread and ask you some questions on this, but I was holding out until I was ready to pull the trigger. I am specifically looking to get a little more of the "Turbo" sound out of the car ... without being completely obnoxious. Do you think this might get me closer to that end???<p>I have seen many references to the "Patented JRL" center resonator removal, but can't find the technical thread where the "how to" is discussed. Can you please point me in the right direction?
 

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Re: Attention anyone who has done the "Patented JRL" center resonator removal. (Quick Brick)

There is no technical thread for it. Chop of the center resonator and replace with a straight pipe. That's as technical as it's gonna get.
 

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Re: Attention anyone who has done the "Patented JRL" center resonator removal. (mike_c70)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mike_c70</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">There is no technical thread for it. Chop of the center resonator and replace with a straight pipe. That's as technical as it's gonna get.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Haha, okay, point taken ... Iwas just hoping for some pics or something <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> .
 

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Re: Attention anyone who has done the "Patented JRL" center resonator removal. (Quick Brick)

I did it to start my exhaust modding. The car definately sounded tougher. It was not tough enough for my taste(and I have a 7 month old that rides in the car all of the time) so I had to be sound sensitive. After the cent. res. removal I went with a single 3" pipe from the DP on back to the custom Magnaflow twin tip exhaust. Now the car is a tough as it could be (without waking the baby in the back seat). If I am getting on the throttle it sound like a Formula 1 race car. If I am light on the throttle it's only a little louder than stock.
 

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Re: Attention anyone who has done the "Patented JRL" center resonator removal. (MASH)

Went down to my local muffler shop to have the center res removed and the guy there actually scared me enough not to get it done by his shop. He convinced me that if I wanted to get it done I should only do it with stainless steel (which his shop can't do) both to match the existing stainless steel exhaust and more importantly - for longevity. I think I actually trust what this is guy was saying b/c he was trying to convince me NOT to go the aluminized steel route and therefore he was turning business away by telling me to go somewhere that could do solid stainless steel work. The aluminized steel pipes he installs (and he thinks all basic muffler places in this area use) only last 2-3 yrs MAX (fyi i live in CT so roads do get salted and winters can be messy). His view was that if you have a nice car and don't want the exhaust to start rusting after a couple of years you need to go solid stainless steel (which he put as lasting ~10 yrs) and the only place that he knew of in the area that did it was a place called Mad Hatters Muffler and Brakes in Milford, CT. Looks like i'm gonna be trying to find a place in the area that does solid stainless steel - anyone else know of a place in CT that does this stuff?<p>-thes
 

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Re: Attention anyone who has done the "Patented JRL" center resonator removal. (Thesaurrex)

Had mine replaced with SST. The muffler shop I went to in California had a piece the right size left over form another job. Would not have done it without SST, why mess up a good system.<p>Love the sound! Subtle, but noticeable. As I downshift with the MT it soundsgood in compression as well as under acceleration. <p>Even my wife likes it, although we are older folks who grew up on british sports cars (when they ran) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> .
 

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why not leave the resonator and remove the muffler? I did, yes it sounds a little loud at idle. Yes, it resonates loudly inside when going up hills, but man does it sound good outside when you rip it!<br> <A HREF="http://media.putfile.com/BLK-Wagon-Dude" TARGET="_blank">http://media.putfile.com/BLK-Wagon-Dude</A><br>DAn <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Dan - <br>Very nice. BTW - what were the #s from that E-Town adventure?
 

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Barry, my best run to date is a 14.2 @97.7 I'm happy with that number, for now atleast. Can't wait to meet up at Paul's again.<br>DAn
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Ride R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">why not leave the resonator and remove the muffler? I did, yes it sounds a little loud at idle. Yes, it resonates loudly inside when going up hills </TD></TR></TABLE><p>This is not something the non-enthusiast wife would tolerate! It's her car. <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by needsdecaf at 11:00 AM 4-23-2006</i>
 

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Yeah, WAY too noisy and not a pericularly nice sound, just LOUD
 
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