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4th Gen v8 Resonator Question

Discussion in '4th Gen 4Runners (2003-2009)' started by milo88, Mar 24, 2020.

  1. Mar 24, 2020 at 9:17 PM
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    milo88

    milo88 [OP] New Member

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    Hey all,

    I recently bought my 2005 4th gen limited 4runner. I absolutely love the sound of the engine so I went ahead and bought a new muffler (magnaflow 8 something) and still love the sound.

    Has anyone deleted the resonator near the exhaust tip? I was thinking about doing it for looks, because I think it looks hideous.. but was worried about the sound. Is it extremely loud? And does it drone horribly?

    I was just going to delete it and put a straight pipe or a side pipe with a tip. Any information is helpful, Thanks!
     
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  2. Mar 24, 2020 at 9:25 PM
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    I had an '03 V8, and eventually installed a Gibson Cat back. I didn't think I wanted the Gibson muffler, so I put in a Magnaflow and a short extension to make it fit the Gibson exhaust system.

    I HATED the truck after this. Eventually I put the Gibson muffler in and it was a little better. Then, I installed a resonator tip, and it was better, but still annoying on the freeway.

    If you remove the resonator, hang on to it and go for a road trip. You might find that you want to reinstall it. If not, you can always chuck it later on.
     
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  3. Mar 24, 2020 at 9:44 PM
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    Oh wow! Okay, thanks.

    I really like the sound now but I only get sound during low speeds, and at low rpm. But I won't go deleting it now, thanks for the info!
     
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  4. Mar 25, 2020 at 4:40 AM
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    You're welcome! I hadn't realized how nice a quiet exhaust was until I changed it. I'm sure there are some who like a little drone, though.
     

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