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Old September 10th, 2008, 03:49 PM   #1
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Get Rid of Exhaust Drone

How do I get rid of my exhaust drone? It's ridiculous. I can't drive without wanting to shoot myself. Silencer maybe? Or should I just toss the Tanabe set up i got going on and opt for something that doesn't sound like sh*t.
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Old September 10th, 2008, 03:54 PM   #2
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Reinstall the silencer. That will definitely help to get rid of the drone...
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Old September 10th, 2008, 03:59 PM   #3
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yeah i figured i'll just buy myself a pair...it just sucks how i have to spend another hundred. btw otsb you live in sac? I go to school Davis. Can i come and take a look at your car sometime?? I'm interested in seeing other 7th gens and what people been doing with them.
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Old September 10th, 2008, 04:31 PM   #4
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Add a magnaflow resonator......
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Old September 10th, 2008, 04:55 PM   #5
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Add a magnaflow resonator......
but i already have a resonator? would replacing it be better?
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Old September 10th, 2008, 05:07 PM   #6
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I had two resonators on my exhaust and it still had a slight drone.

Try dynomatting your floorboards.
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Old September 10th, 2008, 05:17 PM   #7
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I had two resonators on my exhaust and it still had a slight drone.

Try dynomatting your floorboards.
seriously?? two resonators and it still droned? so what exactly causes exhaust drone?
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Old September 10th, 2008, 05:44 PM   #8
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get a premuffler. it will cut down on the highway drone but also make it quieter overall.
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Old September 10th, 2008, 05:59 PM   #9
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so i've asked a few people and they have told me a bunch of different "remedies".
1. another resonator.
2 getting a premuffler.
3 dynomatting.
4. get dampeners

Which would be the most effective??
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get another resonator..
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Old September 10th, 2008, 09:42 PM   #11
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I'd try something like this...
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

It worked very well for me in the past at removing a drone (though it was in a V8 application.)

Don't be put off by the Flowmaster name though, you'll find one of these on any 6-9 second 'street' drag car. Its a serious muffler.

I'd bet it also adds a VERY deep bark as well.
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Old September 10th, 2008, 10:22 PM   #12
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can you post a vid of the drone sound?
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Old September 11th, 2008, 02:27 AM   #13
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can you post a vid of the drone sound?
yeah i'll definitely post up a vid of it tomorrow. i just got back home from another muffler shop and they replaced it with another resonator but it still has a ridiculous drone at 2000 rpm. when it hit 2k it get this drone that creates the "airplane" feelign where your ears pop.
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Old September 11th, 2008, 02:30 AM   #14
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get another resonator..
would it help a lot in removing the droning sound? i'm so sick of hearing it that i'm even considering returning to stock.
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Old September 11th, 2008, 02:32 AM   #15
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would it help a lot in removing the droning sound? i'm so sick of hearing it that i'm even considering returning to stock.
it should..
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Old September 11th, 2008, 02:46 AM   #16
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damn,didnt think it would sound that bad.i thought it would of at least sounded decent if not good.sell it and get another setup.at leat you'll get some money out of it...
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Old September 11th, 2008, 10:18 AM   #17
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it's ridiculous. sounds like a bloated whale. my sister sat in the car with me and she start yelling cuz her ears were popping. i got the resonator replaced hoping that my old was defective?? too old? and it still sounds like ****. i think i'm going to try to add three to see if it'll stop it.
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Old September 15th, 2008, 04:09 PM   #18
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highway drone ftl!!
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Old September 17th, 2008, 01:37 PM   #19
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lay down some sound deadener on your trunk floor. that will reduce the sound alot.
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Old September 17th, 2008, 01:43 PM   #20
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take pictures of your exhaust system from under neath the car. i would like to see how the custom welds and bends are done.. than i can explain to you what type of problem you're having thats causing so much drone.
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Old September 17th, 2008, 02:08 PM   #21
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My battle with drone before my AV6 died ended in me just getting a stock exhaust put back on, and getting an electronic cutout. That way it was awesomely quiet and comfortable in daily driving, and when I wanted a little more power and noise, I'd open it up.

http://s22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...t=video001.flv

http://s22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...t=video003.flv
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Electronic Cutout? Hm... can you explain more?
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Old September 18th, 2008, 12:21 PM   #24
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it is a butterfly valve just done electronically
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http://www.quicktimeperformance.com/QTEC/index.php

That is the product I bought. Totally worth it. I think someone else on the site has it on his 7th Gen too. It's seriously the best of both worlds. Just put it right after your catalytic converter, and it's pretty much a super unrestrictive straight through exhaust. When you drive around town, or with a girl in the car, just switch it closed, and you have stock quiet!
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Old September 19th, 2008, 12:04 AM   #26
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take pictures of your exhaust system from under neath the car. i would like to see how the custom welds and bends are done.. than i can explain to you what type of problem you're having thats causing so much drone.
sorry totally forgot about this thread! well i actually found out after a lot of trial and error that it was due to the piping. It had 3in piping that I didn't bother to replace when I first got it so it made my car sound like a bloated whale. Then I had a few shops alter it a bit at time (e.g ad new resonator etc)but it wasn't until I finally decided to change ALL the piping that I found out that the problem was with the piping. I redid everything with 2.5 inch mid pipe and 2 and a quarter from the Y pipe and it sounded fine afterwards. I felt pretty stupid but I did end up taking it off my car and decided to go with stock since I'm now in the market for a less aggressive looking exhaust. I got A LOT of ricer attention when I had them on.
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Old September 19th, 2008, 12:05 AM   #27
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My battle with drone before my AV6 died ended in me just getting a stock exhaust put back on, and getting an electronic cutout. That way it was awesomely quiet and comfortable in daily driving, and when I wanted a little more power and noise, I'd open it up.

http://s22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...t=video001.flv

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http://www.quicktimeperformance.com/QTEC/index.php

That is the product I bought. Totally worth it. I think someone else on the site has it on his 7th Gen too. It's seriously the best of both worlds. Just put it right after your catalytic converter, and it's pretty much a super unrestrictive straight through exhaust. When you drive around town, or with a girl in the car, just switch it closed, and you have stock quiet!
how much does it cost/install? How do you switch it open/closed? Kinda confused
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Depends on your shop. It's a simple cut and weld in, but whoever has to wire it has to understand the diagrams. It shouldn't be more than a three hour job, and I'm being generous there. My switch was mounted on the "ceiling" of my cubby hole in front of the gear shifter. It was under the stereo console. It was easy to reach, and was hidden from plain view.
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Old September 19th, 2008, 12:31 AM   #29
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Depends on your shop. It's a simple cut and weld in, but whoever has to wire it has to understand the diagrams. It shouldn't be more than a three hour job, and I'm being generous there. My switch was mounted on the "ceiling" of my cubby hole in front of the gear shifter. It was under the stereo console. It was easy to reach, and was hidden from plain view.
hmmm are you still living in vacaville? would you maybe have some time sometime to show me how it works? I go to school in Davis so i'm kinda close. How much did you pay to get it done btw??
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Old September 19th, 2008, 10:45 AM   #30
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sorry totally forgot about this thread! well i actually found out after a lot of trial and error that it was due to the piping. It had 3in piping that I didn't bother to replace when I first got it so it made my car sound like a bloated whale. Then I had a few shops alter it a bit at time (e.g ad new resonator etc)but it wasn't until I finally decided to change ALL the piping that I found out that the problem was with the piping. I redid everything with 2.5 inch mid pipe and 2 and a quarter from the Y pipe and it sounded fine afterwards. I felt pretty stupid but I did end up taking it off my car and decided to go with stock since I'm now in the market for a less aggressive looking exhaust. I got A LOT of ricer attention when I had them on.
LOL that would do it. 3" exhaust piping on a N/A FTL. I'm sure you feel a lot more torque with the 2.5 --> 2.25 piping on now huh? I was wondering how a Tanabe system was droning like you said it was. So I take it that it was custom bent 3" exhaust piping with Tanabe mufflers?
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