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post #3 of (permalink) Old 06-06-2018, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
2000 E 320 White Wagon
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Exclamation Some more pics.....thanks David

Here's more pics.

Pic #3 shows the new muffler, but with no resonator installed behind it.

It was only like that for an hour. Test drive revealed to much drone at most RPM / speeds.

So, back to the exhaust shop to have the Original factory resonator re-installed, as seen in the next two pictures.

Now, it has:

1) Secondary Cats deleted ("Straight piped")

2) Upgraded Muffler (this review)

3) Factory resonator

Oops almost forgot:

4) Added a Slanted cut Chrome exhaust tip. The reason for this wasn't just cosmetic. Without it, the edge of the Tailpipe was a bit up & under the rear bumper fascia, and I could sense extra sound resonance due to that.

Adding the tip brought the sound wave out from under the body & more cleanly behind the vehicle.

A very small thing, seemingly, but made a very large improvement indeed.

Plus a chrome tip adds a nice look !
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