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      06-01-2020, 09:51 PM   #1
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Muffler Delete vs Resonator Delete anyone in SoCal?

Anyone with a B58 with either a muffler or resonator delete? Where did you get it done and how much did you pay?
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      06-03-2020, 05:56 PM   #2
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in for an answer, looking to do the same
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I have a f30 n55, at first I just had a resonator delete and it sounded a little more aggressive and no drone that I can remember, then I had a muffler delete and I had drone like 2k and up, I didn’t have the resonator so the guy welded a j pipe and it seemed to help, in all I’m pretty happy, I drive a lot faster just so I can hear it roar and pop lol, so less gas mileage. It still has drone but I asked my ex if it bothered her and she said no, every chick I have in the car sAys they don’t notice, so that’s good enough for me. Sounds so good in tunnels
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I have a f30 n55, at first I just had a resonator delete and it sounded a little more aggressive and no drone that I can remember, then I had a muffler delete and I had drone like 2k and up, I didnít have the resonator so the guy welded a j pipe and it seemed to help, in all Iím pretty happy, I drive a lot faster just so I can hear it roar and pop lol, so less gas mileage. It still has drone but I asked my ex if it bothered her and she said no, every chick I have in the car sAys they donít notice, so thatís good enough for me. Sounds so good in tunnels
so you are muffler delete only in a sense right? where and how much did they charge you?
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No I’m a muffler and resonator delete I honestly couldn’t tell you how much the j-pipe makes a difference but I’m thinking with res on it would be less droney, I paid like 150 I think with different tips
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I did a resonator delete. Paid $90 at Joe's Muffler in LA.
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I did a resonator delete. Paid $90 at Joe's Muffler in LA.
both or one? drone?
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I cut off both resonators in the oem midpipe before I went with a Dinan midpipe.
80 bucks at Mufflers R Us in Torrance.

Also, I would keep the muffler intact for the valves. Just my 2 cents.
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LA Mufflers in Van Nuys. They installed my catless downpipe and eliminated the resonators. Took them less than 30 min. they work fast and are open on Saturdays. Total was 130 i think for the install of DP and resonator delete.
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just got it done, $50 dlls sounds nice under load can hear the crackle/pop noises
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just got it done, $50 dlls sounds nice under load can hear the crackle/pop noises
What...50$ both resonator delete (including OEM mid pipe)?
Local shop quotes 4-500$.....anyone recommended shops in SD area?
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What...50$ both resonator delete (including OEM mid pipe)?
Local shop quotes 4-500$.....anyone recommended shops in SD area?

What do you mean including OEM mid pipe??

$50dlls was to basically remove both resonators and weld a pipe in place, he did two cuts basically removing both resonators as one piece and welding a pipe in it's place
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What...50$ both resonator delete (including OEM mid pipe)?
Local shop quotes 4-500$.....anyone recommended shops in SD area?

What do you mean including OEM mid pipe??

$50dlls was to basically remove both resonators and weld a pipe in place, he did two cuts basically removing both resonators as one piece and welding a pipe in it's place
Lolol pardon what I said as I'm getting real confused.
I'm under the impression that one resonator is in the middle and the other near the muffler. And this entire section is the midpipe.
The process of resonator delete is removing the resonators and welding straight pipes into the part where resonators were removed. Not the entire pipe with the two resonators right?
My guess is I was quoted on removing the entire section and replacing with a straight pipe.
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Lolol pardon what I said as I'm getting real confused.
I'm under the impression that one resonator is in the middle and the other near the muffler. And this entire section is the midpipe.
The process of resonator delete is removing the resonators and welding straight pipes into the part where resonators were removed. Not the entire pipe with the two resonators right?
My guess is I was quoted on removing the entire section and replacing with a straight pipe.

Ah I see, look I got a picture below to show you basically what they would cut off (fyi not my car)
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Lolol pardon what I said as I'm getting real confused.
I'm under the impression that one resonator is in the middle and the other near the muffler. And this entire section is the midpipe.
The process of resonator delete is removing the resonators and welding straight pipes into the part where resonators were removed. Not the entire pipe with the two resonators right?
My guess is I was quoted on removing the entire section and replacing with a straight pipe.

Ah I see, look I got a picture below to show you basically what they would cut off (fyi not my car)
Oh what!
so it is from the first resonator to the second resonator.
That's exactly what the shop showed but quoted me 4-500$
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Oh what!
so it is from the first resonator to the second resonator.
That's exactly what the shop showed but quoted me 4-500$
They better be welding in titanium at that price
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Oh what!
so it is from the first resonator to the second resonator.
That's exactly what the shop showed but quoted me 4-500$
They better be welding in titanium at that price
Lmao tell me about it. That's why I'm trying to find if there are shop recommendations in SD
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Lmao tell me about it. That's why I'm trying to find if there are shop recommendations in SD
Hello
okay so my Son goes to SDSU and we spend a lot of time in SD - however we live in Huntington Beach.

That said while it is a bit of a drive for you I can't recommend more highly BRO Muffler in Huntington Beach. A real BMW local go to shop for resonator delete, muffler delete or just adding tips to what you have (you need to bring your own) . While it is a drive for people out of the area - it's also a long term investment so might be worth your time

It's a small unassuming shop but Steve the owner has an eye for detail and delivers 100% of the time.

Hope this helps
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Lmao tell me about it. That's why I'm trying to find if there are shop recommendations in SD
Hello
okay so my Son goes to SDSU and we spend a lot of time in SD - however we live in Huntington Beach.

That said while it is a bit of a drive for you I can't recommend more highly BRO Muffler in Huntington Beach. A real BMW local go to shop for resonator delete, muffler delete or just adding tips to what you have (you need to bring your own) . While it is a drive for people out of the area - it's also a long term investment so might be worth your time

It's a small unassuming shop but Steve the owner has an eye for detail and delivers 100% of the time.

Hope this helps
Hmm and what's the cost to do resonator delete there and hows the after service ?
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Hmm and what's the cost to do resonator delete there and hows the after service ?
I can recommend you to my guy, just have to drive to LA
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Hmm and what's the cost to do resonator delete there and hows the after service ?
I can recommend you to my guy, just have to drive to LA
Sure! That'd be great thank you (:
I'll be driving up there this week, might just drop by.
Do you remember how long the process was?
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Hmm and what's the cost to do resonator delete there and hows the after service ?
oops sorry just saw this - Steve is a great guy to work with - whether you are having resonators deleted or added back (for whatever reason) / many many people here have gone there for / work is spot on and price is reasonable (sorry forgot how much) / I have recommended him to family, friends and strangers from the board here

Hope this helps
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