Resonator removed and it's still VERY quiet! (2.3 I4)

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I had my resonator replaced with a section of straight pipe (the rest of the exhaust is stock). The job took 15 mins and cost $40. I start it - sounds as quiet as stock. I drive a few miles - 98% as quiet as stock. I take her out the hwy - still very quiet (zero interior resonance). Up to 4K RPM this mod sounds so close to a stock it's actually sad. Above 4K RPM it's a bit louder but it doesn't sound good. IMO this mod is a total waste of time and money! Now I'll have to have the stock Ford resonator welded back in and get a Magnaflow.
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it works pretty nice on the v6 engine, did mine several months ago and I'm very happy with it, my engine now has a nice resonance to it, and it sounds like a v6 now. No extra noise in the interior cabin (which is perfect), but a nice resonance on the exterior at certain rpms. It is nothing like an aftermarket exhaust but it doesn't have the loudness either, just a nice silky smooth sound and a bit more oomph at higher rpms. I think it would sound worse on the 4 cylinder.
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