Stock vs Vibrant bottle resonator?

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    Stock vs Vibrant bottle resonator?

    Hey all. I got a Nameless 5" axleback (hated the drone of my muffler delete). Now it's a little too quiet and I'd like to beef it up just a tad bit more. I love the deeper tone, but miss the bup bup bup bup sound the delete had.

    Would you think I'd get the noise I want without being overly loud/raspy if I replaced the stock resonator with a Vibrant 12" bottle style resonator? Or would it just be a waste of money and sound the same?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IcyFridge View Post
    Hey all. I got a Nameless 5" axleback (hated the drone of my muffler delete). Now it's a little too quiet and I'd like to beef it up just a tad bit more. I love the deeper tone, but miss the bup bup bup bup sound the delete had.

    Would you think I'd get the noise I want without being overly loud/raspy if I replaced the stock resonator with a Vibrant 12" bottle style resonator? Or would it just be a waste of money and sound the same?

    Why not just go with the OEM STI Catback, Cheaper and no cutting/ welding

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    I think the only way to know how it sounds is to install it or find a video of someone who has....

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    Quote Originally Posted by coletrain View Post
    I think the only way to know how it sounds is to install it or find a video of someone who has....
    Who has the STI Catback? I do and there is a video...

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    I love my nameless. The STI catback probably would be too quiet for me and I've already spent enough on the axle-back. The muffler delete had the volume, but not a deep enough tone for me.

    I'm assuming the vibrant 12" will be slightly louder as it is shorter and has less packing than the stock resonator which is 18" I believe. I will reach out to my local shop to see if they carry it.

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    well there ya go. Try it and lets see

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    I just might. I'm just hoping it isn't a big waste of $ if it sounds exactly the same. That's why I asked if anyone has experienced this on Subarus (or any other vehicle) in the past.

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