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Old 11-30-2008, 10:28 PM   #1
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i recently replaced my exaust resonator with a cherry bomb muffler in order to get a little more sound from my -08-xr--now i am getting a poping sound from that area when i take off at about half throttle. i cannot tell if it is a rattle or is it possible i messed up the combustion/back pressure?

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Old 11-30-2008, 10:41 PM   #2
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that's normal. you wanted more sound? you got it

you should have heard my 96 SC2 when I removed the stock pumpkin muffler and installed a Cherry Bomb. it sounded like a popcorn popper under braking when I'm heel-toe downshifting. my 02 SC2 back-pops when I lift and up-shift with the Thermal RD cat-back on it.

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Old 12-01-2008, 10:39 AM   #3
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Soooo you took a nice, classy car and turned it into a wanna be ricer?

What's next, white wheels and 15 inch spoiler?

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Old 12-01-2008, 05:54 PM   #4
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cam i agree with you. As soon as i saw the title glass pack i cringed. What do you think was going to happen when you replaced your resonator with a cheap $20 muffler that makes your car buzz. Changing your resonator to a glass pack will definately change your back pressure and could possibly cause backfire. All cars backfire to some degree but stock exhausts usually keep it from happening as much.

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Old 12-02-2008, 09:56 AM   #5
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the name "cherry BOMB" didn't clue you in to what it would sound like?

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Old 12-02-2008, 11:10 AM   #6
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cam i agree with you. As soon as i saw the title glass pack i cringed. What do you think was going to happen when you replaced your resonator with a cheap $20 muffler that makes your car buzz. Changing your resonator to a glass pack will definately change your back pressure and could possibly cause backfire. All cars backfire to some degree but stock exhausts usually keep it from happening as much.
Agree with you full but the cost.

Cherry Bomb mufflers, if its a honest to god Cherry Bomb brand one are NOT cheap. Last time I looked for one back in the day it was almost 200 dollars for one.

Also part of your problem is likely because Cherry Bomb actually does not make a Saturn Aura specific model that takes the engine performance into account. What you have on your car is likely another models muffler retrofitted to the Aura exhaust.

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Old 12-02-2008, 01:25 PM   #7
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Expensive or not, Cherry Bombs belong on 1991 Honda CRV Hatchbacks with half the windows tinted, wheels that don't match, and a sound system that consists on stereo speakers from your home audio system.

Don't disgrace an Aura like that. Ick.

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Old 12-02-2008, 01:54 PM   #8
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Hey!n 91 Honda, I think not.
They are perfect for a classic street rod, (for example, see my avatar,) for which they were originally made.
We all had them back in the 50's and 60's. They came in two sizes, like 18 inch and 24 inch, period. Sound was loud and popped like crazy when you downshifted and came to a stop. They worked great with the flame throwers too, because they didn't slow the exhaust down at all.

Putting one on a car with a real muffler behind it should change the tone but not the intensity of the exhaust note. That's why you change the stock muffler to a pair of Magna Flow or Flow Masters.

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Old 12-02-2008, 02:48 PM   #9
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for everyones information, glasspacks/cherry bombs dont always sound like rice. on most cars though, yes. I had a glass pack on my old cougar and it wasnt poppy at all. it was actually very quiet compared to most performance aftermarket mufflers. It only sounded aggressive when i literally floored it. whiel driving easy and calmly, it was almost unnoticeable. i wouldnt personally put a glasspack on my aura, because its a classy car. i dont feel that the aura would match up well with an aggressive or loud exhaust. Ive been looking into to quietest way possible to upgrade the exhaust system.

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Old 12-02-2008, 06:55 PM   #10
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I Have a 4 Cyl and ive been trying to find a Magna Flow or Flowmaster exaughst for it, but cant find anything. i want to make it have a dual tip exaugsht like the XR but with the throughty magnaflow sound, not loud or anything but just nice lol. this might have to be something custom right ?

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Old 12-02-2008, 07:39 PM   #11
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I Have a 4 Cyl and ive been trying to find a Magna Flow or Flowmaster exaughst for it, but cant find anything. i want to make it have a dual tip exaugsht like the XR but with the throughty magnaflow sound, not loud or anything but just nice lol. this might have to be something custom right ?
Definitely. You will need to take it to a muffler shop that does custom bending and mounting. Look for a shop that seems to specialize in 4X4's or Rice Burner exhaust.

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Old 12-02-2008, 09:12 PM   #12
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Definitely. You will need to take it to a muffler shop that does custom bending and mounting. Look for a shop that seems to specialize in 4X4's or Rice Burner exhaust.
Rice Burner???

i dont want my car sounding like a 94 Honda Civic !!

i want it closer to the sound of a Nissan 350Z or a G37. even the 4cyl Altima has a nice note to its exaughst, one very similar to that of the Z .... hmmmm

I hope this is plausable .... :/

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Old 12-03-2008, 01:59 PM   #13
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Rice Burner???

i dont want my car sounding like a 94 Honda Civic !!

i want it closer to the sound of a Nissan 350Z or a G37. even the 4cyl Altima has a nice note to its exaughst, one very similar to that of the Z .... hmmmm

I hope this is plausable .... :/
You want Magna Flow muffler(s) for that deep tone.
Personally, I love the sound of the Porche Cayenne.

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Old 12-03-2008, 02:29 PM   #14
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Magna flows are still loud, a little too loud for my taste. I mean, the Aura XR is relatively quick for a sedan, but loud exhaust? No way. You never hear loud exhaust on audis, bmws or mercedes.... point and case. Auras arent for racing or showing off how loud you can get your exhaust. But Dynomax mufflers are supposedly the quietest performance mufflers on the market.

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Old 01-06-2009, 10:39 PM   #15
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For "cam" dude my current setup is a cherrybomb glasspack in place of oem resonator and no oem muffler, and it doesnt sound ricy, nor high pitch, and it wont throw back fire so please dont talk if you don't know. Since i want my car to sound little louder i will change my glaspack for a smaller one but it will be the same setup.

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Old 01-07-2009, 04:23 AM   #16
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flowmasters suck for power

dynomax or magnas please

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Old 01-07-2009, 03:00 PM   #17
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flowmasters suck for power

dynomax or magnas please
what're you doin up on the internet at 3:30 in the mornin! damn!

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I agree with XR524,

If anything toss the glass pack on a riced out XE 2.4...

Something like an AURA should never be disrespected in such a fashion.

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Hey AuraDRvr, What gives man dont hate on the 2.4 a chery bomb glass pack should never be on any aura go throw one of those on an Astra or an ION.

O BTW thanks for your replys i will def have to look into a Dynomax exaughst if its quieter.

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