DIY Resonator Delete (Si Sedan)

Discussion in 'Intake & Exhaust DIY' started by Smokeditty, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. Bartjo06

    Bartjo06 Well-Known Member

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    Civic Si
    Body Style:
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    Did this on my coupe today, it's possible to do it without taking off the wheel/tire, just a tight squeeze when pulling things out.
     
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  2. squiggy
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    Michiana
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    '12 Civic Si
    Body Style:
    DBP II Coupe
    I did this last weekend and have noticed a whirring sound when slowing down. Kind of like blowing over the opening of a bottle. Except higher pitched. Not sure how much I like it. Definitely notice a bit of a better throttle response, though.
     
  3. Lazaro Ravelo

    Lazaro Ravelo Active Member

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    Miami, Florida
    Vehicle Model:
    Civic LX
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    Coupe
    pray you don't live in a flood zone in Miami like I do lol
     
  4. d_u_a_n_e

    d_u_a_n_e Well-Known Member

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    Nor Cal - 707 - Sonoma County
    Vehicle Model:
    Civic Si
    Body Style:
    Sedan
    Very nice write up, will be giving this a try. Def looking for the throatier growl from the intake.
     
  5. boejoula

    boejoula Well-Known Member

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    This is fine to do with the stock intake?
     
  6. webby
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    Yep, most do it that way. Some have k&n drop in filters that replace the oem filter. Either way it'll work.
     
  7. boejoula

    boejoula Well-Known Member

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    i plan for a CAI in the future. hoping Skunk2 makes one for our 9th
     
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  8. d_u_a_n_e

    d_u_a_n_e Well-Known Member

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    +1
     
  9. boejoula

    boejoula Well-Known Member

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    I had read about the Rick Spec'd for the 8th and then I talked to him on 8th. He said they have one for the 9th coming soon. From what I've heard it puts up really good numbers on the 8th so that might be where I'm headed when it becomes avail
     
  10. Taffeta 12

    Taffeta 12 Well-Known Member

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    Antelope Valley
    Vehicle Model:
    Honda civic Si
    Body Style:
    Sedan
    Just finished. Just FYI you don't need to take the wheel off, just turn it all the way to the left. Took me 15 minutes. A little tight squeeze pulling everything out but nothing too bad. Nice little sound difference too. I don't think water is an issue unless your blasting through deep puddles a lot. And if your doing that well... You know :)

    Those retainer clips are kind of flimsy too, be careful. I broke one.
     
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  11. Lee Marchand

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    Is there not a filter you can buy to put on the open piping by the wheel well? I know the plastic should work fine but better safe than sorry I guess.
     
  12. Bulkybear

    Bulkybear Well-Known Member

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    Easy as pie. Took me 1 hour. But if I ever need to do it again it definitely is a 15 to 30 minute job. Excellent diy. Thanks! :D
     
  13. HondaCivicSI12

    HondaCivicSI12 Active Member

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    Location:
    Jacksonville, NC
    Vehicle Model:
    SI
    Body Style:
    Sedan
    To piggy back off of a prior question, Once the resonator is off do you or don't you have to disconnect the battery to and then let the car idle for 10 minutes to reset? Thanks in advance
     
  14. HondaCivicSI12

    HondaCivicSI12 Active Member

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    Jacksonville, NC
    Vehicle Model:
    SI
    Body Style:
    Sedan
    You probably could use one of those K&N mesh wraps to cover the opening to stop some excess debris. I'm gonna look more into this as well since I kind of feel the same way about having a huge hole exposed so close to the ground and wheel.
     
  15. Gorrila88_13si

    Gorrila88_13si Well-Known Member

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    great DIY thanks
     
  16. sthompson86

    sthompson86 Well-Known Member

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    Pearl, MS
    Vehicle Model:
    Civic si
    Body Style:
    Sedan
    Thanks for the DIY - Took me about an hour due to me being careful.
     
  17. mongoose221

    mongoose221 Well-Known Member

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    a side note: i installed my takeda momentum intake, and this res delete works great with that intake as well, basically a CAI with the conical filter/icebox up higher
     
  18. sthompson86

    sthompson86 Well-Known Member

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    Civic si
    Body Style:
    Sedan

    The Tekeda is the intake I am considering. Did it increase the throaty sound? I really like the throatiness of the res delete an increase would be nice. Not big on the full CAI vacuum sound.
     
  19. mongoose221

    mongoose221 Well-Known Member

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    yesh, it's a SLIGHT CAI vacuum sound under throttle stabs, not much under WOT, and not that noticeable, only a very SLIGHT increase over the res delete, it's a good sounding intake.
     
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  20. A Tuxedo Cat

    A Tuxedo Cat Well-Known Member

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    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle Model:
    Civic Si
    Body Style:
    Coupe FG4
    I'm still too nervous to do this. I never did it on my FA5 and just went with an SRI. Think I'm gona do the same on the new one. Living up in New England sucks sometimes.
     

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