Resonator vs. Muffler
Before selecting a product it's important to know the difference between a resonator and a muffler. Exhaust resonators act as an echo chamber, modifying the engine's sound by canceling out certain frequency ranges. Factory resonators typically block a lot of frequencies so vehicles run quieter. An aftermarket resonator, such as the MRT 2.5" Oval Resonator, focuses on the harshest noises while freeing up others so you can enjoy a more aggressive sound. Performance resonators can also add a few horsepower by reducing exhaust back-pressure.
A muffler, on the other hand, reduces the engine's overall volume by using acoustic filler material. Every vehicle is required to have a muffler when it leaves the assembly line. Our reversible performance mufflers are a little less restrictive than the stock muffler. By using them in combination with an aftermarket resonator, you can give vehicles a muscle car tone without it becoming annoying or violating local noise ordinances.
Hear the Difference with MRT
We design the best universal exhaust resonator and muffler upgrades for any type of pipe. Our resonators and mufflers are handcrafted from T304 stainless steel that resists rust and corrosion. Use them as replacements for classic restorations, to upgrade the daily driver or to make a custom exhaust. Contact the MRT expert staff for advice about what to order for your project.