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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-17-2005, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Stopped by the dealer to see the new 05's up close. I have an 04 myself and wanted to check out the dif. between the two other than the ls2. As I lay on my back to behold this new and "improved dual exhaust" that dumps on both sides like all the (can't think outside the box) gear heads like and ensist on. A great smile lights up across my face, I's that, NO it cant be, YES it is the dual exhaust (both sides) going into ONE, UNO, muffler then comming out w/ 2 outlets and going into two more mufflers (one on each side) right before the exhaust dumps out. As good as it may look coming out on each side in the "traditional hotrod fashion" I'll stick w/ my TRUE DUAL EXHAUST dumping out on the driverside. Thank you Pontiac for keeping it real for 04.
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Big jim have you looked for your self?
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Not bagging on 05's but some improvements are not improvements.
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Stopped by the dealer to see the new 05's up close. I have an 04 myself and wanted to check out the dif. between the two other than the ls2. As I lay on my back to behold this new and "improved dual exhaust" that dumps on both sides like all the (can't think outside the box) gear heads like and ensist on. A great smile lights up across my face, I's that, NO it cant be, YES it is the dual exhaust (both sides) going into ONE, UNO, muffler then comming out w/ 2 outlets and going into two more mufflers (one on each side) right before the exhaust dumps out. As good as it may look coming out on each side in the "traditional hotrod fashion" I'll stick w/ my TRUE DUAL EXHAUST dumping out on the driverside. Thank you Pontiac for keeping it real for 04.
Dude, that "One Uno" muffler you were looking at is not a muffler. That's a called a resonator and though there is one metal box, it is baffled (wall down the middle) so that two completely separate exhaust paths are maintained from the manifolds to the chrome tips at the end of the pipes.

The resonator is used almost as an auxillary muffler to help slow exhaust gas flow and quiet it down. Since Pontiac was looking to create a specific sound for this car, I'll bet that resonator is a key component of the LS2 signature voice.

So, Pontiac hasn't lied to the faithful, the 05 has a true dual exhaust, and you are truly uninformed.
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I could be wrong, I'm just going by what I see and Wouldnt the 04 have the same set up???
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I plan on going SLP anyway and after seeing that I would do the same if I owned an 05
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Dude, that "One Uno" muffler you were looking at is not a muffler. That's a called a resonator and though there is one metal box, it is baffled (wall down the middle) so that two completely separate exhaust paths are maintained from the manifolds to the chrome tips at the end of the pipes.
The Flowmaster muffler on my Firebird is set up this same way. It allows for the muffler to sit in the stock location, but like you said, it's divided so that it maintains the "true dual" exhaust. Of course installing an x-pipe on there really defeats that avenue of thought anyway.
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my, .02

The 04's have 2 resonators, 2 cats, 2 mufflers, 2 separate exhaust pipes, a "True Dual"

I don't care for the grey plastic piece in the rear lower valance or bumper, like so many other doms. & imports, or the big @ss chrome outlets like the infiniti and some others, or non functional ram air inlets on the hood. those are the reasons I chose an '04 vs '05

Now, I'm not beatin' up the '05's, they got the 6.0 Litre that will have me spending some hard earned dollars just to get past their stock output and everytime someone asks "is that the 6.0 litre?" i get to reply, "No, just the 5.7" and ONLY 350 stock hp
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my, .02

The 04's have 2 resonators, 2 cats, 2 mufflers, 2 separate exhaust pipes, a "True Dual"

I don't care for the grey plastic piece in the rear lower valance or bumper, like so many other doms. & imports, or the big @ss chrome outlets like the infiniti and some others, or non functional ram air inlets on the hood. those are the reasons I chose an '04 vs '05

Now, I'm not beatin' up the '05's, they got the 6.0 Litre that will have me spending some hard earned dollars just to get past their stock output and everytime someone asks "is that the 6.0 litre?" i get to reply, "No, just the 5.7" and ONLY 350 stock hp
I love all goats but I agree, I like the cleaner look of the rear exhaust and the simple hood....but that's my .02 as well...
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