Go Back  MBWorld.org Forums > Mercedes-Benz AMG Vehicles > GLC43 & GLC63 AMG
GLC43 resonator delete results >

GLC43 resonator delete results

Notices

GLC43 resonator delete results

 
Old 10-19-2017, 09:36 PM
  #1  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 39
Received 14 Likes on 8 Posts
2018 GLC43 AMG, 2015 Chevy SS (Holden SSv)
GLC43 resonator delete results

I usually like a louder car than this. Does the resonator delete make it 10,20,50% louder? And more importantly....how bad is the drone in the car after it is removed! Thanks
birdmanf16 is offline  
Old 10-21-2017, 01:52 AM
  #2  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 39
Received 14 Likes on 8 Posts
2018 GLC43 AMG, 2015 Chevy SS (Holden SSv)
DameMD I see you did the delete....how do you like the results?
birdmanf16 is offline  
The following 2 users liked this post by birdmanf16:
0mercy (10-22-2017), DameMD (10-23-2017)
Old 10-23-2017, 04:38 PM
  #3  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: MD
Posts: 653
Received 63 Likes on 50 Posts
GLC43
Originally Posted by birdmanf16 View Post
I usually like a louder car than this. Does the resonator delete make it 10,20,50% louder? And more importantly....how bad is the drone in the car after it is removed! Thanks
It's loud no drone what's so ever. Especially now that the weather is colder, when I start the truck it's sounds bad a$$ and up-shifts (farts/backfires) are super loud. Now that I finally got the Mercedes ME app working properly on my both my phones, I will start the car from the app and record from one of my phones at a distance. Maybe tonight I can give you guys a video of the snaps and pops from the resonator delete from inside the truck and windows down. I don't have a GoPro so I need to see which one of my phones take a better Audio/Video: Note8 or Iphone 7Plus
DameMD is offline  
The following users liked this post:
birdmanf16 (10-25-2017)
Old 10-25-2017, 03:28 PM
  #4  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 49
Received 13 Likes on 11 Posts
2017 GLC43 AMG - 2007 ML63 (Totaled)
Cool

Finally got around to doing it, i'm going tomorrow to get it cut and all done up. I can post my thoughts and possible videos if anybody is interested!
GC_63 is offline  
Old 11-03-2017, 08:38 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Taiwan
Posts: 440
Received 54 Likes on 44 Posts
GLC43, S350, 535GT, 740IL
Originally Posted by GC_63 View Post
Finally got around to doing it, i'm going tomorrow to get it cut and all done up. I can post my thoughts and possible videos if anybody is interested!
So how does it sound? clips? video?
waisoserious is offline  
Old 12-09-2017, 08:18 PM
  #6  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 49
Received 13 Likes on 11 Posts
2017 GLC43 AMG - 2007 ML63 (Totaled)
Originally Posted by waisoserious View Post
So how does it sound? clips? video?
been busy, the og shop told me it was a cat so they backed out. Got it done today, it is a 100% a resonator. Instead fully chopping off the resonator, we gutted the insides of it and put the piping inside for a stock look. The upshifts and farts are way more aggressive, pops on downshifts are louder as well. No drone whatsoever. Ill try to get vids up tomorrow if weather is nice.
GC_63 is offline  
The following 2 users liked this post by GC_63:
lanoipat (05-17-2019), Mikeamg43 (04-15-2018)
Old 05-08-2018, 11:57 AM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Houston
Posts: 396
Received 107 Likes on 85 Posts
2018 C43 sedan
Originally Posted by GC_63 View Post


been busy, the og shop told me it was a cat so they backed out. Got it done today, it is a 100% a resonator. Instead fully chopping off the resonator, we gutted the insides of it and put the piping inside for a stock look. The upshifts and farts are way more aggressive, pops on downshifts are louder as well. No drone whatsoever. Ill try to get vids up tomorrow if weather is nice.
Can you post a video of the resonator delete from the outside? Considering the same on my C43, thanks.
HTXgearhead is offline  
Old 05-16-2018, 09:16 AM
  #8  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 49
Received 13 Likes on 11 Posts
2017 GLC43 AMG - 2007 ML63 (Totaled)
Originally Posted by HTXgearhead View Post
Can you post a video of the resonator delete from the outside? Considering the same on my C43, thanks.
I believe the C43 exhaust is different in terms of muffler setup, however @justinspargo on instagram has a clip of the resonator delete on his page. I would record a video but do not have a gopro or anything close to get proper sound.
GC_63 is offline  
Old 05-13-2019, 02:35 AM
  #9  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
bluejae's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: dfw
Posts: 1,577
Received 7 Likes on 6 Posts
'10 C63
Are people with the standard exhaust usually doing the resonator delete?
bluejae is offline  
Old 05-13-2019, 11:33 AM
  #10  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 43
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
2019 Mercedes Benz AMG GLC43 SUV
Originally Posted by DameMD View Post
It's loud no drone what's so ever. Especially now that the weather is colder, when I start the truck it's sounds bad a$$ and up-shifts (farts/backfires) are super loud. Now that I finally got the Mercedes ME app working properly on my both my phones, I will start the car from the app and record from one of my phones at a distance. Maybe tonight I can give you guys a video of the snaps and pops from the resonator delete from inside the truck and windows down. I don't have a GoPro so I need to see which one of my phones take a better Audio/Video: Note8 or Iphone 7Plus
Definitely interested in seeing this video.
MBenz111 is online now  
Old 05-13-2019, 02:15 PM
  #11  
Member
 
affalterthought's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 86
Received 12 Likes on 10 Posts
Blk/Blk GLC43 AMG SUV
Will this mess with your ability to pass inspection or is this resonator simply to muffle the exhaust note ??? In MA I ain't passing with no CAT's for instance.
affalterthought is offline  
Old 05-13-2019, 08:35 PM
  #12  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 37
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
2018 AMG GLC63
I just recently got my '18 GLC 63 and did a resonator delete, and it sounds incredible. I didn't have the perf. exhaust prior, so I was seriously jealous of all the other great sounding AMG's, now mine sounds even better. There is barely a drone, and the engine sounds great, and it will still pass emissions!

Getting it tuned by Labworx in the next few weeks to get it up to 620whp and a burble tune, can't wait.
Brendon Hudson is offline  
Old 05-15-2019, 03:01 PM
  #13  
Member
 
affalterthought's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 86
Received 12 Likes on 10 Posts
Blk/Blk GLC43 AMG SUV
Cool glad to know it will pass emissions. Inspection stations up here in Ma are getting stricter and stricter by the day.
affalterthought is offline  
Old 05-15-2019, 03:10 PM
  #14  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: MD
Posts: 653
Received 63 Likes on 50 Posts
GLC43
Originally Posted by bluejae View Post
Are people with the standard exhaust usually doing the resonator delete?
Hey Bluejae -

I have the regular exhaust and did the resonator delete. I bought my truck in April 2017 and the PE exhaust was not out at the time. With the resonator delete, there's no drone what so ever. You can change how the exhaust sounds by switching modes between Comfort and Sport+. In comfort mode its still quiet but you can tell the exhaust has been modified. In Sport+ it's nice and loud. I would say just a tad bit louder than PE equipped GLCs. I completely forgot that I have some videos up on a youtube channel if you want to hear it. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCB..._as=subscriber

I now have Mike's Customs Catless Downpipes that I sent off to get Ceramic Coating by Jet-hot.com. Once I get them back in about a week or so, I will install them and post some more videos.
DameMD is offline  
Old 05-15-2019, 03:22 PM
  #15  
Member
 
affalterthought's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 86
Received 12 Likes on 10 Posts
Blk/Blk GLC43 AMG SUV
Hey Dame - Would it be worth deleting the resonators if I already have the PE ?
affalterthought is offline  
Old 05-15-2019, 03:23 PM
  #16  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: MD
Posts: 653
Received 63 Likes on 50 Posts
GLC43
Originally Posted by affalterthought View Post
Cool glad to know it will pass emissions. Inspection stations up here in Ma are getting stricter and stricter by the day.
Resonator delete will pass inspection. Its the Catless downpipes that will get you flagged.
DameMD is offline  
Old 05-15-2019, 03:32 PM
  #17  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: MD
Posts: 653
Received 63 Likes on 50 Posts
GLC43
Originally Posted by affalterthought View Post
Hey Dame - Would it be worth deleting the resonators if I already have the PE ?
Not sure. If you listen to my videos, I think the resonator delete on the "non-PE" GLCs sounds a little bit louder than PE. With that being said, PE with resonator delete will be probably be louder. The good thing is you can control the valves on the PE exhaust so you can make it quiet even in Sport+. Since the non-PE GLCs are 2 in-1 out from the resonator to a single 3 inch exhaust to the muffler, this probably explains why it's so much louder when removing the resonator. The PE exhaust is true dual piping 2.25in to the muffler. Idk if changing the resonator on the will make it a lot louder.

If I had a PE equipped GLC, I would still do resonator delete. I have done resonator delete with almost every car I had owned.
DameMD is offline  
Old 05-15-2019, 03:44 PM
  #18  
Member
 
affalterthought's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 86
Received 12 Likes on 10 Posts
Blk/Blk GLC43 AMG SUV
Watched/Listened to the videos and when you get on it its pretty loud. Sounds good though. How labor intensive is deleting the resonators?
Is it just taking out the material inside the resonator and/or does it involve cutting and welding back together?
nd
affalterthought is offline  
Old 05-15-2019, 08:09 PM
  #19  
Junior Member
 
ChiCubs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 49
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
GLC43 SUV
ASR

I have PE and ordered the ASR solution. Hoping it will sound close to DameMD’s monster.
ChiCubs is offline  
Old 05-16-2019, 11:35 AM
  #20  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: MD
Posts: 653
Received 63 Likes on 50 Posts
GLC43
Originally Posted by ChiCubs View Post
I have PE and ordered the ASR solution. Hoping it will sound close to DameMD’s monster.
Please post vids when done. I really wish I had the option to mute my exhaust in instances where I am trying to sneak out or come home late
DameMD is offline  
Old 05-16-2019, 12:47 PM
  #21  
Member
 
affalterthought's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 86
Received 12 Likes on 10 Posts
Blk/Blk GLC43 AMG SUV
How does the ASR change the sound of the exhaust ?? Thought it simply opened the valves (i.e. Sport + sound all the time) but didn't know it actually changed the PE sound at all. Maybe I am thinking of something else.
affalterthought is offline  
Old 05-20-2019, 01:22 AM
  #22  
Member
 
Stereolab42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: CA Bay Area
Posts: 184
Received 26 Likes on 17 Posts
2019 GLC 63, 1988 560SL
Originally Posted by Brendon Hudson View Post
I just recently got my '18 GLC 63 and did a resonator delete, and it sounds incredible. I didn't have the perf. exhaust prior, so I was seriously jealous of all the other great sounding AMG's, now mine sounds even better. There is barely a drone, and the engine sounds great, and it will still pass emissions!

Getting it tuned by Labworx in the next few weeks to get it up to 620whp and a burble tune, can't wait.
I just got my GLC63 with AMG PE exhaust and the first thing I did after getting home was crawl under the car looking for the resonator. I don't see anything resembling a resonator at all.. there is an h-pipe connection before the muffler but that's it. Does one simply not exist on this car? With my E63 I first went resonator to X-pipe, with no noticeable increase in volume, and only after I went X-pipe to straight did I see a huge increase. I don't think the same strategy applies here since even if I sever that H-pipe connection the muffler appears to be one big complex chamber, with all the valve mechanics inside. I have ordered the ASR system and will see what the does. My preference is usually for exhausts that wake the dead but I don't see that happening here without a full custom, which I'm not willing to do. Guess I may have to settle for just disturbing the dead...
Stereolab42 is online now  
Old 05-20-2019, 04:50 AM
  #23  
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 148
Received 13 Likes on 13 Posts
2010 Audi S4, 2019 GLC 43
Originally Posted by Stereolab42 View Post
I just got my GLC63 with AMG PE exhaust and the first thing I did after getting home was crawl under the car looking for the resonator. I don't see anything resembling a resonator at all.. there is an h-pipe connection before the muffler but that's it. Does one simply not exist on this car? With my E63 I first went resonator to X-pipe, with no noticeable increase in volume, and only after I went X-pipe to straight did I see a huge increase. I don't think the same strategy applies here since even if I sever that H-pipe connection the muffler appears to be one big complex chamber, with all the valve mechanics inside. I have ordered the ASR system and will see what the does. My preference is usually for exhausts that wake the dead but I don't see that happening here without a full custom, which I'm not willing to do. Guess I may have to settle for just disturbing the dead...
I have seen GLC 63 pictures and I don't recall the middle resonator ,just an H or X pipe and direct line to the rear muffler . The 43 has a X pipe , a middle resonator and then pipe to the rear muffler .
lanoipat is offline  
Old 05-20-2019, 01:59 PM
  #24  
Member
 
Stereolab42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: CA Bay Area
Posts: 184
Received 26 Likes on 17 Posts
2019 GLC 63, 1988 560SL
Originally Posted by lanoipat View Post
I have seen GLC 63 pictures and I don't recall the middle resonator ,just an H or X pipe and direct line to the rear muffler . The 43 has a X pipe , a middle resonator and then pipe to the rear muffler .
I took another look and discovered a second H-pipe, near the front, with its own valve. Perusing threads leads me to believe its function is this:

"The standard exhaust has a valve further up near the subframe functioning as an "H" pipe. In comfort this is open, allowing exhaust gasses to flow between the dual pipes. In sport/+ and WOT this closes allowing straight through "dual" exhaust to flow through the system"

Of course that's talking about the 43 standard exhaust and not the 63 PE, but the description of that particular part seems to be the same. This seems to imply that if I cut the rear H-pipe too I'd get an additional volume increase, but perhaps I'd confuse and destabilize the actual PE muffler with its complex internals. Maybe best to leave well enough alone.

UPDATE:

In addition to the TWO h-pipes, there is a x-pipe between them. Didn't notice it before since the curves were somewhat subtle but it's there and definitely not a resonator. This is definitely a crazy Frankenstein of an exhaust.

Last edited by Stereolab42; 05-21-2019 at 12:21 AM.
Stereolab42 is online now  
Old 05-20-2019, 05:50 PM
  #25  
Member
 
4npower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 111
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
2018 GLC 43
Seen this post and thought I would share actual pictures of the GLC 43 exhaust without the performance exhaust. This is the stock system before I did the catless downpipes. No valves, and no X or H pipe set up. You get valves with the PE exhaust at the rear only on the 43.
Also, you guys are asking about sound after resonator delete? I can't help you there, as I did not do anything other than the downpipes but it is pretty loud. Much louder than I thought, and honestly, it sounds perfect at idle and WOT. I do have a video of it starting up with sound I will try to share. When it's started in the garage, it actually vibrates stuff throughout the house, and anytime I leave before the family in the morning, they get woke up. Last car I had that did that was my Supra, so I'm a bit impressed.














Last edited by 4npower; 05-20-2019 at 06:22 PM. Reason: Moar pictures!
4npower is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:
You have already rated this thread Rating: Thread Rating: 0 votes,  average.

Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: