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Hi all, I kinda of want to swap out muffler to give the car a bit more noise. I noticed the Trax has 2 mufflers. A front and rear (right at the bumper. Has anyone here done any exhaust work on these cars? Wondering if 1 or both mufflers can be changed and/or removed. Is there any sensors or issues to worry about? Thinking the easiest approach is to remove the rear muffler completely.

Thanks in advance, Greenghost28
 

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The one in the front is a resonator, the actual muffler is in the back. I removed the front resonator a couple of years ago when it went bad as the internal plates broke welds and they were rattling. Replaced it with a straight pipe. Removing completely the rear muffler might be illegal in your state plus I'm not sure you want to hear the noise of a 1.4l 4 cylinder. It's no V8.

 
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Yeah a delete isn't quite what I want to do. I don't want it super loud, just want it a little more noise than stock. Is the muffler welded or clamped on?
 

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One piece from CAT back. I like the sound of mine now. You barely notice a difference from inside. The other day when my daughter borrowed it and left with my Trax, I for the first time notice how it sounded differently from other Trax for the first time. Has a nice nice growl upon take off and smooths out to nothing. I liked the way it sounded. Unfortunately it was downhill and didn't get to hear the turbo coming in. I would really like for someone to tramp it up a hill to see what it really sounds like on take off without the resonator. As long as it doesn't sound like those fart cans.
 
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Dang was hoping it was separate for easy of change. Didn't expect it to be. For reference, how long was that piece of straight pipe you put in?
 

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I can't remember, a couple of feet maybe with a minor bend at each end. Had it made out of stainless so it would't rust. Cost me maybe under $50 at a muffler shop that specializes in stainless pipe. I will get the same thing done to my Encore if the resonator lets go again. It has been replaced twice already under warranty with less than 27000kms.
 
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