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Old 12-08-2007, 10:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Resonator Delete Using A 'Qwik Cap'

I finally got a hold of one of those qwik caps, had a horrible time finding one. Nobody at the local Home Depot knew what they even were. Anyway, I went to install it today, thinking It'd only take a minute. But then I discovered that hex bolt holding the front of the resonator in place - I don't have a hex wrench that size. Looking at the pipe under the resonator though, I see two hose clamps. I guess it's the top one that has to come off? And of course it figures that one would be facing the firewall, so it looks like it'll be a PITA to get to. I was wondering if it's possible to leave the hex bolt in place, and just unscrew the hose clamp and swing the resonator out of the way, put the qwik cap on, and then swing the resonator back over it? I read that some have put the resonator back on over the cap, how does that work - will it fit over the cap so you can hold it in place with the same hose clamp for the cap? Thanks!
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Old 12-09-2007, 12:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Im not sure how they put the thing back on but Ive read that too. If you want the top hex bolt slips over like a rubber bushing - just pull up and you can pop the plastic thing right off the bolt and then remove it later when you get the right size if you want. The clamps are easy - just loosen and twist back and forth while applying upward pressure.
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What is the benifit to removing the resonator?
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What is the benifit to removing the resonator?
Not really anythign imo.......some say a little lounder turbo whistle and quicker spool up but I never niticed anything much at all just a cleaner looking engine bay.
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I finally got a hold of one of those qwik caps, had a horrible time finding one. Nobody at the local Home Depot knew what they even were. Anyway, I went to install it today, thinking It'd only take a minute. But then I discovered that hex bolt holding the front of the resonator in place - I don't have a hex wrench that size. Looking at the pipe under the resonator though, I see two hose clamps. I guess it's the top one that has to come off? And of course it figures that one would be facing the firewall, so it looks like it'll be a PITA to get to. I was wondering if it's possible to leave the hex bolt in place, and just unscrew the hose clamp and swing the resonator out of the way, put the qwik cap on, and then swing the resonator back over it? I read that some have put the resonator back on over the cap, how does that work - will it fit over the cap so you can hold it in place with the same hose clamp for the cap? Thanks!
Run to Auto Zone or some kinda store like that and grab a set of Hex wrenches, ask them if you can run outside and see if it is the right size. Then just quickly unscrew it and bring it back in and say no sorry wrong one........... it will work.

If you dont want to go that route then yes you can swivel it out.
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Anybody have a pic of what this quick cap looks like?
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You can swing the box around...I did...Quick and easy...

On a stock truck, it'll make the throttle noticeably throatier...

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http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/gar...do=big&p=34407

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Woops Unit beat me to it..........sorry
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