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2000_328CI 03-01-2010 09:23 PM

*Official* Muffler Delete Sound Clip / Discussion Thread
 
OK, I have gotten dozens of pms over the last couple months regarding the muffler delete and "how does it sound...". So, I figured I would just take a few vids under different circumstances so you could get a decent representation how it sounds and hopefully, settle some of the confusion.

The car has the OEM headers, the OEM intake, both OEM resonators, and no muffler... just piping out the back to tips. Also has a vorsteiner dual sided hood if that makes any difference (maybe it's lighter so has less sound dampening :dunno: )

Anyways, here you go. I figured doing it at night would be best as you could see the speedometer and RPMs best.:

Windows Up short Vid
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dul0P_TSHzY

Windows Up Longer Vid
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMseR-ePhWU

Windows DOWN driving through a neighborhood at slow speeds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDgDdUThYnY

Windows down extensive driving
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkjOPMk1olw

Muffler delete drive bys
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofYhRq0T3eI


Let me know if i can do anything else to help :hi:

Please feel free to contribute to the thread if you have other vids that you think would be helpful to others :hi:

2000_328CI 03-01-2010 09:42 PM

:rofl:
Within minutes, got this:
Quote:

Originally Posted by blackbimmer22
Hey sounds great but can I ask you how you ran straight pipes to do a quad exhaust?

So, a bit more details....

Again, the car has the OEM headers, OEM intake, both OEM resonators, and I simply deleted the muffler. In other words, from the second resonator, straight piping to the rear tips.

Here is the exhaust piping coming off the second resonator
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2148/...ec8e36e23d.jpg

Just run the piping under the battery box on the passenger side and you'll be fine... just leave enough space so it doesn't melt the plastic.. or, run heat shielding (which I added when we redid the exhaust)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3183/...624537e07b.jpg

blackbimmer22 03-01-2010 10:32 PM

Thanks i appreciate the help sounds great

E46 S54B32 03-01-2010 10:47 PM

any loss in low end power

myksbmw 03-01-2010 10:50 PM

Sounds pretty good!

2000_328CI 03-01-2010 10:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by E46 S54B32 (Post 11400231)
any loss in low end power

honestly, i don't drive nearly "hard enough" to notice... if it was terrible, i would certainly pick it up but, if any, it's minimal

Mr.323ci 03-01-2010 11:16 PM

i really want this set up! =) i am inspired by you haha
what rear bumper and diffusor are you using?

Mr.323ci 03-03-2010 10:54 PM

bumper for answer? =)

alwaysbored786 03-03-2010 11:01 PM

^hes using an SRS bumper, one of the nicest ones out there, but also hard to find and its expensive.

Mr.323ci 03-03-2010 11:44 PM

damnn kinda on a budget =( whats out there thats a good price, looks good, and allows me to do an outside quad set up?

carcus 03-03-2010 11:50 PM

Is that popping I can hear? I hate that.........

rovert 03-04-2010 05:06 AM

This is an example of what you don't want...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3dD4...layer_embedded

I was in the middle of a gasket replacement and decided to take it out around the block to hear what it's like. It's intense to say the least... :loco:

2000_328CI 03-04-2010 06:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr.323ci (Post 11411835)
damnn kinda on a budget =( whats out there thats a good price, looks good, and allows me to do an outside quad set up?

Yeah dude, I love the rear I ended up with but it is the very last thing I would ever suggest doing... The bumper runs around 800 just for the piece itself and when you include paint, installation, custom piping fot the quad (which was EXTENSIVE), custom tips, and the custom carbon work on the diffusor, it, in total, ended up running me about 3x the cost of the bumper itself... and i known it would cost that going in, never would have done it (not to mention it took about 8 months start to finish to do it).

As for doing it on a budget, may i suggest the Mtech rear bumper, carbon fiber ACS diffusor from DTM-spec.net, 76mm tips from DTM-spec.net (the burnt tip titanium tips are :drool: ), and a shop can do the custom quad exhaust for around 300 or so...

Feel free to PM me with any questions as I'm more than willing to help out with anything :hi:

Mr.323ci 03-07-2010 10:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2000_328CI (Post 11416092)
Yeah dude, I love the rear I ended up with but it is the very last thing I would ever suggest doing... The bumper runs around 800 just for the piece itself and when you include paint, installation, custom piping fot the quad (which was EXTENSIVE), custom tips, and the custom carbon work on the diffusor, it, in total, ended up running me about 3x the cost of the bumper itself... and i known it would cost that going in, never would have done it (not to mention it took about 8 months start to finish to do it).

As for doing it on a budget, may i suggest the Mtech rear bumper, carbon fiber ACS diffusor from DTM-spec.net, 76mm tips from DTM-spec.net (the burnt tip titanium tips are :drool: ), and a shop can do the custom quad exhaust for around 300 or so...

Feel free to PM me with any questions as I'm more than willing to help out with anything :hi:

Thanks for the info! =) but if you don't mind can you send me some direct links of where to get the rear bumper, diffusor, and tips? I can't find them anywhere :banghead:

Mr.323ci 03-09-2010 10:03 PM

bump bump bump

3uroslut 03-09-2010 10:09 PM

love muffler delete

friday going full straight pipe with only a resinator

2000_328CI 03-09-2010 10:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr.323ci (Post 11429876)
Thanks for the info! =) but if you don't mind can you send me some direct links of where to get the rear bumper, diffusor, and tips? I can't find them anywhere :banghead:

Last I checked, discontinued by most resellers. I purchased mine through modbargains but i know they stopped selling them simply because the wait times were astronomical and people were getting p*ssed with modbargains who really had virtually no control over the process... Potentially check with SRS directly through their european suppliers :dunno:

As for the diffusor, was also purchased through SRS but the diffusor was custom wrapped in cf so, aside from telling you to buy it, find a shop that does custom cf work, and ask them to quote you a cost to wrap it, i can't help much in that regard.

And again, FWIW, i woudl suggest other options for a rear if not solely for the costs involved. If i had realized going in the pricing involved, would have gone with the Hamann GTR styled rear from dtm-spec.net

As for the tips, available through most muffler shops.

Hope that helps a bit :hi:


BKR, just trying to help :hi:

Mr.323ci 03-09-2010 10:15 PM

this does help =) also where could one purchase from this "SRS" you speak of?

2000_328CI 03-10-2010 02:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr.323ci (Post 11441993)
this does help =) also where could one purchase from this "SRS" you speak of?

Shot you another PM :hi:

jmbmw111 03-10-2010 10:08 PM

hey man I've been thinking about doing this and I've got some questions. On scale of 1-10 1 being stock how loud do you think it is? Could I get a ballpark on how much you think it would cost to just cut off the muffler and weld on some tips. Would it sound good on a auto? Thanks

PS. your car is one of my favorites on the website. :)


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