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White_Knuckles 07-18-2010 01:27 PM

XI muffler options...what's out there??
I've searched and XI's seem to be the red headed step-child for aftermarket mufflers. I would like to find a "performance" muffler, not cat-back system, that would make a lower exhaust note, no annoying cabin drone at cruise and fit the XI. I found products by Dinan and Supersprint that seem interesting but may be too open where they pop and sputter on throttle release. I don't expect any actual performance gains and am not interested in resonator deletes, headers or fart-can solutions, just a subtle, lower note.

What do you XI owners recommend? There is a BMW performance muffler spoken about but I can't find 'em. Anyone run the Dinan or Supersprint muffler only? I'd like to know your results.

Tele 07-18-2010 02:07 PM

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I run a Hartge end muffler on my 330XI, really deep sound around 2000rpm. and a loud "vale" at the top end.
(Don't know how to spell "vale" but you get my point)

Looks like this:

White_Knuckles 07-18-2010 02:43 PM

Interesting tele, not sure what "vale" is. Would that be rasp or throaty sound? Single tip is different.

Tele 07-19-2010 05:24 AM

Hard to describe the sound of course, but it's not like the rasping noize from the M3, more like a loud howl if you know what I mean...

Pulling 6000 rpm whit the window down in a tunnel is very loud!

bimmer654 07-19-2010 07:13 AM

Rogue Ikon ($550) has lower tone & not too loud. Rogue DMS ($619) may be just a little louder due to second resonator delete & not quite as low toned. Another would be Remus sportexhaust. All would fit your XI & I believe they are what you are looking for...GL

Kubica 07-19-2010 02:17 PM

Yeah, no difference for xi mufflers. I believe almost any RWD exhaust sytem will work on our cars with minor tweaks.

White_Knuckles 07-19-2010 08:48 PM

Thanks gents, my mistake on the XI fitment. It's cat-back systems that are specific to XI's not axle back mufflers. The Ikon sounds like what I'm shopping. Noticed it has a clamp or weld install. If anyone has this style, do you go ahead and weld them? Wondering about dissimilar metals - stainless against tailpipe steel and how they could weld them?

rmodys 07-19-2010 10:28 PM

I don't know if you've heard it before but the stock muffler on a Z4 2.5l sounds pretty cool. I'd say it's deeper than the stock 325i muffler and a little bit louder.

EDIT: Take that back, the mufflers are totally different shapes. My bad.

dpgrand 08-03-2010 02:01 PM

I have header back supersprint

LittleChrist12 08-03-2010 02:47 PM

Are all mufflers cut & weld or are there some bolt-on applications that fit our cars? I'm not looking to go cat-back or delete a resonator.

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