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Iggy27 11-07-2012 09:59 PM

Exhaust
 
I am looking for a new sound for my 2003 330xi. I have been looking at Dinan and active autowerks. Other suggestions?

redbull 325is 11-07-2012 10:23 PM

Headers sound amazing with an oe back section, however there is the issue of running catless..

Iggy27 11-07-2012 10:28 PM

I probably won't be change my header for a while. I don't wanna mess with my cat. That's why I was going to just get a cat back exhaust.

SamDoe1 11-08-2012 08:56 AM

Have you done the golf tee mod? It's free(ish) and makes the car a little louder.

Iggy27 11-08-2012 10:38 AM

I've never even heard of that. What is it??

redbull 325is 11-08-2012 10:49 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXksIV71auM

Iggy27 11-08-2012 01:53 PM

That's badass so would it act as a free flow exhaust?

Iggy27 11-08-2012 01:55 PM

I forgot to mention I have a aftermarket exhaust. It's cheaper muffler.

SamDoe1 11-08-2012 02:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Iggy27 (Post 14883252)
That's badass so would it act as a free flow exhaust?

No, it has no performance gains whatsoever. Just gives a bit deeper note while you are lower in the rev range.

If you have aftermarket exhaust then you probably don't have the flap valve anyway.

Iggy27 11-08-2012 02:44 PM

Yea I just looked and that hose is already pulled. But I wanted a deeper note and more of a gain.

SamDoe1 11-08-2012 02:46 PM

You won't get any gain at all from replacing the exhaust with something else. The car wasn't designed with much bolt on performance potential from the factory. This is why the M3 is an entirely different car.

If you want any noticeable gain, your only option is ditching the cats for headers. This will obviously cause a CEL and cause you to fail any emmissions testing.

Iggy27 11-08-2012 02:54 PM

So I would have to pretty much change the whole exhaust system to get any difference.

E46er75 11-09-2012 01:20 AM

Golf tee mod is hardly a mod.. Most people including myself can't tell the difference in sound and it has no performance gains at all. Cat back exhaust is more of what your looking for, but considering the golf mod takes a couple of seconds give it a try... Then go buy your exhaust! :thumbup:

Iggy27 11-09-2012 01:40 AM

Well that's what I ask at the start. What is a good exhaust company to get good gains and a good sound?

shadow 2 11-09-2012 06:35 AM

You been told over and over you will get NO gains from a muffler. Get headers or settle for better sound only with a new muffler.

Iggy27 11-09-2012 08:23 AM

Some people say your sound will change after installing new headers is that true? And I am looking for a deep aggressive sound, but I don't know where to look.

Gasman208 11-09-2012 08:37 AM

look http://www.stebroexhaust.com
Both my 128 and 325 have Stebro rear mufflers, they are local for me.
The mufflers were built and installed in their shop.
Call Dan at 613 212 8765

Iggy27 11-09-2012 10:46 AM

How do they sound?

E46er75 11-09-2012 10:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gasman208 (Post 14885341)
look http://www.stebroexhaust.com
Both my 128 and 325 have Stebro rear mufflers, they are local for me.
The mufflers were built and installed in their shop.
Call Dan at 613 212 8765

They website doesnt mention E46 models?

Iggy27 11-09-2012 11:02 AM

Nope they don't haha never mind


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