the new exhaust helps a bit with the lag, and the car sounds much better now, not to mention the exhaust is a ton easier to work with as it comes in sections, lighter, etc.
this was an obx e46 3 series sedan exhaust. it doesn't quite fit the XI as the very front resonator hits the transfer case mounting. but otherwise the exhaust would fit up.
what i had to do was rework the bends as well as make a merge into a single 2.5".
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