E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > Tuning & Tech > Forced Induction Forum Sponsored by Active Autowerke

Forced Induction Forum Sponsored by Active Autowerke
Discuss supercharging, turbocharging and even nitrous and water injection here.
Sponsored by Active Autowerke

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 11-20-2007, 06:21 PM   #1
koven
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: San Jose
Posts: 21,349
My Ride: 330Ci
Ebay Headers + TSE3

What do you guys think? Pros/Cons? Anyone have a clip of this?

Thanks
__________________
koven is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 11-20-2007, 06:23 PM   #2
russ330
Mod Squad
 
russ330's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Mississippi's Gulf Coast
Posts: 15,809
My Ride: Motorsport III
Send a message via AIM to russ330
I know of one or two people on here that had headers + TSE3, they both said it was loud as fcuk.
__________________
russ330 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2007, 06:26 PM   #3
Arrows
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Posts: 42,103
My Ride: 2000 323i.
Send a message via AIM to Arrows Send a message via MSN to Arrows
If you end up doing that setup, make sure you get high flow cats.
__________________
Arrows is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2007, 06:32 PM   #4
Arrows
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Posts: 42,103
My Ride: 2000 323i.
Send a message via AIM to Arrows Send a message via MSN to Arrows
Btw koven, i'm planning to this very very soon.
__________________
Arrows is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2007, 06:40 PM   #5
koven
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: San Jose
Posts: 21,349
My Ride: 330Ci
Really Maybe I'll wait to see how loud yours is
__________________
koven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2007, 06:41 PM   #6
Arrows
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Posts: 42,103
My Ride: 2000 323i.
Send a message via AIM to Arrows Send a message via MSN to Arrows
It'll probably sound different, no? 323 against a 330.
__________________
Arrows is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2007, 06:49 PM   #7
koven
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: San Jose
Posts: 21,349
My Ride: 330Ci
Different as in louder? Cus yours is already louder than mine
__________________
koven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2007, 06:50 PM   #8
Arrows
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Posts: 42,103
My Ride: 2000 323i.
Send a message via AIM to Arrows Send a message via MSN to Arrows
we'll see.
__________________
Arrows is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2007, 06:50 PM   #9
dirsh
Hawaii 3.0
 
dirsh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 5,385
My Ride: sanbyaku sanjuu
from what i've heard:
ebay headers = hella loud
TSE3 = hella loud

so i'm thinkin:
headers + TSE3 = uber banshee loud
__________________

Quote:
Hello dirsh it appears that you have not posted on our forums in several weeks, why not take a few moments to ask a question, help provide a solution or just engage in a conversation with another member in any one of our forums?
dirsh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2007, 06:51 PM   #10
Arrows
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Posts: 42,103
My Ride: 2000 323i.
Send a message via AIM to Arrows Send a message via MSN to Arrows
any headers without cats are loud.

tse3 is quiet while cruising, loud during 3-4k rpm.
__________________
Arrows is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2007, 07:20 PM   #11
pyro623
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Surprise,Az.
Posts: 76
My Ride: e46 323i
Can some one tell me what the tse3 is. Ive seen that quite a bit.
__________________
pyro623 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2007, 07:24 PM   #12
Brian N
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: The OC
Posts: 12,315
My Ride: 2001 330i Jet Black
Please don't do this!! I wanted to do this real bad as well but after much researching it is just way to freaking loud, undriveable loud. If a cop was in a 5 mile radius they would go after you loud. Even with high flow cats it still just doesn't sound the same still really loud, but more importantly not the same TSE3 growl it is like the car gets a really bad case of the e46 m3 rasp. I think it has to do with the way our corsa resonators are made they are designed to eliminate certain sound frequencies and since it was tuned with our stock manifolds changing them makes these frequencies different and it cannot eliminate these new ones.


(not my car)
__________________

Last edited by Brian N; 11-20-2007 at 08:06 PM.
Brian N is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2007, 07:50 PM   #13
Mo_Zhp
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: 818 Valley, Socal
Posts: 4,764
My Ride: Sedan E30 m20b25
Send a message via AIM to Mo_Zhp
Quote:
Originally Posted by Naruto19 View Post
Please don't do this!! I wanted to do this real bad as well but after much researching it is just way to freaking loud, undriveable loud. If a cop was in a 5 mile radius they would go after you loud. Even with high flow cats it still just doesn't sound the same still really loud, but more importantly not the same TSE3 growl it is like the car gets a really bad case of the e46 m3 rasp. I think it has to do with the way our corsa resonators are made they are designed to eliminate certain sound frequencies and since it was tuned with our stock manifolds changing them makes these frequencies different and it cannot eliminate these new ones.

WoW i was thinking about doing this as well, but, I would never want my car to be that loud.. but more info would help
__________________
-Mo




"Any BMW I'll ever own has already been built."
Mo_Zhp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2008, 10:32 AM   #14
BartenderPlease
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Clouds
Posts: 8,899
My Ride: 328i Sport
Send a message via AIM to BartenderPlease
Quote:
Originally Posted by Naruto19 View Post
Please don't do this!! I wanted to do this real bad as well but after much researching it is just way to freaking loud, undriveable loud. If a cop was in a 5 mile radius they would go after you loud. Even with high flow cats it still just doesn't sound the same still really loud, but more importantly not the same TSE3 growl it is like the car gets a really bad case of the e46 m3 rasp. I think it has to do with the way our corsa resonators are made they are designed to eliminate certain sound frequencies and since it was tuned with our stock manifolds changing them makes these frequencies different and it cannot eliminate these new ones.


(not my car)
That vid is basically useless. Cam is WAY too close.
__________________

Awaiting install: hot Cat Cams spec regrind, headers, Alpha-N tune
image
| BBS | FK | Rogue Eng | K&N | Exhaust | 330i Brakes |
| b30 manifold | ported head | FX-R | Orion V4 | LEDs |
| Alcantara | Khoalty Knob | JL Audio |

BartenderPlease is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2008, 12:30 PM   #15
Hugo780
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: vancouver
Posts: 1,733
My Ride: E46,z4,x5
Quote:
Originally Posted by BartenderPlease View Post
That vid is basically useless. Cam is WAY too close.
i agree,makes you want it even more because its insanely loud.
Hugo780 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2007, 07:29 PM   #16
djnekkon
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Paterson, New Jersey / Orlando Florida
Posts: 15,926
My Ride: MB3ci Regensburg Bav
i can't believe that all the talk about it still not helping. that is insane. no e46 deserves it unless you have attention issues
djnekkon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2007, 07:57 PM   #17
e46stallion
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: SB
Posts: 5,776
My Ride: fwd
Send a message via AIM to e46stallion
that doesnt sound right to me...
__________________
-Ev
e46stallion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2007, 08:17 PM   #18
Penguin Koolaid
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Chitown
Posts: 6,701
My Ride: Inline Six
Headers + TSE3 = uncomfortable loud


Plus the ridiculously loud sound will be even more ridiculous when you realize that your car is still just as slow.


Want to get headers? Get yourself a SuperSprint exhaust.
Penguin Koolaid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2007, 08:06 PM   #19
Brian N
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: The OC
Posts: 12,315
My Ride: 2001 330i Jet Black
Well that video is of an e46 in Australia, they have euro style headers and the cats are not located in the header itself. So with installation of the TSE3 system he eliminated his oem cats and essentially making it a header+tse3 system.
__________________

Last edited by Brian N; 11-20-2007 at 08:48 PM.
Brian N is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2007, 11:52 PM   #20
dirsh
Hawaii 3.0
 
dirsh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 5,385
My Ride: sanbyaku sanjuu
I wonder how those headers would sound with my TSE3 light
I should keep my resonators in case I decide to get them later
__________________

Quote:
Hello dirsh it appears that you have not posted on our forums in several weeks, why not take a few moments to ask a question, help provide a solution or just engage in a conversation with another member in any one of our forums?
dirsh is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use