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 > Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning

Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
Talk about driveline improvements, NA tuning and DME tuning your E46 BMW here. This includes diffs, intakes, exhausts, chips, software and OBD tuning.

View Poll Results: get a exhaust or no
GET THE EXHAUST YOU WILL LOVE IT! 17 85.00%
DONT GET THE EXHAUST YOU WILL REGRET IT! 3 15.00%
Voters: 20. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 03-10-2010, 01:55 AM   #1
tonydinh3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: huntington beach
Posts: 544
My Ride: e46 m3
get a exhaust or no?

i am planning on getting a agency power exhaust. but not quite sure yet if i want to pull the trigger yet. any one regret an exhaust? think i would get annoyed of it? can you feel the power? yes exhaust or no exhaust?
tonydinh3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 03-10-2010, 12:55 PM   #2
Bryan@Jlevi SW
1.888.JLEVISW
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: 2942 Scott Blvd, Santa Clara, CA
Posts: 978
My Ride: E46 330i ZSP
Send a message via AIM to Bryan@Jlevi SW
I say listen to some videos and go to some local meets and try to find someone that has the exact exhaust your looking for to get a feel of what you want.

It all comes down to personal preference in the end, no one can tell you what you will like or not.
Bryan@Jlevi SW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2010, 01:58 PM   #3
Rob43
Hates Low RPM !
 
Rob43's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Richmond VA
Posts: 3,720
My Ride: 2003 BMW 331Ci, 5spd
Will your Bimmer be louder in the cabin...yes, but in most cases it will be totally acceptable.
I really like the way my Magnaflow catback exhaust sounds.

HP, if you install headers with your full exhaust, you will pick up usable WHP that you
can feel.

Good luck,
__________________



Rob #43 ITS/ITR/STU, BMW 325I, STU LAP RECORD
SUMMIT POINT WV 1:24:229 S.C.C.A.
(DynoDynamics http://www.vimeo.com/8486878 Dyno Video)
"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

Need Help With Your Nitrous Ambitions ?.....PM ME
Quote:
Originally Posted by RacerX View Post
Nitrous is a little trickier than boost, but it's not the spray that kills motors, it's STUPIDITY!!
Rob43 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2010, 02:03 PM   #4
anival755
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: California
Posts: 38
My Ride: 323i M-Sport
unless u have a very low tolerance for exhaust sound, you will be fine. I did a resonator delete with a performance muffler, and its still very quiet. my brothers stock 350z is louder.
anival755 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2010, 03:08 PM   #5
xixixi
Banned User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: St Louis, MO
Posts: 3,008
My Ride: 01 330x-xi
by all means DON'T pay an absurd amount for some cookie cutter exhaust. your just paying for a name! get a y pipe 2.5 to 3.0 and do 3 inch pipe all the way back. everyone knows the best muffler is no muffler! hp > rest if you want a super sleeper set up design the same exhaust i just explained have your welder/fabricator add an electrical cut out for LESS then the over priced named garb your gonna get. Then you can have a "loud" switch! then again it's just an idea hit up jegs.com for cheap exhaust parts/items.
xixixi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2010, 11:14 PM   #6
lwderic
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: So Cal
Posts: 560
My Ride: alpine white e46
Quote:
Originally Posted by anival755 View Post
unless u have a very low tolerance for exhaust sound, you will be fine. I did a resonator delete with a performance muffler, and its still very quiet. my brothers stock 350z is louder.
can u please post a video of ur setup.. thats exactly what i was thinking of doing
__________________
Photobucket
lwderic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2010, 11:18 PM   #7
Chris-TK
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 16,309
My Ride: Mk VI GTI
Get one, your M3 will sound insane.
__________________
K.
Chris-TK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2010, 11:22 PM   #8
lwderic
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: So Cal
Posts: 560
My Ride: alpine white e46
Quote:
Originally Posted by anival755 View Post
unless u have a very low tolerance for exhaust sound, you will be fine. I did a resonator delete with a performance muffler, and its still very quiet. my brothers stock 350z is louder.
can u please post a video of ur setup.. thats exactly what i was thinking of doing
__________________
Photobucket
lwderic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2010, 02:21 AM   #9
tonydinh3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: huntington beach
Posts: 544
My Ride: e46 m3
sorry to tell you guys but.................................................
















i pulled the trigger and got a AP exhaust :] will post pics and sound clip when i get it in the mail and install it :]
tonydinh3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2010, 05:25 PM   #10
anival755
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: California
Posts: 38
My Ride: 323i M-Sport
yea ill do a sound clip of mine here in a bit..
anival755 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2010, 05:32 PM   #11
ChasCan
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 1,066
My Ride: 2001 330xi
I found that the least expensive way to get more tone from your car is to do a muffler delete. There are many threads of opinions on this topic. Unless you have a turbocharged/supercharged engine, the power gain will be almost non-existant. Just my HO. Chas
ChasCan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2010, 12:40 AM   #12
tonydinh3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: huntington beach
Posts: 544
My Ride: e46 m3
so i put in my exhaust and holy crap is it loud....... any thing to tone it down a notch? thinking about welding resinators on there
tonydinh3 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 Off
Censor is OFF





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:05 AM.


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