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Old 04-02-2011, 04:59 PM   #201
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Can anyone recommend me a good muffler shop in the VA/DC/MD area?
Since you're down their way anyhow, may I suggest RRT. They did the work on mine and are absolutely awesome guys. They may charge you a bit more than midas but they will do top notch work. Give them a ring and speak with Wayne or James. Tell them Chase sent you

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Old 04-02-2011, 05:02 PM   #202
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Sweet! I was actually thinking about taking it to them... I wonder if they could copy your quad exhaust if I asked...

How much was it for just your quad setup? without including the price of the exhaust tips?

I got a quote from piper motorsports for around 900- 1000.

This was with a top of the line muffler replacement, stainless steel pipes and a really nice exhaust tip and not just straight pipes with flanges welded on the both the new muffler and OEM muffler for a bolt on and off setup in case I ever decide to sell the car or get old.
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:50 AM   #203
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Sweet! I was actually thinking about taking it to them... I wonder if they could copy your quad exhaust if I asked...

How much was it for just your quad setup? without including the price of the exhaust tips?

I got a quote from piper motorsports for around 900- 1000.

This was with a top of the line muffler replacement, stainless steel pipes and a really nice exhaust tip and not just straight pipes with flanges welded on the both the new muffler and OEM muffler for a bolt on and off setup in case I ever decide to sell the car or get old.
What bumper are you running? You should be able to get it done for WAYYYY under 900 unless you have some crazy rear bumper.
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Old 04-15-2011, 02:13 PM   #204
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So now that I have a muffler delete on my car I wanted to know what's the next step to make it a lil bit louder ?

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Old 04-15-2011, 02:14 PM   #205
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Old 04-15-2011, 02:50 PM   #206
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We have 2 Resonaters on the 330vi correct ? Will removing one be to loud ?

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Old 04-15-2011, 03:41 PM   #207
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I don't know I have the 325i I'm just going off what I have read on the forum

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Old 04-15-2011, 11:06 PM   #208
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After watching this video, makes me not want to get a muffler delete anymore.
Not sure which model this is, but I have a feeling my 325i will sound somewhat similar =(

http://www.youtube.com/embed/QryxD5m7v1E

Don't like the rasp.
Anyone have a video of a 325i muffler delete?

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Nevermind, after watching some more videos of a 325ci, I am again convinced to do this.
After exams it'll hopefully get done.

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Old 04-16-2011, 12:56 AM   #209
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That clip doesn't sound that bad.
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Old 04-16-2011, 01:03 PM   #210
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We have 2 Resonaters on the 330vi correct ? Will removing one be to loud ?

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yes they have 2. one is your cat(closest to the engine) and the other is just a resonator(closest to your tips). If you wanna go louder and still have some performance, i'd go with headers. But if your lookin for a cheap way to make it louder, take out the resonator.
Here's what w0w's car sounded like without a resonator or muffler...http://www.youtube.com/user/droncpro.../2/Dlv2vgVQIdw

keep in mind that it's a 323i and your car will probably be louder and meatier then that bc you have a 330.

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After watching this video, makes me not want to get a muffler delete anymore.
Not sure which model this is, but I have a feeling my 325i will sound somewhat similar =(

http://www.youtube.com/embed/QryxD5m7v1E

Don't like the rasp.
Anyone have a video of a 325i muffler delete?

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Nevermind, after watching some more videos of a 325ci, I am again convinced to do this.
After exams it'll hopefully get done.
that video is of a 325i and the sound quality sucks on that vid so dont go by it. Here's another video of a muffler delete on a 325i


and 325i and 323i have similar engines which means the sound would be similar. So videos of either or would work..
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Old 04-16-2011, 05:49 PM   #211
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Thats the video that made me want to get the muffler delete.
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:28 AM   #212
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quick question...i have ebay headers, no cats and no 2nd resonator but a stock muffler on my 323i. it sounds like an m3 when i floor it but not as loud as one...my CAI is louder than the exhaust. the muffler shop suggested removing the other resonator to add better sound. Will it sound like crap if i do that or what can i expect from it? i was thinking of putting the 2nd resonator back on and going with a borla muffler but idk what to do. i like how my exhaust is quiet like stock with a little bass to it if i drive normally and when i floor it, it opens up. what kind of setup should i get to achieve the same thing? my car is completely stock on the outside, so i dont want an exhaust system that is ear shattering, but i want something that has a nice tone to it without being too loud.

this is what it sounds like now...

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Old 04-17-2011, 02:20 AM   #213
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That sounds great the way it is. I'd be afraid to remove anything else. Hows the drone?


at the pulley / tensioner whine!
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That sounds great the way it is. I'd be afraid to remove anything else. Hows the drone?


at the pulley / tensioner whine!
its not as loud as the video makes it sound...when i fly by all you hear is my intake...with some sound from the exhaust.

and that whistle seems to come from the exhaust or something...i cant find out what it is.
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Old 04-17-2011, 02:45 PM   #215
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the whistle is created from you intake. just incase you didnt know lol. makes the sexy nice noise that most people love from bfc when you add the intake. funny though cus most people that know i have a long tube intake when i drive by some people think i have a turbo cus of it also im running straight pipes on the rear and soon getting headers. im never afraid to dip my hand in hot water, i just throw myself in haha.

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Old 04-19-2011, 12:05 AM   #216
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2001 325i sport, muffler delete and tips nothing else:
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Nice kinda hard to hear sense I'm on my phone. Did you remove the resonantors

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Old 04-19-2011, 02:13 PM   #219
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just got my estimate from the local shop, $100-$120 to cut out the muffler and weld in the new piping with my exsisting tips
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just got my estimate from the local shop, $100-$120 to cut out the muffler and weld in the new piping with my exsisting tips
Great pricing... will sound great afterwards. Just leave the resonators on and keep the OEM headers where they are (no ebay headers with muffler delete.. wayyyy too loud)
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