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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.

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Old 07-19-2011, 07:56 PM   #1
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Good header set up with a TSE 3 Full Cat?

Hey guys I really like the sound and the reviews of the TSE 3 Full Cat but Ive also heard that if you set it up with headers it sounds way too loud. I'd like to set it up with technik headers but Ive also heard that that is way too loud and obnoxious. Any suggestions guys??
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:18 PM   #3
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TSE3 with anything other than stock headers will be insanely loud. Since you're in CA, you might just want to skip headers and get the TSE3 and call it a day.
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TSE3 with anything other than stock headers will be insanely loud. Since you're in CA, you might just want to skip headers and get the TSE3 and call it a day.
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:37 AM   #5
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gheybe have you had any close encounters with piggys and smog?
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:42 AM   #6
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You could possibly get away with the Magnaflow cat-in manifolds and the TSE3. Expensive, though.
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You could possibly get away with the Magnaflow cat-in manifolds and the TSE3. Expensive, though.
Depends on your tolerance for noise. Jim Murphy has already stated that the combination is too loud for him.

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I will have to research what to do to the exhaust to quiet it down some without killing the power.
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:28 AM   #8
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Oh, I hadn't read that.

You've heard my car, certainly it's quieter than that.
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