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Old 08-14-2011, 11:13 AM   #41
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i deleted mine and i love it. got tips welded on
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Old 09-09-2011, 01:19 PM   #42
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Thanks for all the suggestions, not really interested in a muffler delete though. I've narrowed it down to the euro spec, or just doing a kpeng style exhaust. Anyone have any high quality vids to share?
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Old 09-09-2011, 01:19 PM   #43
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Old 09-09-2011, 01:48 PM   #44
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Well its the end of summer, did you get those headers installed? Its really not a difficult DIY if you have some ramps, a floor jack and the right wrenches.
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Old 09-09-2011, 02:43 PM   #45
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Well its the end of summer, did you get those headers installed? Its really not a difficult DIY if you have some ramps, a floor jack and the right wrenches.
No man, not yet. lol. I've kind of forgotten about it lately, and am just starting to look again. The problem is I've heard so many good and bad experiences with the header install, I'm not sure I can do it. And sometimes I wonder if it's worth putting the money into a car with 130k on it, but as of now I'm gonna go for it. There's a member on here who's parting out his car and will take $100 bucks for the headers plus OEM headers in return, so I may try and get my hands on those. Those combined with the euro spec exhaust might be a nice exhaust for pretty cheap!
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No man, not yet. lol. I've kind of forgotten about it lately, and am just starting to look again. The problem is I've heard so many good and bad experiences with the header install, I'm not sure I can do it. And sometimes I wonder if it's worth putting the money into a car with 130k on it, but as of now I'm gonna go for it. There's a member on here who's parting out his car and will take $100 bucks for the headers plus OEM headers in return, so I may try and get my hands on those. Those combined with the euro spec exhaust might be a nice exhaust for pretty cheap!
For that price I'd jump on it, just make sure they are for your car.

Got mine installed about a week ago. I love the sound on WOT and above 4.5k it screams. There is definitely a noticeable power increase on the butt dyno and overall, I've achieved the sound I was looking for (aside from the possible leak which I will fix this weekend). The DIY is not difficult at all, anyone who claims otherwise does not have the proper tools or is just lazy. Making sure you have all the hardware (gaskets, nuts, ratchets, extensions) makes the job so much easier. Also ratcheting S-wrenches are a must.
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Old 09-09-2011, 03:07 PM   #47
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Yeah, they're for a 330. Dtm spec, but I'd imagine they're at least as good as eBay ones. I have a good friend who's a BMW nut too (e36 owner, but could still help) so I could probably have him give me a hand with it. I'm getting the mod fever, and so far my biggest mod is the angel eyes that are still sitting on my dresser. Hopefully it'll work out!
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Old 09-09-2011, 04:37 PM   #48
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A good option is the BMW Performance Exhaust it looks good, and sounds nice without being overly loud and BMW engineered.

Like the best track runner, your BMW needs as much oxygen as possible to perform like it should. To accommodate these needs, BMW has created this Performance Exhaust System, as the stock unit can control gases and reduce noise, restricting power.

This Performance Exhaust produces an outflow of exhaust gases that is so free that it markedly reduces back pressure. The flow is free enough, in fact, to actually pull more air into the engine. So while it's saving power at one end, it's increasing power at the other.

With this exhaust attached to your vehicle, you’re looking at an increase of up to five horsepower and three pound-feet of torque at 6600 rpm on certain models.

This is a rear section only exhaust and reuses the factory mid section. Includes muffler, tips, clamps and all the hardware needed for installation.





An aftermarket option that I would suggest would be the Twin Silencer Exhaust "LIGHT" Rear Section .

The experts at UUC produce high quality parts for BMW enthusiasts. Though they are often much less expensive than many performance aftermarket parts, quality is not compromised. High performance racing parts and accessories from a company built by racing enthusiasts. With a full line of quality suspension, braking, and other parts, it's easy to customize your vehicle while giving a unique driving experience.

Partnered with Corsa for this project, UUC utilized patented “RSC” Reflective Sound Cancellation technology to build a drone free performance exhaust. Made of 100% polished stainless steel it looks as good as it performs.

Round and slash cut polished stainless steel tips.



Let me know if you have any questions,
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:00 PM   #49
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A good option is the BMW Performance Exhaust it looks good, and sounds nice without being overly loud and BMW engineered.

Like the best track runner, your BMW needs as much oxygen as possible to perform like it should. To accommodate these needs, BMW has created this Performance Exhaust System, as the stock unit can control gases and reduce noise, restricting power.

This Performance Exhaust produces an outflow of exhaust gases that is so free that it markedly reduces back pressure. The flow is free enough, in fact, to actually pull more air into the engine. So while it's saving power at one end, it's increasing power at the other.

With this exhaust attached to your vehicle, you’re looking at an increase of up to five horsepower and three pound-feet of torque at 6600 rpm on certain models.

This is a rear section only exhaust and reuses the factory mid section. Includes muffler, tips, clamps and all the hardware needed for installation.





An aftermarket option that I would suggest would be the Twin Silencer Exhaust "LIGHT" Rear Section .

The experts at UUC produce high quality parts for BMW enthusiasts. Though they are often much less expensive than many performance aftermarket parts, quality is not compromised. High performance racing parts and accessories from a company built by racing enthusiasts. With a full line of quality suspension, braking, and other parts, it's easy to customize your vehicle while giving a unique driving experience.

Partnered with Corsa for this project, UUC utilized patented “RSC” Reflective Sound Cancellation technology to build a drone free performance exhaust. Made of 100% polished stainless steel it looks as good as it performs.

Round and slash cut polished stainless steel tips.



Let me know if you have any questions,
James
Those both look amazing! I would love to have either one, but unfortunately they're both out of my price range. Thanks for the suggestion, those look really nice!
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