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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 01-09-2013, 06:55 PM   #21
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Yeah. Mine is pretty loud. I love it tho.
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:59 PM   #22
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I got an AA exhaust and love it as well. The sound is perfect IMO!
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:43 PM   #23
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Here is my Rogue Sec 2 with evc opened and closed on stock headers, AR 20, and Eisenmann Sec 3:



After JVT headers and ESS 550:



I have had a few setups including Top Speed. Top Speed was pretty darn good for what I paid. But just get Rogue Sec 2 and AR 20. It is also best for performance.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:40 PM   #24
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I love my AP exhaust.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:05 PM   #25
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i love my AA exhaust gen 3.

I would pick between aa and eisenmenn
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:24 PM   #26
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From all the threads I've gone though on here along with all the videos I've watched I'd say Eisenmann or managaflo sounds the best. Too me they sound refined. The rest sound like Hondas with a coffee cans on them. Oh if anyone is selling an Eisenmann PM me ill take it off your hands immediately.
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:57 AM   #27
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You kinda can't get rid of the "coffee can" sound with the S54. It's just a characteristic of the engine IMO.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:39 PM   #28
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Thats why I say just leave it stock on sec 3. For performance it is still good to go. Spend the money on headers/2 AR 20s/Rogue Sec 2 w/EVC (when you want loud power). You can adjust the valve for between wide open and shut to what you want. I leave mine about a quarter open to get more of the thumpy sound that an STI makes with a little bit of back firing. Wide open, its a monster now. Closed with Eisennman it sounds very close to stock and not worth the money as it does not save a lot of weight either. If I were to change it up I would go with something that weighs less. The rest is just a waste of money. For all the stuff mentioned you are looking at about 1200 if you go JVT headers. My JVTs have been doing extremely well as are many others. This would give you much better power and a controllable sound.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:42 PM   #29
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fuk that.. the stock muffler is ugly AND heavy....
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:55 PM   #30
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M3freak86 has a good journal on what he has tried when it comes to exhausts on m3forum. Hope this helps.


http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showp...postcount=3570
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:17 PM   #32
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Thanks Every one I will probbaly go with the Rouge X pipe and evc valve.
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Thanks Every one I will probbaly go with the Rouge X pipe and evc valve.
Solid choice man. Solid choice... Get the headers and AR 20 too while your at it. You will not look back.
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I've got the super sprint race with super sprint non-resonated x-pipe. Sounds great. It's not too loud driving around town. WOT sounds amazing! I've got a full BSW sound system installed and I often times ride with the music off just to listen. No vids, but I'm thinking I may record one of how it sounds on cold idle in this wisconsin winter.
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My agency power on cold idle sounds so beasty. It fvcking backfires when it idles. My neighbors don't like it tho.
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My neighbors most def hate my setup. Especially with me cranking it up at 0500 every morning. Lol.
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I run eBay headers, magnaflow resonator, with eisemannn race muffler and I LOVE the sound of my m3. Only drones going up hills on the highway. Little noisy in the morning but who gives a ****
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