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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 12-25-2008, 10:41 PM   #1
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best exhaust solution for a more aggressive sounding engine?

what's up people. I searched and couldn't really find anything that talked about this in particular...

I love the sound of the engine. I don't like exhausts that sound like fart cans.

basically, I want the car to be louder and more powerful, but I want it to seem stock. stock cars have a balanced sound. I don't want my car to be unbalanced like a Honda Civic with some stupid exhaust.

what would you recommend I do to get more free flowing exhaust, a beefier sounding engine, and decent power gains without sounding like an idiot?

would headers be the best way to achieve this, since headers are directly connected to the engine?
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Old 12-26-2008, 07:42 PM   #2
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I have always loved the throaty sound of an intake. Not only do they sound great, but they will also increase your miles per gallon. You really cannot go wrong with a K&N intake. As for exhaust, I would go with either a Remus or CROSS Sport exhaust. Here are a couple of sound clips to show you what I mean:

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if you want something subtle, perhaps a dinan muffler would do you nicely
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Old 12-26-2008, 11:06 PM   #4
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I've got a conforti intake, and that's kinda where the inspiration for this thread started. I want more of that sound... what sort of exhaust options would make that better?
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Old 12-27-2008, 09:44 AM   #5
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If you don't have aftermarket headers, and you don't want to spend more than $150....get the "kpeng exhaust". Search and you shall find.
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Old 12-27-2008, 02:47 PM   #6
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I made a Video of an 328ci but e36 with just the remus exhaust, no resonator delete or stuff.

and btw. its the european version, wich are normaly quieter then the us versions.

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I have always loved the throaty sound of an intake. Not only do they sound great, but they will also increase your miles per gallon. You really cannot go wrong with a K&N intake. As for exhaust, I would go with either a Remus or CROSS Sport exhaust. Here are a couple of sound clips to show you what I mean:

Remus


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K&N Intake


Let me know if I can help you out with a quote for intake and exhaust
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