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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 01-14-2009, 07:46 PM   #1
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Poll: AA, Remus, Eisenmann, SS, or RE?

i cant decide what to choose as many of those exhaust systems fall in similar price ranges ...im trying to avoid set ups over 800

what kinds of exhaust set-ups you guys got and whats the best deal?
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:29 PM   #2
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:44 PM   #3
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Old 01-17-2009, 09:09 PM   #4
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I've got a Highline Tuning and it's LOUD. I really want a TSE3 though.
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Old 01-17-2009, 10:55 PM   #5
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count SS out if your budget is under $800. I love my SS though....
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Old 01-18-2009, 02:15 PM   #6
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I've got a Highline Tuning and it's LOUD. I really want a TSE3 though.

isn't TSE3 alot louder, lol
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Old 01-18-2009, 02:27 PM   #7
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:45 AM   #8
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Old 01-21-2009, 12:47 PM   #10
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holy ****, that sounds awesome!!!


i would go for the AA!
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Old 01-28-2009, 10:11 AM   #11
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I'm in the same position as you now-I'm looking at the Highline Tuning (which i've heard from the salesguy there is VERY loud since there are no resonators) and the AA muffler with maybe a resonator delete. Not sure. I'll be watching this thread for more opinions though.
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Old 01-28-2009, 11:50 AM   #12
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isn't TSE3 alot louder, lol
The TSE3 is louder at WOT, but doesn't drone like the Highline does. I like the loudness, I just wish it didn't drone as much at 2,000 rpms on surface streets.

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I'm in the same position as you now-I'm looking at the Highline Tuning (which i've heard from the salesguy there is VERY loud since there are no resonators) and the AA muffler with maybe a resonator delete. Not sure. I'll be watching this thread for more opinions though.
The Highline is nice, but on a step it has some drone.
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:20 PM   #13
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Borla and eBay headers can be had for about $1000 if you wanna go that route.
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:47 PM   #14
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I've got a Highline Tuning and it's LOUD. I really want a TSE3 though.
It is kinda over rated. It does drone a TINY little bit on the step when in just "D" when the car decides to shift a little early but in "S" and manual mode you are good to go. I love the tips though. Just make sure if you get one get it welded. Clamps aren't very good to many exhaust leaks I have adjusted/tightened them so many times. Also the little "drain" holes needed to be welded as well. They sorta make a hissing noise when you come to a stop.

I am sure once those things are fixed I will like it a lot more though.


For the OP as a TSE3 owner I would probably opt for Eisenmann in the future since it is a little quieter and you can add headers in the future if you want. Plus I love there quad.
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It is kinda over rated. It does drone a TINY little bit on the step when in just "D" when the car decides to shift a little early but in "S" and manual mode you are good to go. I love the tips though. Just make sure you you get one get it welded. Clamps aren't very good to many exhaust leaks I have adjusted/tightened them so many times. Also the little "drain" holes needed to be welded as well. They sorta make a hissing noise when you come to a stop.

I am sure once those things are fixed I will like it a lot more though.


For the OP as a TSE3 owner I would probably opt for Eisenmann in the future since it is a little quieter and you can add headers in the future if you want. Plus I love there quad.
Interesting.
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Old 01-29-2009, 12:11 AM   #17
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Another vote for AA here. Their double wall tips are just Wish it was a tad louder though.
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Interesting.
Don't get me wrong it is great exhaust and for now I love the thing. It makes me smile every time I go through a tunnel. Like even today. And on partial throttle you can get it to burble ever so slightly.


Just sorta sucks at like 6 am and you turn it on and you aren't awake yet and don't want to hurt loud noises.


Like I said as long as you weld it you should be golden. I need to do that soon. Maybe presidents day weekend or something when there is a break.
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Don't get me wrong it is great exhaust and for now I love the thing. It makes me smile every time I go through a tunnel. Like even today. And on partial throttle you can get it to burble ever so slightly.


Just sorta sucks at like 6 am and you turn it on and you aren't awake yet and don't want to hurt loud noises.


Like I said as long as you weld it you should be golden. I need to do that soon. Maybe presidents day weekend or something when there is a break.
I like my exhaust to be loud, just not droney (not a word).
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I like my exhaust to be loud, just not droney (not a word).
Well it is loud for sure.
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