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Old 04-06-2014, 10:10 PM   #1
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Location: Batesburg, SC
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My Ride: 2002 BMW 325i
Talking DIY Simple Muffler Delete (Welded)

First off, I am new to the forum, and as of 1 week and 3 days ago, the proud owner of a 2002 BMW 325i . I got the car completely stock, but quickly took into account that it wasnt quite like my other cars in the past. (slammed/stanced 2006 altima, turbo kit, blah blah blah.. ) . Anyways, today, I got some parts to weld up a muffler delete . I didnt want to pay a shop, since I am only 19 years old, and $100-$200 isnt just "pocket change" to me. But, I am very proud of my results..( Excuse me if I am a noob. Give me a little bit of slack . )

^^^ -- There it sits, the day after I got it.

^^^ -- Exhaust tips, on some spare pipes I had laying around from previous builds. (just to see fitment of the tips).

^^^ -- anddd finally , fabricated some exhaust tubes/and tips to go in place of the stock muffler that I am cutting out in about 15 minutes.

-I got about 10 feet of 2.5" Stainless Steel tubing. The exhaust tips are just some little bolt on tips, that you can find anywhere. (autozone, walmart, advance auto, etc..)

-Make sure to lay them out under the car, and do all of your measurements accordingly. Add about an extra inch to the ends of your piping, to allow for a slight angle cut, so that your exhaust pipes will follow roughly the same trail that the stock ones do. ( or you can just rent/purchase a pipe bending machine) .

-Grind all welding areas, especially if using galvanized tubing like I did. (wouldnt want to get sick from welding that stuff. Its pretty crucial. )

- Tack weld everything up , just to make sure it all fits, and is nice and snug, right where you want it.

-Weld it all up, and stare at your masterpeice.

Any constructive feedback is welcome.

More pictures to come soon.
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