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Old 07-05-2014, 06:37 AM   #1
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Help with exhaust muffler choice


This is my first post here. So I've been owning an e46 323ci for an year now, and it's my first car and it's amazing to drive...but i want to have some noise coming from the car to feel a bit sporty, I know that there're no gains from putting in a muffler but i want to. So I'm asking for assistance what to do in order to get some nice straight six sound from my car. My budget is tight.

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Old 07-05-2014, 08:51 AM   #2
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Since this is your first post I'll try to get in before someone lights you up. My advise would be to listen to some Youtube clips to get an idea of what is out there and what you definitely don't like. Use the search function on the forum and read through some the hundreds of threads on exhausts on the site. Everyone has an opinion but in the end it will be your budget, I'm guessing, that will ultimately determine what you end up with. Don't expect the videos to accurately represent what it will sound like in real life. And finally, you'll see threads on muffler deletes and resonator delete, probably right for your budget but I personally wouldn't do either. Just remember, in the end your driving an old 323.

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Old 07-05-2014, 11:36 AM   #3
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anything under 328/330 w/ a muffler delete will sound terrible.
if you want something not too loud, very affordable, deep tone, screams over 3k then Magnaflow will do it's job. very cheap
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