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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 10-16-2014, 08:31 PM   #1
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exaust help

hi guys im just wondering what the difference between straightpiping and muffeler delete is and which one is better(in your opinion). also is it smart to just get a new muffler instead if i cant spend alot of money on a whole new exaust? and what else can i do to add a better sound to the car
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:17 PM   #2
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hi guys im just wondering what the difference between straightpiping and muffeler delete is and which one is better(in your opinion). also is it smart to just get a new muffler instead if i cant spend alot of money on a whole new exaust? and what else can i do to add a better sound to the car

A straight pipe would usually mean: A straight-ish tube from the headers all the way back.

A muffler delete would mean: You're chopping the last/rear muffler off & installing tubing to make up for the lack of the muffler.

These are two Completely different things.


So if you have little coin, start with a muffler delete. You can always hack off more exhaust stuff later if you need more sound.



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Old 10-22-2014, 10:07 PM   #3
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A straight pipe would usually mean: A straight-ish tube from the headers all the way back.

A muffler delete would mean: You're chopping the last/rear muffler off & installing tubing to make up for the lack of the muffler.

These are two Completely different things.


So if you have little coin, start with a muffler delete. You can always hack off more exhaust stuff later if you need more sound.



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is it hard to do it on my own or should i take it to a shop. thanks for your help!
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Old 10-22-2014, 10:28 PM   #4
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is it hard to do it on my own or should i take it to a shop. thanks for your help!
You need to visit the forums more often.


What Bimmer are you working with ? Some E46 cars have a single tube, others have dual exhaust tubes.

You might be capable of cutting your rear muffler off, but typically the new hardware is welded back on. Thus a muffler shop does the job, shop around, prices will vary a lot.


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Take it to a shop and have them take care of it for you. Pricing will be at 80-130 depending on the shop. If you want to add a nice tip thats gonna be a little more $$
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For a muffler delete that is
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