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Old 04-22-2002, 06:31 AM   #1
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about to order UUC TSE for my 330....please help

hey guys,

I did a search but could not find anything too specific on what I wanted. I'm planning on getting UUC TSE soon but had a couple of questions.

1) how much noise is there now inside the car? Is there a drone while cruising (i.e highway driving)? For most of you, is the noise tolerable?

I don't mind a little more noise, but if you'ev ever driven in a honda with a loud exhaust, you'll know what I mean by drone.

2) Any of you had any problems with this exhaust? weird vibration, clunks, etc???


any help would be great.

Thanks!
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Old 04-22-2002, 10:24 AM   #2
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Re: about to order UUC TSE for my 330....please help

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hey guys,

I did a search but could not find anything too specific on what I wanted. I'm planning on getting UUC TSE soon but had a couple of questions.

1) how much noise is there now inside the car? Is there a drone while cruising (i.e highway driving)? For most of you, is the noise tolerable?

I don't mind a little more noise, but if you'ev ever driven in a honda with a loud exhaust, you'll know what I mean by drone.

2) Any of you had any problems with this exhaust? weird vibration, clunks, etc???


any help would be great.

Thanks!
Bro, check out my writeup on the TSE on my 330Ci in the "reviews" section.

You can hear a little bit of droning on the highway if you do not have your radio on...but it isn't bad at all. I had a Dinan exhaust it is was awful.

So far, I haven't had any major problems. Just make sure you're careful with the mounthing so the tailpipes do not contact your rear bumper molding.

You'll love the exhaust...great bang for the buck! Good luck. :tongue:
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Old 04-22-2002, 11:13 AM   #3
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my only problem was a vibration caused by my mounting it to avoid melting the bumper... I put two washers under each nut and they ended up not letting the nuts grab enough thread... as they slowly unscrewed, the washers vibrated, untill they eventually fell off... leaving me with an unattached exhaust

It's fine now, although it's currently hanging by only 2 bolts untill I can find some more nuts that fit... (at which point it will be too close to the bumper again. gotta solve that one).

As for noise, at first it was way too loud - almost the same as when I was driving around with no exhaust at all. But after it broke in it got a lot quieter, and while it obviously is more noticeable than stock, the only droning I get is when I'm headed up hill, just because that requires more throttle.

I think that for some reason Shinya's 325 had a lot more cabin noise than mine does... I hear the exhaust a lot more when the windows are open... when closed, it doesnt intrude at all...
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Old 04-22-2002, 12:02 PM   #4
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I can't wait for

my UUC exhaust. I think it will be here in 2 weeks. Marvelphx has it on his 330i and it sounds great. I have never heard any really bad droning while in his car. The exhaust sounds awesome.
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