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Old 11-13-2002, 08:10 PM   #1
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Fitting a E46 M3 muffler on a 325/330

How hard would it be to fit an E46 M3 muffler quad exhaust on a 325CI or 330CI? Can this be done with minor exhaust work or is it complicated. Has anyone done this before?
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Old 11-13-2002, 08:29 PM   #2
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Spare tire may be in the way..

but if Jesse James can turn a car into anything I'm sure it could be done! i need to dump my m3 muffler if interested.
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Old 11-13-2002, 08:34 PM   #3
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Eisanhaus (sp?) has a dual exhaust for 330..i am probally going that route..check it out
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Old 11-13-2002, 08:39 PM   #4
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there is definitely alot of work involved. look into what samir did. i dont think it's worth it unless its a show car or etc. but if u have the bones to spare.. y not.
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Old 11-13-2002, 10:09 PM   #5
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Re: Spare tire may be in the way..

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but if Jesse James can turn a car into anything I'm sure it could be done! i need to dump my m3 muffler if interested.
How much??????
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Old 11-13-2002, 10:12 PM   #6
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the einsman kit isnt tooooo expensive as i have heard but if u want the m3 look (i.e. in the middle) then ur gonna have u cut out ur spare tire compartment ($$$$$$$) but idno it sorta looks fine how the eisnman already is( they are at the far ends) im thinkign bout getting esimann myself but i want it to be centered.
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Old 11-13-2002, 10:41 PM   #7
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Everyone will say "there is a lot of work involved" without being specific. What may be a lot of work to someone else may not be a lot of work to me.
Can someone actually describe the specific work involved?? Is it reworking the "spare tire well", or just installing the muffler and installing a lower bumper, reworking the muffler, etc...

Yea, Samir has done this to his car, but he is not very helpful to others on this board. I guess he doesn't want anyone else to sport this look except him or maybe he is just busy 24x7 It seems as if he just answer questions in details if it's relating to sales at RennSports This is just my opinion of course, but I have seen it on this board.

This board is all about helping out folks and that is why we are here. We should not bash each other just to be cool. When I get this figured out then I will post step by step instructions to assist someone else. Remember, we are all learning - none of us know EVERYTHING about our BMWs.

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there is definitely alot of work involved. look into what samir did. i dont think it's worth it unless its a show car or etc. but if u have the bones to spare.. y not.
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Old 11-13-2002, 10:57 PM   #8
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You have to cut the spare tire well out and relocated the carbon canister as well.
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Old 11-13-2002, 11:07 PM   #9
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So in other words the only thing in the way is the "spare tire well"?? Well, you can probably get some height shaved off the muffler and get a lower rear bumper without touching the "wheel well". I know there are some guys that can probably shave down the muffler to the point where you do not need to touch the "wheel well".
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Old 11-13-2002, 11:18 PM   #10
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Huh??? No way you can fit a REAL M3 exhaust with the spare tire well there. Lol. Have you look under an M3 before?
You have to cut it out, well some alum plate back sand it, put some coating on so it won't rust. Relocate the carbon canister and make a box to cover it.

Is not like photoshop, cut and paste like that simple. It cost big dollars to do that.
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Old 11-13-2002, 11:22 PM   #11
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I have not looked under the M3 so maybe my ideas sound crazy

Does anyone have any pictures of under the M3 around the exhaust/muffler area??

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Huh??? No way you can fit a REAL M3 exhaust with the spare tire well there. Lol. Have you look under an M3 before?
You have to cut it out, well some alum plate back sand it, put some coating on so it won't rust. Relocate the carbon canister and make a box to cover it.

Is not like photoshop, cut and paste like that simple. It cost big dollars to do that.
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Old 11-13-2002, 11:25 PM   #12
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Here is a look of a taken out M3 Exhaust.

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Everyone will say "there is a lot of work involved" without being specific. What may be a lot of work to someone else may not be a lot of work to me.
Can someone actually describe the specific work involved?? Is it reworking the "spare tire well", or just installing the muffler and installing a lower bumper, reworking the muffler, etc...

Yea, Samir has done this to his car, but he is not very helpful to others on this board. I guess he doesn't want anyone else to sport this look except him or maybe he is just busy 24x7 It seems as if he just answer questions in details if it's relating to sales at RennSports This is just my opinion of course, but I have seen it on this board.

This board is all about helping out folks and that is why we are here. We should not bash each other just to be cool. When I get this figured out then I will post step by step instructions to assist someone else. Remember, we are all learning - none of us know EVERYTHING about our BMWs.

i think samir has been a very helpful and contributing member to the boards. he is also very busy with renn-sport.net and answering many other more emails just like yours. maybe it just comes down to he worked hard for the retrofit and wants it to be unique.
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Old 11-14-2002, 01:27 AM   #15
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Here is pic of model 328Cic and M3
big pic so it's clear to see
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Old 11-14-2002, 01:37 AM   #17
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Fit a M3 exhaust on a stock coupe bumper? Hmmm...work involved...

-modify the body so that the spare tire well is gone
-cut out rear bumper since the exhaust pipes are offsetted towards the center more than the stock left one
-new exhaust piping

If that is not alota work I don't know what is?
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Old 11-14-2002, 02:44 AM   #18
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Thanks neal and E46_Angemon ! Very good (helpful) info. With the right tools, I would say less than a day's work - not including the painting of the bumper cover
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Old 11-14-2002, 03:52 AM   #19
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Take pics, Post a DIY file if u're going to it. It'll be interesting.
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heres a pic of a euro catalog of the underside of an euro M3 coupe.
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