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Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
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 01-17-2014, 08:17 AM   #1
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Exclamation Is it possible to put a Ti exhaust on a E46?

So i really like this exhaust and im wondering if i can put in on the E46? Like Impreza's Evo's and other simmilar cars have, here's an example :

http://www.canibeat.com/wp-content/u...8/IMG_0073.jpg

So please tell me, is it? has anyone tried this out? because i have never seen an E46 with this type of exhaust (fart can).

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Old 01-17-2014, 08:28 AM   #2
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If you want a titanium exhaust, get an E46 M3 or 135/335, or E9x M3, then get an Akrapovic Race Evolution Ti header-back exhaust.

I bought one, for the weight savings, power production (independent dynos consistently show top tier gains), uniqueness, and as a way to give some money back to my "home country" (they're made by a Slovenian company, in Slovenia).

I would, however, absolutely NEVER recommend putting a "JDM", "Titanium" single exit fart can, on an E46.
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Old 01-17-2014, 02:46 PM   #3
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What about a 325/330? why not a JDM one? And how does it look on the E46?

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Old 01-17-2014, 06:43 PM   #4
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I personally think that single exit exhausts look out of place on street driven BMW's, and a giant "JDM" cannister muffler with the traditionally (way too) huge tip (that has zero benefit, none, nada) would just look very, well, "17 year old gets dad's E46 when he leases new E90, sells Civic but stripped every single aftermarket part off Honda to Jerry rig to the BMW because 17yo doesn't get that quality parts cost a lot more than what same parts cost for Civic, and 17yo is 17 with a 17yo brain and a 17yo's basic understanding of how motors work and how to improve aspects of a given motor because, 17".

At least, that's what started happening at local meets. For a long time, it was just the usual suspects aka the obnoxious, overindulged, think-they-are-entitled-to-everything kids who'd show up in their parents' Bimmer, usually an M3/M5 or 540/550/750/760/Z4, and walk around like their, err, exhaust fumes don't stink. A generation of one-uppers.
Unfortunately, it started to change to where people who knew nothing but 1-2 Japanese economy car "modding" picked up a cheap E46 (or older), and rather than dive into learning the ins and outs of a car that is quite a few leagues from a FWD, 4-banger, econobox, they epitomize quantity over quality, and rather than buy 2 high quality, proven, lifetime parts for say $1500, they don't see the sense in it and buy the absolute lowest cost items, because "more mods = more power"...
I personally got derided by someone who was 10yrs my junior, 18 to my 28 at the time, for buying a genuine CSL intake. Oh, but it was awesome (enough that he told people I assume we're his" bro's" about the sick weave and how he heard it was made entirely of unicorn horn dust, from the Black Forest and only those that are challenged to a melee duel, or something like that, and how he was getting "the version for the 3xxi because"if it makes this much power on an M3, imagine what it will do on my 3xx!"). Only when he told me "you spent that much of YOUR PARENTS money on an intake? I have a (some knockoff) that was only $200, and the eBay listing has a dyno to show it makes 24hp! That's the same power, but I could have ten of them!", that was what made me mad. (I had been entirely independent since 21, paid my own cash out of pocket for every car, every mod, and this idiot shows up in his dad's car, calls it his, and decides that instead of learning from someone who has been at it for over a decade longer, it would be better to call them an idiot).

The "scene" ended up so divided that there are two groups of people who meet. The first is an All Euro meet (from BMW/VW to Porsche, Ferrari, Lotus, and some seriously awesome, legit supercars) where I have yet to see so much as a snarky comment, people are giving rides all throughout, and no one gives a crap how old you are, it's your maturity level that matters.
The second is basically what you would get If Sport Compact Car and EuroTuner had the douchebagiest kid ever, then put $500 "coilovers" on, and "Stancewerkz, represent, you! Dubs on Dubs action right hurrr!" is the abortion worthy result.

I apologize for ranting, but you seem new to the cars, and I really hope you don't fall into the second group of "enthusiasts". For your sake.
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Old 01-18-2014, 10:26 AM   #5
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Well yeah, i get you, im just curious about this thing because i have never seen it, and yeah people like that go on my nerve's too, when you buy a, lets say Borla exhaust system and some guy says : ''i have an exhaust that is alot cheaper and gives you more power!'' well yeah but its quality is probably shit and wont last long.. And yes i am pretty new to all this and i really dont wanna mess it up in the first try.
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Old 01-18-2014, 05:08 PM   #6
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I just noticed you are from Slovenia! First generation American, Slovenian here!

I bet you could get a good price on an Akrapovic sExhaust (lol), seeing as we Slovenians are a small crowd...
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Old 01-19-2014, 10:37 AM   #7
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Omg nice! haha , yeah i think i really could, but its harder to get akrapovic sExhaust haha, for a car
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