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Old 08-19-2011, 06:41 PM   #381
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I'm off to get mine done right now!!! Finally found some tips, little bigger than I wanted but we will see how they look on the car


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Old 08-19-2011, 07:50 PM   #382
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:00 PM   #383
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OK, I have gotten dozens of pms over the last couple months regarding the muffler delete and "how does it sound...". So, I figured I would just take a few vids under different circumstances so you could get a decent representation how it sounds and hopefully, settle some of the confusion.

The car has the OEM headers, the OEM intake, both OEM resonators, and no muffler... just piping out the back to tips. Also has a vorsteiner dual sided hood if that makes any difference (maybe it's lighter so has less sound dampening )

Anyways, here you go. I figured doing it at night would be best as you could see the speedometer and RPMs best.:

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What kind of rims r those? Forged? They look really good.
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Old 08-20-2011, 10:01 AM   #384
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Its so hard to judge the sound unless your in person hearing the car. Mine sounds awsome with the headers and magana flow exhaust but when i videoed it it sounded like crap.
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Old 08-20-2011, 05:23 PM   #385
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Mine has a pretty big cabin drone. But I can live with it.
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:03 PM   #386
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:57 PM   #387
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plan on it I just have to find the time I hope to later this week I absolutely love the sound. It's not over the top yet just enough in my opinion. I have had compliments on it a few times already


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Old 08-25-2011, 01:48 PM   #388
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honestly, i don't drive nearly "hard enough" to notice... if it was terrible, i would certainly pick it up but, if any, it's minimal
I know others might disagree but on mine I notice what feels to be more power. it definitely has smoother acceleration guaranteed. It had a very slight stutter in acceleration before but not anymore : thumbsup:


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Old 09-12-2011, 07:39 PM   #389
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I have a 325i, so do I need 2.5inch pipe? I am getting it done this weekend!
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:42 PM   #390
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:27 PM   #391
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^ sounds terrible, honestly.
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Old 11-04-2011, 12:01 AM   #392
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I think headers might do the trick but im just listing on my phone.

I can bearly hear it at all.

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Old 11-04-2011, 01:32 AM   #393
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Old 11-05-2011, 08:58 PM   #394
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would LOVE to hear a 323i with a muffler delete + headers
From what I've heard, headers w/ muffler delete would be ear shattering.
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Old 11-05-2011, 09:44 PM   #395
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From what I've heard, headers w/ muffler delete would be ear shattering.
You'd be glad they shattered because that noise would be atrocious. I've driven without a rear muffler and axle resonator, and I could honestly not DD my car like that. It was loud enough that my dashboard would rattle.

Magnaflow 16533 (for 325/330) + Headers = the best possible sound for the non-m E46 imo.
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Old 11-05-2011, 10:06 PM   #396
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I had it when my headers wouldn't line up with my exhaust had to drive it five blocks with everyone looking at me and while I was only driving 15 miles an hour cuz the noise was so fing loud I couldn't stand the vibrations threw out the car and my body.

It sounded like a 1000hp car with no exhaust it was cool for about 5 secs.

Op you would be making a huge mistake it wouldn't even be nice on a 1000+ m3 the **** is just way too loud and I also lost a ton of power it was hard to even get it up too 15 and I tried to put it I'm nuetrul when I hit a stop light the crap still sounded stupid. Don't do it this is coming from someone who mistakingly did it.

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I've heard the same as well. I would like to hear it for myself. I've heard it on a 330 and it sounded pretty damn good.
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Straight piped from headers is crazy. I took my car around the block when it was like that and it was crazy. I put the car into neutral and rolled pass the mom's pushing their baby carriages so save the little one's ears from being destroyed at their young age. LOL
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Straight piped from headers is crazy. I took my car around the block when it was like that and it was crazy. I put the car into neutral and rolled pass the mom's pushing their baby carriages so save the little one's ears from being destroyed at their young age. LOL
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I did muffler delete , was ok for a while, then it just sounded like a car with no muffler(duh) .. Went with flow master 40 series pro, now it sounds mean...
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