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Old 12-20-2012, 08:42 PM   #541
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The headers you would gain power from, More if they where equal length headers , But id doubt you made anything by removing the muffler
Muffler was deleted 5+ years ago (hence the style 45s, non-painted hood, missing front lip and roof rack). It was never deleted with the expectation of performance. It was simply deleted out of personal preference. I hope you didn't think i did both at the same time. That would be silly.
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:24 PM   #542
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Stock resonators. Extremely pleased, it isn't loud like it is in the video, don't let the quality fool you. Not even putting tips on.

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Old 12-22-2012, 12:24 AM   #543
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Surprised there was no comments.. people always want I hear demos?!
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:30 AM   #544
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not at 240p quality they don't lol
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:43 AM   #545
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it sounds like it would be nice but yea the quality blows...
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:25 AM   #546
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I'll re due..
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:22 PM   #547
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:31 PM   #548
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:36 PM   #549
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Knowing how mine sounds and how it sounds being recorded. I think yours sounds good.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:28 PM   #550
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I drove my 330ci at various speeds between 50-90mph last night and there was barely any drone! Anyone who says the drone at highway speeds is unbearable, they must have super super hearing or something. It sounds amazing on the highway especially going under overpasses! Anyone looking at YouTube videos, just dont. They dont do justice to the real sound.
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:43 PM   #551
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i drove my 330ci at various speeds between 50-90mph last night and there was barely any drone! Anyone who says the drone at highway speeds is unbearable, they must have super super hearing or something. It sounds amazing on the highway especially going under overpasses! Anyone looking at youtube videos, just dont. They dont do justice to the real sound.
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:44 PM   #552
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I am in love with the tone of mine on the 323i, car feels twice as light and zooms with a sexy tone.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:05 AM   #553
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It'll sound like you're driving a race car all the time. No doubt it sounds good when you want to go for a blast on some twisty stuff, but it just sounds ridiculous around town. I have a friend with the same muffler delete, and driving 6 cars in front of him in traffic just makes it sound ridiculous.

I have the second resonator removed on my 325ci, now that is the best compromise imo. Only loud over 4000rpm, I'm even considering removing the other resonator now!
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:14 AM   #554
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Definitely gives the car some character, but what does the rest of the car look like? I think it's ridiculous when people do this and the car is bone stock/stock ride height. It's like a yappy little dog. All bark, no bite.
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:01 AM   #555
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Definitely gives the car some character, but what does the rest of the car look like? I think it's ridiculous when people do this and the car is bone stock/stock ride height. It's like a yappy little dog. All bark, no bite.
the car is lowered and it also has ac schnitzer rims on it.
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It'll sound like you're driving a race car all the time. No doubt it sounds good when you want to go for a blast on some twisty stuff, but it just sounds ridiculous around town. I have a friend with the same muffler delete, and driving 6 cars in front of him in traffic just makes it sound ridiculous.

I have the second resonator removed on my 325ci, now that is the best compromise imo. Only loud over 4000rpm, I'm even considering removing the other resonator now!
the car is extremely loud but for some reason it does not annoy me when i drive around town or anything. i guess its personal preference, i know many people that dont mind it and others that would never even conciser getting a muffler delete on that car. yea removing the second resonator would make it sound much better
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another video i made of the car. This time at a car wash

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Old 12-30-2012, 02:37 AM   #558
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It'll sound like you're driving a race car all the time. No doubt it sounds good when you want to go for a blast on some twisty stuff, but it just sounds ridiculous around town. I have a friend with the same muffler delete, and driving 6 cars in front of him in traffic just makes it sound ridiculous.

I have the second resonator removed on my 325ci, now that is the best compromise imo. Only loud over 4000rpm, I'm even considering removing the other resonator now!
??? Its not that loud unless you make it loud.

Maybe your friend cant control the RPM's, cause its pretty quiet if you keep them low. When you get way up in the RPM's......you will turn some heads!
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:49 AM   #559
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:06 AM   #560
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