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Old 01-12-2011, 09:25 PM   #161
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The noise level is acceptable, its a little loud cruising around 60, but who goes 60 anyway? And as for all other times on the highway the music drowns out the sound of the exhaust, and as for talking to other passengers its perfectly possible to have a civil conversation, sounds great otherwise. I think it might also be louder in my case seeing as I have a convertible, I can talk to people outside my car without opening the windows so to say that sound from outside the cabin gets in easily would be an understatement at the very least. If you have a coupe or a sedan I would definitely recommend it, or in a convertible like mine for that matter, it really does sound great IMO.
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Old 01-13-2011, 02:23 AM   #162
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I'm beginning to consider a muffler delete, it seems to have the sound I'm looking for at a cheaper price. What I'm wondering is, I have the M Tech I bumper, could I run a quad exhaust on it? It looks to me like I can but I would have to have part of the bumper cut (where the tips are coming out now as it sits) on the passenger side.

Any ideas on how much that would run me? If I had any skill or tools at all I'd just do it myself but I'd screw it up for sure. Thanks
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:17 AM   #163
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^ I know I've seen people on this thread with this set up, I would send one of them a message about this. I believe the best thing to do would be to get a quote from a body shop on how much it would be to cut out that small notch, I can't imagine that it would cost very much.
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:52 AM   #164
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chase in that third video i would of ran up and stole your camera when you drove away.
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Old 02-23-2011, 06:55 PM   #165
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Great thread, very informative.
May do this, not sure yet. Droning scares me since I drive for ski/snowboard trips quite a bit.
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:21 PM   #166
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just read this WHOLE thread....makes me want to go do it right now. calling shops for estimates tomorrow =)
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:51 PM   #167
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muffler delete sounds so ghetto to me. But after reading the thread and being on a budget I think im convinced it will be best for me.

Sounds like ppl are getting prices from 70-200 dollars. Anyone get this done in the DC maryland area? Can anyone recommend a shop?

Also will you pass emissions with this??
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Old 03-06-2011, 02:07 PM   #168
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heres an outside vid of mine
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the credit roll in the beginning is wrong i have both factory resonators and muffler delete
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Old 03-06-2011, 04:34 PM   #169
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Has anyone done no muffler and no resonators? Knowing that people who have done resonator deletes while still keeping their muffler said there was hardly a difference. Would have no resonators and muffler be dramatically louder/annoying?
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Old 03-06-2011, 04:35 PM   #170
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Has anyone done no muffler and no resonators? Knowing that people who have done resonator deletes while still keeping their muffler said there was hardly a difference. Would have no resonators and muffler be dramatically louder/annoying?
I posted a vid of mine on here. 2.8 no muffler/res

i lied, that was another thread..



To me, it's not THAT loud and you can easily manage on how loud it gets (if your foots always to the floor) but cruising speed doesn't sound too loud or too soft. Just my opinion.
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Old 03-07-2011, 12:53 PM   #171
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hey guys i have a 99 328i with dinan cold-air intake and headers...now do you think i should cut my muffler and do 2.5 pipe and 76mm tips? or should i cut the resonator and muffler off?
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:54 PM   #172
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hey guys i have a 99 328i with dinan cold-air intake and headers...now do you think i should cut my muffler and do 2.5 pipe and 76mm tips? or should i cut the resonator and muffler off?
Cut off your muffler and buy a nice magnaflow to replace it, I have headers and cut off my muffler and it sounds ok in lower rpms but once you step on it its raspy as sh!t
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Old 03-08-2011, 01:40 PM   #173
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well if i dnt get magnaflow and i just cut the muffler and put 2.5 piping to the end with 76mm tips will it be ok or what
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Old 03-08-2011, 01:45 PM   #174
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Yeah it will be fine. You can find some good muffler tips off of ebay. That's where I bought mine.
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:32 PM   #175
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can you guys show me some tips you guys would recommend.. I will be doing the muffler delete maybe this weekend. I was wonder what size piping would you recommend 3"? by the way I was looking for some burnt tips but i can seem to find them, can someone help me out.. thanks.
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:59 PM   #176
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i need to hear how this sounds with headers!!! anyone knows where to find a video of that? i searched but no luck..
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Old 03-11-2011, 09:18 PM   #177
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heres an outside vid of mine
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the credit roll in the beginning is wrong i have both factory resonators and muffler delete
thats fvucking route 1 in Norwood! We should meet sometime, i live in Norwood.
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Old 03-11-2011, 09:37 PM   #178
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i need to hear how this sounds with headers!!! anyone knows where to find a video of that? i searched but no luck..
You dont want to hear it.. I got my car back about 3 days ago which already had a straight pipe now it had no cats + straight piping back. Made my ears bleed, sounded like it was going to break the glass.

Have a muffler on it now to keep it down, putting on 2 vibrant resonators on it tomorrow to get rid of the insane rasp it has.
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Old 03-11-2011, 10:15 PM   #179
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i need to hear how this sounds with headers!!! anyone knows where to find a video of that? i searched but no luck..
my video is with headers look at the post after yours
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Old 03-11-2011, 10:16 PM   #180
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thats fvucking route 1 in Norwood! We should meet sometime, i live in Norwood.
that it is in norwood
was going to bar louie with some friends that night
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