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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 09-18-2010, 01:26 PM   #1
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Which exhaust closest to g35 sound.

I'm looking for an exhaust system closest to g35. Any suggestions? 323ci by the way.
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Old 09-18-2010, 01:34 PM   #2
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a g35 sounds like a g35....


a bmw should sound like a bmw.
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Old 09-18-2010, 01:46 PM   #3
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I know what you mean OP, that's the sound I wanted, too. Perfect amount of low-end growl without being overbearing; sporty but not obnoxious or ricey. I don't really know how it sounds in person, but I was looking at the UUC TSE3 when I was contemplating getting an exhaust.
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g35 sounds nothing like a uuc tse3
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get a set of headers and you'll love the sound
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Old 09-18-2010, 03:51 PM   #6
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Old 09-18-2010, 04:05 PM   #7
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i hate these threads. why would you want a bmw to sound like a nissan/infiniti
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Old 09-18-2010, 05:15 PM   #8
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The stock e60 m5 has a similar sound. Don't think anything for the E46 does though. I have the BMW Performance exhaust and I think it sounds great!
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Old 09-18-2010, 05:58 PM   #9
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I'm looking for an exhaust system closest to g35. Any suggestions? 323ci by the way.
Good luck. The timing of the cylinder firing pulses between an I6 and V6 are dis-similar, these pulse cycles have a direct effect on the sound that ANY exhaust system can generate when installed.
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Old 09-18-2010, 06:06 PM   #10
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just buy a g35. i whole heartedly prefer the sound of my 328 to my good buddies G35, even with my stock exhaust... I really do like the way a g35 sounds too esp at lower revs but really it pails in comparision once you get to high revs, bmws sound way more mechanical and less artificial... g35's like sound the motor is muted and the exhaust is making its own pre-programmed sound. IMO
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i can barely hear my 323ci...im thinking about upgrading it...any suggestions dont want it over done...im also loooking forf black grills
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The G35 sound may not be completely from the exhaust. I'm just guessing, but I think there maybe some specially designed resonance chambers maybe on the intake side. You can't get that sound unless you have a G35 or you have access to some very technical sound modification/engineering.
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i can barely hear my 323ci...im thinking about upgrading it...any suggestions dont want it over done...im also loooking forf black grills
Shouldn't have bought a bimmer then....
The M5 also sounds nothing like an infiniti.
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i can barely hear my 323ci...im thinking about upgrading it...any suggestions dont want it over done...im also loooking forf black grills
I know what you mean. The 323 and 328 e46s don't make any fun sounds. Even at WOT on the track, my 328 was relatively quiet according to my track buddies.

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Shouldn't have bought a bimmer then....
The M5 also sounds nothing like an infiniti.
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On the lower end they sound similar.


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I think the real problem is that you are trying to make a 2.5l inline 6 sound like a 3.5l V6.
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i just sold my 350z and picked up an 04 330ci zhp and i love it, the z(and g35) exhaust note have to do with the harmonic balancing of the engine
if you look it up and read on it its pretty crazy how nissan manufactured that sound
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^for a second there i thought you were going to say the " i rode in my buddies 350hp..."


im relieved lol.
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i just sold my 350z and picked up an 04 330ci zhp and i love it, the z(and g35) exhaust note have to do with the harmonic balancing of the engine
if you look it up and read on it its pretty crazy how nissan manufactured that sound
Do you have any good link(s)? Thanks
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g35 sounds nothing like a uuc tse3
Didn't mean to connect those two thoughts. I meant of the common exhausts available for the e46, I liked the TSE3 (from what I'd seen on here).
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