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Old 04-27-2011, 01:29 AM   #1
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Best sounding exhaust for a 330ci?

I've been looking around for the best sounding exhaust for a 330ci. So far all the videos i've seen don't really capture the true sound. I was wondering what would be the best sounding exhaust for my 2002 300ci. So far i'm thinking Dinan... but still want to keep my options open.
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:34 AM   #2
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Best sound exhaust is factory with headers. After market Exhaust on BMW sound like Honda ***** car. Don't do it.

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Old 04-27-2011, 01:36 AM   #3
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factory muffler and resonators with headers actually sounds really nice. If you wanna actually get something different, headers and bmw performance or ZHP muffler sounds nice.
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:15 AM   #4
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That actually makes a lot of sense. Can probably find a ZHP muffler for pretty cheap. Any recommendations on the headers?

But my friend does have a Dinan exhaust on his e36 M3 and it does sound good. Not ricerish, just amplifies the engine. If I can find a good deal on the headers that would be amazing!
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:52 AM   #5
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my RE ikon sounds legit, id rather hav the dinan 1 tho.
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:37 AM   #6
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I was actually looking some up. I love the way the RE DMS sounds as well! And its fairly cheaper than the dinan. Dinan is just way overpriced.
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:43 AM   #7
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All garbage, except the UUC Corsa TSE3
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:48 PM   #8
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I'm looking into the Rogue IKON as well because I don't want anything too loud or obnoxious and the IKON seems to have a nice deep sound to it. Plus I already have headers and I don't want to have my exhaust sound like a screaming banshee.
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:56 PM   #9
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Rogue IKNO and DMS are very nice sounding exhausts, definitely. Dinan is very pricey, but it will sound nice as well, but I don't think as nice. The TSE3 is pretty loud. With headers, it's obnoxious.
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I have a highline with headers, and I personaly think it sounds amazing. To me, it sounds like a beastly e36 M3.
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I personally hate the Highline. On my friend's ZHP, it sounds the same, the entire way through the RPM range. It never changes.
I don't really like that.
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Rogue IKNO and DMS are very nice sounding exhausts, definitely. Dinan is very pricey, but it will sound nice as well, but I don't think as nice. The TSE3 is pretty loud. With headers, it's obnoxious.

It is only loud at WOT. Light throttle loads it's downy soft.
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It is only loud at WOT. Light throttle loads it's downy soft.
Last time I heard it was when my car was stock ish, at Bimmerfest last year. I think my perception of loud is pretty fuucked now. I gotta listen to it again.

I did sound pretty awesome though.
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ya the ikon isnt that loud and when I get on it, it sounds very sexy not ricey at all but its hard to make an inline 6 sound ricey. I have a BMW performance intake as well which I got after the exhaust and it made a great sound and performance increase that I noticed.
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TSE from UUC sounds the best IMO. Never heard it IRL though.
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no bias... but uuc tse3............
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TSE3 all day long... like others said, its loud when it is supposed to be... at WOT

A long tunnel and 3500RPM's +

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tse3 sucks. eisenmann race is better lol. costs a lot more though
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Old 04-27-2011, 04:02 PM   #20
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What about active autowerke? I know they are generally higher in pitch. I have yet to hear one in real life.
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