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Old 04-26-2016, 09:04 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I am brand new to the fourms, and I just recently bought a 01 330ci. I have been wanting to get a better sound out of it. I want to get a deep almost growly sound but I don't want it to be extremely loud or sound like a *****. I heard of a couple people doing a resonator delete and putting a Magnaflow Exhaust on it. I was just wondering if that would be a good idea for the sound I want, and if anybody else had any good ideas or even sound clips if you have done it yourself. Thanks!
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Old 04-26-2016, 09:09 PM   #2
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Look into the ZHP muffler. Can be had for under <$150. Sounds deeper and has more bass, turns heads when the car is taking off. I love it, perfect tone in my opinion. Before anybody says it's "quiet", consider how it sounds to people outside.
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Old 04-26-2016, 09:42 PM   #3
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Look into the ZHP muffler. Can be had for under <$150. Sounds deeper and has more bass, turns heads when the car is taking off. I love it, perfect tone in my opinion. Before anybody says it's "quiet", consider how it sounds to people outside.
Thanks man I will look into it! Do you have or know of anyone with a sound clip? I can't seem to find a good one.
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Old 04-26-2016, 09:51 PM   #4
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Ante up & buy a Magnaflow 16533 Full Cat-Back, they work great, sound great & are roughly half the weight of the stock exhaust. Plus, someday you'll sell it & when you do you'll get back roughly .70 cents on the dollar.

You can listen to my Header & Magnaflow 16533 in my dyno video below.



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Old 04-26-2016, 09:55 PM   #5
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Ante up & buy a Magnaflow 16533 Full Cat-Back, they work great, sound great & are roughly half the weight of the stock exhaust. Plus, someday you'll sell it & when you do you'll get back roughly .70 cents on the dollar.

You can listen to my Header & Magnaflow 16533 in my dyno video below.



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Thanks Rob but it seems the video is not there for me nor a link?
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That sounds amazing Rob! I will most likely end up doing this if not something very similar, I love the tone "growlyness" of the this. Thanks for you help! And by the way I love the Gun metal gray color of you car.
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I already have technik headers, but it wasn't cutting it for me, wanted some good sound. Went ahead and cut the muffler off and had dual 2.5" put in. IMO looks good, sounds good. Its not horrible at idle, and screams at WOT. Everything is a matter of personal opinion though, cant really base your decision off of others experiences with this unless you've heard it in person. Id recommend the muffler delete route, even if its just to test the waters. I'll try and snag a sound clip tomorrow so you can get a general idea. Here's a pic, debating on getting tips or not. I dont want to end up with goofy a** giant tips that look completely out of place lol.
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I already have technik headers, but it wasn't cutting it for me, wanted some good sound. Went ahead and cut the muffler off and had dual 2.5" put in. IMO looks good, sounds good. Its not horrible at idle, and screams at WOT. Everything is a matter of personal opinion though, cant really base your decision off of others experiences with this unless you've heard it in person. Id recommend the muffler delete route, even if its just to test the waters. I'll try and snag a sound clip tomorrow so you can get a general idea. Here's a pic, debating on getting tips or not. I dont want to end up with goofy a** giant tips that look completely out of place lol.
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Yeah I was debating whether to do a muffler delete or not, I've heard of a couple people doing so. I will do a little more research and listen to you sound clip if you get that chance. Thanks for your help! By the way your car is awesome. I love the setup, mine is silver and I am going to try for some black accents/trim and wheels powder coated. Again thanks for your help!

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Old 04-27-2016, 03:04 PM   #11
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I already have technik headers, but it wasn't cutting it for me, wanted some good sound. Went ahead and cut the muffler off and had dual 2.5" put in. IMO looks good, sounds good. Its not horrible at idle, and screams at WOT. Everything is a matter of personal opinion though, cant really base your decision off of others experiences with this unless you've heard it in person. Id recommend the muffler delete route, even if its just to test the waters. I'll try and snag a sound clip tomorrow so you can get a general idea. Here's a pic, debating on getting tips or not. I dont want to end up with goofy a** giant tips that look completely out of place lol.

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I've also considered the RE ikon exhaust, it seems to have a really deep tone do you have any idea of these?
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Old 04-27-2016, 03:09 PM   #12
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Im running headers, full exhaust and magnaflow (http://www.amazon.com/Magnaflow-1481.../dp/B000CC9CDM). I really like the sound
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Im running headers, full exhaust and magnaflow (http://www.amazon.com/Magnaflow-1481.../dp/B000CC9CDM). I really like the sound

Does it have a pretty low/growly sound?
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Does it have a pretty low/growly sound?
Ya I will have to try to get a video of it
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Ya I will have to try to get a video of it

All right thanks man!
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I think I am going to have to go with the RE ikon, sounds really good in my opinion.

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