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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 01-11-2012, 12:14 AM   #1
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AA or highline tuning e46 exhaust

I'm interested in getting an exhaust for my 325 ci and I was leaning towards these two but just wanted to know more about them ( performance ,sound ,etc)from anybody that has one. Any info will be much appritiated. Any thoughts on other exhausts will also be helpful thanks
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:16 AM   #2
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try giving it a search.
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:27 AM   #3
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I did do a search and I found plenty of sound clips and videos of both of them I guess I'm just try to see how others like the exhaust or their opinion on them
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:35 AM   #4
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I did do a search and I found plenty of sound clips and videos of both of them I guess I'm just try to see how others like the exhaust or their opinion on them
highline tuning sounds the same all the way through the RPM range. I don't like it.
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:45 AM   #5
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Okay, so you'd lean more toward the AA
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:56 AM   #6
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Between those two, yes.
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Old 01-11-2012, 01:11 AM   #7
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i have magna flow but wish i got borla
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Old 01-11-2012, 08:22 AM   #8
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Before purchasing my exhaust I went to youtube to get an Idea of sounds , After watching many videos I decided to go with the Highline , I couldnt be any happier , Sounds great , Has a nice deep growl , Maintains that constant sound , A little rasp and drone to the ears but Its an exhaust .

If I had to purchase another exhaust for my next BMW Itll be another Highline.

Ps. I also have ebay headers and no cats so you can Imagine the sound .
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:24 PM   #9
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323I00s car is very loud, I can tell just by the setup he listed. The Highline sounds alright, it's about as loud as the TSE3 (they are the two loudest non-m catbacks) but it drones too. AA is not going to be that loud, louder than a stock zhp yes, but not all that loud.
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323I00s car is very loud, I can tell just by the setup he listed. The Highline sounds alright, it's about as loud as the TSE3 (they are the two loudest non-m catbacks) but it drones too. AA is not going to be that loud, louder than a stock zhp yes, but not all that loud.
Highline is definitely not as loud as TSE3.
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:24 PM   #11
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Ive heard the 2 , And I must say the tse with no cats and ebay headers sounded hideous , Youtube Is youre friend op.
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I like my AA exhaust.
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the highline is straight through with an x-pipe and muffler, should be promising for gains- yes?
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:55 AM   #14
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I have a Highline Tuning and it's been 4 years on my 330i and the quality is great and still sounds awesome!

+1 for Highline Tuning!
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i have just done headers on my zhp and i'm also trying to think of the best exhaust to put on. anybody have borla with that set up?
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i have just done headers on my zhp and i'm also trying to think of the best exhaust to put on. anybody have borla with that set up?


What kind of headers do you have?
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Ewwww that clip sounds horrible

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