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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 06-12-2016, 01:08 AM   #1
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Exhaust?

I have a 2003 330xi and was wondering what is a good exhaust under $800. I have been looking at the Corsa TSE3, but it says that it will not fit on a XI. I talked to someone who works at Tuner Motorsport, he says "it should fit." Should I buy it and see if it fits?
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Old 06-12-2016, 09:16 AM   #2
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What happens if it doesn't fit though?
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Old 06-12-2016, 12:00 PM   #3
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I have a 2003 330xi and was wondering what is a good exhaust under $800. I have been looking at the Corsa TSE3, but it says that it will not fit on a XI. I talked to someone who works at Tuner Motorsport, he says "it should fit." Should I buy it and see if it fits?
I have a Corsa TSE3 on my 330xi. There is one section of the exhaust that bends around the transfer case that is different and won't fit. I purchased the exhaust knowing the issue and brought it to an exhaust shop in MA and the guy cut my oem pipe just after the bend and welded the rest of the exhaust together and mounted it for me. Works great, sounds awesome!
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Old 06-12-2016, 04:39 PM   #4
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I have a Corsa TSE3 on my 330xi. There is one section of the exhaust that bends around the transfer case that is different and won't fit. I purchased the exhaust knowing the issue and brought it to an exhaust shop in MA and the guy cut my oem pipe just after the bend and welded the rest of the exhaust together and mounted it for me. Works great, sounds awesome!
I just realized the I forgot to put in Corsa TSE3 axle-back. So it would be replacing the whole exhaust system just the part after the back axle. Do you think it would still fit?
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Old 06-12-2016, 06:21 PM   #5
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I just realized the I forgot to put in Corsa TSE3 axle-back. So it would be replacing the whole exhaust system just the part after the back axle. Do you think it would still fit?
Oh in that case I think it would bolt right up. But if I were you I would look into a simple muffler delete or a magnaflow muffler (don't remember the exact model numbers try 14815, 14816, 11385, etc). There are e46's on youtube with these setups and they all sound good. Also look at the Rogue Ikon and Diablo. You could save a few hundred dollars easy.
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Old 06-12-2016, 06:56 PM   #6
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Thank you so much. Big help
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Old 07-03-2016, 02:57 PM   #7
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i did a muffler delete on my 325xi and i think it sounds good. not too loud just a nice grumble. i just cut the muffler off and welded two pipes in place looks and sounds good in my opinion.
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