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Old 02-24-2013, 04:42 AM   #41
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after looking at his rear again, I think I figured out why the rear end as a whole may seem so much like an eye sore to most of us. For one, we're so used to seeing quad exhaust exiting out the back on an m3 but where it exits, I believe there's a cut out just big enough for the tail pipe to stick out. When the tail pipe, like the one in the OP car juts out from what seems like nowhere, that's whats causing most of us to gag and scoff. it may seem like such a minor detail to cause a major damaging effect but it would be similar to a smooth edge verses a very jagged one. if he had cut out his "diffuser" and the tail pipes exited and all of it had been on an even plane, i think it would've blended in a lot more. Plus, had he kept that part that his plate is mounted to and the diffuser all one color, I'm sure most would agree it could've been a much more tasteful smoother blend. Yeah... I think that's what it is. The black is bringing too much darkness to a silvery shiny car, causing whatever is silver to stand out. It would be equivalent to all those black pieces not being there at all. If you can mentally picture that, and pretend you only see whatever is silver, that I believe is what's causing most to not like it. We're all used to the back of the car being a single matching color.

PS If you guys seen the green BMW with his rare body kit and quad exhaust, who I think wrote a DIY on it actually, I'm sure most aren't hating on his car. It's because its clean, and he made it work. one more thing, doesn't his car kind of look like a 1996-2001 (i think) Honda Civic Coupe with a ricey quad exhaust on it? lol. maybes its just me
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:00 AM   #42
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:16 AM   #43
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:34 AM   #44
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I like it, it's got a whole mad max appeal. The whole, black wheels, exposed exhaust thing looks tough.
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:30 PM   #45
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. Hello fanatics , I'm new to this forum. I need a lil help into the right direction. I own a e46 325i and I'm looking into getting a 'Muffler delete' and I really want a nice aggressive sound or something that will sound better than the stock sound (Don't have loads of cash so NOT looking into buying a whole expensive exhaust kit). Also what size tips should I get. This is my first BMW and it's all stock. Anyways thanks in advance to all fanatics inputs.
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Old 12-11-2013, 06:50 PM   #46
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i just bought 2.5" tubing from pep boys for like 18 bucks, cut out the resonator and muffler and welded in straight pipe in their place. Stainless tubing would have been better but i didn't care that much. get whatever 2.5" tip you think look good (i didn't use one). If you want a more stock look for the tailpipe, buy a Y pipe for the end. You will love the sound, very sporty. For 18 bucks and a couple of hours you cant beat it.
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Old 12-11-2013, 08:09 PM   #47
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. Hello fanatics , I'm new to this forum. I need a lil help into the right direction. I own a e46 325i and I'm looking into getting a 'Muffler delete' and I really want a nice aggressive sound or something that will sound better than the stock sound (Don't have loads of cash so NOT looking into buying a whole expensive exhaust kit). Also what size tips should I get. This is my first BMW and it's all stock. Anyways thanks in advance to all fanatics inputs.
If this is your first BMW you shouldn't be wasting your money on modding especially if you don't have reserves for repairs. Not to mention a 325i with a muffler isn't going to sound all that impressive.

I'd recommend saving up some cash for a rainy day then consider doing modifications.
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