View Full Version : e30 muffler options cat back

06-30-2008, 04:31 PM

What are the best options for an e30 cat back system? I don't want anything too loud just nice euro grunt when pushed. I looked at the Ireland Engineering option but would love a local supplier.


06-30-2008, 05:10 PM
Best bet is the Ireland engineering cat-back or a nice magnaflow muffler with some resonators to keep the sound down. But for a slighty deeper sound than stock by far the IE is the #1 choice for that. Its also lighter so you save some weight. The only thing local i can suggest if that what you want is a magnaflow muffler w/ a resonator to keep the sound down but still good sounding.

06-30-2008, 11:37 PM
What? Another Touring on the board??? Ireland Engineering makes some good stuff for E30s!

06-30-2008, 11:43 PM
Another touring?

Yes! Mine is in the middle of a long list of upgrades. Currently a resident of Bimmersport getting a heart transplant and a host of other goodies! I can hardly wait.*th-up*

Okay looks like IE cat back is the choice.

07-09-2008, 05:06 PM
not sure about the whole cat back,
but borla has never steered me wrong

07-10-2008, 12:23 AM
I have a stebro in mine, and I got it from a supplier in Ottawa.
Its does get pretty throaty when you gas it, but the rumble suits the e30.

07-10-2008, 04:23 PM
is anyone here running with no cat?

07-13-2008, 08:47 PM

Duel pips :)

07-13-2008, 08:50 PM
iam lookign to go dual in and dual out i just gotta see if anyone makes them i haven't done much research but i see lots of people putting y pipes in iam not into that

07-14-2008, 12:00 PM
is anyone here running with no cat?

I am, for now... I don't think it's gonna stay that way. It sounds wicked, but it's seriously loud, and I want to build a little more compression on the out.

07-15-2008, 04:53 PM
e30 touring eh?

pics pics pics, and what kind?

07-15-2008, 07:46 PM
Well started as a simple 1989 320i 5spd manual everything car including manual rack (yum). DiamondSwartz

The story so far:

Billy sports/springs
Complete front end suspension rebuild (control arms tie rods urethane bushings)
Engine swap M52 (low low mileage) ODB 1 conversion
Transmission swap
Ireland Engineering strut tower brace

I have buckets of parts waiting to install after I get it back from the swap on Monday. One or two weeks of driving then back in for complete tear down and paint/interior work.

It will be at the Bimmersport BBQ on July 27th

Also Bimmersport crew...what can I say...they are gods!!!

I just sold my e28 M5 to fund this little project e30 tourings are the sex!!

Before shot


07-15-2008, 11:09 PM
E28 M5 :eek: please....post pics also.
Hopefully you dont end up like me and soon regretting letting it go lol. Touring does look good tho, sounds like its shaping up great.

07-15-2008, 11:19 PM
I know I am going to regret letting it go but I want to finish the touring then next year look for an e36 M3 or e30 M3.


07-16-2008, 12:36 PM
It might have been your car that I saw about 3 weeks ago at bimmersport. It was dark blue, was it yours?

07-16-2008, 12:37 PM
I know I am going to regret letting it go but I want to finish the touring then next year look for an e36 M3 or e30 M3.


Yes you ARE gonna regret letting it go. lol

07-16-2008, 04:00 PM
No mine is DiamondSwartz (Met Black).

There is a green one that I looked at Biimersport a few weeks ago and there is another one or two Tourings that are popping up around GTA.

I think they are the most popular import for e30s now, with most coming from either Europe or like my friends Japan.


07-17-2008, 12:18 AM
I have a straight pipe off the car to a magnaflow. It sounds alright, got a lot of holes because the welder I was using was shit. But oh well.

08-11-2008, 09:34 AM
I had a Brullen cat back system on my 01 e46 and by far the best sounding exhaust I've ever heard.

When I sold the car I searched and searched for another Brullen exhaust (was locally made in GTA but now no longer avail/around) and found one so it's sitting in my garage waiting for my next toy...

which should be shipped tomorrow and I'll be joining the e30 touring ranks..