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Dysantic
01-06-2010, 01:30 AM
I was wondering if anyone has or knows where I can get my hands on an aftermarket exhaust for my 1997 328i. I'd like something that has a nice deep sound to it, but not something that will set off car alarms all over the place and get me pulled over. Something that has a nice enough sound that can be heard, but I can still hear the people sitting in the other seats of the car.

Remus, stromung, supersprint and even magnaflow (even though I'm normally not a big fan of them), just as long as its not something completely rediculous or without a name.

Let me know if you have one for sale, know of someone selling one or even a local manufacturer or something I can get one for a reasonable price. I'm not really looking to break the bank on it, so new or used can work. Just as long as it isn't rusted to shit. *shiner*

Thanks

Hard Dog
01-07-2010, 04:43 PM
Just wondering if you've tried simply disconnecting the vacuum line to the exhaust bypass diaphragm? I was very satisfied with the low rumble, at idle, with the stock muffler fully open, on my 328.

propr'one
01-08-2010, 01:21 AM
Hold the phone. You have a B3?

Where are my pics.

Hard Dog
01-08-2010, 09:09 AM
Hold the phone. You have a B3?

Where are my pics.
To avoid threadjacking, I've posted some pics in the "Rides" section:
http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=128735

Fern3
01-08-2010, 09:53 AM
^ whoa mint

Steve30
01-08-2010, 10:06 AM
Check out some of the e36's that get parted out by the sponsors. Some of them have some nice exhausts. Wow @ the B3 and I didn't know you were on this forum hard dog. Thanks for he gauge :P

Dysantic
01-08-2010, 02:47 PM
^^ I know some of them get some half decent exhausts but normally they are spoken for almost immediately or there is no way to grab it unless you drop a downpayment on it before it arrives so that you have dibs and never even see it beforehand.

Just wondering if you've tried simply disconnecting the vacuum line to the exhaust bypass diaphragm? I was very satisfied with the low rumble, at idle, with the stock muffler fully open, on my 328.

Is that good for the muffler though? I've heard that opening or closing or just generally taking parts out of the muffler can change the sound, but I've never really thought that doing something like that would be good for emissions or the car in general. BTW, beauty B3. lol

Steve30
01-08-2010, 03:03 PM
Its just a flap that works off of exhaust pressure to keep the car quiet at idle but opens up at higher rpms to allow more flow. It won't harm anything.

Dysantic
01-09-2010, 02:31 PM
Does this only add a low rumble at idle then? I'd rather something that makes a nice sound when accelerating.

Hard Dog
01-11-2010, 08:19 AM
Does this only add a low rumble at idle then? I'd rather something that makes a nice sound when accelerating.
The flap normally opens between 2500 and 3000 rpm, so disabling it makes it louder while accelerating to that rpm. It doesn't cost anything to unplug the hose and try it.

Dysantic
01-13-2010, 01:32 PM
Does anyone know of a DIY to disable the vacuum line? If not I can probably just ask the next time I bring it in to RMP.

Steve30
01-13-2010, 02:06 PM
here you go.
http://www.e36-tech.com/forum/diy-328i-323i-golf-tee-mod-3402.html

taxi615
01-13-2010, 02:25 PM
do the M3 's have this too???

Hard Dog
01-13-2010, 02:42 PM
do the M3 's have this too???
Not sure. Just look at the two exhaust pipes under your rear bumper. If one of them has a small disc-shaped thingy, with a rubber hose attached, than yes. You can also see the flap inside the pipe.

taxi615
01-13-2010, 02:46 PM
yeah figured I would check it out but if someone new then I would have checked it out

Dysantic
01-13-2010, 02:56 PM
In the DIY it says that this can only be done for 328's and 323's. If you really want to know I guess the only way is to take a look. I'm gonna give this a try later and see what the difference is like. Hopefully I'll be able to do it with the writeup minus the pictures since none of them load for me except the parts diagram. lol

taxi615
01-13-2010, 02:58 PM
In the DIY it says that this can only be done for 328's and 323's.

yeah I saw that too I'll check it out

Steve30
01-13-2010, 03:26 PM
This cannot be done on M3's. The golf tee mod pretty much makes the 328 sound like the M3 exhaust.

taxi615
01-13-2010, 05:21 PM
ok then I'm already set...lol

Dysantic
01-14-2010, 12:50 AM
I just did the mod earlier today and was just out driving around and the car sounds great! It's not quite a performance exhaust, but does make a difference in sound and is a very nice change. I would still be interested in an exhaust if someone has one, but thanks to you guys that suggested this to tide me over until I can get a real one!

kenmar
01-14-2010, 07:22 AM
Are you interested in my 1.5year old Remus? I'm toying with the idea of doing a custom Magnaflow, but just not sure if I'll be happy with the outcome: I've heard some complaints that it turns out kinda loud, but from what I've seen, those complaints are with the short case mufflers.

kenmar
01-15-2010, 07:14 PM
Pics on the car...

tg07lq
01-15-2010, 10:36 PM
price on remus?

kenmar
01-16-2010, 08:20 PM
It's a stainless dual-in, dual-out exhaust. There should be no rust on it. It's not officially for sale yet; still deciding if I want to do the custom Magnaflow route.

sparkybp
03-27-2010, 08:53 AM
No m3 exhausts don't have this vaccum line.