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summit425 05-12-2009 11:11 PM

Why my AA gen 3 muffler sounds like a stock muffler???
 
Hi guys

today I brought my Active Autowerkes gen 3 muffler to the muffler shop and the exhaust sound is exactly same as stock 323ci...

I had magnaflow before,, I do feel that there is a bit of performance increase but the muffler sound is exactly same as stock one....

do you have any idea??

I didn't remove any resonator but just installed cat back...

Mine isn't close to one of those...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoKzrA-ytek

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZVKxgwv58g

dbworld4k 05-12-2009 11:13 PM

Probably because you just have the axle-back version?

summit425 05-12-2009 11:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dbworld4k (Post 1301540)
Probably because you just have the axle-back version?

http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/9876/0414091749.jpg

mine looks exactly same as this...

I don't want anything crazy loud but at least similar to one posted on Youtube..

Trouble65 05-13-2009 08:37 AM

I have GenIII on my 95 M3 and it does not sound near the stock muffler. Maybe your stock one was done?

Dr. Flyview 05-13-2009 02:00 PM

Yea the pic you posted looks like what I'm assuming dbworld4k was calling the "axle-back"??

Gamite 05-13-2009 02:22 PM

Those AA exhausts are always very quiet. If you want it to be louder, go catback, or remove some resonators.

1BADBMR 05-13-2009 10:49 PM

AA makes one of the quieter exhausts systems.
You should of went with UUC/Borla/Remus

Furious 05-14-2009 12:19 AM

if you "feel" a performance gain lol than whos to complain, honestly your driving a BMW not a race car, it shouldnt be loud, besides have you been outside the car and listened to it while someone else is driving?

SEXSPHERE 05-14-2009 03:30 AM

remove your resonator *th-up*

330DTM 05-14-2009 08:16 AM

Removing the 2nd resonator doesn't make a big difference. I don't notice it on my Rogue Ikon.

You could get e-bay headers and it'll definitely sound louder.

Rogue Ikon & DMS, UUC TSE 3 Light, AA are all axle back exhaust. I believe Remus is as well.

The only full-cat back exhaust for E46s that I know of is UUC TSE3 and Borla.

slimjim 05-14-2009 10:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Furious (Post 1302205)
if you "feel" a performance gain lol than whos to complain, honestly your driving a BMW not a race car, it shouldnt be loud, besides have you been outside the car and listened to it while someone else is driving?

+1....honestly all a loud exhaust does is bait out your scene.

summit425 05-14-2009 02:56 PM

video is coming soon. today I deleted a 2nd resonator and it sounds much better!!!

summit425 05-14-2009 09:29 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwIOqaNKbuE

Gamite 05-14-2009 10:19 PM

Definitely louder than stock. Sounds just about right.

summit425 05-14-2009 11:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gamite (Post 1302644)
Definitely louder than stock. Sounds just about right.

yeah I love the sound when I drive!!! it's awesome now and I am not a big fan of having super loud muffler.


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