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e30Touring 06-30-2008 04:31 PM

e30 muffler options cat back

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.


e30_kid89 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.

TopSpeed 06-30-2008 11:37 PM

What? Another Touring on the board??? Ireland Engineering makes some good stuff for E30s!

e30Touring 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.

drstenso 07-09-2008 05:06 PM

not sure about the whole cat back,
but borla has never steered me wrong

Magic_Black 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.

slimjim 07-10-2008 04:23 PM

is anyone here running with no cat?

5thseries 07-13-2008 08:47 PM


Duel pips :)

BmW1819 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

Fel 07-14-2008 12:00 PM


Originally Posted by slimjim (Post 1175094)
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.

davericher20 07-15-2008 04:53 PM

e30 touring eh?

pics pics pics, and what kind?

e30Touring 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

///M-TRD3 07-15-2008 11:09 PM

E28 M5 :eek: 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.

e30Touring 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.

davericher20 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?

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