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Old 06-30-2008, 04:31 PM   #1
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e30 muffler options cat back

Hi,

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.

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Old 06-30-2008, 05:10 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 06-30-2008, 11:37 PM   #3
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What? Another Touring on the board??? Ireland Engineering makes some good stuff for E30s!
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Old 06-30-2008, 11:43 PM   #4
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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.

Okay looks like IE cat back is the choice.
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Old 07-09-2008, 05:06 PM   #5
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not sure about the whole cat back,
but borla has never steered me wrong
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Old 07-10-2008, 12:23 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 07-10-2008, 04:23 PM   #7
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is anyone here running with no cat?
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Old 07-13-2008, 08:47 PM   #8
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MAGNAFLOW !!!!

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Old 07-13-2008, 08:50 PM   #9
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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
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Old 07-14-2008, 12:00 PM   #10
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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.
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Old 07-15-2008, 04:53 PM   #11
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e30 touring eh?

pics pics pics, and what kind?
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Old 07-15-2008, 07:46 PM   #12
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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!!

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Old 07-15-2008, 11:09 PM   #13
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E28 M5 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.
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:19 PM   #14
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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.

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Old 07-16-2008, 12:36 PM   #15
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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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