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Old 12-15-2010, 10:57 AM   #1
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328i bmw performance exhaust?

hey all, i have a 2011 328i coming in and i want to improve the sound a little. i test drove a benz c300 and that sounded so nice when you hit the throddle, it made me almost buy it. nice growl out of the back end, but only when you hit it, not always when you are driving.
My question is is the bmw performance exhaust have a v8 type growl to it like the merc, or is more of a civic sound. im looking for more of the rumble sound, not the tin sound. hope some who have the bmw performance exhaust can let me know
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Old 12-15-2010, 03:19 PM   #2
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lots more vids on youtube. spend a couple hours on it. ...granted the videos dont give you the full depth of the bass a system can provide...but the clips are decent enough to compare.

quite a few aftermarket set ups to choose from too.
no it wont void your warranty.
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Old 12-15-2010, 03:27 PM   #3
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If any exhaust sounded like the ones in those two videos, I'd not be in any rush to buy them.
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If any exhaust sounded like the ones in those two videos, I'd not be in any rush to buy them.
+1, they sound like shitty pickup trucks.
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Old 12-15-2010, 03:35 PM   #5
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I think to get a V8ish sound you need those oval-shaped tips, or you can just go for the M3, that has a real V8

Jokes apart, I know what you mean, I once drove a CLK base model that sounded like a V8 even though it had a V6 under the hood. I think it'd be harder to get that note from a bimmer. It might be because straight sixes sound different than V6s. I might be talking non sense here but for what I've noticed bimmers always have a sportier sound (higher pitch) and Mercs have sort of a muscle sound to it.

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Old 12-15-2010, 09:51 PM   #7
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^^ that one sounds like crap also. I can't imagine actually paying to make my car sound like that.
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Old 12-15-2010, 10:29 PM   #8
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the youtube vids are hard to judge, especially with built in mics that digital cameras have. its going to be over a grand for the exhaust plus install. dont want to delete any parts in the system, the bmw system does claim +5hp and +3ft lbs with no change in fuel mileage. most systems you lose 5 hp. the 5hp up or down nobody would notice on a car this size. the same mileage though is a plus. i guess i will maybe have to wait for a meet to see if anybody has one that i can hear live.
anybody heard one "live"?
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