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Old 05-31-2012, 01:35 AM   #1
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BMW performance exhaust?

Hi guys,
I need some advice.
I have a 323i 2007 and i was considering installing the BMW performance exhaust right from the BMW dealership. I wanted to know if anyone has done it and what was the turnout?
Its gona cost about 2 grands to buy it and install it so i wanted to make sure its worth it!
Thanks.
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:23 PM   #2
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There are a lot of videos on YouTube of cars with the PE. Keep in mind that, although it says Performance Exhaust, don't expect it to give you much more than a more sporty / aggressive sound as the actual performance gains are negligible. Also, you're better off waiting to see if a GB or special is offered again on the PE if you're not in a rush because at $2k you are overpaying based on some of the prices I've seen in the past.
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Old 06-06-2012, 01:12 PM   #3
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Hi guys,
I need some advice.
I have a 323i 2007 and i was considering installing the BMW performance exhaust right from the BMW dealership. I wanted to know if anyone has done it and what was the turnout?
Its gona cost about 2 grands to buy it and install it so i wanted to make sure its worth it!
Thanks.
2K on an exhaust - wow..

I paid 200 for my muffler delete... sounds better (IMO), same level (if not more) performance gain.. it really frees up the top end... and 10% of the price..

Visualize what else you can buy with the saved $1800
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Old 06-06-2012, 01:15 PM   #4
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2K on an exhaust - wow..

I paid 200 for my muffler delete... sounds better (IMO), same level (if not more) performance gain.. it really frees up the top end... and 10% of the price..

Visualize what else you can buy with the saved $1800
What kind of muffler?
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Old 06-06-2012, 01:24 PM   #5
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What kind of muffler?
It's a special kind.. its called a "delete" muffler
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Old 06-06-2012, 02:04 PM   #6
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ahhh ic.
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Old 06-06-2012, 02:42 PM   #7
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How loud are we talking?
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Old 06-06-2012, 03:07 PM   #8
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I just bought one in a group buy for $950 + gst and then $80 install....do not waste $2k if you are keen on it....you can also go the other route put a straight pipe (res +muffler delete) that will sound really loud and annoying....the BMW PE gives it a nice clean sporty sound if you need louder you can delete your cats.
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:10 PM   #9
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I would love to see the dyno sheet from the muffler delete really freeing up the top end.

I'm guessing this is more of a butt dyno thing.
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:32 PM   #10
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Find a Magnaflow exhaust on this site - I just bought a cat back exhaust on here for my 128i and it ships out of Woodbridge ON. Use the discount code vortex for 20% or 25% off.

http://www.hottexhaust.com/

I bought mine for <600$ shipped, should be arriving tomorrow
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:35 AM   #11
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imo from the videos, the sound is much richer but as was said before the gains are not that crazy.. better off with a JB unit for gains and hiflow downpipe.

Really wanted a Bmw PE myself just for sound and looks. Mike at Maranello had a bunch of stock for half price clearance during the winter.. but missed my chance

Hopefully he'll find some stock!
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:47 PM   #12
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I've got a BMW PE exhaust on my wife's '07 328i and it sounds great. Not quite as loud as the BMW PE exhaust we had on her old E93 335i. You can barely hear the exhaust from inside the car (windows shut) but definitely from outside. No noticeable power gains FTR.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:34 PM   #13
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+1 for muffler delete. Cost me $180 at a local shop. used my old tips and they used stainless steel piping. I love the sound of my car.
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Old 06-07-2013, 02:04 PM   #14
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Those of you with the muffler deletes, any impact on your e-test results?
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Old 06-07-2013, 05:14 PM   #15
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Muffler deletes do NOT affect your emissions whatsoever.
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