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Old 01-24-2004, 04:13 PM   #16
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the loudness of the sound id dependant on many things including whether or not you have reonators...if the muffler itself is too loud then you can always have a resonator put in place
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Old 01-25-2004, 07:33 PM   #17
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I've had magnaflow on my 318 as well. It was too loud so I sold it. I'm now using an ANSA sport cat back exhaust which is expensive and very quiet. It provides a tasteful growl when you accelerate at higher RPM's.

The magnaflow produced a really bassy exhaust note which drove me insane, and it constantly backfired which I did not like at all. It made my car feel very "riced" out. At constant RPM's on city or highway the magnaflow would tend to droan and make every interior panel vibrate. Maybe some of you can take it, but honestly it gave me a headache, I couldn't even hear my music.

It's difficult to find a good sounding exhaust for the 318 without it being too raspy or too loud. So your best bet is to find a quiet one. ie Supersprint, ANSA or Brullen cat back. Some magnaflow cat backs are quiet as well, but their mufflers are just terrible. If you're really on a tight budget and don't care about having an exhaust that's TOO loud, buy the Magnaflow aluminized mufflers. It's about $100 and $50 for the tip. They last a very long time and have lifetime warranty as well. Not suited for my taste though. Also, if you have a cone intake it makes the exhaust note significantly louder.

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Old 01-25-2004, 08:03 PM   #18
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Thank you for all the replies about your exhaust recommendations. With all of this feedback it will be tough to formulate a decision!

Thanks Again!

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Old 01-25-2004, 09:52 PM   #19
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I've had magnaflow on my 318 as well. It was too loud so I sold it. I'm now using an ANSA sport cat back exhaust which is expensive and very quiet. It provides a tasteful growl when you accelerate at higher RPM's.

The magnaflow produced a really bassy exhaust note which drove me insane, and it constantly backfired which I did not like at all. It made my car feel very "riced" out. At constant RPM's on city or highway the magnaflow would tend to droan and make every interior panel vibrate. Maybe some of you can take it, but honestly it gave me a headache, I couldn't even hear my music.

It's difficult to find a good sounding exhaust for the 318 without it being too raspy or too loud. So your best bet is to find a quiet one. ie Supersprint, ANSA or Brullen cat back. Some magnaflow cat backs are quiet as well, but their mufflers are just terrible. If you're really on a tight budget and don't care about having an exhaust that's TOO loud, buy the Magnaflow aluminized mufflers. It's about $100 and $50 for the tip. They last a very long time and have lifetime warranty as well. Not suited for my taste though. Also, if you have a cone intake it makes the exhaust note significantly louder.

Bryan
well I'm sold. No magnaflow for my M42. I've honestly never heard of ANSA... but I'm also just starting to do my muffler research. How much different is from stock (sound-wise?) ... and what do the tips look like? And most importantly (for my little student budget), how much did it cost installed?

Thanks bro,
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Old 01-25-2004, 11:24 PM   #20
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How is Remus, does anyone know??
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Old 01-25-2004, 11:51 PM   #21
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I heard a Remus on a 318is, sounded awesome.. not too loud, very very nice growl. You know what they say... Remus makes a BMW speak German.

But pricey.
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