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Old 05-22-2016, 05:51 PM   #1
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E39 540i exhaust



Recently purchases and 2003 540i M package, manual.
I have been looking around for exhaust and I really like the sound of eisenmann, but it's 1200 for parts alone...magnaflow sounds more like muscle-ish
Anyone know a good exhaust note that sounds like an eisenmann exhaust without costing this much?
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Old 05-23-2016, 12:33 PM   #2
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Yes. Cut off both scuba tanks. Keep the resonator.
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Old 05-28-2016, 07:50 PM   #3
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Agree ... muffler delete. I'm going to do it to the M5 once I get some time.
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Old 05-31-2016, 08:45 PM   #4
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Agree ... muffler delete. I'm going to do it to the M5 once I get some time.
Thanks guys, know a good shop that will do a good job doing this, I got a quote for 300, is it usually this much?
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Old 05-31-2016, 09:31 PM   #5
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I got a quote for $400 to both sides. I think I'm going to do it myself
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I got a quote for $400 to both sides. I think I'm going to do it myself
Why do I find it kinda ripp-offish? you are cutting it off and putting pipes in...why is it 300 for that? welding skills are that hard to come by?

when I mean you, i mean you the mechanic of course
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Old 05-31-2016, 10:24 PM   #7
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I agree... But it's quality work, mandrel bending, stainless steel material ($), tig welding, experience, maybe 3 hrs labour? so it's prolly not far off.

I have a welder and can do it myself so I do have a low cost option. I would have to hack together some prebent pipes so hopefully it doesn't look ghetto. I priced out some 3" stainless pipe. 2m worth was about $100. No tips yet...

Is it worthwhile to do myself? Tough call...
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I agree... But it's quality work, mandrel bending, stainless steel material ($), tig welding, experience, maybe 3 hrs labour? so it's prolly not far off.

I have a welder and can do it myself so I do have a low cost option. I would have to hack together some prebent pipes so hopefully it doesn't look ghetto. I priced out some 3" stainless pipe. 2m worth was about $100. No tips yet...

Is it worthwhile to do myself? Tough call...
if you wanna make some money on the side let me know hahahah ill pay ya! haha
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Sure... but let 's see how my hack turns out. In the meantime, start looking for a tip you like.

I've been looking for something that's different, tasteful, subtle, original and aggressive at the same time. Something like this....

Kinda like a dual/siamese version of the Mustang LX pipe, but powder coated black. It won't be visible like the LX though.
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Sure... but let 's see how my hack turns out. In the meantime, start looking for a tip you like.

I've been looking for something that's different, tasteful, subtle, original and aggressive at the same time. Something like this....

Kinda like a dual/siamese version of the Mustang LX pipe, but powder coated black. It won't be visible like the LX though.
Call me a ricer, but im really liking these ...they are screw ons onto the tips...but me likey
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/REAL-MATTE-CA...1Wups2&vxp=mtr
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what do you think?
VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG STAINLESSSTEEL EXHAUST TIPS 04 05 06
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Old 06-01-2016, 12:33 PM   #12
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$379 for the ricer ones!!! I thought you were whining about $300 install...

The Toureg looks nice... Looks like it's a Y too. Just make sure it fits your car...M sport cutout can be trimmed but what's behind? Can you get dimensions?

Fawk- I got so much other crap to do but now you got me thinking about this... I might go pick up some tube and work on it this weekend....
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$379 for the ricer ones!!! I thought you were whining about $300 install...

The Toureg looks nice... Looks like it's a Y too. Just make sure it fits your car...M sport cutout can be trimmed but what's behind? Can you get dimensions?

Fawk- I got so much other crap to do but now you got me thinking about this... I might go pick up some tube and work on it this weekend....

The ricers looked nice...thats all i thought of them haha, but im not forking out that much for them, i can get dimensions later, I think im liking the ACS tips...

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Your car has a single exhaust right?
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Your car has a single exhaust right?
yea it is, but i just want the one side done.
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