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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 01-13-2009, 11:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I have an 87 325i sedan and I need to change the rear exaust section. I wanted to go with a performance system. Anyone ever used the stainless steel cat back exaust system on ebay. this is the link to the item, eBay Motors: BMW E30 325I 325IX STAINLESS CATBACK EXHAUST SYSTEM (item 380095141033 end time Jan-13-09 12:55:54 PST)
Just wanted to know if this is something I should consider, or if I should just stay away from this all together?
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They sound really nice but need some modifications to fit properly from my experience. Sounds like an eismann exhaust IMO.
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an iX will not work on a non iX car......
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I called them up and they told me that it will work on my car. I am a bit skeptical though cause I drive a 3 series sedan and performance parts are usually designed for the sportier coupe. Just wanted to know if there is much of a difference in the two that would cause this system to be a problem, and to know how reputable this system is.
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coupe/sedan are the same body length overall.
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you can try performance parts.
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Old 01-20-2009, 02:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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catback exchaust means usually that it is quiet loud btw.
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Old 01-20-2009, 06:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I wouldn't mess with that crap...if you want a good fairly inexpensive cat-back system then go to Ireland Engineering | Racing and Performance Parts for BMW E30 and 2002 and other Cars, that is Ireland Engineering and they manufacture really well made products.
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E-bay would be a no go for me personally. Bosal makes a pretty good catback for the E30. Not too loud, not too quiet. It's just right.
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Call 1.800.535.2002 and talk to these guys....they are outstanding...BMWs are their lives...I seriously wish there was Mercedes place like them......but there isn't....really... call them and talk....
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I would suggest just spending a little more cheese and getting a system from Turnermotorsports.com.
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I was thinking about one of those ebay cat backs also. Are they REALLY loud?
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