today my friend wanted to know what his 94 ford ranger sounded like with the muffler disconected so we took off the bolts and reved it up. it was very loud. so i decided i wanted to hear my 84 325e with the muffler off too. we took off the nuts connecting the header to the engine and disconected the muffler. i got in, started it and reved it up and i couldnt hear myself think. it was way louder than the ranger.
so we took the BMW for a spin and it sounded even louder. my friend with the ranger races modifieds and used to race mini stock and he said that it sounded even louder than his mini stock, which he thought was very loud anyway. i also thought it sounded sick but i know i can get a ticket for driving without a muffler and i couldnt really hear the radio even turned up loud so we put it back on and i was just wondering if taking off the muffler is somehow bad for the car? also i was wondering if someone had experience with the E30s and mufflers. what kind of exaust can i get that would make my car sound even better? and how much does it cost? i also noticed that my car was a little bit slower with the muffler off. can i get an exaust that will make my car faster also? and why was it slower with the muffler off?