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#1 (permalink) Old 07-08-2004, 05:14 PM
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Hey guys
I want to change my exhaust system to let the air flow out better but this is one part i know nothing about. I want an exhaust which will sound sporty (deep and a little loud) but only when i want it to. Like when I downshift or high reving the car...+3.5-4K
I have always been very skeptical to do an exhaust job and worried about the fact that when I make long road trips I might get annoyed with the loud sound. I am sure some of you had that concern and if someone could guide me in the right direction...i would be grateful.

Also a buddy of mine told me that since my car has 105K I should replace the cat. converter as well.....do you guys think i should ? because I only have like $400 to spend now and was hoping to sqeeze in an exhaust system for around that.

what exactly does this cover ? and why the hell is it so cheap...sounds shady...any suggestions ? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAP...ame=rvi%3A1%3A2

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That's just a muffler. If you put that on your car you're going to lose performance. You car has 2 2" pipes all the way back from the headers. You'd have todo a 2into 1 y pipe into that muffler which would make a serious restriction.

I say just go with a used M3 muffler catback. I heard one and it sounded pretty good but wasn't very loud at idle or when it started.

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hey thanks kevin
any idea where i could find one of those ? a used m3 catback ?.
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Ebay it there's ussually someone parting one out

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P.S. You could also buy a generic muffler and have a shop fab up some 2" pipe for you. Just make sure if you order a mufler off Ebay that is has dual inlets.

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ok thanks again
what about the cat. converter ? no need to change that now ?
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hey guys
i could only find 3 matches in ebay , if anyone knows where to get used (good condition) cat-bak exhaust systems for around $400 please let me know.
Also , will this fit on my 1996 328i and will it sound better ? or would you guys recommend this one ?
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Active Autowerke makes a bad ass cat-back exhaust system. Check them out....they even have a sound clip of it!!

AA Gen 3 Exhaust

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By the way you don't need to do anything with the Cat since it is behind it.

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hey
ya deef but someone was telling me the cat should be replaced every 100K miles as they become less effective...not sure so thought would ask the fans in here..
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hey
the AA one looks awesome but is way above my budget. would the link i posted for the one on ebay be worth it ?
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If it ain't broke don't fix it, the cats are expensive and if she ain't stankin' let it alone.

Personally I really like this exaust, when I get the money this is going on my car. Edge Motorworks

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Are you looking for sound, power, or both?? I'm not too sure about the one on eBay.

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hey
kevin: i heard the one you sent...it is too sharp and quite loud for what i want, but it seems good.
also how do u know when the cat. converter is gone bad ?

hey robin, i mainly want power, with a little bit of a louder, deeper sound then the stock one. Like when I debaffled my airbox i loved the sound, deep and were racy...not sharp and fine like most ones...not sure if that makes sense but i want one def for performance but with a sprorty sound when i push the car at high revs......budget still 400 max
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Rotten egg smell = bad cat.

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hey
thanks kevin
what do you guys think of this ? : http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAP...&category=33630

this is what the guy had to say about the exhaust :
"I don't have sound clip on this exhaust, but its very deep rumble sound only when you step hard on the accelerator. Idles smooth, for sure it gives you performance as well in sound. These exhaust are custom made, no brand name. The design is based on Super Sprint exhaust system. Thank you on inquiry !!!"

I did not want to buy one without hearing it so asked him if he could arrange something...but anyone heard of this ?
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