What's The Best Exahust For A 318? - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 12-21-2004, 02:33 PM
3rd Gear Member
 
kearnyme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 682
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
kearnyme is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
I know that adding an aftermarket exhaust to a 318 won't increase any horsepower and I don't really care about that. I also know that the exhaust won't sound as good on a 318 as it would on a 325 or 328. I'm just wondering what a good aftermarket exhaust set up for a 318 would be. Again I'm not expecting a deep throaty exhaust, just something better that the stock one I have now.

Thanks Guys!

____\_________/____
<u>/|OO| [llllll][llllll] |OO|\</u>
<u>| o |llllllllllllllllllllllllll| o |</u>
----------------------------------
My sh*t is not disco. Thank You.

<img src='http://home.insightbb.com/~shahabm3/wsb/media/1063900/site1013.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
kearnyme is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 12-21-2004, 02:51 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Valencia, CA
Posts: 36
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
earthwormjim is an unknown quantity at this point
Supersprint most likely.

<img src='http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v623/earthwormjlm/Picture060WinCE.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
earthwormjim is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 12-21-2004, 02:54 PM
Super Moderator
 
dutchbmw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: SW Minnesota
Posts: 5,370
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to dutchbmw
Sportheader and open pipe. But serious now: I think almost any sport header with sport exhaust will increase HP. Only your ears will flippin....

BMW '96 M3 (SOLD)
June 2005 Car Of The Month!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Torque
I was just dropped off here by aliens one day. They got bored with me.
dutchbmw is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 12-21-2004, 03:00 PM
3rd Gear Member
 
kearnyme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 682
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
kearnyme is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Thanks keep it comin! I like the color of your car jim.

____\_________/____
<u>/|OO| [llllll][llllll] |OO|\</u>
<u>| o |llllllllllllllllllllllllll| o |</u>
----------------------------------
My sh*t is not disco. Thank You.

<img src='http://home.insightbb.com/~shahabm3/wsb/media/1063900/site1013.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
kearnyme is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 12-21-2004, 03:04 PM
Super Moderator
 
dutchbmw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: SW Minnesota
Posts: 5,370
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to dutchbmw
Quote:
Originally posted by kearnyme@Dec 21 2004, 11:00 PM
Thanks keep it comin! I like the color of your car jim.
[snapback]255733[/snapback]
what if you did own a grey car..?

BMW '96 M3 (SOLD)
June 2005 Car Of The Month!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Torque
I was just dropped off here by aliens one day. They got bored with me.
dutchbmw is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 12-21-2004, 03:08 PM
3rd Gear Member
 
kearnyme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 682
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
kearnyme is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
what if you did own a grey car..?

As long as its a BMW I think I could handle gray.

____\_________/____
<u>/|OO| [llllll][llllll] |OO|\</u>
<u>| o |llllllllllllllllllllllllll| o |</u>
----------------------------------
My sh*t is not disco. Thank You.

<img src='http://home.insightbb.com/~shahabm3/wsb/media/1063900/site1013.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
kearnyme is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 12-21-2004, 03:36 PM
350z
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 4,932
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
bigred318 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via MSN to bigred318 Send a message via Yahoo to bigred318
remus

David
bigred318 is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 12-21-2004, 06:19 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Valencia, CA
Posts: 36
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
earthwormjim is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally posted by kearnyme@Dec 21 2004, 03:00 PM
Thanks keep it comin! I like the color of your car jim.
[snapback]255733[/snapback]

Yea I like your color too. At first I liked cosmos more than helrot, but now I like helrot more.

<img src='http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v623/earthwormjlm/Picture060WinCE.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
earthwormjim is offline  
#9 (permalink) Old 12-22-2004, 12:41 AM
quality
 
Delmarco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: NYC
Posts: 7,254
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Delmarco has a reputation beyond repute Delmarco has a reputation beyond repute Delmarco has a reputation beyond repute Delmarco has a reputation beyond repute Delmarco has a reputation beyond repute Delmarco has a reputation beyond repute Delmarco has a reputation beyond repute Delmarco has a reputation beyond repute Delmarco has a reputation beyond repute Delmarco has a reputation beyond repute Delmarco has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Quote:
Originally posted by earthwormjim+Dec 21 2004, 06:19 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(earthwormjim @ Dec 21 2004, 06:19 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-kearnyme@Dec 21 2004, 03:00 PM
Thanks keep it comin! I like the color of your car jim.
[snapback]255733[/snapback]

Yea I like your color too. At first I liked cosmos more than helrot, but now I like helrot more.
[snapback]255869[/snapback]
[/b][/quote]

whats cosmos? black or orange?

Delmarco is offline  
#10 (permalink) Old 12-22-2004, 12:57 AM
You Can Has A Custom Title!!
 
sean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Boulder, CO
Posts: 2,288
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
sean is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to sean
Quote:
Originally posted by kearnyme@Dec 21 2004, 02:33 PM
I know that adding an aftermarket exhaust to a 318 won't increase any horsepower and I don't really care about that. I also know that the exhaust won't sound as good on a 318 as it would on a 325 or 328. I'm just wondering what a good aftermarket exhaust set up for a 318 would be. Again I'm not expecting a deep throaty exhaust, just something better that the stock one I have now.

Thanks Guys!
[snapback]255718[/snapback]
if i can get my sister to lend me her video camera i will prove to you that a 318 can have a nice and decently throaty exhaust.

<img src='http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v146/318ibmw318i/the_sig.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
signature designed by crisby_E30

<span style='font-size:8pt;line-height:100%'><span style='color:blue'>
<span style='color:red'>Chairman</span> of the &quot;BMW-Forums...Cant hack it? Go Whack it... &quot; Mafia...&quot;We'll take your shoes&quot; </span></span>
sean is offline  
#11 (permalink) Old 12-22-2004, 08:32 AM
5th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Richmond Hill, Ontario
Posts: 1,169
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Autotechnica is an unknown quantity at this point
I've tried a lot of exhaust systems and nothing really sounds good on a 318. The problem is that it has stainless steel exhaust manifolds which means a louder aftermarket exhaust system will give it that rattling tin can noise like a Honda civic. However, get a turbo and your problems are solved.

Back to the question, since nothing really sounds good on a 318, I'd vote for anything quiet. I'd say ANSA or Supersprint for the quietest, 2nd for somewhat quiet, Borla or Stromug, the louder ones, Mozart, Magnaflow, B&B triflow, brullen and Remus.

The only really loud exhaust that I liked on the 318 was the B&B. If your going to get an exhaust system, make sure you get the cat backs. For some reason just buying the mufflers makes the exhaust note really loud. Probably too much back pressure.

Personally, I've owned supersprint, magnaflow, borla and ANSA. I loved the supersprint and ANSA the best. I'm using the ANSA right now. I really hated the magnaflow. It sounded really loud and quite good when I punched it. However, it had a really annoying droning sound which really got to me. Anyways, a quality cat back exhaust system will give you some power if you've got a chip. It gives you some nice gains at high end which you can definitely feel if you like to rev the engine.

Bry

<u>1994 M-Technic M42 Saloon - Trillium Chapter - 5130</u>
Stock - 2866lbs Current - 2670lbs
<a href='http://www.geocities.com/mtechnik42' target='_blank'>- VIEW MY MODS AND PICS</a>
<a href='http://www.automobile-technik.com' target='_blank'>- PARTS FOR SALE</a>
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
&lt;img src=&quot;http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/atta...tc=1&quot;&gt;
Autotechnica is offline  
#12 (permalink) Old 12-22-2004, 08:52 AM
n00b
 
Ebb_N_Flow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 37
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ebb_N_Flow is an unknown quantity at this point
heres some video footage of a 318 with a DASC and stromung exhaust
http://www.ohiomotorcycle.com/understeer/v...18ti-launch.mpg

96 328i 5pd
94 Acura Legend GS
Ebb_N_Flow is offline  
#13 (permalink) Old 12-22-2004, 09:52 AM
3rd Gear Member
 
kearnyme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 682
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
kearnyme is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Thanks for all the input and the videpo guys! It is all much appreciated.

____\_________/____
<u>/|OO| [llllll][llllll] |OO|\</u>
<u>| o |llllllllllllllllllllllllll| o |</u>
----------------------------------
My sh*t is not disco. Thank You.

<img src='http://home.insightbb.com/~shahabm3/wsb/media/1063900/site1013.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
kearnyme is offline  
#14 (permalink) Old 12-22-2004, 10:30 AM
5th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Richmond Hill, Ontario
Posts: 1,169
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Autotechnica is an unknown quantity at this point
Here's my vid from 2 winters ago when my car was pretty much still stock except for suspension. This is an ANSA cat back..

My 318 vid

<u>1994 M-Technic M42 Saloon - Trillium Chapter - 5130</u>
Stock - 2866lbs Current - 2670lbs
<a href='http://www.geocities.com/mtechnik42' target='_blank'>- VIEW MY MODS AND PICS</a>
<a href='http://www.automobile-technik.com' target='_blank'>- PARTS FOR SALE</a>
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
&lt;img src=&quot;http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/atta...tc=1&quot;&gt;
Autotechnica is offline  
#15 (permalink) Old 12-22-2004, 10:33 AM
1st Gear Member
 
Shudogg's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: PA
Posts: 230
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Shudogg is an unknown quantity at this point
What about Remus, is this a good system. you talk about getting a chip, but what about the OBD1 and OBD2 problems. (i have a 1996-OBD2)

<span style='color:red'>
CLASSIFIED</span>


<span style='color:blue'><a href='http://www.whiplashdvd.com' target='_blank'>WHIPLASHDVD.COM</a></span>
Shudogg is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
325 lowering springs on a 318 jamspeed 3-Series (E21, E30) 2 09-26-2005 10:12 PM
My 318 is pressing gas pedal by its own??? igorbgd 3-Series (E21, E30) 2 09-16-2005 06:27 PM
NEW MATCHING SHIFT & E-BRAKE BOOT SET BMW E30 318 325 customshiftboot Aftermarket Parts 0 09-13-2005 10:59 PM
Seat memory weirdness -- what's going on?!? mrogers 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 1 04-13-2004 02:16 PM
what's the best way to clean the headliner? AZ325Ci Wash & Detail 4 06-22-2003 05:27 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome