| Originally posted by komodo9@Aug 6 2004, 02:52 AM |
Hum, I'm doing exhaust soon.... which is better, Remus or UUC System U?* I've pretty much decided against the dinan exhaust.
For you, niether. I would only recommend a supersprint exhaust for an e36 328is. They're the only company that produces a 328 specific exhaust. When it comes to the E36, all other companies produced an M3 exhaust, which also happened to fit all other e36 models. However, the piping is too large for standard 3 series, so you'll experience a loss of torque.
you can see pics of it on my old car here: http://www.cardomain.com/id/iniquityx
damn do I miss that car....
as for e46's..
if you like dinan style, then get a benfer. www.benferperformance.com
if you're afraid of sucking up water, then get either the gruppem or get the conforti if you're not willing to shell out $500+ on an intake, depending on where you get it.. www.eurosporthighperformance.com
with that in mind.. conforti software was designed with conforti intakes, and technik software was designed with the gruppem.. so ideally you'd want to match one with the other.. however, mixing software and intake isn't bad..
Active Autoworkes makes very good software.. but it is pricey and your car will be undrivable for a few days b/c u need to send them your ecu. conforti offers convenience, and right now technik software is not being sent out because people don't return the cables.. only way is to go to rennsport directly.. However, i believe Rennsport is licensing the shark injector casing from eurosport to use for their own technik software.. they haven't confirmed, but they've hinted.. plus, with the recent installation of their new dyno, you can expect some announcements in the near future..
with respect to exhausts.. it's all relative, they'll all produce similar peak powers. they mostly differ in tq and power curves. I felt getting a full catback was pointless, as the stock e46 system is already nearly straight through.. it would only yield like 1-2 horsies max.. not worth the extra $300-$500 in my opinion.. if you must.. full catbacks provided by Borla, UUC, and Supersprint.. i would recommend Supersprint then Borla...then.. uhh.. that's it.. :nana ..
rogue produces a "halfback" exhaust which replaces one res with straight piping.. i would have gotten this, but i think the tips are ugly.. the dms exhaust is typically known as a middle of the road loudness.. it's definitely got presence..
supersprint, remus, and active autoworkes, and eisemann (certain versions) are known as the quiet end... the eisenmann race w/soundpipes is loud however..
B&B triflo is extremely loud, but also very aggressive. It's as close to a V8 as your car can sound.. http://www.bbtriflo.com
for sound clips http://www.bavauto.com
(they sell it cheaper)
I finalized between an AA, SS, and Eis. Race. However, I had an SS on my old car, so I wanted something a bit louder.. (I really wanted the Rogue, but those tips.. i still couldn't get past the fact that they looks just like the new accord coupe's..) ... sooo.. SS exhaust out... i wanted the Eis. Race w/soundpipes.. however..1-2 month wait while they build it and ship it.. horrible weld jobs, and too many stories of poor fitmen... i ended up with the AA and I like it a lot.
it maintains a euro sound/hum...down low it's deep and somewhat burbly, especially when u let off the gas.. at higher revs cruising it sounds ferarri-ish.. a higher pitched humm... and WOT the thing screeeeeeeems... with windows down, sometimes it hurts my ears...... BUT. regular cruising is unnoticeable.. barely louder than stock.. windows up or down.. http://www.activeautowerke.com/main.cfm http://www.turnermotorsports.com
(they carry many exhausts, though they aren't the cheapest.. only Borla supplier) http://www.rennsport.com
(they also carry numerous exhausts, softwares, etc.. etcand are more often than not, the cheapest place to get any bmw part.. mostly e46 tuning) http://www.rogueengineering.com http://www.m3motorwerks.com/index.php
personally, i've only purchased from the bottom three listed above..
also.. seems like you're seeking power.. i would highly consider a power pulley kit.. I recommend the Rogue pulleys..