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Which exhaust?

Iam not sure what to go with. I was thinking a custom dual setup or should I go single? What mufflers to run? Would Magnaflow, or Flowmaster sound good and finally should I go high flow cats or no??? Sorry so many questions its just that this is my first BMW and I wanna do it right without trial and error. Thanks guys!
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i have a magnaflow on my e30... alittle too loud for me but 'sall good.

i did hear an e39 540i with the dinan exhaust the other day. what i like about the dinans that ive heard are that they dont seem to be blaring loud, but definitely have a nice tone to them.

ps, nice name :P

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Yeah you gotta like the price on the Dinans LOL. If it comes to it I dont mind spending the cash but if the Magnaflow will work and sound good I can put the cash elsewhere in the car. Coincidence on the name huh? lol
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im happy with my magnaflow for the price. (in all honesty..get it new off of ebay...youll save a ton.)

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I heard an eisenmann (sp?) on a 5 series and like that. Heard a nice sounding magnaflow setup also. Depends how loud/deep do you want one? Are you doing a lot of local driving, or mostly highway?



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my friend has an eisenmann on his e46 M3..... sounds heavenly.

costs about as much as heaven does too... i think he.. erm..sorry... his daddy... paid something like $1500 for it.

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Iam doing mostly local. Iam going with the Magnaflow I think but what I really need to know is should I do high flow cats or leave the stock cats????
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costs about as much as heaven does too.. $1500 for it.
wow if thats the price for heaven hook me up!

i was under the impression that high flow cats really didnt achieve much???

i dont know if they have a specific setup for e39s but if youre just going to be buying the pieces...again, definitely buy them off of ebay. I got mine, brand new, perfect condition, and saved about $200 on everything

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I have a friend that runs a local exhaust shop. He does very good work. He did my turbo Civic. 3 inch is hard to make fit under a Civic so I know he can do this with no problems. He wanted $500 for Magnalow mufflers and cats and labor
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that seems like a great deal!

my muffler alone was quoted being $249 but i got it for $145

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Bought the parts today. Parts and labor for a Pre-Mandrel bent dual Magnaflow Exhaust with quad rolled tips $385 intalled. Cant beat that with a stick lol.
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Couldnt and wouldnt! that seems like you got hooked up pretty nicely! give us a sound clip!

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I will as soon as we put it on. I paid for it this morning. Takes 2-3 days to get to the exhaust shop.

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