5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)
I've owned 3 e34's to date. I had a 93 525i which i wrecked , my new 95 525i, and my dad has a white 93 525i. The exhaust note on the 93 sounds MUCH nicer than the one on my 95. The 93 just sounds deeper and richer. Is there a reason for this? And what aftermarket exhaust would give my car a nice deep throaty sound? I'm not looking for something overly loud, just a nice refined throaty tone.
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That nice deep sound is probably coming from a hole somewhere alogn the piping/muffler. My stock exhaust is pretty loud and deep. Ive set off car alarms wiht it by just driving past the cars. Honestly Dinan makes a great sounding exhaust for our car. Supersprint has oen but it sounds too high pitched and overzealous. I'd also stay away from Remus as it somehow seems to loose its tone completely. Dinan might be the way to go (although its expensive). I havent heard the ACS or UUC (if availible). If Eisenmann made one for our cars I think it would sound magnificent. My friend has one on his e46 M3.
agreed. your 93 was louder because the exhaust was not in as good of shape as the 95.
Your also not going to get a "throaty" sound from a 2.5 liter engine no matter what exhaust you use. The best you'll get is a midrange sound that is steady and controlled. Personally, with the 2.5liter I'd keep it quiet.
But if you still want a different exhaust, check Eisanmann and Racing Dynamics.
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