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used I've got a 2000 540i 6-speed and am considering a cat-back exhaust upgrade to get a slightly more aggressive sound. The key is that I drive my vehicle everyday. So, although I want a more sporty sound, I don't want it to be too obnoxious.
Originally posted by dy540i@Apr 7 2005, 09:29 PM used I've got a 2000 540i 6-speed and am considering a cat-back exhaust upgrade to get a slightly more aggressive sound. The key is that I drive my vehicle everyday. So, although I want a more sporty sound, I don't want it to be too obnoxious.
Be careful - I test drove a 1998 540 6-speed the day before buying my 1999 540/6 and the 1998 had aftermarket exhaust of unknown brand (looked like maybe flowmaster). Stock intake. Anyway it was REALLY boomy! After about 5 minutes, I couldn't take it any more!
So my 1999 (totally stock) 540/6 is totally silent and not nearly "gutsy" enough sounding but I am afraid to mess with it because I don't it to end up like that 1998 i test drove! Like you, my 540 is a dailydriver and I have to be able to live with it!!
let me know what you find out!
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2006 Honda Odyssey EXL-RES
2006 Honda Accord V6 EX-L Sedan
1999 BMW 540i 6-Speed (Sold to M3UOND on 9/21/06)
1991 Honda Civic Si - Occasional Beater
I had it for about a year. It seems like they are loud on the the 3 series for some reason. I can honestly say, this is not loud at all. It does have a sporty sound but I wouldn't call it loud. If I had to compare it to the sound of another car... maybe the vette!
When I first got it, I felt the car sounded/felt sportier.... I'm very happy with it.
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