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      05-12-2012, 06:11 PM   #1
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PE sound VS. G35/37

So I finally got around to purchasing a Performance Exhaust for my '06 330i (thanks Tischer!), and I am anxiously awaiting Thursday/Friday when I'm getting it installed

My question to those who have it installed:

How does the sound compare to that of a G35/37? The G-series has one of my favorite exhaust notes from any stock car out there...it's sporty and aggressive, and you can always tell what the car is even if you're looking away. I've pretty much seen every video of the PE on youtube and it sounds amazing, but videos can only give me an idea of what it will sound like in person. Is the PE deeper and more raspy sounding than the higher-pitched growl of the G-series?

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      05-12-2012, 06:27 PM   #2
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to me G35/37 sounds more artificial outside the cabin, PE sounds more raw which is better to me. some might find G35/37 sounds better at idle and take off though, PE dont have much sound at idle unless cold start...

Inside cabin, no question PE is better.
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to me G35/37 sounds more artificial outside the cabin, PE sounds more raw which is better to me. some might find G35/37 sounds better at idle and take off though, PE dont have much sound at idle unless cold start...

Inside cabin, no question PE is better.
Yeah, from the videos I've seen the PE is fairly quiet at idle. Not a bad thing...I don't spend much time stationary with the car on. lol
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the Gs have better sound at low rpms
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the Gs have better sound at low rpms
At what RPM does the PE truly shine?? I think I've read at 3K and up?
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4k and up...you still get a nice sound under 4k, but Gs sound better imo
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4k and up...you still get a nice sound under 4k, but Gs sound better imo
Ahh, well my gas mileage will be plummeting come Friday.
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Ahh, well my gas mileage will be plummeting come Friday.
My gas mileage has been crap for the past month since getting my PE installed. Really though, I have to lighten up on the foot and keep the steptronic out of sport mode and leave the paddles alone. I just can't kelp myself...

You are going to love your new exhaust.
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This might not apply to you, but for the first time I have heard my exhaust (stock + downpipe) for the first time. My brother took it out for a bit, and it sounded Lovely...
2 hours later I saw the VQ35 G35 coupe drive by... sounded pretty nice as always, but instantly fell in love with my stock exhaust.
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At what RPM does the PE truly shine?? I think I've read at 3K and up?
yes, mine changes from 3k up
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to me G35/37 sounds more artificial outside the cabin, PE sounds more raw which is better to me. some might find G35/37 sounds better at idle and take off though, PE dont have much sound at idle unless cold start...

Inside cabin, no question PE is better.


Definitely distinct, but I agree the G is very artificial sounding. Can't say that I'm a fan of it.
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the Gs have better sound at low rpms
At what RPM does the PE truly shine?? I think I've read at 3K and up?
If you're in a parking garage it's as early as 2500 rpm
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i dont have a g but i do own a 08 fx 35 and the roar at high rpm or low rpm is a very nice touch. dont have a personal experience with a bmw pe but considering to get when if a deal comes around.
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to be honest, my 328 sounded like a g35 when i blew out my secondary cats i personally love the PE sounds more though cuz it sounds beasty! the g series.... well not so much stock anyway. if you want loud performance sounds, the PE will definitely be perfect. it sounds almost as if a straight piped magnaflow muffler on a 328 sounds. definitely worth every cent!
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i mean i love driving my sisters G37 and my friend G35.. but the VQ37 and VQ35 always sound like they're working so hard and you aren't even moving fast, yes the 37 flysss but the gas mileage is a C63 level.. 16 City
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PE sounds pretty sweet....but i personally like the VQ35/37 better in terms of sound..bit more aggressive. i pretty much came to a conclusion n52 will never sound like my g35 no matter what i do to it lol
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