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      02-06-2011, 03:56 PM   #1
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Suggestions on e90 328i exhaust.

I have an '09 328i e90. I want some sound but I also don't want to sound like a ricer. Any suggestions?

I've been looking at the ikon. I like the sound. What about magnaflows? Or exhaust delete? Thanks.
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      02-06-2011, 06:40 PM   #2
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I'm not tired of giving this answer.. Nothing beats bmw performance imo for 328i
Heres a clip of mine:


All others you listed, i'm afraid might sound like ricer
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I'm not tired of giving this answer.. Nothing beats bmw performance imo for 328i
Heres a clip of mine:


All others you listed, i'm afraid might sound like ricer
+1. I love my BMW PE
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Here is my E90 330i with a magnaflow muffler.

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I'm not tired of giving this answer.. Nothing beats bmw performance imo for 328i
Heres a clip of mine:


All others you listed, i'm afraid might sound like ricer
How much does something like that cost? Do you have a cold air intake to get that sound too?
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I'm not tired of giving this answer.. Nothing beats bmw performance imo for 328i
Heres a clip of mine:


All others you listed, i'm afraid might sound like ricer
Nice sound..I just got the PE exhaust as well. Going to get it installed in about 2 weeks time.
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OEM PE is obviously less expensive than LAPTOR by a mile.
I still think custom is your best option if you don't feel like dropping over $900 on an exhaust.
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I'm not tired of giving this answer.. Nothing beats bmw performance imo for 328i
Heres a clip of mine:


All others you listed, i'm afraid might sound like ricer
Sounds throaty, but untransitional. The sound is static, which can be good or boring, depending on your taste.

Magnaflow sounds nice, and muffler deletes, when done correctly, sound phenomenal.
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I still think custom is your best option if you don't feel like dropping over $900 on an exhaust.
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Here is my E90 330i with a magnaflow muffler.
Sounds amazing.
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MMW CS muffler with a res delete absolutely. End of story. You wont regret it. Contact Gavin@MMW. he will set you up nicely.

it sounds just like the BMW PE for a fraction of the price. and its custom. So that makes it even better. Plus Gavin is the man.
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Here is my E90 330i with a magnaflow muffler.

Sounds good. I might go to the local shop and ask for some prices. How much were the magnaflow?

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Sounds throaty, but untransitional. The sound is static, which can be good or boring, depending on your taste.

Magnaflow sounds nice, and muffler deletes, when done correctly, sound phenomenal.
I'm not sure why you feel that way but it is definitely not "untransitional" and definitely not static, and definitely not boring.. I dont think I can ever get bored of this sound, cruising is just awesome!


Rajat, Congrats alot on your PE!! You're gonna love it! I would like to know how it will match with your Performance intake.


As for the other question, I'm using the stock intake. It was just a bit cold outside that night.
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if you dont mind blowing some money, eisenmann sr mid pipes and meistershaft touring muffler is my setup, and it sounds phenomenal
definitely louder than performance exhaust and most of the common exhausts I have heard on e90's but its a really refined sound.
I have yet to hear a muffler delete in person though so I can't compare to that
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if you dont mind blowing some money, eisenmann sr mid pipes and meistershaft touring muffler is my setup, and it sounds phenomenal
definitely louder than performance exhaust and most of the common exhausts I have heard on e90's but its a really refined sound.
I have yet to hear a muffler delete in person though so I can't compare to that
that would sound mazing that is the system i would buy if i were to do it over again
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Sounds good. I might go to the local shop and ask for some prices. How much were the magnaflow?
I bought mine magnaflow for $100 brand new. It was at my local muffler shop. The MSRP for the #12148 is $161.
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if you dont mind blowing some money, eisenmann sr mid pipes and meistershaft touring muffler is my setup, and it sounds phenomenal
definitely louder than performance exhaust and most of the common exhausts I have heard on e90's but its a really refined sound.
I have yet to hear a muffler delete in person though so I can't compare to that
This has to be the best exhaust sound coming from a BMW E90. The thing sounds amazing but the price is a bit steep at 2K. I actually might get this exhaust this year.


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MMW CS muffler with a res delete absolutely. End of story. You wont regret it. Contact Gavin@MMW. he will set you up nicely.

it sounds just like the BMW PE for a fraction of the price. and its custom. So that makes it even better. Plus Gavin is the man.
Do you have a video of some revs, take offs, and drive bys of this setup by any chance?
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Do you have a video of some revs, take offs, and drive bys of this setup by any chance?
I will shortly. I gotta find a camera from a neighbor or something. I dont own one myself.

wanted to wait until I deleted the 2nd cats. but I will try and get one up soon.
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Well what would be GREAT is to def get a video with your muffler with the res delete and then another video with 2ndary cats deleted as well . Would be a great thread to archive
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haha well I already have my 2nd cats deleted.
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haha well I already have my 2nd cats deleted.
That was fast haha put up the video!
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The BMW PE and the MMW setup definitely sound great. For those on a budget here is what I did. Total of about $150 invested. Muffler delete, OEM resonator deleted and replaced with aftermarket resonator (very similar to Vibrant bottle style resonator)

A few Revs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrKiI_UBqFM

Takeoff
DTC kicked on for a second because the street was a little wet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXP--jVPcJw

Driveby 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaG4mdx8RUg

Driveby 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2giSQw3brx0

Roll on w/ windows up

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEj8krghKyM
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