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      05-28-2014, 06:14 PM   #1
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BMW Performance Exhaust on a 328i.. thoughts?

Hey guys,

I got my first car.. an e92 328i a few weeks ago, and I find it to be a little quiet, but still fun to drive.

I have been looking into the BMW performance exhaust as something to do in the future, but what do you guys think of it? The 328i obviously only pushes about 220 HP, and I do not want people to think that I'm trying to rice out my car and make it sound faster than it actually is.

Do you guys think a performance exhaust doesn't belong on a 328i?
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I've been running one for more than a year and i like it. Keep it under 3k and it's very tame, push it past 4k however and it just screams. With a cat delete + intake it'll be a symphony
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      05-28-2014, 06:26 PM   #3
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I've been running one for more than a year and i like it. Keep it under 3k and it's very tame, push it past 4k however and it just screams. With a cat delete + intake it'll be a symphony
That sounds, mind if I ask how much you paid for the exhaust and install ? and where you also purchased it
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I purchased the exhaust from Steve Thomas BMW(bmwpartspros.com)in Simi Valley for 907.59,I saved 50$ on shipping and picked it up myself, paid an Indy shop 110 to install. At night with windows down the exhaust sounds great but during hot day it's alright.
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      05-28-2014, 06:37 PM   #5
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Go for it. I love it.
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      05-28-2014, 07:36 PM   #6
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Was just about to ask the same, I'm on the verge of placing the order for my 328i sedan. From the videos I've seen, it makes the car sound much more aggressive as opposed to the stock exhaust.
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I loved my 328 exhaust back when- nothing like a PE paired with that NA inline 6 brotha!
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      05-28-2014, 09:19 PM   #8
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They sound awesome!

btw, what the heck happened to the group buy thread with 4 pages worth?
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They sound awesome!

btw, what the heck happened to the group buy thread with 4 pages worth?
Admins/mods removed it. There was a thread earlier asking about this too but it was removed also. You have to be a vendor to offer a group-buy according to another forum member.

I wish the mods would clarify on exactly why they did this, so they/we don't have to be bothered with it in the future. Instead of just trimming the threads.
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Awesome. Paired with PE intake, the overrun is much more noticeable.
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Thanks guys! Good to hear that it isn't TOO loud
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Really happy with my PE as well. The sound opened up a bit more with aFE pipes too.
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I've had mine on for a month. A more peppy performance, and the sound is more of what we expect for a sporty car. Do it and you will be happy with it.
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I've had mine on for a month. A more peppy performance, and the sound is more of what we expect for a sporty car. Do it and you will be happy with it.
Is there actually a noticeable difference in terms of driving with the PE exhaust? if so, could you elaborate?
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Is there actually a noticeable difference in terms of driving with the PE exhaust? if so, could you elaborate?
a tad bit "more spirited" its only going to net you about 5 hp
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a tad bit "more spirited" its only going to net you about 5 hp
Good to see a fellow Seawolf (ignore my CT location, too lazy to change that).
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Good to see a fellow Seawolf (ignore my CT location, too lazy to change that).
if you ever want to hear my setup let me know. I have summer session
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