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      05-22-2010, 01:37 AM   #1
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BMW Performance Exhaust Complain =(

First of all, Thanks to Longtran! Hail Longtran! hahaha.. So I took my car to the muffler shop but they said that they can't do the BMW Performance exhaust with quad tips on my 328i. So I told Long, and he took my car to the muffler shop for me, along with a couple of friends of his I think. (Please tell me who u guys are if u guys are reading this thread, you seem friendly=)) Anyhow, I came to pick it up today, and was really pleased with the result. My quad tips are up, and God damn, if I took that 328i badge out, then it looks like an M3 from the back.

So I excitedly turned it on, and I was disappointed. The sound was almost no different or no different at all to stock. Previously I had a Muffler Delete and that was loud and sexy, although it was too loud from the inside, and the drone was killing me. Now, this is too soft... I read many reviews and people telling me how awesome the BMW Performance exhaust is. They said that the sound was growling and had a boob boop woob sound or something, but when I first turned it on, I was wondering what was the difference between this and the OEM ones.

So I tried driving it, and it is alittle different, very silent inside and had no drone. (This is the positive) However, I could hear a very very very small sound from the inside, almost not noticeable. When I rolled open my windows, I can hear a small sound, but not sure whether it is actually any different to the OEM ones or not. I think it is alittle louder, but really really really small.

I drove alot today to try to notice the difference, but really it was almost insignificant. Maybe I got used to the Muffler delete, as it was so loud and sexy from the outside. Anyhow, when turned the engine off, I did smell the fumes, and it was soo strong. I think when I was driving it even slipped in somehow. (I know many members complain about this too, and I feel u =D)

So, Overall I wasn't too happy spending 1000++ on this exhaust and felt that I should have gone with the cheaper Magnaflow =( I was thinking with that money I could get Magnaflow+BMW Performance Intake.. I really hope though, that when it breaks in, its louder and sexier as everyone said it should be..

I'm sorry this is such a crappy review, but this was my experience with the BMW Performance Exhaust.
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yea wait for the break in period, i heard mine from the outside and it was really nice. especially when i am in parking garages i rev that shit up and enjoy the music . but yea with windows down and exhaust broken in i am able to hear a difference, but i am definitely able to hear a difference from the outside if my friend is passing by and such.
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Maybe it's the quad tips...the exhaust should sound fantastic. Check this link to my thread for the exhaust clip in red. I'm still driving around with the windows down to listen to that sweet sound. Sorry you are not loving it.http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...hoto+obsession
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How about some pics? I am thinking about this as I am tired of waiting for my magna flow to ship! Might as well just get the performance exhaust.
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+1/2....

mine sounds GREAT, i just wish it was LOUDER.
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if anything delete the secondary cats, i was thinking about this in the long run but putting my money towards something else for now unless i can find a place that's good and will do it for cheap lol.
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Maybe it's the quad tips...the exhaust should sound fantastic. Check this link to my thread for the exhaust clip in red. I'm still driving around with the windows down to listen to that sweet sound. Sorry you are not loving it.http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...hoto+obsession
Its definately not the tips. I mean the exhaust itself shud have noise. My friends said that it sounds exactly like stock, and I couldn't agree more. Except it costs me 1000ish.. Damnit..

Here are some pics


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Its definately not the tips. I mean the exhaust itself shud have noise. My friends said that it sounds exactly like stock, and I couldn't agree more. Except it costs me 1000ish.. Damnit..


your friend has a hearing issue. mine does NOT sound like stock. here is a video i made.

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Had mines installed and drove around 100 miles so far.....is loud outside but quiet inside which I prefer. Your quads might be distributing the sound two ways which makes it not as loud..maybe
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picture of the quad tip install of performance exhaust?
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picture of the quad tip install of performance exhaust?
More pics

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First of all, Thanks to Longtran! Hail Longtran! hahaha.. So I took my car to the muffler shop but they said that they can't do the BMW Performance exhaust with quad tips on my 328i. So I told Long, and he took my car to the muffler shop for me, along with a couple of friends of his I think. (Please tell me who u guys are if u guys are reading this thread, you seem friendly=)) Anyhow, I came to pick it up today, and was really pleased with the result. My quad tips are up, and God damn, if I took that 328i badge out, then it looks like an M3 from the back.

So I excitedly turned it on, and I was disappointed. The sound was almost no different or no different at all to stock. Previously I had a Muffler Delete and that was loud and sexy, although it was too loud from the inside, and the drone was killing me. Now, this is too soft... I read many reviews and people telling me how awesome the BMW Performance exhaust is. They said that the sound was growling and had a boob boop woob sound or something, but when I first turned it on, I was wondering what was the difference between this and the OEM ones.

So I tried driving it, and it is alittle different, very silent inside and had no drone. (This is the positive) However, I could hear a very very very small sound from the inside, almost not noticeable. When I rolled open my windows, I can hear a small sound, but not sure whether it is actually any different to the OEM ones or not. I think it is alittle louder, but really really really small.

I drove alot today to try to notice the difference, but really it was almost insignificant. Maybe I got used to the Muffler delete, as it was so loud and sexy from the outside. Anyhow, when turned the engine off, I did smell the fumes, and it was soo strong. I think when I was driving it even slipped in somehow. (I know many members complain about this too, and I feel u =D)

So, Overall I wasn't too happy spending 1000++ on this exhaust and felt that I should have gone with the cheaper Magnaflow =( I was thinking with that money I could get Magnaflow+BMW Performance Intake.. I really hope though, that when it breaks in, its louder and sexier as everyone said it should be..

I'm sorry this is such a crappy review, but this was my experience with the BMW Performance Exhaust.
First off: Sorry I had to do that.

I have had my PE for about 4 months now and I love the sound. It does not sound like the stock muffler.

My only guess is the quad setup. It is possible that the sound that is traveling down the longer pipe to the passengers side is killing the tone. Maybe you should hear one of ours. I think you are local to me.

I was worried when I got mine that it would be too loud. I have to admit that I am very pleased I purchased this exhaust as the sound it great.

If you want to meet up sometime just let me know.
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your friend has a hearing issue. mine does NOT sound like stock. here is a video i made.

Mine definately does not sound like yours at all.. Not sure from the outside though.. When I open the windows and put it to N and press it, it does not sound like that at all... And yes, yours sound great... But sometimes I can hear a nice growling sound, but most other times I can't. Is it like that at the start?

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all i can say is that it doesn't sound like stock at all rofl. here's a couple of mine 2nd video is somewhat more of an intake sound bc of where the camera was at but you can hear it on take off.

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Can you get some good underbody shots?


Id like to see exactly how the piping is setup.
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Can you get some good underbody shots?


Id like to see exactly how the piping is setup.
Emm.. I don't think I can anytime soon. I would love to see it for myself too. The last pic is closest I can get to it.
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Had mine istalled about a year ago and I love it. You can't really hear it that much inside the car but it sounds sexy as hell outside.
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Mine definately does not sound like yours at all.. Not sure from the outside though.. When I open the windows and put it to N and press it, it does not sound like that at all... And yes, yours sound great... But sometimes I can hear a nice growling sound, but most other times I can't. Is it like that at the start?
im not sure mine was used when i bought it. it might be your tips though.
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im not sure mine was used when i bought it. it might be your tips though.
Why would the tips effect it that bad? It doesnt whistle, and i got it off cyba.
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well let it break in. once it is broken in if it still sounds the same then that means it can only be the piping/tips unless u got a defective muffler which i highly doubt. or maybe post a sound clip so people can tell u if that's what theirs sounded like when they first installed it. i bought mine used also so i am not sure what it really sounds like brand new.
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You definitely need to break it in. I only have 300 miles on mine and it already sounds great. If it's not loud enough, delete the secondary cats like c_jeong mentioned... I'll try to get a sound clip of mine tomorrow.
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