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      07-31-2010, 06:11 AM   #1
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Cool A "voice" for my 325i

Hi to everyone

sometimes I believe that BMW just forgot to put an engine in the car body. The standard exhaust is really so quiet . I thought to change it with the BMW Performance exhaust but as far as Ive been informed its not made for the 325i. They only told me that it basically should fit but no one can tell me with what kind of modifications etc.
I like the muffler with the twin round pipes, therefore I would like that one so I would be oriented for a Hartge exhaust system
Does anyone have this one fit on his car? I would like to know if the sound is more "soundable" than the standard one.
Or does someone have other suggestions? I do not want a fighter jet, but just get my car to have a voice.

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      07-31-2010, 08:40 AM   #2
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the bmw performance exhaust is made for the 325/328 and 330
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OP, you have been informed wrong. The BMW PE will fit a 325. Try looking in the NA section.
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      07-31-2010, 10:29 AM   #4
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BMW performance exhaust on my 325i

I had the BMW factory performance installed on my 325i in Nov. 08. Dealer did the install with no problems. Sounds better every month, but was a nice improvement from the start. Pipes are bigger, and it weighs almost 10 pounds less than the stock unit. Biggest change, surprisingly, was that the engine throttle response became noticeably sharper. I paid $1400 for the exhaust and install. Worthwhile expenditure as it avoided a new BMW purchase until the F30 arrives.
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      08-01-2010, 03:55 AM   #5
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Thank you all for your information guys even if now I do not understand why in the BMW Performance catalogue this piece is indicated to be suitable for the whole 3 series range exception made for the 325i
Anyway thanks again for your help guys
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Cool

Why did you install the BMW Performance. Are you happy with the sound now?


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I had the BMW factory performance installed on my 325i in Nov. 08. Dealer did the install with no problems. Sounds better every month, but was a nice improvement from the start. Pipes are bigger, and it weighs almost 10 pounds less than the stock unit. Biggest change, surprisingly, was that the engine throttle response became noticeably sharper. I paid $1400 for the exhaust and install. Worthwhile expenditure as it avoided a new BMW purchase until the F30 arrives.
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      08-04-2010, 06:51 AM   #7
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Yeah!!!! Finally I got the confirmation from BMW as well that the muffler can be mounted on my 325i

Order placed

Thank you all guys
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Exhaust is something i definitely wanna do but $1,400 is just to much for a little bit of sound!
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Exhaust is something i definitely wanna do but $1,400 is just to much for a little bit of sound!
I can make you one of mine, its modeled after the BMW PE
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BMW Performance exhaust is fantastic!!!
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      08-05-2010, 06:04 AM   #11
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Hi Bavarian Im waiting for the new toys, exhaust and 313s as well, tyres already there and waiting for the new wheels as well. Will post pics as soon as everything will be fitted


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Ive paid 500 Eur over here
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500 EU....wow..good deals.
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500 EU....wow..good deals.
yes and now I hope the whole stuff will arrive soon
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it depends when ur car is made if ur 325i was made in the frist half it will not fit our cars from what bmw performace center techs told me but the other half can fit
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Im sure its a minor issue if anything, so its nothing a little custom work cant fix

Good Luck!
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Im sure its a minor issue if anything, so its nothing a little custom work cant fix

Good Luck!

hahaha gavin always at work for the N52 community ! I saw your muffler at steve's shop, couldn't see inside of it, but could tell they took some shit out.
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The muffler for my 325i arrived but it seems that they missed to send me the connection pipe from the muffler to the central pipe. The standard muffler is fitted with a long pipe to connect to the central one. The BMW Performance muffler ends with a flange. Does somebody know if there is an additional pipe to be ordered or if the problem has to be solved by some custom work? I would not like to cut the pipe of the standard muffler
Thanks in advance for your help
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      10-10-2010, 01:32 PM   #19
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The muffler for my 325i arrived but it seems that they missed to send me the connection pipe from the muffler to the central pipe. The standard muffler is fitted with a long pipe to connect to the central one. The BMW Performance muffler ends with a flange. Does somebody know if there is an additional pipe to be ordered or if the problem has to be solved by some custom work? I would not like to cut the pipe of the standard muffler
Thanks in advance for your help
I heard this happening to someone else too.
I feel the same way about my 325i. It's too quiet. I'm going to cheaper route with the Rouge Ikon though.
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Smile BMW Performance Exhaust on 325 i

Hi, I received the BMW Performance Exhaust. At the moment of assembling it I noticed that the standard Exhaust has a pipe connecting the muffler to the central pipe. On the new exhaust this pipe is missing. It ends with a flange and I assume there should be another pipe going from the exhaust to the central pipe having the same flange. The pipe of the standard pie is welded so it is not possible to dismantle it.
Could you please let me know how you assembled your exhaust? Did you need to make some extra works. I have a 325i (facelifted) which I got in April 2009.
Many thanks in advance for your help



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I had the BMW factory performance installed on my 325i in Nov. 08. Dealer did the install with no problems. Sounds better every month, but was a nice improvement from the start. Pipes are bigger, and it weighs almost 10 pounds less than the stock unit. Biggest change, surprisingly, was that the engine throttle response became noticeably sharper. I paid $1400 for the exhaust and install. Worthwhile expenditure as it avoided a new BMW purchase until the F30 arrives.
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Cool BMW Performance Exhaust on 325 i

Hi Friends I solved the problem. They "just" ordered the exhaus for a 4 cylinder engine. OK still BMW but.....
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Talking I finally got it

Finally I got the BMW Performance Exhaust on my car. It really sounds better now together with the BMW Performance air intake. As NigelFan said the throttle response seems to be sharper but in general, in acceleration the car seems to be more fluid.
The look fo the 2 bigger pipes is great as well
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