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      07-28-2012, 12:51 PM   #1
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328i Drivers: Do you embrace your one-sided dual exhaust?

I want to see what's the general consensus is about having the one-sided dual exhaust opposed to the dual exhaust on both sides. There's been a lot of 328i cars on the forums converting to the dual exhaust like that of the 335i, but I also see a lot embracing what they got. Of course it's all personal preference.

Thus, do you like yours? Hate it? Plan on doing a conversion? Accept it? Feel free to express your thoughts on this subject.
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      07-28-2012, 12:56 PM   #2
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I embrace the look. It's a 325i though.

Having twin 335i exhaust on it would be the case of having the talk but not the walk.
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The N55 is a fake dual anyway....a dual exhaust makes no sense on an inline 6, except with the N54 having two turbos. 328 owners should embrace their single exhausts.
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      07-28-2012, 01:16 PM   #4
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My 1979 E12 had true dual from the down-pipe all the way to the centre exit. My E30 and E36 had a true dual from the cat back, too. My E91, on the other hand, has a single pipe from the cat to the muffler, then a dual tip. So, I'd be happy witha single tip. If I wanted to fake it, I would have bought a fucking Pontiac.

By the way, I think it would be cool if BMW brought back the centre exit exhaust.
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By the way, I think it would be cool if BMW brought back the centre exit exhaust.
+1. Well they did actually. On a Mini.
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Aesthetically I like the two-sided exhaust better, but it doesn't really bother me. My 330 had the one sided exhaust, too, so maybe I'm used to it.
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Yes, I embrace the single sided exhaust. Two pipes coming out one side is the traditional BMW / I6 look. What I really would love is the two pipes coming out of the center shotgun style like my old 2002 and the old 5 and 6 series. Someone who accomplishes that would really impress me.

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I could seriously care less about having a dual exhaust that exits both sides.

Dyno tests I have seen over the years prove that a properly sized single exhaust puts out just as much power as a dual...the downside to dual is that you have twice the weight your hauling around.

With exhaust there are two myths:
1) Bigger is better (not true, too big causes a power decrease)
2) Dual exhaust is better (not true either for most cars).
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I didn't have much of a say in it.
It came like that from the factory
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The N55 is a fake dual anyway....a dual exhaust makes no sense on an inline 6, except with the N54 having two turbos. 328 owners should embrace their single exhausts.
+1 on the N55.

The 128 and 135 both have single side exhaust, even the N54 version.
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Its the difference between dual wielding vs a double barrel... The double is fine for me, plus don't we get extra luggage space under the trunk floor?
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cannot see the exhaust from the driver's seat so don't really care.
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Sometimes i do think our exhaust (N54-N55) is a bit Audi like...
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Lol my old Accord had dual exhaust...

So no, I don't see it as THAT big of a deal.




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cannot see the exhaust from the driver's seat so don't really care.
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      07-28-2012, 06:31 PM   #16
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embrace.

IMO too many other good mods to do that are functional, to care about "dual exhaust"
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      07-28-2012, 07:25 PM   #17
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i want to paint the dual tips. The chrome on SG looks weird. Any thoughts? I'll rock anything as long as it looks good.
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If I were to make the conversion to dual exhaust on a E90 325i/328i I would go with the "M" bumper cover and the I6 3.2 M exhaust.
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      07-28-2012, 08:37 PM   #19
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i like them just the way they came from the factory.
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Call it being a poser or whatever but I like the symmetry. Hoping to do the "335i conversion" when my performance diffuser come in.
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+1 for symmetry. Sometimes center works and looks awesome but I don't know about that on the e90...

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I like it and it's a way of saying hey i'm a 328 don't bother racing me.

But for me if I wanted a more agressive look i'd go dual exhaust.
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