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      11-26-2019, 03:50 PM   #1
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Bmw 128i 328i 528i 330i 325i N52 exhaust muscle throaty sound

On my quest to find an exhaust for my e92 328i that didn't sound like a nissan vq trombone or a honda flatulence, I've encountered the following setups:

128i with mostly straight pipe just the cats on the exhaust manifold and a flowmaster muffler (unknown which, if you have any idea what muffler, chime in below)

Z4 3.0si supersprint headers, 1794 resonators and a flowmaster delta 40 muffler.

Wondering If anyone here has any similar sounding setups and would like to share what they're composed of, drone levels, etc. I think these really make the inine 6 sound like a bigger engine, especially the exhaust on that 1 series.
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      11-26-2019, 10:56 PM   #2
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The SS/AA/Roundelwerk/JKVK/Whoever wants to rip off SS today headers will definitely be a major component in good sounding exhaust. I've gotten nothing but compliments on mine. I have AA headers.

•AA headers + muffler delete: sounds great, loud as fuck, not a fan
•AA headers + muffler delete + Vibrant bottle resonator where the muffler was: sounds great, droned like crazy at 2-2.5k RPM, hated dailying the car with it
•AA headers + muffler delete + muffler from my roommates 392 Scatpack Charger: sounds great, fairly quiet but still sport, love it. Silent on the highway, very appropriate volume for the car. (CURRENT SETUP)

I am more on the conservative side when it comes to exhaust noise. If it gives me a headache or makes people turn their heads when I'm just cruising, it's way too loud.

My 2008 128i - Sparkling Graphite/Beige - Sport pkg - 6MT - Click me!
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      11-29-2019, 09:03 AM   #3
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The BMW PE exhaust is about as good as it gets for both the 328 and 335i
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      11-29-2019, 09:45 AM   #4
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Don't mix VQ30DE and VQ35DE.

the first vid sound like a VQ30DE. Also VQ30 are known to sound like porsche h6 @ low rpm; cheap rattle sound.

VQ35De are totally an other story, nissan put ton of cash for sound r&d. On car forums, VR6 and VQ35DE/VQ35HR are always top 2 for best sounding commercial V6s.

imo the best sound in any built will require :
- straight muffler with acoustic wool
- huge resonator (20 to 24'' long)
- calculated helmholtz resonator
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