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View Poll Results: 328i Third party exhaust preferences
BMW 328i M-Performance Exhaust (TBA) 27 43.55%
aFe 11 17.74%
Eisenmann 13 20.97%
Remus 8 12.90%
Rogue (TBA - check post) 6 9.68%
MagnaFlow 7 11.29%
Supersprint 3 4.84%
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      10-26-2012, 10:34 AM   #1
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What 328i third party exhaust are you considering installing?

Hello folks, just curious as to which third party exhaust system you might all be considering for install.

Please vote in the poll and maybe provide a reason as to why the certain vote.

Current contenders are:

aFe
Remus
Rogue
MagnaFlow
M-Performance
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Eisenmann

Please let me know if I forgot any offerings and I'll update the poll.
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      10-26-2012, 11:38 AM   #2
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I voted for the Rogue lol.

Having met the people over there, I like their philosophy. They did not want to offer something that did not show real power gains(you can kind of manipulate dyno pulls to show whatever you want), and did not want to make it sound over the top but still aggressive.

Even if I was not getting the production unit for free, I still would have bought it over the alternatives.
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If the M Performance comes out with a cat back for the 328i (currently it is axle back only) I will probably go with that assuming a $1200 or so price tag. Also interested in what Akrapovic comes out with though I'm sure it will be pricey. I voted for the Rogue. The combination of price for cat back and results makes it a good choice IMO. Waiting for JV to post more video/pics when he gets it back to make up my mind. Either way I am waiting until at least this summer to do the exhaust.
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Can you link it? I'll add it to the poll after. All I found was a downpipe and a downpipe fix.
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They are working a release before end of 2012. They really make a quality product, looking forward to it. Modular design to allow a street exhaust, track exhaust, N20 & N26 compatibility, etc.
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might help if you could identify whether they are cat-back or axel-back, the pricing and link the sound clips for comparison. the majority have picked the m-performance exhaust which is an axle back, so there will be no performance gains from that system.
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Rogue is a midpipe and muffler. It also allows a bit of tuning, so you can have a normal mode and more of a sporting or track setup. Pricing should be sub $1000. I have no good sound clips just yet.
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might help if you could identify whether they are cat-back or axel-back, the pricing and link the sound clips for comparison. the majority have picked the m-performance exhaust which is an axle back, so there will be no performance gains from that system.
Are there an axle-back exhausts for the F30? Would require cutting the OE exhaust so I'm not sure many will be offered. I could be wrong though!
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Are there an axle-back exhausts for the F30? Would require cutting the OE exhaust so I'm not sure many will be offered. I could be wrong though!
I know the M Performance for the 328 is axle back only and I'm pretty sure the Eisenmann is also based on these: http://ind-distribution.com/wheels/BMW-F30-328i-Eisenmann-Performance-Exhaust-B5428.00762^317.php
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might help if you could identify whether they are cat-back or axel-back, the pricing and link the sound clips for comparison. the majority have picked the m-performance exhaust which is an axle back, so there will be no performance gains from that system.
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I know the M Performance for the 328 is axle back only and I'm pretty sure the Eisenmann is also based on these: http://ind-distribution.com/wheels/BMW-F30-328i-Eisenmann-Performance-Exhaust-B5428.00762^317.php
I think the Eisenmann is a multi-piece exhaust, I think most aftermarket systems will be. M-Performance, I have no clue. So that means dealerships have to cut & weld? =0
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I think the Eisenmann is a multi-piece exhaust, I think most aftermarket systems will be. M-Performance, I have no clue. So that means dealerships have to cut & weld? =0
I think you are correct about the Eisenmann- I couldn't find it, but I swear I saw something about mid-pipes being available. As for the M Perf. I had ordered it through my dealer only to be told it was axle back so I passed. Don't know if that will change or not.
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I think you are correct about the Eisenmann- I couldn't find it, but I swear I saw something about mid-pipes being available. As for the M Perf. I had ordered it through my dealer only to be told it was axle back so I passed. Don't know if that will change or not.
Hmm, pretty interesting about the M Performance exhaust! I guess we'll have to wait until someone purchases to confirm. Either way, I'm glad to see more and more options become available
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I just ordered the aFe catback today with the black tips. Car is mineral grey so it should look good.
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I just ordered the aFe catback today with the black tips. Car is mineral grey so it should look good.
I'd appreciate it if you could create a thread on the exhaust once its installed.

Especially sound clips!
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I'd appreciate it if you could create a thread on the exhaust once its installed.

Especially sound clips!
Damn it I just remembered. I have the 328i xDrive, not sure if the exhaust will fit. I'll have to call aFe tomorrow morning.
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I'll have all of you know that the M-perf exhaust sounds rather tame (imo). Check the thread for it and follow the links, you'll get a nice soundclip from the BMW website (.uk I think).

If it costs anywhere around 1000, all the other alternatives are way better.

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Ok I got confirmation that the aFe cat back is compatible with xDrive equipped 328i's.
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Ok I got confirmation that the aFe cat back is compatible with xDrive equipped 328i's.
Very curious to see how it sounds, do post some media.
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Will do! My car is currently sitting at port waiting for a ship.
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afe. cos I may get the intake and power scorcher module as well.
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