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      03-07-2013, 01:04 PM   #1
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335i quad exhaust or stick to regular singlets.

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So I'm waiting to get my 6MT M-sport F30 and would like your opinion:

Should I mod a quad exhaust (e.g. Meisterschaft) which would then require cut-outs in the factory rear diffuser? OR should I mod the singlets exhaust (e.g. Meisterschaft) therefore not requiring a cut-out in case I want to do a take-off when I sell the F30 down the road?

Or just get the BMW M Performance Exhaust?
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      03-07-2013, 02:13 PM   #2
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I dont know which exhaust is better, havent heard either, but i would say stick to the single (dual) pipes that is a signature of the 335i. From a personal taste perspective and it will make selling it simpler. When looking at used cars nothing puts me off more than "unnatural" mods... So with that in mind i would also say go for the oem m sport (assuming u are happy with the sound)
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      03-07-2013, 02:32 PM   #3
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I tested a 335 with the M performance exhaust. It stuck out a little too far and sounded a little too loud for my liking. I'm glad I went with the stock. I did replace the tips with black chrome oem tips though

I agree with the last post. Prefer the single look of the 335.
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Yeah make sure it doesn't look like you glued cans of baked beans to your exhaust. That's the worst.
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Hi all,

So I'm waiting to get my 6MT M-sport F30 and would like your opinion:

Should I mod a quad exhaust (e.g. Meisterschaft) which would then require cut-outs in the factory rear diffuser? OR should I mod the singlets exhaust (e.g. Meisterschaft) therefore not requiring a cut-out in case I want to do a take-off when I sell the F30 down the road?

Or just get the BMW M Performance Exhaust?
I'd say quad exhaust is a staple of the M3, so IMO it's a little distasteful if you already have the m-sport body kit on there. But of course it's your car and I would never fault someone for making it unique.

It will also probably be easier to include the M-Performance exhaust in the selling price should you go that route since it's OEM hardware.
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      03-07-2013, 04:59 PM   #6
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I have the M performance exhaust and love it. the pipes look and sound great. I agree with several posts above about staying away from the quad.
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      03-07-2013, 08:55 PM   #7
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i'd keep the single exhausts on each side.

i think if you put 4 exhausts and its not an M it looks like you are trying too hard i guess . not sure if theres really a performance benefit to it anyway.
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I'd stick to the "singles" too. Quad seems to be a bit off-balance with a 335. Save the quads for the real "M" or other super cars (with respect!)

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      03-07-2013, 09:14 PM   #9
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I have the M performance exhaust and love it. the pipes look and sound great. I agree with several posts above about staying away from the quad.
How audible is it in the car with the windows up?
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      03-07-2013, 09:56 PM   #10
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How audible is it in the car with the windows up?
I decided on the M Performance exhaust and didn't think I would notice it much with windows up. At speed and normal revs you can't hear much from inside, but you do feel and hear it when you push the revs. Definitely adds to the sports car feel.

I do agree with others that say dual pipes look too much like you are trying too hard. I suggest the M performance diffuser to make the 80mm pipes blend better.

I posted pics here:
http://www.f30post.com/forums/showth...=796633&page=2
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I think the key is you just never want to end up like this guy - http://e84.xbimmers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=758412
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Who gives a rat's ass what anyone else thinks? Do what YOU want.

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Eh...like anything in life, there's a limit until things get silly. I'm not comparing putting quad exhaust to this, but you have to keep things in perspective when you're altering the fundamental appearance of your car


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Didn't know Ferrari had a rotary engine variant! LOL.
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Didn't know Ferrari had a rotary engine variant! LOL.
You're mistaken...he did an engine swap for the V10
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Who gives a rat's ass what anyone else thinks? Do what YOU want.

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Ultimately yes, but the OP posted for a reason...
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I decided on the M Performance exhaust and didn't think I would notice it much with windows up. At speed and normal revs you can't hear much from inside, but you do feel and hear it when you push the revs. Definitely adds to the sports car feel.

I do agree with others that say dual pipes look too much like you are trying too hard. I suggest the M performance diffuser to make the 80mm pipes blend better.

I posted pics here:
http://www.f30post.com/forums/showth...=796633&page=2
Nice, thanks for the feedback. Just bought it on Ebay from a BMW dealer in ohio, $900 plus free shipping, clamp included. I plan on installing on my own.

I think the quad pipes would be overlooked by many people who are not familiar with BMW. I still meet people who don't even know what an M car is (they live under the worlds largest and most boring rock). However, I think it is a bit much, to anyone who knows what an M3 is, they are going to be like...poser. I think the look of dual singlets is perfect as is.

The customization of it will indeed hurt resale.

Just my .02. Do what makes you happy and what matches your style.

I say if you go for quad, at least leave the 335i badge on so it doesn't look like your trying to fake an M3 look.



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I decided on the M Performance exhaust and didn't think I would notice it much with windows up. At speed and normal revs you can't hear much from inside, but you do feel and hear it when you push the revs. Definitely adds to the sports car feel.

I do agree with others that say dual pipes look too much like you are trying too hard. I suggest the M performance diffuser to make the 80mm pipes blend better.
Thanks all. I definitely had in the back of my mind the "trying too hard" when in fact I could have just purchased a low mileage E90 M3 Sedan; decided against it for non-economical reasons. I wanted to elicit responses which are pretty much in line, so far, with my gut feeling to just go with the singles.

I've never really modded before and do not want to go crazy here. I am leaning toward the M-performance exhaust and appreciate the posts from owners whom went that route. I am thinking of buying the M Performance Power Kit which is pending release for the F30 335i (per my local dealer) combined with the M Performance exhaust.

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Just go with stock. I hate modded exhausts, too attention-whore-y.

It's a lot better to rip around in stealth mode than to putter around and announce your presence everywhere you go.

.... though I will admit most modern BMWs are really, really, really quiet, so I can see the temptation
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Just go with stock. I hate modded exhausts, too attention-whore-y.

It's a lot better to rip around in stealth mode than to putter around and announce your presence everywhere you go.

.... though I will admit most modern BMWs are really, really, really quiet, so I can see the temptation
Aren't most sport exhausts designed to only really become noticeably louder at high RPM? Those high reving Honda fart cans are a different breed and sort of ruin it for everyone...
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Aren't most sport exhausts designed to only really become noticeably louder at high RPM? Those high reving Honda fart cans are a different breed and sort of ruin it for everyone...
They're by nature louder at all engine speeds and loads, but I'm sure they *try* to keep it at high revs or high load to avoid drone (which is truly what makes an aftermarket exhaust miserable if it's not well done).

IMO, intake sound is preferable to exhaust because you really only hear it at WOT; I once owned a VW with a previous-owner installed cone intake and it was nice to have *no* added noise until your foot went all the way to the floor.
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