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      03-26-2017, 08:41 PM   #1
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Is anyone running a Custom exhaust on their 335i and if so what Muffler are you using? NO I am not looking for a muffler delete.. I currently have a catless downpipe with the stock exhaust, I want something louder but not stupid loud. Call me cheap but I cannot justify a 1200-2000 exhaust on a 3 series, it would be another story if I owned a M3.

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Haha I'm in the same boat!!!

For now I'm running catless DP and resonator delete!!!

Sounds great when I punch it except drone is terrible
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Catless dp, res delete and stock muffler here. Love it! Deep and throaty. Raspy when needed. Paid $100 for res delete
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I thought about a Res delete a few times but was scared of drone issues
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I thought about a Res delete a few times but was scared of drone issues
I don't have any drone
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Haha I'm in the same boat!!!

For now I'm running catless DP and resonator delete!!!

Sounds great when I punch it except drone is terrible
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Catless dp, res delete and stock muffler here. Love it! Deep and throaty. Raspy when needed. Paid $100 for res delete
Can both of you post short clips of drone if you have a chance. I am thinking about it as well but don't want to get annoyed from drone in cabin on commutes, and regret cutting my stock exhaust.

Currently have VRSF Catless DP and tune with stock exhaust.
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Not the best clip but you get the idea

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I'll post a clip soon .... I have drone @ 1900 rpm and like 1100....

Other then that it's fine
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I will be attempting to replicate the borla sound real soon with a custom set up
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A few weeks back I did res delete. While I liked the sound on mid and high rpms, the lowers rpm were two loud and drone. Even with the flap close in comfort i didn't like it. Sound change to, raspyy. I put the res back.
This was on mpe, don't know with stock exhaust, it could be just less sound I guess.


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I have read several experiences about Res/muffler delete and how it causes much more drone in the cabin. For me that is a deal breaker no matter how cheap it is. I like the catless DP w/ stock exhaust best.

With a new exhaust, the sound increase won't be a modest jump since you are already catless (catless really opens up any exhaust). Just be aware even with the quieter exhausts on the market like MPE and Megan it will be much louder.

Keep an eye out in the Members Classifieds section "Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Bolt-ons" to find a good deal on an exhaust. Also, maybe try calling up a local BMW tuning shop and see if they can fabricate one within your price point.
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Muffler delete will drone way more than resonator delete. Try the res delete, worst case scenario you put it back on and you're out $100 or so
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lots of people are on the same boat as you.. stock BMW's are good design and quality, no need to waste money on a catback.

I highly recommend you keep your resonator unless you plan to install an x-pipe. as for the axle-back, perhaps remus?

you can also have a custom muffler made for you perhaps.
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Borla pn400499 i believe is pretty damn similar to the muffler used in their catback. $290 i may give it a try.
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lots of people are on the same boat as you.. stock BMW's are good design and quality, no need to waste money on a catback.

I highly recommend you keep your resonator unless you plan to install an x-pipe. as for the axle-back, perhaps remus?

you can also have a custom muffler made for you perhaps.
Xpipe on a single exhaust?
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Borla pn400499 i believe is pretty damn similar to the muffler used in their catback. $290 i may give it a try.
Let us know if you go for it, and how it sounds! What exhaust set-up are you running right now?
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Xpipe on a single exhaust?
oh right.. I forgot that the f30 does not have dual pipes like the e90. It's best to keep your resonator in that case.
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Not the best clip but you get the idea

Any way you can post an in-cabin while driving video, trying to estimate the drone while cruising. Everything I have heard outside the car while revving has sounded good, but all the complaints have been for driving at lower speeds which is what I'm worried about, even if it's not that often
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Any way you can post an in-cabin while driving video, trying to estimate the drone while cruising. Everything I have heard outside the car while revving has sounded good, but all the complaints have been for driving at lower speeds which is what I'm worried about, even if it's not that often
I've been meaning to do that FOREVER. I even got a dashcam! I'll try to get one tonight, windows up and down.
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Any way you can post an in-cabin while driving video, trying to estimate the drone while cruising. Everything I have heard outside the car while revving has sounded good, but all the complaints have been for driving at lower speeds which is what I'm worried about, even if it's not that often
I've been meaning to do that FOREVER. I even got a dashcam! I'll try to get one tonight, windows up and down.
Thanks!! How much did your shop charge for the res delete welding and piping btw?
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Borla pn400499 i believe is pretty damn similar to the muffler used in their catback. $290 i may give it a try.
Let us know if you go for it, and how it sounds! What exhaust set-up are you running right now?
Wagner cless dp and res delete. Also the muffler used in the magnaflow catback is 12267
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Thanks!! How much did your shop charge for the res delete welding and piping btw?
$100
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