F30POST
F30POST
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST > Technical Forums > N55 Turbo Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust Modifications > Customized Exhaust
GetBMWParts
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      05-02-2018, 06:07 PM   #1
BLKZILLA
New Member
0
Rep
16
Posts

Drives: 2013 F30 SBM M PERF BRAKES
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Tulsa, OK

iTrader: (1)

Customized Exhaust

Hey everybody, I'm sorta new here, not really "new" i'm just a creeper.

I put an exhaust on the car, to be honest, I just welded it on there because i wasn't sure i was going to like it. However, for those of you who don't want to go the muffler delete option or the super expensive full exhaust replacement, I thought i'd upload a sound byte for you to see if maybe this might be something you're interested in getting too!

Right now the muffler has a stock resonator on the car still, i just took my car in for warranty repair at 52k for a seized turbo, luckily it was still covered by my CPO plan. Now that it's not spitting plumes of smoke out the exhaust heres what it sounds like with a little juice. Tell me your thoughts. I'm happy with the sound, therefore i'm going to finish it with the correct piping and relocate it to a better spot instead of at the back half.



It's been a super long time since i've posted on a forum to share anything, so if i'm in the wrong area, let me know!

Really good interior sound, no drone, whats your thoughts for the sound? I almost wanted to go a little louder, but i figure once i go catless downpipe, i figure it'll open up and be even louder

for those who may be interested, I ordered the part on amazon for approx 90$ USD and had the exhaust installed towards the rear section maintaining factory exhaust flap functionality for 120$ USD, so this exhaust cost me 215$ with tax.
Appreciate 0
      05-02-2018, 08:34 PM   #2
Ownnij
Private First Class
United_States
41
Rep
150
Posts

Drives: F30 335i
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Dallas tx

iTrader: (1)

pretty nice. i think you would've been able to get it done cheaper at a exhaust shop. i paid 120.00 total with parts at my local exhaust shop.
Appreciate 0
      05-03-2018, 12:02 PM   #3
Logicoeur
Major
Logicoeur's Avatar
409
Rep
1,072
Posts

Drives: F30 335i xDrive
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Boston

iTrader: (0)

What muffler is this? And your location description is a bit confusing.
__________________
F30 335iX | Remus Axleback | 18X9 ET32 19lb TR-1 255/40/18 | MPerf LSD
Appreciate 0
      05-03-2018, 02:11 PM   #4
BLKZILLA
New Member
0
Rep
16
Posts

Drives: 2013 F30 SBM M PERF BRAKES
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Tulsa, OK

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Logicoeur View Post
What muffler is this? And your location description is a bit confusing.
Vibrant 1119 3' is the muffler it's using everything else is factory.

Right now it's right under neath the trunk and split into a Y. The problem with it is that from the back, it looks like it's out of place because it has to hang lower. So i'm going to be moving it closer to the middle of the vehicle and then running the y piping from the diff area.
Appreciate 0
      05-03-2018, 02:16 PM   #5
BLKZILLA
New Member
0
Rep
16
Posts

Drives: 2013 F30 SBM M PERF BRAKES
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Tulsa, OK

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ownnij View Post
pretty nice. i think you would've been able to get it done cheaper at a exhaust shop. i paid 120.00 total with parts at my local exhaust shop.
Mann, i live in Tulsa, ever since street outlaws, everybody here thinks they're a "drag shop" thus the pricing being so much higher than i would of liked, I didn't feel like arguing, so i just paid it to see if i even liked the way it sounded..and since i do, i'm going to have another shop readjust it, and cut the resonator to see what difference it makes.
Appreciate 0
      05-03-2018, 02:39 PM   #6
Logicoeur
Major
Logicoeur's Avatar
409
Rep
1,072
Posts

Drives: F30 335i xDrive
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Boston

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BLKZILLA View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Logicoeur View Post
What muffler is this? And your location description is a bit confusing.
Vibrant 1119 3' is the muffler it's using everything else is factory.

Right now it's right under neath the trunk and split into a Y. The problem with it is that from the back, it looks like it's out of place because it has to hang lower. So i'm going to be moving it closer to the middle of the vehicle and then running the y piping from the diff area.
Ohhhhh ok got it. After Googling the part it makes more sense. So the y split is on the exit aide of the unit like AWE? It sounds nice.

I have two n1 style mufflers hanging around from an old project (Audi) but I believe it may be difficult go fit them in under the trunk becuase of their length. I believe it would be difficult to route to the inlets since the mufflers would have to be perpendicular to the bumper cut out

They are sort of the same as this vibrant unit other than the tips being already a part of the unit. I've seen them on e90s before and they look nice.

Do you think you would have been able to fit two of the vibrants with tips under there?
__________________
F30 335iX | Remus Axleback | 18X9 ET32 19lb TR-1 255/40/18 | MPerf LSD
Appreciate 0
      05-03-2018, 03:30 PM   #7
BLKZILLA
New Member
0
Rep
16
Posts

Drives: 2013 F30 SBM M PERF BRAKES
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Tulsa, OK

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Logicoeur View Post
Ohhhhh ok got it. After Googling the part it makes more sense. So the y split is on the exit aide of the unit like AWE? It sounds nice.

I have two n1 style mufflers hanging around from an old project (Audi) but I believe it may be difficult go fit them in under the trunk becuase of their length. I believe it would be difficult to route to the inlets since the mufflers would have to be perpendicular to the bumper cut out

They are sort of the same as this vibrant unit other than the tips being already a part of the unit. I've seen them on e90s before and they look nice.

Do you think you would have been able to fit two of the vibrants with tips under there?
Honestly, I would say you should definitely be able to fit them under there. I'm eager to see what it will sound like with the resonator removed, but where i'm at now, the tips of the exhaust still have about 15-18inches between the end of the muffler and where they connect to the piping. I bought this on a guess hoping it would maintain somewhat stock levels of interior noise, and it definitely does. So now that i'm certain I want to keep it, i'm gonna go ahead and make it purdy.
Appreciate 0
      05-03-2018, 04:05 PM   #8
Logicoeur
Major
Logicoeur's Avatar
409
Rep
1,072
Posts

Drives: F30 335i xDrive
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Boston

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BLKZILLA View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Logicoeur View Post
Ohhhhh ok got it. After Googling the part it makes more sense. So the y split is on the exit aide of the unit like AWE? It sounds nice.

I have two n1 style mufflers hanging around from an old project (Audi) but I believe it may be difficult go fit them in under the trunk becuase of their length. I believe it would be difficult to route to the inlets since the mufflers would have to be perpendicular to the bumper cut out

They are sort of the same as this vibrant unit other than the tips being already a part of the unit. I've seen them on e90s before and they look nice.

Do you think you would have been able to fit two of the vibrants with tips under there?
Honestly, I would say you should definitely be able to fit them under there. I'm eager to see what it will sound like with the resonator removed, but where i'm at now, the tips of the exhaust still have about 15-18inches between the end of the muffler and where they connect to the piping. I bought this on a guess hoping it would maintain somewhat stock levels of interior noise, and it definitely does. So now that i'm certain I want to keep it, i'm gonna go ahead and make it purdy.
Hmmmm let us know when you remove that resonator. I'm going to get up on some ramps and see how these fit. They are about 5" than the vibrant unit you have


Edit: looking again and comparing just the body lengths the vibrant is longer by 2"!! 14" v the n1 style's 12".
__________________
F30 335iX | Remus Axleback | 18X9 ET32 19lb TR-1 255/40/18 | MPerf LSD
Appreciate 0
      05-04-2018, 04:44 PM   #9
BLKZILLA
New Member
0
Rep
16
Posts

Drives: 2013 F30 SBM M PERF BRAKES
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Tulsa, OK

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Logicoeur View Post
Hmmmm let us know when you remove that resonator. I'm going to get up on some ramps and see how these fit. They are about 5" than the vibrant unit you have


Edit: looking again and comparing just the body lengths the vibrant is longer by 2"!! 14" v the n1 style's 12".
As soon as i do, i'm going to redo the video, see if i can't get fly-bys before and after and what not finish documenting.
Appreciate 0
      05-05-2018, 09:31 AM   #10
Ownnij
Private First Class
United_States
41
Rep
150
Posts

Drives: F30 335i
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Dallas tx

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BLKZILLA View Post
Mann, i live in Tulsa, ever since street outlaws, everybody here thinks they're a "drag shop" thus the pricing being so much higher than i would of liked, I didn't feel like arguing, so i just paid it to see if i even liked the way it sounded..and since i do, i'm going to have another shop readjust it, and cut the resonator to see what difference it makes.
bro regardless i think it's hands down better than buying a $1000.00 axleback..
Appreciate 0
      05-06-2018, 08:20 PM   #11
izaazk
Lieutenant
102
Rep
578
Posts

Drives: 2013 335i
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Chicago, Illinois

iTrader: (1)

Interested in seeing how this sounds with a catless Downpipe...

If anyone's done it post a video please!!
Appreciate 0
      05-09-2018, 10:26 AM   #12
BLKZILLA
New Member
0
Rep
16
Posts

Drives: 2013 F30 SBM M PERF BRAKES
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Tulsa, OK

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by izaazk View Post
Interested in seeing how this sounds with a catless Downpipe...

If anyone's done it post a video please!!
It's coming soon, I just bought wheels, so i'm "recouping" my funds right now lol gotta be careful as i'm in a transition into a different line of work, so i got the wheels right now.

Currently waiting on their arrival and then I've gotta order the TPMS and tires. If i can wing it. But i would agree that if anybody else has this same setup, please share!

I bought this and couldn't find any sound profiling, just ended up going for it because I've had good luck with their resonators.
Appreciate 0
      05-09-2018, 12:11 PM   #13
BLKZILLA
New Member
0
Rep
16
Posts

Drives: 2013 F30 SBM M PERF BRAKES
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Tulsa, OK

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ownnij View Post
bro regardless i think it's hands down better than buying a $1000.00 axleback..
This is 100000% true, I was thinking about purchasing the "official" exhaust options but all of them seemed to provide nothing special other than nice welds and flap control, all of which don't matter to me. I live in oklahoma where i drive the car on salted wintery roads or wet roads and so the exhaust is generally gonna rust ANYWAY to some extent.

With that being said, I am completely happy with my purchase and for a muffler at less than 100$ with exceptional quality, plus labor, this is by far a VERY clean sound, increased volume just slightly, exterior wise, it's much more pronounced, but interior remains stock like if you ask me. I'm intending to try and get major setups that people might have, so i'm going cut resonator, then downpipe. Hoping to do that all next friday and order it in. So i'll try and get a NON potato cam video lol.
Appreciate 0
      05-10-2018, 07:59 AM   #14
JaredG_F30
Lieutenant Colonel
JaredG_F30's Avatar
1015
Rep
1,528
Posts

Drives: 2014 335i, M-Sport, Manual
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Raleigh, NC

iTrader: (0)

__________________

2014 F30 335i, M-Sport, 6MT, V804s, custom exhaust, CTS Turbo Intake & IC, FTP CP, VRSF DP, TMS Strut Brace, BM3 Stg 2, AEM WMI, H&R Sport Springs (381 whp, 429 wtq on Cali 91oct before WMI).
SPI Films Blog/DIY Vids
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:36 AM.




f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST