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JSutton159 12-30-2009 12:50 PM

1999 2.3/2.5 Z3 exhaust
 
Hello again,

I am debating putting an exhaust on my z3 and just wanted to see which one is the most popular and sounds the best. The only one I have researched as of yet is the Flowmaster 44 series and it doesn't seem to fit the style of the car. What would go the best with the class of a z3 roadster?

Thanks in advance for any replies.
Josh

KBH22102 12-30-2009 03:37 PM

This is highly subjective depending on your taste for sound, your tolerance for volume, and of course your budget. There is a thread on the other forum (bimmerforums) that compiles many clips of various exhaust brands on various drivetrains. There are also a lot of active BMW clubs (including Z3's) in Georgia that have regular get togethers. I'm sure many owners have swapped their exhausts so you can hear them in person. I personally have a Supersprint on my 2.8 and an AC Schnitzer on my S54 and they are both rich and quiet at low RPMs but really sing a sweet wail as the revs rise. Many owners have done Magnaflows and are happy with them but they are louder. B&B and Eisenmann and Remus are also popular choices

EDIT: Have fun here

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...=exhaust+clips

dougmcintyre 12-31-2009 04:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KBH22102 (Post 4801685)
There are also a lot of active BMW clubs (including Z3's) in Georgia that have regular get togethers.

Atlanatz3 for one - http://atlantaz3.com/

I have done a couple of events with these guys. Great group.

Also check http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...ght=homecoming

JSutton159 12-31-2009 04:12 PM

Awesome guys, thanks. I am leaning to the magnaflows. And I'll check the atlantaz3 out.

KBH22102 12-31-2009 04:49 PM

Magnaflows are mufflers only and will involve some cutting and welding to install. Their cost is low though so even with paying a muffler shop for labor, you should still come out ahead compared to buying a catback bolt-on and installing it yourself. If you ever go back to stock, you'll have to pay for labor again to have it taken off

Zuzax 12-31-2009 05:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JSutton159 (Post 4801234)
Hello again,

I am debating putting an exhaust on my z3 and just wanted to see which one is the most popular and sounds the best. The only one I have researched as of yet is the Flowmaster 44 series and it doesn't seem to fit the style of the car. What would go the best with the class of a z3 roadster?

Thanks in advance for any replies.
Josh

Back in the day, the Supersprint exhausts were very popular for that era of Z3. I had one on my 97 2.8 and was overall very pleased. Since it was a complete bolt on, it was very easy to go back to stock if needed.


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