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bimmernut1 01-27-2013 10:34 AM

How much do turbos limit exhaust sound?
 
I've never owned a turbo vehicle, but yesterday I made an offer for a 2013 X3 35i. I haven't heard back yet if it is being accepted. One of the things I like about the 2006 3.0i that I currently have is the aggressive sound from the straight six engine and the exhaust growl on acceleration. For those that have gone from a NA six cylinder to a turbo six, how much reduction in the exhaust aggressiveness did you notice? It's not a deal breaker by any means; just curious.

lbjgh 01-27-2013 11:10 AM

The beautiful exhaust note of the n/a six is somewhat muted but doing the golf tee mod brings the nice throaty exhaust sound back. ;)

bimmernut1 01-27-2013 05:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lbjgh (Post 7341505)
The beautiful exhaust note of the n/a six is somewhat muted but doing the golf tee mod brings the nice throaty exhaust sound back. ;)

I'm going to search this golf tee mod. I've seen it mentioned before.

02420X3 01-28-2013 03:41 AM

If you're going to do it, pull the plug in the back and do it electronically rather than crawling underneath and actually pulling and plugging the vacuum line.


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