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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Plenty of options, cheap to 'spensive, just do some research and see what you want to do.

An intake adds a pretty aggressive growl from under the hood, you can chop out the resonators before the muffler to add a little tone, you can buy a magnaflow or a complete system meant for the car, pretty much up to you.
yea I'm trying to go cheap for now. I'll drop a lot of money in my car overtime.
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The Infiniti and Nissan V-6 sounds horrible! They do have a very unique sound. But, it is one of the worst sounding cars in my opinion (stock, from the factory). Can't stand em! Why spend that kind of money on a car and then have it sound like a econo-box with a fart-can exhaust? Ugh...

An inline 6 has such a smoother sweeter sound. Why on earth would you want to mess with it?

Louder is o.k. Follow some of the other peoples advice. Or, go to a meet and see how you like other peoples exhaust etc and make a decision.

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I'm with you Johnny! Nissan engines are very course and unrefined. Without a doubt the worst of the major Japanese manufacturers. To the OP : time for that hearing exam. LOL
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I'm with you Johnny! Nissan engines are very course and unrefined. Without a doubt the worst of the major Japanese manufacturers. To the OP : time for that hearing exam. LOL
All of the Nissan engines have that characteristic 'tone', even the SUV engines.
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straight pipes and a muffler delete is horrible... bmw's have distinct exhaust notes. if you want cheap get a magnaflow
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straight pipes and a muffler delete is horrible... Bmw's have distinct exhaust notes. If you want cheap get a magnaflow
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Old 10-19-2009, 08:02 PM
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I'm with you Johnny! Nissan engines are very course and unrefined. Without a doubt the worst of the major Japanese manufacturers. To the OP : time for that hearing exam. LOL
Oh really?

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LOL that's your gut telling you how jealous you are.
Of what? Another fine piece of automotive engineering upon which the idea of refined attention to detail, on things other than a simple numbers game, is lost on?

I stay German for a reason.
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I can't blame you on staying German no doubt. But to dismiss Nissan is a bit of a mistake. So maybe not your cup-0-tea but they make some great cars and actually fashion some of their styling and luxuries after BMW. Afterall, it is the greatest form of flattery.
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I can't blame you on staying German no doubt. But to dismiss Nissan is a bit of a mistake. So maybe not your cup-0-tea but they make some great cars and actually fashion some of their styling and luxuries after BMW. Afterall, it is the greatest form of flattery.
Still just an imitation.

Nissan has made a few decent cars in their day (personal shout-out to a '78 280Z that holds a special place in my heart), but the GT-R doesn't do its heritage justice. Nissan's current iteration of cars is on the down-and-out.

But, back on point, the Infiniti G-series (and its less-fashionable 350/370 kinsman) is a reasonable car in its own right, but it doesn't come close to the engineering and aesthetic titan that the E46 is. Trying to make an E46 sound like a lesser beast is just...rice.
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Trying to make an E46 sound like a lesser beast is just...rice.
That we can agree on. Even though you are obviously biased.
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That M5 sounds SICK! I love it but could not have that as a DD. No way...
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That M5 sounds SICK! I love it but could not have that as a DD. No way...
Heh, screw that, you buy an M5 for one reason only DRIVE FAST AND BE LOUD! !
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But the G sounds better than a Z. I've never noticed a big difference in the ZHP muffler is it much louder?
It's much deeper than the regular exhaust, not just loud for the sake of loud. Everyone asks me if I have an aftermarket exhaust. Also, if you have an auto, an aftermarket exhaust isn't gonna do much for you (soundwise) anyway.
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Here's a clip of the new magnaflow cat-back that E46 Fanatics has/had a group buy on recently...



These video clips never sound as good as in person, so I dunno about this one. I want an E36 M3 sound to my car.
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Here's a clip of the new magnaflow cat-back that E46 Fanatics has/had a group buy on recently...



These video clips never sound as good as in person, so I dunno about this one. I want an E36 M3 sound to my car.
I'm not feeling that at all. Very ricey and raspy.

I do agree that the E46 M3's sound awesome though. Have you looked into M3 specific exhaust parts perhaps? They can't be much different. Or can they?
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