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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 09-03-2012, 01:56 PM
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:23 PM
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When I was a mere teenager, we looked down on those who put "Y-pipes" on their cars, as opposed to installing a true dual exhaust system. Just sayin'.
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:32 PM
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yea its gonna look kinda odd without a can behind the second set. Its def gonna be highly visible.
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:58 PM
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It looks perfectly fine from behind the car. We're doing some tweaks to make it look even better.
It's not for everyone, neither is a 97-2000 540
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:00 PM
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:06 PM
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...can you put a fake exhaust can back there as well?
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:24 PM
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The header config is already a 2 piece is I'm not mistaking. Why not make a true dual kit with an x pipe?
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Idk... Looks good from behind.. But awkward without the can on second set.
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:15 PM
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This is not my cup of tea, but I say kudos to Umnitza for developing this setup. For those who want a quad setup it seems like it would be nice to have an option that does not require body/under carriage modifications. But I am sure people with vote with their checkbooks or I guess debt/credit cards.

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...can you put a fake exhaust can back there as well?
I'm not sure this was a serious comment, but that might actually look good if there is enough room to fab something there. I mean, unless I am missing something this quad exhaust thing is about aesthetics.

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The header config is already a 2 piece is I'm not mistaking. Why not make a true dual kit with an x pipe?
There are a bunch of people who have done a true dual exhaust system on non M e39s, but it requires cutting and reconfiguring the metal in the spare tire carrier area to have enough room to mount the second muffler. M5s don't have a spare tire that is why they have enough room for it from the factory.

Personally I think it is a little nuts to cut up the car to fit a dual exhaust. But then I also don't see why everyone wants a twin tip single side exhaust rather than a single tip. The M5 quad setup is nice, but so are single side twin tips or a single side single tip. I however do think exposed tips are way better than the OEM turn down nonsense. That is a nice thing though we all have different ideas about what makes these cars look good. I am sure plenty of people disagree with or have very different aesthetic ideas than I do.
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:32 PM
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On my experience, when people say "perfectly fine" they are bull****ting.
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Notice any change is performance or sound?
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yea its gonna look kinda odd without a can behind the second set. Its def gonna be highly visible.
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If the right side can't look like the left side, the kit won't fly. imho
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:18 PM
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I guess if someone is just dying for 4 tips it's ok... not for me but thanks for sharing.
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We built this because there was an incredible level of demand on Bimmerforums. The idea is that it will fit both 52X, 530, and 540 sedans with 1 exhaust for all of them.
Over 20 people requested we build it, we did. There is no other way to build this given the limitations of the E39 chassis.

One other point, it's designed to give 4hp-7hp just like our other Dyno tested quads.
Finally, the way it's designed, the exhaust gases come out of both sides at exactly the same time, FWIW, this makes this exhaust far different than other quad tipped exhausts out there.
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Can you do a quad tip lambo setup where they stack in a square and come out in the center?
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Can you do a quad tip lambo setup where they stack in a square and come out in the center?
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I can dig it. And I think I've seen this car around on multiple occasions and never noticed while on the move.
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It looks good from some angles but makes no sense on a V configuration....
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Going hard will also leave you sitting on the side of the road with a flat tire.
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Funny but true! It does look really nice.
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