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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 01-21-2013, 08:55 PM
FLE39 FLE39 is offline
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Y resonator? WTH

Finally actually looked at my 530's exhaust when doing brakes. WTH is up with it? That Y gimick is huge. No wonder the exhaust is silent. I don't really like the magnaflow system... it's OEM basically. I've had exhaust shops build some decent exhausts on domestic muscle cars. I may have a local shop build me something. But I don't want drone, and I only want a bit of noise. Basically a OEM performance exhaust.


My thoughts: pick up new pipe at the two flanges and run it into a Y. then run a thru muffler in the mid section for drone control and put a magnaflow muffler at the end. Keep the pipe size 2.25" or 2.5". Thoughts? I like my quiet hwy car, but a bit of good noise would be nice and not to mention something lighter and more straight thru would be nice.
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