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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:34 AM
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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.
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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.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:24 PM
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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.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:41 AM
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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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