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Old 08-04-2013, 11:22 AM
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2013 E93 328i brand new, Steptronic AT. I would have opted for a 335 but don't need the speeding tickets especially at my age. I do however like a little bit of sound. So anyone with a 328i cabrio auto has done this please chime in. Thanks.
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Performance Exhaust... worth it ?

I don't have a cabrio, but I will tell you that it is the best mod on my car. The sound is music to my ears. I turn down the stereo, roll the windows down, and gun whenever I go through a tunnel. Our forum moderator, NordicKat just recently had PE installed, and provided a lot of positive insight on it (as well as others).


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Old 08-04-2013, 01:01 PM
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2013 E93 328i brand new, Steptronic AT. I would have opted for a 335 but don't need the speeding tickets especially at my age. I do however like a little bit of sound. So anyone with a 328i cabrio auto has done this please chime in. Thanks.

I too had many questions, many interests in all things E93.

Then, in a transcendental realization, good fortune led me to THIS!

Excellent! Many possibilities were available, enabling big changes in my ride. Worked pretty well....

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Old 08-04-2013, 04:01 PM
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I am enlightened .... thank you. I am waiting for the car arrive from a recent ED. This will be one of the first things I do !
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Old 08-04-2013, 04:12 PM
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I absolutely love my Performance Exhaust!

If you want an idea of what it sounds like top down compared to the stock exhaust, here is a link to the comparison video I did. For you this will be a very good comparison, as I, too have a 328i - the only difference being mine is an MT so I tend to play with the gears a lot. I now have about 1000 miles on the new exhaust and it has mellowed just a little from the video, (or I've gotten more used to it). Bottom line, I get a big grin every time I start the car, especially if the top is already down.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...mmertime+music

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Kat... I'm in. Sounds like "just enough" for me and I'll be doing it as soon as I get it back !

Thanks for the video and everything else you do on this board as I have read many of your posts.
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It's worth it at any dollar amount. You will never regret it and you will beat your kids for not having one before.
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As to performamce enhancements it gives none but since you state you are looking for sound enhancement, it's worth the price of admission as it sounds much better then OEM. If the cash outlay is of no issue, IMO go for it.
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I am happy to hear the positive feedback. I'm just looking for sweet sound not HP. I have collected enough speeding tickets over the years (in fact I was the unnamed topic in a newspaper article about middle age speedsters written by a State Police Captain, but thats a different story...)

I am seeing on shopbmwusa that the going price is $1295 uninstalled, however BMW of Flemington NJ shows an installed price of $1032 .... I wonder if my dealer will move on price or if I should take a little road trip
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I am happy to hear the positive feedback. I'm just looking for sweet sound not HP. I have collected enough speeding tickets over the years (in fact I was the unnamed topic in a newspaper article about middle age speedsters written by a State Police Captain, but thats a different story...)

I am seeing on shopbmwusa that the going price is $1295 uninstalled, however BMW of Flemington NJ shows an installed price of $1032 .... I wonder if my dealer will move on price or if I should take a little road trip
Never hurts to ask and in person is always best.
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Oh, yeah - check out Dinan's exhaust. I have that on my 328i and it sounds beautiful. I'll upload a video later when I'm home if I'm not banned here yet.
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Oh, yeah - check out Dinan's exhaust. I have that on my 328i and it sounds beautiful. I'll upload a video later when I'm home if I'm not banned here yet.

Oh NO....Dinan again. What's you pay for that? That company is BMW's evil curse on poor BMW owners w/more money than mechanical ability.

Tell ya'll what. You can have ANY degree o'sound you want without paying a vendor anything....if you're willing to do a little surgery. Below is what ACM did to stock mufflers - this isn't all there is - much aural variation possible.

Remember: If ya don't do some work, ya won't larn nuthin'!!!!






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Old 08-05-2013, 08:21 AM
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Oh NO....Dinan again. What's you pay for that? That company is BMW's evil curse on poor BMW owners w/more money than mechanical ability.

Tell ya'll what. You have have ANY degree o'sound you want without paying a vendor anything....if you're willing to do a little surgery.

Remember: If ya don't do some work, ya won't larn nuthin'!!!!
$1,499.

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Old 08-05-2013, 08:27 AM
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Performance Exhaust... worth it ?

I've had it for about a month on my 328 (e92) and I love it. I open the windows and downshift in tunnels.


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Performance Exhaust... worth it ?

If you just want the sound i would suggest doing a muffler and resonator delete. I did it on my wifes 330i because all she wanted was the sound and it ended up costing 130. Oh and put a borla tip in it for that deep tone. I can take a video to ight if you want.


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$1,499.

I have a blog that I rant and rave on. You're welcomed to guest blog at any point.

I regret nothing.

Isn't that ~$400 more than BMW PE? 'Bout the same?

And...what are you buying? Mufflers.
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Isn't that ~$400 more than BMW PE? 'Bout the same?
From my quotes, +$200.00. In reality, the turn around time was faster from Dinan so I had no problem paying more.
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And...what are you buying? Mufflers.
Only if what I'm posting on is a forum.
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Dinan is a little sweeter sounding axle back system, more refined and lower in tone, where as the BMW PE is a bit louder and a tad raspy but also a bit cheaper with no hp/tq gains, as the Dinan does have increases in hp/tq though somewhat negligible, as most axle backs are.

Both are excellent sounding but different, I have heard both...It becomes down to a personal choice in any event.
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Well I am now convinced I am getting it. Thanks to all... just got to wait for the boat to get here !
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I wanted to pick up the BMW PE but couldn't justify the cost. If it was under $900 then I would have picked it up since it's bolt-on and OEM. Couldn't find one in the private seller section either. Or find it under $1K. So I settled on the Megan Exhaust. Not bad. Exhaust plus install was a little under $600.
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I think I might settle for this:

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I am finding that most dealers are charging the standard 1295 uninstalled. However there are a few that are selling it cheaper ~1100 installed. I am going to hit my dealer (3 purchases) up to see if they will match the lowest price I find. If not, well my next BMW will be coming from somewhere else. It's a more a matter of principle than money.
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I am finding that most dealers are charging the standard 1295 uninstalled. However there are a few that are selling it cheaper ~1100 installed. I am going to hit my dealer (3 purchases) up to see if they will match the lowest price I find. If not, well my next BMW will be coming from somewhere else. It's a more a matter of principle than money.
As leverage, check out if Tischer is still offering their $990 with free shipping offer they had going earlier this summer.

I had mine installed by my indy, charged me one hour of labor to do it. Came out about $250 cheaper than the dealer.

As another 'fester, (LarkHouston) said, "tell them you can pick up the parts all day long on EBay for $1000 and they'll find a way to match the price."
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