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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 09-09-2008, 07:40 PM
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buying an exhaust

im thinking aobut buying an exhaust system (cat back). i have a CAI.. any suggestions?
and price does affect me, im 18 going to school full time so i cant go all out..
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No cat-back recommendations here, y'all have to use the googlizer for them things

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I really like my Borla catback and I picked it up used for $150.
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+1 with Phillip. I just installed my Borla, and I absolutely love it. It costs a bit less than most, and it's an exact fit.
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+1 with Phillip. I just installed my Borla, and I absolutely love it. It costs a bit less than most, and it's an exact fit.
I had to man-handle mine a bit to get it to clear the rear diffuser, but it fit perfectly once I got it in place.
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I had to man-handle mine a bit to get it to clear the rear diffuser, but it fit perfectly once I got it in place.

You have to man-handle any of the aftermarket exhausts to be honest on e36's.
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Old 09-10-2008, 03:22 PM
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Hello,

I drive a 1993 318is, now as you all know it's the hardest car to mod when it comes to performance since none of the parts can be spared from any other E36. So please help me find an intake or exhaust for my car, it sounds alright although it can do better. THANK YOU !
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Old 09-11-2008, 12:36 PM
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I had to man-handle mine a bit to get it to clear the rear diffuser, but it fit perfectly once I got it in place.
Wait, my "exact fit" statement is not quite right: the left rear of the muffler body itself touched the piece that goes around the muffler tips. I had to cut away a very small piece, but you can't see it, and it was easy and quick to do.

Other than that it was "plug and go."
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Old 09-11-2008, 02:57 PM
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Hello,

I drive a 1993 318is, now as you all know it's the hardest car to mod when it comes to performance since none of the parts can be spared from any other E36. So please help me find an intake or exhaust for my car, it sounds alright although it can do better. THANK YOU !
If your looking for performance its because those things really don't add performance. What they do is make noise, big sites like bavauto will have stuff for the 318i but theres a reason why most sites don't carry stuff for them: Because they don't add performance. If you want to mod your car, suspension stuff will make it feel the best.
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I've had good experiences with the Active Autowerke exhaust system. REMUS also makes a nice setup for the E36. Feel free to drop me a PM and I can price out some options for you.
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