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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 10-06-2014, 01:47 AM
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Y-resonater

Looking to cut my resonater off, already got the muffler cut off already. Any good not to expensive resonaters i could get for it, something that would make it sound nice and a bit raspy, but not crazy loud. I was thinkin on just doin a full straight pipe from the y but not sure


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Old 10-06-2014, 07:25 AM
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This guy did muffler delete + F10 M5 resonator. Sounds pretty great to me. I would imagine with patience you could find one used on an M5 forum
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Old 10-06-2014, 07:58 AM
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Sounds good as hell, but i forgot to mention i got a 530i


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Old 10-06-2014, 03:00 PM
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If you got a 530i it will sound less than a 540i I have a 540i 6spds M-sports I bought the bimmer with a straight pipe resonator and muffler deleted was crazy loud but pretty quiet on the idle so added a performance high flow magnaflow muffler on now sounds a little less and better can make it really loud if hit the gas hard or quiet when shifting quick
But I think bmw made muffler sounds better and most cars have those magnaflow mufflers these days
I an thinking about a M5 f10 muffler now but it compromises with my M-tech rear bumper diffuser


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Old 10-06-2014, 05:01 PM
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Not only does it compromise the diffuser, but you also have to delete some of the spare tire well
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Old 10-06-2014, 06:36 PM
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i totally hate this option, Ive seen so many people trash out a good $$ exhuast
again i vote NO
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Old 10-06-2014, 07:09 PM
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I have read that people lose power when they delete the muffler and resonator. I would look at putting a magnaflow res on. Many have done it and have had great luck with the sound and not losing power.
YMMV though.
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Old 10-06-2014, 07:49 PM
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I can't speak for 530's, but I didn't notice any power loss/gain after deleting mine. Just more sound. The ONLY thing so far I've found that i haven't liked is the sound ~2k rpm. Everything above that is golden.
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Old 10-07-2014, 12:19 AM
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Wjere can i get a magnaflow resonator at? Cant seem to find just the resonator on their site.


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Old 10-07-2014, 12:32 AM
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Any thoughts on a slp loud mouth bullet resonator


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Old 10-07-2014, 04:17 AM
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Not the dual system like m5 but just the driver side m5 used muffler they go cheap on eBay
I get more power with my deleted resonator than people with the resonator that stupid resonator holds most of the power
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Old 10-07-2014, 04:29 AM
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Because there is no magnaflow resonator in the market magnaflow is known for high flow muffers that sounds louder than the factory ones so why would they make a resonator to kill that loud sound most people want these days on sports cars
Mine is quiet on idle u don't noticr it till start moving I can make it really loud if I need attention or keep it quiet by shifting quick cuz the resonator is incorporated in the muffler
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Old 10-07-2014, 07:04 AM
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Put a small bullet muffed in place of the y-res after deleting it.

Here's a video of my car. I do have a magna flow 14815 in the back though and a dynomax where the y-res was. Sounds really good.
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Old 10-12-2014, 05:35 PM
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Would i have to retune my ecu putting a slp resonator on, I went to an exhaust shop to get a quote an one of the techs said i would, I wouldn't think I would have to since I would just be putting on a performence resonator


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Old 10-12-2014, 11:38 PM
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If you want to enjoy the sound of your high flow muffler u probably don't need any resonator after u delete the stock Y one since u don't have a 540i I like my deleted resonator with magnaflow performance muffler sounds with my. 6spds 540i sports if u have an auto tranny u will get less attention though
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Old 10-13-2014, 03:12 AM
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Mine is auto with steptronic. I wish it was manual but its ok, so i wouldnt need to do anything with the ecu


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Old 10-13-2014, 07:40 AM
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I just did a muffler delete on my 6-speed 540 sport. Sounds pretty quiet during normal driving. Sounds even better when I slam on the go pedal. But of course most V8's sound better with almost any exhaust mod.

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Old 10-13-2014, 04:14 PM
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Nfs021 u mean u got straight pipe and not loud wow I bought my 6sdps 540i m-sports with a straight pipe muffler and resonator deleted by the previous owner man this bimmer was loud as hell on speed but quiet on idle when warms up couldn't park the bimmer next to any car with the motion sensor alarm for respect to neighbors I added on an high flow
Magnaflow muffler so got little quieter than b4
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Old 10-13-2014, 04:24 PM
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Old 10-13-2014, 05:38 PM
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Nfs021 u mean u got straight pipe and not loud wow I bought my 6sdps 540i m-sports with a straight pipe muffler and resonator deleted by the previous owner man this bimmer was loud as hell on speed but quiet on idle when warms up couldn't park the bimmer next to any car with the motion sensor alarm for respect to neighbors I added on an high flow
Magnaflow muffler so got little quieter than b4
Well yeah obviously I had a strait pipe put in it's place. Though it did sound really bad ass (and extremely loud) for the one moment I started it before the pipe was put in lol.

Haven't had too many of the neighbors alarms go off. Matter of fact it's been awhile since it's happened. But I do like setting off alarms in neighborhoods I don't live in lol

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Old 10-14-2014, 12:20 AM
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Lol I know someone he has a 850ci V12 with deleted stock resonator and muffler man this bimmer sound makes everything vibrate
He also has a 540i e34 with deleted resonator and has Borla Xr-1 multicore racing muffler on her damn I can't stop thinking about that Borla muffler I think I am switching soon
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