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Old 09-17-2012, 06:30 PM
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:09 PM
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Are you trying to get rid of the raspiness?
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:11 PM
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no just didnt know if the stock muffler is good enough or just like with mustangs people put flowmasters on them like its a given.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:50 PM
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They want the noise.

There are really not any HP gains with an exhaust.

Look around here and other sites and listen to the clips. And compare to your budget.

I have a Borla on mine and like it. Better sound without being obnoxious. A bit of a drone around 2500 RPM, but I seldom drive at that RPM.

To get rid of the rasp, you need to replace the mid section. Personally, I like the sound.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:18 PM
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thanks. im still in the planning stages of buying a M3 might be a 2006 or a 2007 but yall are very helpful
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:47 PM
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You might have some trouble finding yourself an '07
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:05 PM
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I would go with a full Eisenmann exhaust
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:58 PM
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If your looking for a super clean sounding exhaust system, i would run the Rogue El Diablo System. It also give you the options to add the Rasp Pipe and X-Pipe if you want the full system! Our customers have loved them!

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Old 09-18-2012, 04:01 PM
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thanks im noticing there are alot of used convt. I got nothing but time on my side my friend. By the time im in the market the 2008's might be the prime year to by used.
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Pinecone View Post
They want the noise.

There are really not any HP gains with an exhaust.

Look around here and other sites and listen to the clips. And compare to your budget.

I have a Borla on mine and like it. Better sound without being obnoxious. A bit of a drone around 2500 RPM, but I seldom drive at that RPM.

To get rid of the rasp, you need to replace the mid section. Personally, I like the sound.
935 bucks for a Borla midpipe. I'd love to get rid of the rasp, but it is just not worth it.
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:13 PM
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thanks for the quick response. Im still in the research phase for buying a M3. I might just stick with the stock exhaust. But i am months from that now.
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