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Old 12-11-2012, 04:46 PM
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Aftermarket exhaust options

Due to a recent accident, the stock mufflers in my 535i were destroyed. The cost to replace them is about the same as an aftermarket cat back system. I don't want anything loud or obnoxious, so I'm leaning towards the Magnaflow set up.

Any opinions or ideas? If I'm replacing the exhaust, should I just upgrade while I'm at it or replace it back to stock? Would a Dinan 550 exhaust work on a 535???

Thanks, please feel free to chime in with your honest opinions...
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Due to a recent accident, the stock mufflers in my 535i were destroyed. The cost to replace them is about the same as an aftermarket cat back system. I don't want anything loud or obnoxious, so I'm leaning towards the Magnaflow set up.

Any opinions or ideas? If I'm replacing the exhaust, should I just upgrade while I'm at it or replace it back to stock? Would a Dinan 550 exhaust work on a 535???

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The Dinan exhaust is not designed for the 535....would not work. It is designed for the 550's dual header V8, not the single header N55 inline 6 in the 535.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:58 PM
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The Dinan exhaust is not designed for the 535....would not work. It is designed for the 550's dual header V8, not the single header N55 inline 6 in the 535.
Cool, that's ruled out then...any recommendations?
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:11 PM
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Heard good things about Megan...

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Old 12-11-2012, 06:22 PM
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Yeah, I've heard that clip before...not bad. Thanks
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:23 PM
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Does anyone know if these aftermarket exhausts woudl pass smog? Specifically California...
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Does anyone know if these aftermarket exhausts woudl pass smog? Specifically California...
Um...you only need to get it smogged if you are going to keep your car for more than 6 years...
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:23 PM
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Um...you only need to get it smogged if you are going to keep your car for more than 6 years...
True, but I fear that may be the case for me since I'll have this stupid accident on my carfax now...damn drunk drivers!
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I just put on M performance exhaust in 640i. I believe they fit both or specific part # for 536i. Sounds awesome.

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I just put on M performance exhaust in 640i. I believe they fit both or specific part # for 536i. Sounds awesome.

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Wow, that's sounds really great man! No power gains though, right?
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I'd recommend that you check out the Remus Sport Exhaust system for your F10 535i. The stock F10 535i exhaust is restrictive and heavy. The Remus exhaust will allow the exhaust fumes to flow freely, reduce exhaust weight and giving your BMW that sporty, deep sound you wish your 535i came from the factory.

The Remus Sport BMW F10 535i Exhaust also features the carbon race tips for a sporty/aggressive look. It's also a quad setup and will require trimming of the rear bumper in order to fit the quad tips. You can also purchase a f10 550i diffuser and replace your 535i diffuser to fit the quad tips.





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If you want cheaper options, go with the Magnaflow full exhaust.
It's pretty damn good.
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Does anyone know if these aftermarket exhausts woudl pass smog? Specifically California...
As long as the exhaust is "cat-back" it shouldn't have any effect at all on emissions. That's been my experience anyway with cat-back aftermarket exhausts on two other BMW's

By the way, I doubt if any of the aftermarket exhausts (including BMW's M Performance) have any appreciable effect on torque or horsepower - - it's all about the sound.

The BMW M Performance exhaust appears to be made for the stock rear valence or diffuser (i.e. two large 80 mm exhaust tips as on stock). The ones with two tips on either side appear to require a new valence/diffuser, or cutting the stock one to give room.
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If you want cheaper options, go with the Magnaflow full exhaust.
It's pretty damn good.
Your sound clip kinda sold me...might pull the trigger sooner than later on that one.
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As long as the exhaust is "cat-back" it shouldn't have any effect at all on emissions. That's been my experience anyway with cat-back aftermarket exhausts on two other BMW's

By the way, I doubt if any of the aftermarket exhausts (including BMW's M Performance) have any appreciable effect on torque or horsepower - - it's all about the sound.

The BMW M Performance exhaust appears to be made for the stock rear valence or diffuser (i.e. two large 80 mm exhaust tips as on stock). The ones with two tips on either side appear to require a new valence/diffuser, or cutting the stock one to give room.
Maybe I'll dyno mine before and after to know FOR SURE...I'm curious about that.
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