Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E30 (1982 - 1993)

E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-24-2013, 05:22 PM
WilliamDe30 WilliamDe30 is offline
Registered User
Location: Rochester NY
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 5
Mein Auto: 1990 325iS
Recommendations for Header & Exhaust

Looking for recommendations for the best header & exhaust system combo that produces a nice note for my 89 325i. Would love some feedback. Thanks

Will
Reply With Quote
Ads by Google
  #2  
Old 01-24-2013, 07:20 PM
downhiller's Avatar
downhiller downhiller is offline
livin large
Location: des moines
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 7,045
Mein Auto: 2012 hypermotard 796
i liked my flowmaster super 44. i had stock everything else.
__________________
I know a lot about cars. I can look at a car's headlights and tell you exactly which way it's coming
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-27-2013, 05:10 AM
BMWFatherFigure's Avatar
BMWFatherFigure BMWFatherFigure is offline
Old School
Location: Perth, Western Australia
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 2,261
Mein Auto: E23;E30;E38;E32;E34 +
I don't know if such a thing is available but headers (with backup graph from the manufacturer) are always a good thing. The easier the gas gets out the easier it gets in - more power/economy (but not both) and smoother.
__________________
Good - Fast - Cheap: Pick any two.
Current:
E23 735i; E32 735iL (X 2 - 1 Alpine White and 1 Glacier Blue); E34 535i; E38 735iL; R50 Cooper; R55 Cooper Clubman.
Previous:
E21 318i; E30 318i; E32 735iL; E34 535i; E38 730iL; E53 4.4i

Last edited by BMWFatherFigure; 01-27-2013 at 05:51 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-27-2013, 02:50 PM
downhiller's Avatar
downhiller downhiller is offline
livin large
Location: des moines
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 7,045
Mein Auto: 2012 hypermotard 796
Quote:
Originally Posted by BMWFatherFigure View Post
more power/economy (but not both) and smoother.
lies. well sort of. if you stay out of the pedal then you will have better mpgs, but if you like that added power, yes the mpgs suffer......... badly.
__________________
I know a lot about cars. I can look at a car's headlights and tell you exactly which way it's coming
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-27-2013, 05:45 PM
BMWFatherFigure's Avatar
BMWFatherFigure BMWFatherFigure is offline
Old School
Location: Perth, Western Australia
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 2,261
Mein Auto: E23;E30;E38;E32;E34 +
Which is what I said - One or the other : Not both. Snappier overtakes : More efficient cruise.
__________________
Good - Fast - Cheap: Pick any two.
Current:
E23 735i; E32 735iL (X 2 - 1 Alpine White and 1 Glacier Blue); E34 535i; E38 735iL; R50 Cooper; R55 Cooper Clubman.
Previous:
E21 318i; E30 318i; E32 735iL; E34 535i; E38 730iL; E53 4.4i

Last edited by BMWFatherFigure; 01-27-2013 at 05:52 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-27-2013, 07:08 PM
downhiller's Avatar
downhiller downhiller is offline
livin large
Location: des moines
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 7,045
Mein Auto: 2012 hypermotard 796
Quote:
Originally Posted by BMWFatherFigure View Post
Which is what I said - One or the other : Not both. Snappier overtakes : More efficient cruise.
i miss understood.
__________________
I know a lot about cars. I can look at a car's headlights and tell you exactly which way it's coming
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-27-2013, 09:49 PM
BMWFatherFigure's Avatar
BMWFatherFigure BMWFatherFigure is offline
Old School
Location: Perth, Western Australia
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 2,261
Mein Auto: E23;E30;E38;E32;E34 +
No prob - Glad we are on the same page!
__________________
Good - Fast - Cheap: Pick any two.
Current:
E23 735i; E32 735iL (X 2 - 1 Alpine White and 1 Glacier Blue); E34 535i; E38 735iL; R50 Cooper; R55 Cooper Clubman.
Previous:
E21 318i; E30 318i; E32 735iL; E34 535i; E38 730iL; E53 4.4i
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-27-2013, 10:36 PM
_Ethrty-Andy_'s Avatar
_Ethrty-Andy_ _Ethrty-Andy_ is offline
E34 Converted E30 Fanatic
Location: Humble New Zealand
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 6,138
Send a message via MSN to _Ethrty-Andy_
Mein Auto: E34 Touring AC Schnitzer
more power does mean more economy if all other factors remain the same includin driving style
__________________

E30 above Sold

E34 V12 Project Thread Here: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...=502437&page=4
Last updated 2nd January 2014
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-28-2013, 04:02 PM
downhiller's Avatar
downhiller downhiller is offline
livin large
Location: des moines
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 7,045
Mein Auto: 2012 hypermotard 796
Quote:
Originally Posted by _Ethrty-Andy_ View Post
more power does mean more economy if all other factors remain the same includin driving style
like that ever happens
__________________
I know a lot about cars. I can look at a car's headlights and tell you exactly which way it's coming
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-28-2013, 07:47 PM
BMWFatherFigure's Avatar
BMWFatherFigure BMWFatherFigure is offline
Old School
Location: Perth, Western Australia
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 2,261
Mein Auto: E23;E30;E38;E32;E34 +
Which is why you don't get both!
__________________
Good - Fast - Cheap: Pick any two.
Current:
E23 735i; E32 735iL (X 2 - 1 Alpine White and 1 Glacier Blue); E34 535i; E38 735iL; R50 Cooper; R55 Cooper Clubman.
Previous:
E21 318i; E30 318i; E32 735iL; E34 535i; E38 730iL; E53 4.4i
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-30-2013, 09:18 AM
ForcedFirebird's Avatar
ForcedFirebird ForcedFirebird is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Coral Springs
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 809
Mein Auto: 1986 327is
Racing Dynamics headers, Vibrant resonator and Billy Boat exhaust is going on a current project, looking forward to the sound.
__________________
Wide Open Throttle Technologies (WOT-Tech)

The 1986 325es Delphin project LINK

Project 1988 325i sedan "Pinky" LINK
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E30 (1982 - 1993)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms