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I've been through a bunch of threads about exhaust and I'm still confused about the whole deal.. got a 97 540 auto, i have a bavauto performance exhaust and sounds great but its lacking that V8 sound... what do I do for that.. remove the "V" shaped resonator??

anyone have a clip of a 540 with a performance muffler that sounds mean?

help. thanx in advance
 

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If you want the "V8" sound, you def need to get rid of the resonators. your car will be dramatically louder, in a good way imo.
 

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I've been through a bunch of threads about exhaust and I'm still confused about the whole deal.. got a 97 540 auto, i have a bavauto performance exhaust and sounds great but its lacking that V8 sound... what do I do for that.. remove the "V" shaped resonator??

anyone have a clip of a 540 with a performance muffler that sounds mean?

help. thanx in advance
removing the resonator will make it louder but could cause droning inside the cabin and make your bmw less less bmw like :)

it will get quite a bit louder...BUT thats not a bad thing :)

worse case scenario you don't like it you can weld the resonator back on..
 

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im assuming that the only mods that the vids are implying are installing exhaust and resonator removal... because the second vid is what I want.
 

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did it.. guy at the muffler shop took out the resonator and it sounds great. not a bad mod for $50.

I got a couple pics of the install/removal
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the resonator.. thing weighs about 30lbs.. geeze..
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thanx for the help guys now my V8 sounds like it should.
 

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did it.. guy at the muffler shop took out the resonator and it sounds great. not a bad mod for $50.

I got a couple pics of the install/removal
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the resonator.. thing weighs about 30lbs.. geeze..
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thanx for the help guys now my V8 sounds like it should.
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sorry this took so long.

but heres the V8 sound after just a resonator delete and a stock Mtech muffler

 

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heres a clip from inside the car
I love the sound it makes

 
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