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      05-02-2007, 07:23 AM   #1
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New Magnaflow muffler, Sweet sound!

Yesterday, I took my Z to the muffler shop. I had them remove the rear muffler and the center resonator. I place of all that they installed a Magnaflow muffler where the resonator was and straight pipes to the tips where the muffler was. Man it sounds sweet! It sounds just right! Everything including the muffler was less than 1/3 the price of a Supersprint or Eisenman. It sounds louder than the Ikon muffler I had on my E90. The sound is not annoying and it doesn't drone. I may post a clip and pictures today when I get back home from work.
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Please post some clips! That sounds like it howls.
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      05-02-2007, 07:28 AM   #3
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Please post some clips! That sounds like it howls.
It sounds mean!
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Can't wait to hear then.

What wheels do you have on your car? Can't tell from your sig or avatar.
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      05-02-2007, 07:34 AM   #5
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Can't wait to hear then.

What wheels do you have on your car? Can't tell from your sig or avatar.
19" Hartge Classics replicas. If you go to my garage you can see a bigger picture.
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      05-02-2007, 10:34 AM   #6
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Here is the sound clip! Remember is a new mufler so it will break-in and change the tone a little bit. And no I don't live in a jungle, for those who ask about the birds and noisy background.

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Nice...I can only imagine what the S54 would sound like...
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I cant view the video from work, will do at home. But what engine do you have? 2.5? 3.0? 3.2 ?
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I cant view the video from work, will do at home. But what engine do you have? 2.5? 3.0? 3.2 ?
2.5L
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holy s*** thats what a roadster should sound like. Im amazed!! Very very nice choice. Notice any performance gain or loss at all? I had a remus on my car and felt like it was a little restrictive at the bottom end but opened up the top end alot
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Damn, that sounds GOOD! Got me all excited over here...I may just have to hop in my Z and go for a ride. I love it, nice choice - not too tart, not too sweet
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Very nice!
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Thanks! I think the sound should get better as the muffler breaks in. I did a drawing and the magnaflow part # is included.

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holy s*** thats what a roadster should sound like. Im amazed!! Very very nice choice. Notice any performance gain or loss at all? I had a remus on my car and felt like it was a little restrictive at the bottom end but opened up the top end alot
I have the AFE Cold air intake and it sounds awesome paired up with the Magnaflow. It feels faster! Then again that's my buttdyno!
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hey jpass, who did this for you? I'm not a mod freak but this is something I'd actually consider. More interesting to me though would be to see how performance and gas mileage are affected, if at all. Would keep us posted on that?
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hey jpass, who did this for you? I'm not a mod freak but this is something I'd actually consider. More interesting to me though would be to see how performance and gas mileage are affected, if at all. Would keep us posted on that?

I will keep posting if I notice any difference in gas mileage or performance. I paid $102.00 for the installation at my local muffler shop that includes the tips, pipes and labor. I paid $86 for the Magnaflow with free shipping bringing the total to $188.00. I think it is a sweet deal when you compare that to the price of overpriced mufflers for this car.
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Very nice! I cant believe that price, thats really a steal, most tuner mufflers wil be around 500$ if not more
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Wow! that sounds incredible! I was planning on doing the same thing to my e90. Just delete the resonator replace it with a double inlet/outlet muffler and run pipes straight to the tail. After listening to your set up I might just go ahead and do it. Thanks for sharing!
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Wow! that sounds incredible! I was planning on doing the same thing to my e90. Just delete the resonator replace it with a double inlet/outlet muffler and run pipes straight to the tail. After listening to your set up I might just go ahead and do it. Thanks for sharing!
No problem!
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hmmm now this might be an idea for the e90! (non-335i)

nine4surfah, let me know if you do it!
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Terrific, an affordable alternative to those super-spendy Eurotrash models.

Thanks for posting the sound clip and the illustration.
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Sounds like a motorcycle! That's awesome.

BTW, do you live in a jungle or something? What's with all the.....oh, you already answered it. Ok.
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