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      05-05-2012, 10:21 PM   #1
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2007 Z4 3.0si Custom Exhaust...

First off I have to give TONS! of thanks to gferil for pointing me in the right direction and answering all my stupid questions!!

Next thanks goes to Mighty Muffler in Aston PA... What an outstanding shop that does top notch work...
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Here is the before and after Pictures of the underside of the car...

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Here is the Muffler that was used... The shop had it in stock and ready to go.. along with a bunch of tips to choose from..

http://www.magnaflow.com/02product/d...rtnumber=12468

I absolutely loooove the sound of this thing now its soooo throaty and there isn't hardly any drone at low RPM highway driving...

Here is a quick video I put together... Big thanks to the Lovely Jessica for helping me..
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NICE! Dude that sounds so sick! I'm glad you found something you like man.

I'm also guessing it didn't really cost much either, which is one of the best parts of going custom. Also awesome that it doesn't drone much. I like your tip selection, looks mean!

If drone ever gets to you, try playing around with some strategically placed Dynamat. Not sure where it would help best in the roadster, but in the M coupe it helps in the trunk. And the stuff is lighter than most people think, so adding some of it isn't bad at all considering the weight you saved by getting rid of that brick of an OEM muffler.

More videos!
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NICE! Dude that sounds so sick! I'm glad you found something you like man.

I'm also guessing it didn't really cost much either, which is one of the best parts of going custom. Also awesome that it doesn't drone much. I like your tip selection, looks mean!

If drone ever gets to you, try playing around with some strategically placed Dynamat. Not sure where it would help best in the roadster, but in the M coupe it helps in the trunk. And the stuff is lighter than most people think, so adding some of it isn't bad at all considering the weight you saved by getting rid of that brick of an OEM muffler.

More videos!
Thanks Man... There really is not a bad drone at all so I don't think I'll have to mess with the dynamat but thanks for the tip.. All said and done it was $615.00 and The cheapest exhaust I found so far for the Z was $550 not shipped or installed.. So that's a good deal .. My buddy has a 650i we are going saturday to have his exhaust done ...I'll def, do some more vids from inside the car next time...
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I have the same setup, for about 3mo now. The sound is amazing for the price, I guess I got lucky though there's a great muffler shop here in Fort Worth that put it on and had tips available all in it probably cost me around $300 for everything.
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I have the same setup, for about 3mo now. The sound is amazing for the price, I guess I got lucky though there's a great muffler shop here in Fort Worth that put it on and had tips available all in it probably cost me around $300 for everything.
Damn I would have liked to paid that! I can't really complain that much.. I walked in to the shop just for a quote and liked what I saw and he did all the work that day so I was happy...
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Any issues with not having the secondary cats?
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Damn I would have liked to paid that! I can't really complain that much.. I walked in to the shop just for a quote and liked what I saw and he did all the work that day so I was happy...
As long as you're happy that's all that matters!
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I picked up the muffler on amazon so that probably saved me a bunch. the part it replaces seems more like a resonator either way its after the o2 sensors so it runs fine.
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Hi there,

It sounds great on the video! I'm thinking about doing the same thing on my z4 currently have a Stebro which is to drony between 1500 and 2500rpm.
Can you make a video of the sound inside the cabin with the top closed?

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Any issues with not having the secondary cats?
Ya what O said they are resonators all the sensors are up further.. So far so good no CELs yet.
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Hi there,

It sounds great on the video! I'm thinking about doing the same thing on my z4 currently have a Stebro which is to drony between 1500 and 2500rpm.
Can you make a video of the sound inside the cabin with the top closed?

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Yes That will be my next video.. I'll record from inside the car at various RPMs and speeds with the roof up windows up and with the roof off...
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      05-06-2012, 09:41 PM   #12
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Sounds amazing, really! super impressed! Im glad you went with this setup, your going to be much happier with this over the stebro, you have to love how good the n52 sounds with an exhaust.
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Definitely agree with the other posters. Amazing sound. I just found a local shop that does custom exhaust. I'll have to check them out first and get an estimate. I'd like to be able to get it for $300 like Oazix.
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Definitely agree with the other posters. Amazing sound. I just found a local shop that does custom exhaust. I'll have to check them out first and get an estimate. I'd like to be able to get it for $300 like Oazix.
Ya just buy the muffler from summit racing and bring it to the shop.. Thats where they got me with the price.. I didnt know which muffler would fit so my cost is your savings!! Your WELCOME!
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also source some tips, they ended up being almost half of the total price at the exhaust shop.
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Hahah...yeah when I did my custom exhaust on the M, the tips cost more than the actual resonators!
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We want to see some more videos!!!!
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We want to see some more videos!!!!
The weather out here has been garbage !! As soon as its nice again I'll shoot some more
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also source some tips, they ended up being almost half of the total price at the exhaust shop.
Any advice on muffler tips? Which kind? Where to buy?


EDIT:
Just watched the vid again. I can't get enough of it. I can't believe it only cost $600. Sounds awesome.
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I just removed my Stebro exhaust and drove it without
It drones even more then with the Stebro... Wonder if i put 2 pipes on it it will drone as much? (Muffler Delete) in other words how much drone will be reduced by installing the Magnaflow muffler instead of the resonator?
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Just watched the vid again. I can't get enough of it. I can't believe it only cost $600. Sounds awesome.
Haha its amazing to drive around with the top down.. Especially in the city with the sound bouncing off all the buildings... Oh man and underpasses WOO!
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