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Dang, that’s pretty cool you were able to get a refund! We’ll at least you know what exhaust tone you prefer now.

Those new shoes will definitely bring the ride to life!


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full refund, the shop owner is a super nice guy and didn't charge for the trial run for my exhaust idea, the wheels are amazing and fit perfectly thank you!

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Last year I took my X5 to a DYI shop to use a lift. The front shaft guido was replaced. While I had it up in the air, a tech came by. He stated he has seen a lot of BMWs there. A lot of them for exhaust work. He says they come back to remove mods and install back OEM exhaust. Or another change is made.
it's all trial and error, very few ppl have done total exhaust work on 3.0i besides xpipe which I have, regardless I still love my car and will continue to drive it to the ground
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I'll try to grab a picture of the new wheels sometime this week as well!
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very few ppl have done total exhaust work on 3.0i


Yeah, and depending on the setup it can be extremely loud!
Crystalworks has heard it in person, and verified that it was voiceful LoL..

Listen with headphones, the recording was captured on a cell phone microphone.


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Yeah, and depending on the setup it can be extremely loud!
Crystalworks has heard it in person, and verified that it was voiceful LoL..

Listen with headphones, the recording was captured on a cell phone microphone.


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yeah I already lurked this thread and saw your clips lol trust me I did my homework, personally wayyyyyyy tooooo much for my taste
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Best exhaust upgrade for e53 3.0???

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personally wayyyyyyy tooooo much for my taste
I feel ya. I only put about 100 miles per month on my X these days so, it’s more of a toy than transportation. However I do daily drive it, but my trips are very near to home.

There is supposedly close to 500 flywheel horsepower. So, I am sure that has dramatically affected the tone. But, it sounds really good, that’s why I haven’t changed it. But, it is definitely very LOUD.


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I feel ya. I only put about 100 miles per month on my X these days so, it’s more of a toy than transportation. However I do daily drive it, but my trips are very near to home.

There is supposedly close to 500 flywheel horsepower. So, I am sure that has dramatically affected the tone. But, it sounds really good, that’s why I haven’t changed it. But, it is definitely very LOUD.


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haha nice man, enjoy it, not too many E53's around at least in northwest indiana I might be the only person driving one
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There are very few exhaust systems that sound good on a ‘91 Civic, or any Honda for that matter. The Japanese systems sounded great, however they were pocket breaking in those days. But, 2 1/4” pipe with a Super Turbo allowed that little 1.6 to showcase its tone nicely. Add a glass pack for resonance, and the sound was almost identical to the Japanese systems. This is just one of many applications I’ve experienced. Great Muffler indeed!

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I was able to find 2 super turbo mufflers for 30 bucks a piece on FB marketplace brand new lol, haven't pulled the trigger yet but this thread came to mind after my epic fail with the vibrant resonated mufflers
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I was able to find 2 super turbo mufflers for 30 bucks a piece on FB marketplace brand new lol, haven't pulled the trigger yet but this thread came to mind after my epic fail with the vibrant resonated mufflers
Ok, since you deleted the resonator and replaced it with an x-pipe, if you did run the super turbo’s. It won’t be loud because, you’ll be deadening the M54’s sound with 2 mufflers vs 1, with cats. But I can assure you, as far as my taste is concerned, they should sound better than stock.

But again, every application is different. So meditate on it. But… $60 bucks for 2, in my opinion, great mufflers, I dunno…

I wouldn’t think twice to run it on my setup. Resonator delete, with an x-pipe, and super turbo’s with headers! ALLL-DaaaaaY…


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Ok, since you deleted the resonator and replaced it with an x-pipe, if you did run the super turbo’s. It won’t be loud because, you’ll be deadening the M54’s sound with 2 mufflers vs 1, with cats. But I can assure you, as far as my taste is concerned, they should sound better than stock.

But again, every application is different. So meditate on it. But… $60 bucks for 2, in my opinion, great mufflers, I dunno…

I wouldn’t think twice to run it on my setup. Resonator delete, with an x-pipe, and super turbo’s with headers! ALLL-DaaaaaY…


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my thought process is it will still sound better than the 4.6 mufflers since they weigh a ton and are huge lol good points

remember I'm not trying to have it LOUD like yours lol

what upper intake tube did you buy to fit your cold air intake, I just swapped my OEM cold air intake and threw on one but I'm thinking of trying to find a custom upper hose
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my thought process is it will still sound better than the 4.6 mufflers since they weigh a ton and are huge lol good points
The Super Turbo muffler isn’t all that small either though. I would look up the specs and make sure you have clearance.



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remember I'm not trying to have it LOUD like yours lol
LoL.. You shouldn’t have to worry about that. My setup is quite a bit different than a stock E53. The dual muffler system should definitely deaden the sound, while keeping it tuned vs just using resonators.



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what upper intake tube did you buy to fit your cold air intake, I just swapped my OEM cold air intake and threw on one but I'm thinking of trying to find a custom upper hose
I have a very large supercharger connected to my intake manifold LoL.. But before I had my blower, I had an aFe cold air intake. It worked great for what it’s purpose was!


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