BMW 325CI e46 Eisenmann race exhaust, ebay headers, no cats, no resonators
A three-video comparison of my 2004 BMW 325CI e46 featuring the Eisenmann race Exhaust, ebay headers, and both resonators deleted. Clip 1: full stock. Clip 2: Eisenmann race Exhaust installed, stock headers, rear resonator deleted. Clip 3: ebay headers installed, middle resonator deleted, no cats. Note: in the second clip, the Exhaust wasn't broken in yet (clip was taken 10 mins after install).
This car is extremely loud when I open up on the road. There is a significant amount of drone, but I plan to install high-flow cats soon (shop just didn't have enough time to install them). Install performed by Budget Brake and Muffler in Coquitlam, BC (on Brunette) by Rob and his team. Excellent shop and bunch of talented and honest guys working there (highly recommend them if you're in Vancouver). Car is simply too loud without the cats, and I'm pumping out smelly fumes, but will remedy this soon. Post O2 sensors couldn't fit, zap-strapped them up (for now). Yes, I threw a CEL, but doesn't affect performance. Post O2 sensors just monitor the cats. Can have CEL removed via tuning or may attempt to stretch the wiring of the sensors to fit past the new cats i install, but might still throw a 'delay' code due to distance. Or could also try LC-1 solution... When i put the cats in, it will decrease the performance slightly and will reduce the sound noticeably. Hopefully it will be at an acceptable level so I don't go deaf (no wonder this Exhaust is illegal in Germany).
Note: Sorry for the mono audio in clip 2. Didn't plug the mic all the way in. Still, the audio is better than 99% of the Exhaust clips on youtube which distort the experience by shoving the camera right up close to the tips... any camera put close to the tips will make it sound aggressive. I know most people say that their car sounds deeper/throatier in person when compared to youtube videos, but in my case it's true, the car is insanely loud, which isn't captured quite accurately in the video.
Drive safe, respect the road, and respect the style and taste preferences of other car enthusiasts. Like this vid if you drive a BMW.
E46 Muffler Delete Interior Windows Up.
For you guys were wondering what the car sounds like inside... Here it is, Its a little louder than the video shows, but not by much, you can always hold a conversation with anyone without raising your voice. Sorry I talk to myself a lot when I'm driving. When I passed the cop, I was still going 65 and the speed limit was only 45. He was slowing down when I passed him and I swore he was gonna make a U turn, but he pulled into the subdivision. Illinois State Police!!!
Front Resonator Removed *2004 BMW 325i*
Removed my front resonator (the one closest to the engine) on my 2004 BMW 325i and MIG welded in some straight piping. I plan on removing the second one simply because I want more rasp and volume. The engine temperature is not full, but is a little under being fully warmed up (still within the two lines that define normal operating temperature though).
The only other mod I have the affects sound in this video is the K&N 57 Series CAI. The muffler is stock.