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MadmaX
06-05-2004, 09:05 AM
I can never resist. Every car I own I eventually fabricate my own exhaust.

Here's what I'm thinking for the E30. I'll hack off the downpipe not far south of the manifolds. Redirect it to the passenger side of the vehicle instead of toward the center. Run it down the length of the rocker panel, then exit just ahead of the back right tire. Lighter & louder :D .

Anybody done one like this already?

Josh Q
06-05-2004, 11:22 AM
I've seen a few E30 M3s modified like that. The only thing you'll run into is room for redirecting the piping as there isn't much free space for it. But it can be done.

swartz
06-05-2004, 12:07 PM
i want to real bad on my turbo..but i didnt i was to much of a wuss

Josh Q
06-05-2004, 12:33 PM
i want to real bad on my turbo..but i didnt i was to much of a wuss

PANSY!!!!

Chris
06-05-2004, 12:48 PM
It would look sweet if you pulled it off.

http://w1.226.telia.com/%7Eu22610068/Massan%202003%20013.jpg

MadmaX
06-05-2004, 01:25 PM
I've seen a few E30 M3s modified like that. The only thing you'll run into is room for redirecting the piping as there isn't much free space for it. But it can be done.

I guess I didn't mention, I have a sawzall too :toothy7:

Nick
06-05-2004, 01:29 PM
I think that side exit exhaust on an e30 would look awesome if you did it right...personally, to maintain the symmetry of the car, I'd have one pipe coming out on either side, or twin pipes on both sides.

I plan on running my exhaust a'la M5/M3, with quad tips (two on either side) coming out the back..nothing too ricey, in fact, I'd rather it look as conservative/stock as possible...say, take a stock or ACS or maybe Racing Dynamics rear apron and modify it. Just my two cents.

MadmaX
06-05-2004, 01:38 PM
I thought about doing both sides. Only one problem, if I didn't integrate a cross-pipe it would sound like a three cylinder from anywhere but quite a ways behind me. Vipers have had this issue(sound like a broken Audi5000) The other thing is weight. Half the pipes equals half the weight.

Chris
06-05-2004, 02:23 PM
Vipers have had this issue(sound like a broken Audi5000)

I can't stand the sound of a viper's exhaust.

Nick
06-05-2004, 02:24 PM
Never thought of that. Good point. I guess you could always throw a V-12 in there to compensate. :D

Jay Stock E30
06-08-2004, 09:57 AM
I guess I didn't mention, I have a sawzall too :toothy7:


you can do anything with a sawzall!

Jay Stock E30
06-08-2004, 09:59 AM
I think that side exit exhaust on an e30 would look awesome if you did it right...personally, to maintain the symmetry of the car, I'd have one pipe coming out on either side, or twin pipes on both sides.

I plan on running my exhaust a'la M5/M3, with quad tips (two on either side) coming out the back..nothing too ricey, in fact, I'd rather it look as conservative/stock as possible...say, take a stock or ACS or maybe Racing Dynamics rear apron and modify it. Just my two cents.

if you are wanting conservative/stock then why are you adding 2 extra tail pipes? Also you will have to cut out the battery tray in the back to get the muffler to tuck up under the car.....otherwise it would look nasty