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    My father gave me his old car,its 1998 E38 740i 4.4 V8,he`d had it since new,MSports seats,suspension and alloys,FSH and only 74000,its lovely old bus but would like to hear that V8 abit more and give it a bit of a power upgrade without making it vulgar or spending a fortune.Any suggestions?
     
     

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    welcome to the site mate, if you want to here the v8 rumble, a new exhaust would do the trick and maybe an air intake. hope this helps
     
     

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    Cheers mate,
    i`ve called my local tuning guy(he did my Navara-what a difference)and 16bhp and 21ft/lbs torque will cost me £295.Not a huge jump but he reckons pickup will be improved and i would notice the difference.Got a Subaru Forester Turbo to sell to fund my my toy first though!
     
     

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    you can remove the resonators on the exhaust, that'll release a bit of noise.
     
     

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    every little helps mate, i dont know if you have a long life exhaust place in scotland, but i would check as they will make you a full stainless steel one for about £600.00 and you can tune the sound to how you like
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deano16v View Post
    you can remove the resonators on the exhaust, that'll release a bit of noise.
    sorry to be a bit thick here but what is a resonator ? i too have a v8 7er n would love to hear a bit of noise its just too quiet as it is
     
     

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    same as a silencer in effect. you just chop them out and replace with a straight pipe.

    this has the Y piece removed plus one of the rear silencers
     
     

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    Got a local chap who does stainless exhausts and he`s worked on my V10 van(Simonscustomexhausts.co.uk)he`s good,however been underneath the old girl and exhaust is perfect so seems silly and expensive to rip it off.Maybe smaller silencers is the way to go
     
     

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    Try an eisenmann exhaust - they sound awesome on the 540, which is the same engine. Expensive, but you get what you pat for - there are loads of sound clips on YourTube.
     
     

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    My bro had the same car, such a brilliant engine. Just keep that pedal pushed down and the V8 does make a nice tone
     
     

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