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    Hi there,

    I kinda new to this so I'm sorry if i do anything wrong. I've been quoted £600 for a cat back exhaust system along with a sports cat made by longlife. I wanted to find out if longlife is a good choice and if the price in decent. I also wanted to know about the other competitors. I have gone for a mid-sport system with a twin tilepipe?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamalcompact318ti View Post
    Hi there,

    I kinda new to this so I'm sorry if i do anything wrong. I've been quoted £600 for a cat back exhaust system along with a sports cat made by longlife. I wanted to find out if longlife is a good choice and if the price in decent. I also wanted to know about the other competitors. I have gone for a mid-sport system with a twin tilepipe?
    i think u are wasting ur money, u can spend that on something which can give ur engine a true performance.

    £600 for changing a cat to another version of cat which is high performance which may give u an extra 30 percent in compared with ur original cat may not be noticed by u at all. forget all the selling words such as higher mpg and better drivability and ... it is all bunch of crap

    if u still want to do it , i would say remove ur cat which cost around £120 but it is illegal and then u understand that even removing it totally does not give u much power if any on ur low powered car

    i hope this helps
     
     

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    Thanks a lot for you help, I'm going to re-evaluate the idea.
     
     

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    Any idea on how I could spend my money better?
     
     

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    have u done a cold air feed and cone filter?
    that would be a few hp gains , if u don't want to buy the whole induction kit, u can buy then separatly on ebay which works out to be cheaper and it is what i did,

    i bought the cone filter, the 60mm cold air feed and filter heat sheild

    you can also look into a smaller ration diff if urs already isn't, i think urs is something like 3.45 or similar not sure, some one else may be able to help. the shorter diff will help u with a better accelaration but limits the top speed

    and i guess apart from those it would be things such as engine bore out, turbo and ....
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamalcompact318ti View Post
    Any idea on how I could spend my money better?
    Personally I would say "Save it"

    After coming from a 318iS to a 328i - Save up and buy a bigger BMW it will be worth saving up for in the end - That 6 cylinder sound is awsome!


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    Thanks guys for your help.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamalcompact318ti View Post
    Thanks guys for your help.
    no worries, feel free to use the thanks button on the button of the poster thread
     
     

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    None of the common performance mods will have a great affect on the engine in the 318ti.. I'd honestly say your better off saving your money

    Also longlife are crap, cheaply knocked together and sold as "custom"
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    a chip can help a lot with these engines Exhaust is mainly for sound there are some good custom fabricaators out there. Google zero exhausts.
     
     

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