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    I've found that supersprint are currently offering the backbox linked below directly from their european base for £320 all in delivered.

    http://www.larkspeed.com/index.pl?p=SUP787706Q&a=i#

    Obviously thats near enough half price on what larkspeed (and all other UK suppliers) want for the same backbox so in that sense it's definitely worth it..

    But what I mean is will I think half hour after fitting it: "why did I waste over £300 on this?!"

    Other than slight increase in noise will it make a blind bit of difference?

    Should I just pay £50 and get the chrome exhaust tips from BMW? (extortionate considering what they are but less than £320!! )
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    Hi mate,

    I am in the tuning trade and Supersprint are one of my fav's they are pretty much the only people that power test their exhausts unlike many others that just weld a couple of stainless steel bits together that MIGHT be larger in pipe diameter and hope for the best.

    Try and say away from custom exhausts, the amount that I have seen that are complete and utter ****

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    Nice exhaust but 300 quid come on

    Try cat back scorpion,jetex,piper etc for a nice sound and proper gains
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr OBD View Post
    Hi mate,

    I am in the tuning trade and Supersprint are one of my fav's they are pretty much the only people that power test their exhausts unlike many others that just weld a couple of stainless steel bits together that MIGHT be larger in pipe diameter and hope for the best.

    Try and say away from custom exhausts, the amount that I have seen that are complete and utter ****

    My 2ps worth

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    Wouldn't touch a custom exhaust mate don't worry, I have never liked the powerflow/longlife brigade..

    Thats why I'm looking at supersprint stuff because I know they are right up their quality wise.. what I'm saying is though will I notice any difference from a supersprint backbox?

    Scorpion don't make a catback for my car :(
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    I tell you what.. have a look at the link below and tell me what other part I'd need plus the backbox to make it a "catback" system..

    http://www.supersprint.com/USP00bmwE4625.asp

    I can't above the front part with sports cat, thats out of the question..
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    Hi all,
    I also have a 325 Ti, and love it. Change from a Merc Coupe, no comp! What dose this or any Mod DO? for this super car?
    What Mod would be endorsed for her?
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    Quote Originally Posted by milwatch126 View Post
    Hi all,
    I also have a 325 Ti, and love it. Change from a Merc Coupe, no comp! What dose this or any Mod DO? for this super car?
    What Mod would be endorsed for her?
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    super car?? I guess your happy with it?

    I assume you mean power mods? Not much that can be done too be honest, being a big 6 NA engine tuning isn't really an option..

    You can upgrade the air intake and exhaust systems but don't expect big power gains.

    Best mod for a 325ti if you planned on keeping it for a long time would be an M54 3 litre conversion (basically putting the engine from an E46 330 into the car)..

    Surprisingly easy to do but would cost a fair bit as the 3l engines don't come particularly cheap but that would put you at 230 BHP or thereabouts

    Back to my point though.. what parts from that link add upto a cat back? would it be front exhaust, centre exhaust, connecting pipe and back box?
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    to make a 'cat-back' systemy you will need part numbers:

    787403
    787713
    787706 or 787759

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    Quote Originally Posted by spiritentwined View Post
    Nice exhaust but 300 quid come on

    Try cat back scorpion,jetex,piper etc for a nice sound and proper gains
    Indeed mate but they really do work.

    I do like Jetex - used them on an old car and a fair old few in the workshop but sometimes get fitment issues with them. Other than that all good

    Scorpion we stopped dealing with them at work due to a couple of issues and useless - Piper, used em a couple of times... never really had anything bad happen with theirs but, nothing 'exciting' with them either... if you know what I mean.

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    Back in my civic type r days I've tried a lot of exhaust systems and supersprint came near the top for performance and quality wise. mugen and spoon were slightly better but they were Honda specialist.

    Scorpion, Jetex and Magnex weren't even in the same league.

    £300+ is the going rate for any top quality backbox.
     
     

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