BMW 330 Clubsport Cat Back Exhaust - any point?

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  1. BMW 330 Clubsport Cat Back Exhaust - any point? 
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    Loving my car at the moment guys and just wandering what peoples opions were on a cat back exhaust system

    See example
    bmw 330 cat back | eBay

    I would like more noise also looking at a proper tunig pack from a specialst (remap gen 2 k and n filter heat shield etc etc)

    Obviously that ad says 30bhp which we all know is bollox but is there much point will it improve throttle response/sound coupled with other tuning?

    Input welcome - I'm really not going for the chav look/ sound just more go

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    i would go for a remap first and be very careful about where you get an exhaust as many actually lose power and make the car sound worse. Try a well known make eg eisenmann or maybe a custom one but be VERY careful who makes it. BTB are about the best in my experience for off the shelf exhausts but not cheap.
     
     

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    It a tough call but you will probably feel more individual with a new exhaust and air intake.

    The sound will be very different depending on who/ what you use.

    You might squeeze out a few extra horses on the way but the real purpose of this kind of mod is the type of sound you want to generate.

    As you might have read elsewhere if you want performance gains maybe look to the M3 perhaps.

    For better sound the best option might just be the backbox as relatively cheap but would give the opportunity for a more tailorable exhaust note - which doesn't mean it has to sound cheap.

    Look here for options MIJ Exhaust Systems Bespoke Stainless Steel Exhaust System guaranteed for life custom made exhaust system engine control unit remapping ECU remapping GTR GTS workshop based in Walsall West Midlands cheap exhaust system vehicle servicing
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    I'd keep the original system safe and warm for when you sell up

    Easier to move an unmodified car and you'll likely get 60% of the aftermarket one back on eBay if it's looked after.

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    With a custom exhaust "bigger pipes" allows for a more free flow of the exhaust gasses etc, a performance air filter and a remap all to gether will change the way the car performs, better throttle response, but will lower your MPG unless its a style thing and the extra get up and go is there when you need it.

    If your gona get it remapped use some one with a rolling road that will do it properly as there are lots of outlets that can drop a generic performance map on to your ecu but its the fine tuning a rolling road will give you. Also make sure you have new plugs/oil for better running and better resaults on the remap / rolling road

    Try and get booked in to a rolling road / remap session for a cheeper price on the remap, there are always RR days advertised on some of the BMW forums,you just need to look around


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    My auto spark recommends leaving the airbox inplace but upgrading the panel filter, exhaust and remap prob the best way to go for the 330
     
     

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