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      12-05-2012, 06:58 PM   #30
mike the snake
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I went with a straight-through (magna-flow I think) from my local muffler shop, cost me under $300 and sounds every bit as good as the PE IMO. I've heard one or 2 other 135's and 335's with exhausts and mine sounded as good or better.

The muffler shop held 4 or 5 different mufflers up to the pipe so I could hear how each one sounded. The car isn't that loud even with no muffler actually. I went with the straight-through tube style muffler.

The sound is very nice, drone isn't bad at all, and it has a nice burble off-power.

Axle back exhausts are basically a tube and a muffler, I just couldn't see paying that much.

The BMW exhaust weighs a LOT, just something else to keep in mind.
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