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      03-06-2011, 02:23 PM   #1
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Resonator delete, performance exhaust

Hey guys, I'm thinking about getting the bmw performance exhaust and I'm wondering if I need to do a resonator delete for the best sound. Also does, the y-pipe come with the exhaust? Thanks!
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      03-06-2011, 03:03 PM   #2
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Although the 135i Performance exhaust includes a y-pipe, the 128i exhaust is just the muffler. I don't know anything about resonator deletes, but I think the Performance exhaust sounds quite good when fitted as intended (resonator intact). YMMV.
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      03-06-2011, 06:40 PM   #3
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IIRC a resonator is in place to reduce drone when the cats are removed, so you wouldn't want to remove a resonator. That being said, Bimmer-Bob is correct in that for the 128i, we only get the muffler so there is no resonator in that. 135i's have a lot more options for their exhausts and I think we have few if any options for mid-pipes or the such as our stock exhaust is composed of one piece whereas the 135i exhaust is two pieces mid-pipes and muffler
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      03-07-2011, 03:53 AM   #4
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Thanks guys, so basically i don't really need to worry about resonator stuff right? I'm excited to get it soon!
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Yeah, my wife's 128i M-Sport convertible is due in this week and I pre-purchased (at a discount, thanks to BMWCCA and my dealer) a BMW Perf Exhaust for it. I'm leaving the resonator in place to eliminate droning - my older E46s had aftermarket exhausts as well, and they sounded great with the resonator intact. I knew a few people who removed theirs and quickly added them back due to the awful droning at highway speeds.
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      03-08-2011, 09:29 PM   #6
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Don't even worry about the resonator...the 128i is a stitch to drive and hear with the BMW PE installed. Great sound, no drone, and just the right [for us] deep growl taking off or cruising. Enjoy....
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      03-10-2011, 03:33 AM   #7
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awesooome. i'm glad i made the right choice. Hopefully it's coming soon. I got it from getbmwparts
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At the risk of repeating myself, the BMW PE is the most frivolous, expensive, unnecessary purchase that I absolutely love the most.





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Does anyone noe where to get a y pipe for the 128I, im planning to remove the resonator but custom made is expensive, seeing if anyone has any other more affordable options
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      07-25-2014, 11:10 PM   #10
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Does anyone noe where to get a y pipe for the 128I, im planning to remove the resonator but custom made is expensive, seeing if anyone has any other more affordable options
http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-17...or-delete.aspx
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      07-26-2014, 04:26 AM   #11
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At the risk of repeating myself, the BMW PE is the most frivolous, expensive, unnecessary purchase that I absolutely love the most.
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Will it be too loud if I decat and remove the muffler and just leave a custom resonator?
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why decat? the factory ones flow pretty well honestly
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Has anyone done the performance exhaust and resonator delete combo? I already havemy resonator replaced with a supersprint Y pipe and am just concerned ill add drone by going with the PE. I don't mind it around town but I drive a lot of highway miles. Currently, with my 135i stock exhaust, I have no highway drone or rasp.

Input appreciated!
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Has anyone done the performance exhaust and resonator delete combo? I already havemy resonator replaced with a supersprint Y pipe and am just concerned ill add drone by going with the PE. I don't mind it around town but I drive a lot of highway miles. Currently, with my 135i stock exhaust, I have no highway drone or rasp.

Input appreciated!
Isn't the PE for the n55 the same setup you're describing? N55 mids are no resonator?
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Has anyone done the performance exhaust and resonator delete combo? I already havemy resonator replaced with a supersprint Y pipe and am just concerned ill add drone by going with the PE. I don't mind it around town but I drive a lot of highway miles. Currently, with my 135i stock exhaust, I have no highway drone or rasp.

Input appreciated!
Seen this?





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The PE for a 128i is just the rear section(no y-pipe, resonator delete like on a 135i PE). It sounds just as good(if not better) than that on a 135i. Its THAT good! I really like the Performance Exhausts on BMW models!!

DIY: BMW Performance Exhaust on 128i cabrio
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=450937


I totally agree with what bozola said...

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      11-16-2015, 08:46 PM   #18
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Oh i have but could never find out if that was a stock 135i muffler or the 135 PE. Ty
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Supersprint section 2

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Does anyone know if this part will fit onto the stock mufflers?
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      10-10-2017, 03:12 PM   #20
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Does anyone know if this part will fit onto the stock mufflers?
Says it will work 08-12.

“This Supersprint section 2 replaces the center resonator in the 128i exhaust. By deleting resonators you can gain a little more volume from the exhaust. This is especially good if you're a fan of the stock exhaust sound and just want to hear more of it”
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