BMW 1 Series Coupe Forum / 1 Series Convertible Forum (1M / tii / 135i / 128i / Coupe / Cabrio / Hatchback) (BMW E82 E88 128i 130i 135i)
 





 

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      01-29-2013, 09:33 AM   #1
Cozy
Major
 
Cozy's Avatar
 
Drives: E82 135i
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Surrey, England

Posts: 1,436
iTrader: (0)

PE/N55 Mids Sound Clip Request

Hi all,

I'm specifically after some sound clips of N54 & N55 cars with: N55 midpipes, BMW Performance Exhaust & Y-Pipe resonator delete installed.

I'm installing N55 mids on my N54 car this weekend and before I go hacking off the resonator I want to know if it is for me. Also, can anyone offer any opinions; does removing the resonator on N55 mids make much difference, if so, what?


Thanks

Last edited by Cozy; 01-29-2013 at 10:21 AM.
Cozy is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      01-29-2013, 09:36 AM   #2
ShocknAwe
Captain
 
ShocknAwe's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 135i
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Charleston, SC

Posts: 826
iTrader: (5)

Im interested in this as well.
__________________
2010 135i M-Sport 6MT Jet Black
N54
ShocknAwe is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-29-2013, 04:44 PM   #3
kleach18
Essayons
 
kleach18's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 135i
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Dallas, Tx

Posts: 356
iTrader: (0)

n55 with y pipe replacing the rear resonator cold start.

__________________
/ 135i - M-Sport / 6-Speed / BMW Performance Exhaust / BMS Intake / JB4 Stage 2 ISO + Flex Fuel Wires / BMS 3.5in Down Pipe / CP-E Charge Pipe / Wagner 255 in-line fuel pump / BMS H8 AE / BMS SSK / APEX EC-7's with Nitto NT555's / COBB Tuning Sport Springs / Koni Yellows / Wagner Evo 1 / Blacklines / iCarbon Rear Diffuser / BMW Performance shift knob/boot / BMW Performance Steering Wheel /
kleach18 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-29-2013, 04:46 PM   #4
kleach18
Essayons
 
kleach18's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 135i
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Dallas, Tx

Posts: 356
iTrader: (0)

I thought it was too quite with the resonator still on the stock mids. It's the same tone just more volume with the y-pipe installed. This video was taken the day after I installed it. The tone has actually changed(improved) with more miles on it.
__________________
/ 135i - M-Sport / 6-Speed / BMW Performance Exhaust / BMS Intake / JB4 Stage 2 ISO + Flex Fuel Wires / BMS 3.5in Down Pipe / CP-E Charge Pipe / Wagner 255 in-line fuel pump / BMS H8 AE / BMS SSK / APEX EC-7's with Nitto NT555's / COBB Tuning Sport Springs / Koni Yellows / Wagner Evo 1 / Blacklines / iCarbon Rear Diffuser / BMW Performance shift knob/boot / BMW Performance Steering Wheel /
kleach18 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-29-2013, 04:50 PM   #5
Cozy
Major
 
Cozy's Avatar
 
Drives: E82 135i
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Surrey, England

Posts: 1,436
iTrader: (0)

Thank you, that sounds good . If you find any more video, please share them.
Cozy is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      01-29-2013, 10:34 PM   #6
ShocknAwe
Captain
 
ShocknAwe's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 135i
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Charleston, SC

Posts: 826
iTrader: (5)

Sick cold start throb. Love it.
__________________
2010 135i M-Sport 6MT Jet Black
N54
ShocknAwe is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-29-2013, 11:22 PM   #7
froop
Lieutenant Colonel
 
froop's Avatar
 
Drives: 08 AW 6MT E82
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Sydney, Australia

Posts: 1,904
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by JamJay View Post
Hi all,

I'm specifically after some sound clips of N54 & N55 cars with: N55 midpipes, BMW Performance Exhaust & Y-Pipe resonator delete installed.

I'm installing N55 mids on my N54 car this weekend and before I go hacking off the resonator I want to know if it is for me. Also, can anyone offer any opinions; does removing the resonator on N55 mids make much difference, if so, what?


Thanks
Hey Jam, remember that the N55 sounds really quite different to the N54 so what you're looking for would be sound clips of N54 cars with those exhaust modifications.
__________________
Procede Rev 3 | PWM Meth | Mr5 Intake | AFE Scoops | ER FMIC | ER CP | TiAl BOV | AR Catless DPs | CP-E Exhaust | Forgestar F14s | M3 Strut Tower Brace | M3 Front Arms | M3 F + R Sway Bars | M3 Rear End Conversion | Moton Clubsports with Swift Springs | Vorshlag Camber Plates | ECS 2-Piece Rotors | SS Lines | Cool Carbons | BR Half Cage | BMWP SSK | BMWP Interior/Exterior Goodies | Blacklines | P3 Gauge | 1M Interior |
froop is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      01-30-2013, 03:35 AM   #8
Cozy
Major
 
Cozy's Avatar
 
Drives: E82 135i
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Surrey, England

Posts: 1,436
iTrader: (0)

Hi froop!

My thoughts were that as its only the turbo and DP configuration that differs once N55 mids are fitted to both, the sound would be similar although perhaps still quieter on N54 due to twin-cat DPs. Would I be right?
Cozy is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      01-30-2013, 06:56 AM   #9
froop
Lieutenant Colonel
 
froop's Avatar
 
Drives: 08 AW 6MT E82
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Sydney, Australia

Posts: 1,904
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by JamJay
Hi froop!

My thoughts were that as its only the turbo and DP configuration that differs once N55 mids are fitted to both, the sound would be similar although perhaps still quieter on N54 due to twin-cat DPs. Would I be right?
Hmmmm

I'm not 100% sure but from what I've read and from the videos I've see there's definitely seems to be a difference. N55's seem to have a throatier sound to it like with the M135i. I've yet to see/hear a videoclip of an N54 which sounds anywhere near as good. N54's seem to just have a predominantly bassy sound to it and lack the character of the N55.

I've driven a friend's N55 135i with an Eisenmann exhaust and it sounds epic with tons of overrun burble and pop but the clips of N54's with the Eisenmann exhaust seem to sound completely different. Much more tame.

It would be interesting to see a comparison of an N54 and N55 car with the exact same exhaust mods though.
__________________
Procede Rev 3 | PWM Meth | Mr5 Intake | AFE Scoops | ER FMIC | ER CP | TiAl BOV | AR Catless DPs | CP-E Exhaust | Forgestar F14s | M3 Strut Tower Brace | M3 Front Arms | M3 F + R Sway Bars | M3 Rear End Conversion | Moton Clubsports with Swift Springs | Vorshlag Camber Plates | ECS 2-Piece Rotors | SS Lines | Cool Carbons | BR Half Cage | BMWP SSK | BMWP Interior/Exterior Goodies | Blacklines | P3 Gauge | 1M Interior |
froop is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      02-01-2013, 06:06 AM   #10
Cozy
Major
 
Cozy's Avatar
 
Drives: E82 135i
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Surrey, England

Posts: 1,436
iTrader: (0)

Thanks Froop.

Well I am guessing your friend's Eisenmann has some sort of resonator delete for the factory N55 midpipe? That seems to be key in the burbles although my PE without resonator delete still burbles quite a bit.

I'm suprised to see so many people running N55 mids on N54 cars but none with a resonator delete. That said I think that a majority of those with N55 mids on N54 cars do not have PE or have a 1M. It looks like I am test pilot then; perhaps me and kleach can arrange for some similar videos to be recorded to show the difference.

I guess the benefit is that if I don't like it I can just put the resonator back on.
Cozy is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      02-02-2013, 12:25 PM   #11
Cozy
Major
 
Cozy's Avatar
 
Drives: E82 135i
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Surrey, England

Posts: 1,436
iTrader: (0)

Well, I did it...

...and the difference in sound vs PE on resonated N54 midpipes is just incredible. Before, my car sounded quite muted but it just screams now and pops so much. The drawback being that it only has 20miles on it and sounds as new/raw as hell. I love the note but I hope it gets a little more bassy and a little quieter when it all cokes up in a few hundred.

Drone? Well yeah, some near 3k but that's expected with no resonator.

I took a few pics and vids which I'll post up separate later.
Cozy is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      02-02-2013, 02:57 PM   #12
Twhill19
hungry
 
Twhill19's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012-135i-N55
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Boston, MA

Posts: 799
iTrader: (0)

Yes! Removing the resonator makes the exhaust burble and breathe so much better! I love the sound of mine, I had the resonator removed when I put my Berk race axel back on...I can send you a video of the sound if you like, but itll be a LOT louder than the BMW PE...

PM me if interested
Twhill19 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-03-2013, 05:54 AM   #13
Cozy
Major
 
Cozy's Avatar
 
Drives: E82 135i
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Surrey, England

Posts: 1,436
iTrader: (0)

Pics and video's here: http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showt...5#post13418145
Cozy is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      02-03-2013, 06:18 AM   #14
ripper0306
Private First Class
 
ripper0306's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW 135i MY08 - SGM
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: French Riviera (South of France)

Posts: 172
iTrader: (0)

Hum really nice Jamjay !
ripper0306 is offline   France
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:16 PM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST