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  1. HELP!! I'm having a weird noise at 2500rpm and above in 5th gear.

    General E46 Forum
    Like the title says. I get this weird drone like sound when I am in fifth gear at 2500 or higher. It sounds like the wubwubwub you get from a bad wheel bearing, but when I'm off throttle(most times) or below 2500 there is no problem. The car is straight piped 3in off the cat. Maybe I'm just a...
  2. HONEST muffler delete opinion (not good)

    General E46 Forum
    Hey folks, So this is my first post, and I didn't think it was going to be a review of something that I hate, but here we go. I have an 03 325i- no other mods other than a UUC lightweight flywheel, and hotchkiss swaybars (so nothing that changes noise from stock). After reading endlessly...
  3. Interior drone - Resonator Upgrade?

    General E46 Forum
    Car: 2003 330ci So about a year ago I went to a shop to have my exhaust done. I had the guy remove the muffler, and just go with straight pipes. It was great because I got the sound I wanted, and there seemed to be very little drone. Only now I realize that there is drone, and a lot of it, when...
  4. Any E46 FS: OEM Rear resonator (used)

    Engine & Performance
    I recently removed the stock rear resonator on my 99 328i. Definitely quiets the exhaust a little and removes resonations in the cab or droning. 30 USD plus shipping. PM me with any questions!
  5. 323i with muffler delete- Need New Muffler.. Suggestions???

    General E46 Forum
    Hello everyone, I have a 2000 323i with no muffler or resonators, conforti CAI and some other mods. I removed the muffler years ago but it's getting way too loud and annoying now that I use the car for work. Sadly, I threw away the original exhaust and muffler, so I am looking for a new one...
  6. Whirring and Droning Noise driving me crazy

    General E46 Forum
    Hey Fellow e46rs, After an hour of searching, I haven't found any threads that match my condition. I have two issues that I am trying to work out and need someone else's opinion. Issue (1): I have a loud rumble/drone when my car get up around 40 mph. It is throttle dependent and not gear...
  7. X Pipes and Drone

    Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
    I'd like to preface this by saying that I know what x-pipes ARE, but what would they do on our exhausts? For example: I did the muffler delete (on my steptronic 325) mod a few weeks back a and from 2000-2500 rpm the drone is atrocious. It literally creates a sound pressure in the cabin that...