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Posted by alex on October 22, 1999 at 07:30:44:

In Reply to: can u tell the different after u put the SS on?? posted by BMW on October 22, 1999 at 02:07:42:

no, it does not sound like a formula 1 car. it gives the car a deep rumble at idle, one that you can hear and feel, but is not annoying. a smooth, comtinuous hum. when accelerating from a stop, from idle to around 3000 rpms, the ss emits a deep note. very smooth. it starts to build up in volume past that point and becomes an all out roar when you hit 4500 rpms, screaming by the time you hit the redline. it is very pleasant to the ear. when cruising around town, you can adjust the note your exhaust produces by driving in different rpm ranges. for low, attention getting growl, cruise between 1500-2500 rpms. for quiet hum, 2500-300. you don't really see much different in performance other than power delivery seems a bit more linear and response seems a tad bit better. it is hard to tell the difference though. about the only thing you can tell is the tips look different and the exhaust note is much more pleasant. if anyone has anymore questions, just post them to me "alex", with a small "a", in the e36 m3 board because that's where i usually go. hope this helps.

99 m3/2 estoril
ss euro straight tip exhaust

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