Originally Posted by 09GT
Is it safe to say test-pipes + ACM exhaust mod for a daily driver might be a little much? I like loud cars, but a E90 M3 shouldn't sound like a nascar IMO. All the sound clips sound raspy, but it seems like the motor isn't warmed up. I want the performance of test pipes, with the sound of the ACM exhaust (only). Guess you can't have your cake and eat it too.
From what I can tell, yes it will be loud and raspy. The OEM exhaust alone is already pretty loud (for my standards anyway). What is a big no no for is the rasp. I'm more looking for that deep tone.
So IMHO, Test pipes + OEM exhaust mod = no
Test pipes + other exhaust (I think I'm going to go with Megan exhaust) = yes.
But I'm happy with the way my exhaust sounds, so I'm in no rush to chop everything off and start over.