Originally Posted by GregW / Oregon
As with the E46, I think the problem may be the stock exhaust is installed before the rear suspension subframe is put in and impossible to remove without dropping it? Not a big deal, IMO, unless you want to revert to stock when you sell it.
The e46 exhaust was completely bolt on. I have changed the muffler and midpipes on the e46 several times in my garage...did not require hacking off any of the stock components. I will wait and see what is offered in the next 3-4 months. The stock system is a bit too quiet though it has a pleasant tone!