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      09-14-2020, 10:20 PM   #1
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Best way to improve sound without a tune?

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Currently driving a stock 2015 M3 I have about $1k budget and want to make the car louder with occasional burbles. What's the best way to achieve this? I definitely don't want to tune it because of crank hub fears and the car is already powerful enough for me. I would appreciate any input or links to products
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Consider starting off doing the exhaust flap delete. Costs zero however it does take about 5-10 minutes of your time.
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Consider starting off doing the exhaust flap delete. Costs zero however it does take about 5-10 minutes of your time.
Awesome thank you. I almost always drive in sport/sport+. I didn't realize the valve can close in sport plus. Definitely going to do this
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exhaust flap delete plus a single midpipe (VRSF or Active Autowerke)
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i'm pretty sure you can do bootmod3 and leave it on the stock/comp/cs tunes and add the burble tune for sound.
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BM3 stg 1 tune with flaps open option in sport & sport+, stock rear can and VRSF single mid pipe. Glorious sound but quiet when cruz'n in efficient mode
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exhaust flap delete plus a single midpipe (VRSF or SSR)
Correction, not SSR.

*Active Autowerke makes a single midpipe
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I turned off ASD (active sound) via coding and unplugged my exhaust flaps and i'm pretty happy with it for now. Eventually I will get a midpipe and a tune and probably plug the flaps back in since it will be way louder.
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I turned off ASD (active sound) via coding and unplugged my exhaust flaps and i'm pretty happy with it for now. Eventually I will get a midpipe and a tune and probably plug the flaps back in since it will be way louder.
Turning off active sound is the best decision, the constant droning would give me a headache after a while
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      09-16-2020, 04:48 PM   #11
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Best bang for buck exhaust mod would probably be to replace centre resonator with an X-pipe. It's essentially what many aftermarket exhausts to.

For more volume, cut out the secondary cats. If that's too raspy, put Vibrant bottle resonators in their place.

On my to-do list if I get to that point with this car.
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      09-18-2020, 05:24 PM   #12
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Currently driving a stock 2015 M3 I have about $1k budget and want to make the car louder with occasional burbles. What's the best way to achieve this? I definitely don't want to tune it because of crank hub fears and the car is already powerful enough for me. I would appreciate any input or links to products
There is no way to get burbles on your car without a tune. If you are worried about adding power, you can just do a features only tune that adds burbles but keeps the power mapping 100% stock. Personally I would at least add competition pkg power as that is just slightly more power and is as safe as a stock tune. You can also get a CS tune or stage 0.5 tune for a modest but very safe power bump.
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Do the tune from Alpine. I love the sound of my exhaust!! And he can add burble, too.
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Do the tune from Alpine. I love the sound of my exhaust!! And he can add burble, too.
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Turned off ASD thru BimmerCode and I did magnaflow resonators in place of my secondary cats- car sounds like it should have from the factory now
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Stupid question.. eliminating secondary cats still passes emissions inspection correct? Primaries still cut it?
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Stupid question.. eliminating secondary cats still passes emissions inspection correct? Primaries still cut it?
It will pass most visual tests and the sniffer tests..... it will fail CA visual inspection I think
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The only way to get burbles on a Base without a tune is with DPs and a full 3.5 AA exhaust. That's way over budget for 2 little pops. That combo sounds wicked though on acceleration...total race car.

I suggest you buy a used BM3 license for $350-400 here on the posts. You can pick the Stage 1 as your "paid for" tune and hold onto it for later when you want more power. Then download the no-cost CS or GTS map (stock power) and set Sport/+ valves to always open. That'll put a smile on your face, and keep $600 in your pocket. If you have questions on how to transfer BM3 just PM me.

If that doesn't satisfy you the $600 goes for a used AA single midpipe to increase volume, lower tone and remove rasp.
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The only way to get burbles on a Base without a tune is with DPs and a full 3.5 AA exhaust. That's way over budget for 2 little pops. That combo sounds wicked though on acceleration...total race car.

I suggest you buy a used BM3 license for $350-400 here on the posts. You can pick the Stage 1 as your "paid for" tune and hold onto it for later when you want more power. Then download the no-cost CS or GTS map (stock power) and set Sport/+ valves to always open. That'll put a smile on your face, and keep $600 in your pocket. If you have questions on how to transfer BM3 just PM me.

If that doesn't satisfy you the $600 goes for a used AA single midpipe to increase volume, lower tone and remove rasp.
What Jimmy said
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Good reading here, thanks. Just getting into to messing around operationally with my F82 ZCP now that I've covered the inside and out with CF.
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Late Update: ending up going with BM3 GTS tune and VRSF mid pipe. Just added BMC drop in filters also and everything sounds amazing now!
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Late Update: ending up going with BM3 GTS tune and VRSF mid pipe. Just added BMC drop in filters also and everything sounds amazing now!
hah, I ended up doing almost the same. vsrf single midpipe and BM3 but I'm running the CS tune instead of the GTS, I should try the GTS just to see if I notice a difference.
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