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BMW E46 M3 Single Midpipe Valved Exhausts discount code m3list

Experience the purest sound and power with this BMW E46 M3 Single Midpipe upgrade. Enjoy optimized performance and an unrivaled exhaust note with this high-quality piece that perfectly fits your BMW E46 M3! Code M3List saves on the entire ValvedExhausts website!

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DNA Exhaust BMW M3 E46 (01-06) Section 1 Rasp Eliminator & Section 2 redline360 discount code m3list

DNA exhaust systems are designed to be a great way to upgrade your exhaust system at an entry level price point.  Each exhaust system looks fantastic and gives your car not only a true performance sound upgrade and performance boost but also gives your car a nice modified look. Use code M3List to save on the entire Redline360 website. 

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Fabspeed Sport Catalytic Converters For BMW M3 E46 2000-2006 AutoTalent discount code M3List

HJS German imported catalytic converters are made from some of the highest grade materials you can find in a catalytic converter. This yields high performance gains and longevity so it wont deteriorate over time like lower grade catalytic converters. These catalytic converters flow up to 93-95% of a straight pipe in most applications. The benefit is that you get the “straight pipe sound” while still being able to provide enough emissions scrubbing to prevent a check engine light. Code M3List saves on the entire AutoTalent website!

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Fabspeed Cat Bypass Pipes For BMW M3 E46 2000-2006 discount code m3list autotalent

Straight-through tubing section replaces the heavy and restrictive OEM catalytic converters for maximum power and sound; recommended for track/off-road use only. Use code M3List to save on the entire AutoTalent website. 

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ACTIVE AUTOWERKE EXHAUST SECTION 1 WITH HIGH FLOW CATALYSTS - BMW E46 M3 2001-2006 discount code m3list autotalent

Why create an exhaust SECTION 1 when the USA version BMW factory SECTION 1 already comes from the factory as a straight through design with two separate pipes and resonators already built in on one side? If a performance aftermarket headers was installed, how much better could one gain against the already BMW factory SECTION 1? Code M3List saves on the entire AutoTalent website!

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Eisenmann Intermediate Muffler - Bmw M3 E46 2001-2006 AutoTalent discount code m3list

Eisenmann’s engineers are responsible for designing the OEM systems seen on cars, and use this experience to design the best performance exhaust systems in the world. Eisenmann’s performance exhausts are built by hand from start to finish to create an old world craftsmanship simply not available with other exhaust manufacturers. Use code M3List to save on the entire AutoTalent website. 

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AGENCY POWER SECTION 2 MIDPIPES E46 BMW M3 01 - 05 extreme power house discount code m3list

Your E46 BMW M3 has an exhaust system on it and you are still itching to get more power and a more aggressive sound. Well Agency Power has developed these Section 1 and 2 pipes to give you a complete header back race exhaust system. The Section 1 and Section 2 performance pipes are sold individually and were engineered with modularity in mind. The all T304 stainless steel pipes feature TIG welding, thick flanges, 02 Bungs, gaskets, and a complete polished finish. The Section 1 pipes replace the additional mufflers and add high flow resonators.

The Section 2 pipes delete the resonators and give you a free flowing unrestrictive exhaust system. These pipes in conjunction with our Agency Power muffler and headers will yield an amazing gain. The Section 1 and 2 pipes are sold individually for the BMW E46 M3 01-05 only. Use discount code M3List to save on the Extreme Power House website. 

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AGENCY POWER SECTION 1 MIDPIPES E46 BMW M3 01-05 extreme power house discount code m3list

Your E46 BMW M3 has an exhaust system on it and you are still itching to get more power and a more aggressive sound. Well Agency Power has developed these Section 1 and 2 pipes to give you a complete header back race exhaust system. The Section 1 and Section 2 performance pipes are sold individually and were engineered with modularity in mind. The all T304 stainless steel pipes feature TIG welding, thick flanges, gaskets, and a complete polished finish. The Section 1 pipes replace the additional mufflers and add high flow resonators.

The Section 2 pipes delete the resonators and give you a free flowing unrestrictive exhaust system. These pipes in conjunction with our Agency Power muffler and headers will yield an amazing gain. The Section 1 and 2 pipes are sold individually for the BMW E46 M3 01-05 only. Use code M3List to save on the entire Extreme Power House website. 

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Yonaka Section 1 RASP Eliminator BMW M3 E46 (01-06) 2.5" Piping redline360 discount code m3list

Yonaka Motorsports is proud to introduce our E46 M3 Rasp or Anti-Rasp pipe. Designed to get rid of the annoying rasp found in USA and Canadian versions of the M3. Engineered with AR Style resonators. Use discount code M3List to save on the Redline360 website. 

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Megan Racing Midpipe BMW M3 E46 (01-06) RASP Eliminator Section 1 and Section 2 discount code m3list redline360

The OEM E46 M3 exhaust has a section 1 with one resonator on it.  Due to one side having a resonator and one not, it introduced a lot of RASP into the exhaust.  This Megan Racing Section 1 Midpipe adds an extra resonator and improves flow. Use code M3List to save on the entire Redline360 website. 

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Supersprint Section 1 Metallic Sport Cats (60mm) BMW E46 M3 ECSTuning

Supersprint sport cats for the E46 M3 are designed to work with their cat-less headers or to replace factory Euro cats. The Supersprint sport cats are much freer-flowing than a traditional stock cat. With less restriction, less effort is required to move the exhaust gasses which will free up horsepower and torque. This cat section will mount to the Supersprint headers (p/n 044901) and then to a section 2. This section is built with O2 sensor bungs pre-installed after the cat if you wanted to extend your stock post-cat O2 sensors (however, special software may still be needed). Note the direction of the front flanges – they have to match the orientation of your existing header flanges.

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Center Exhaust Twin Pipe - Non-Resonated supersprint bmw e46 m3

These new exhaust pipe from Supersprint offer up to 25% greater exhaust flow than the original pipes offered before that were designed for sport street and light track use. This is perfect for vehicles that are heavily modified, turbocharged, or supercharged and can greatly benefit from the increased exhaust flow. Designed for vehicles that are capable of producing an excess of 400 horsepower, these pipes will ensure smooth exhaust flow all throughout the power band.

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Supersprint Section 2 Straight Pipes BMW E46 M3

Want more rasp and volume to come through from your exhaust? This Supersprint section 2 will replace and delete the factory resonator that sits before the muffler. Without the resonator there to dampen the sound the overall volume will increase and let more S54 rasp come through. Combine this with the Supersprint section 1 straight pipes for even more Motorsport rasp. This section 2 pipe will bolt up to a stock section 1 or cat section and any muffler. It’s perfect for getting just a little more volume from your stock exhaust without changing the muffler.

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Supersprint Section 2 Resonator BMW E46 M3

The Supersprint rear resonator for the E46 M3 is designed to help you tune your exhaust to your personal taste. If you’re not a fan of the stock raspy exhaust note of the M3 this Supersprint resonator can help to reduce it. Or if extensive exhaust modifications have made the exhaust too loud this resonator can help quiet and dampen the overall volume. This fits in section 2 of the exhaust – after the front resonator section 1 and before the rear muffler.

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Center Resonator Section Scorpion BMW E46 M3

From England, Scorpion stainless steel performance exhaust systems have been sought after by tuners the world over. Now, these free-flow, stainless steel systems are available in the U.S. from ECS Tuning! They have been engineered to deliver a horsepower boost yet not be quite as loud as other free-flow systems. And they’re built to last using the best 304 stainless steel. – TüV certified.

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Exhaust Section 2 X-Pipe Status Gruppe ECS Tuning BMW E46 M3

Made from mandrel bent Polished T-304 Stainless Steel with CNC Machined Flanges and features a Limited Lifetime Warranty. The Status Gruppe E46 M3 X-Pipe section 2 is available in Non-Resonated and Resonated versions. This X-pipe section 2 will work with any section 1 and muffler available for the 2001-06 BMW E46 M3 that utilizes OEM style connections. The X-pipes also give you the option to use your factory heat shield with supplied hardware. Piping size 2 1/4″ into a 3″ center section back to 2 1/4″. Status Gruppe X-pipes will help create the exotic sound your M3 has been waiting for, the way it should have sounded from the BMW Factory.

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Status Gruppe BMW E46 M3 Exhaust Section 1

As with all of Status Gruppes Exhaust products our 2001-06 BMW E46 M3 Un-Resonated Straight Pipe section 1 is made from the same mandrel bent Polished T-304 Stainless Steel with CNC Machined Stainless Steel Flanges and feature their Limited Lifetime Warranty. Section 1 – Section 2 Gaskets are included. If you love the “Rasp” The S54 Motor creates this is the section 1 for you! No restrictions just straight piping for the most sound and power. Weighs 12lbs and the ID of the piping is 60mm or 2.36″. Made in the USA.00

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Twisted Steel Race Series X-Pipe BMW E46 M3 ECS Tuning

Add Dyno-proven power to your e46 M3 with this aFe power Twisted Steel X-Pipe. Gain up to 5 HP and +6 lbs. x ft. Torque while eliminating drone and maximizing exhaust scavenging. Up to +5 HP and +6 lbs. x ft. Torque 2-1/2″ Mandrel Bent, 304 Stainless Steel Tubing for Improved Flow Integrated, Mitered Merge X-Pipe Maximizes Scavenging for More Power High Quality Donut Gaskets Included for Secure, Leak-Free Seal 100% Hand TIG-Welded for Strength and Durability.

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BMW E46 - All models (For S54 engine conversion) Centre exhaust ecstuning

Supersprint exhaust is widely recognized as the leader in complete exhaust system upgrades – extremely high quality, well designed for optimal flow, and amazing sound. Even at a premium price Supersprint is an unbeatable exhaust system because every aspect is done to such a high level. A Supersprint exhaust rewards you with a terrific sound, long lasting construction and excellent fitment. The Supersprint sound is very ‘European’ which fits the sporting sophistication of BMWs perfectly. Most systems are also modular – sections can be added or removed to custom tailor the exhaust sound to your preference. Aside from ‘Race’ systems, their mufflers meet European noise laws so you get a refined and tuned sound without being excessively loud. Most Supersprint systems are built with larger diameter piping to improve exhaust flow which helps the engine do less work and make more horsepower! Supersprint exhausts generally run at a premium over other systems but no other system on the market can match their quality, performance, or reputation!

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Rogue Engineering E46 M3 Rasp Pipe extreme power house discount code m3list

 Product Detail Rogue Engineering is proud to introduce our E46 M3 Rasp Pipe, the sensible way of ridding your car of the factory exhaust rasp. Finally, you can truly enjoy the sound of your M3 without the annoying rasp of the exhaust at the higher RPMs found in US-model E46 M3s. Use discount code M3List to save on the Extreme Power House website. 

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Rogue Engineering E46 M3 X-Pipe extreme power house discount code m3list

Rogue Engineering X Pipe for the E46 M3 is now available and gives your M3 the performance and sound that everyone will enjoy. As always Rogue Engineering has spent their time to bring you products that are functional and produced with high quality. The factory section utilizes two 60mm diameter tubes, with a “H” crossover and small resonator, the Rogue Engineering X-pipe maximizes gas velocity by merging the two smaller tubes into one larger 76mm tube before splitting back into two before the rear muffler.  This efficient system allows for gas velocity to equalize from cylinders 1-3 and 4-6, before entering the muffler chamber.  This exhaust merge improves sound as well as gas velocity. Use code M3List to save on the entire Extreme Power House website. 

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Supersprint Metallic Race Cat or Connecting Pipe BMW E46 M3 extreme power house discount code m3list

High horse power performance applications require the durability and free flow characteristics of metallic racing catalytic converters. Turning up the power or using you car on the track will quickly melt down and damage your O.E. ceramic catalytic converter. Each racing converter is manufactured to racing specifications utilizing a high heat resistant metallic core. The reduced cell count from the O.E. 400 C.P.S.I. to a high flow 200 C.P.S.I. makes the Supersprint racing converters the most free flowing on the market today. All components are 100% stainless steel, and all tubing is mandrel bent to assure you the highest flow volume. Use discount code M3List to save on the Extreme Power House website. 

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Supersprint Connecting Pipe / X Pipe BMW E46 M3 (w/ or w/out Resonator) extreme power house discount code m3list

For this section of the E46 M3 exhaust system you can choose from two options offered by Supersprint. It simply depends if you would like to retain a resonator or remove it. Removing a resonator will affect the weight, tone, and loudness of the exhaust system and will also improve air flow even more than the resonated pipe! Use code M3List to save on the entire Extreme Power House website. 

Let’s break down these exhaust sections!

The BMW E46 M3 is a legendary sports car that has left an indelible mark on automotive enthusiasts for its exceptional performance and unmistakable exhaust note. One of the secrets to its thrilling auditory experience and impressive power is its exhaust system, which includes key components such as exhaust sections and the X-pipe. In this article, we’ll explore these components and how they contribute to the E46 M3’s distinctive sound and performance.

The E46 M3’s exhaust system is designed with precision and performance in mind. It consists of various sections, each contributing to the car’s overall performance and acoustic signature. Let’s break down these exhaust sections:

  1. Headers: The exhaust headers are responsible for collecting exhaust gases from the engine’s cylinders and directing them into the rest of the exhaust system. In the E46 M3, the headers are engineered for maximum efficiency and power production. They also contribute to the iconic inline-six engine’s signature raspiness.

  2. Mid-Pipes: Following the headers, the exhaust gases flow into the mid-pipes. These pipes are crucial for maintaining exhaust flow and reducing backpressure. In a performance-oriented car like the E46 M3, they are designed to minimize restrictions and improve engine efficiency.

  3. Catalytic Converters: To meet emissions regulations, the E46 M3 is equipped with catalytic converters, which help reduce harmful emissions. However, aftermarket performance headers and high-flow cats are popular upgrades for those seeking enhanced power without sacrificing too much on emissions compliance.

  4. Resonators: Resonators are strategically placed in the exhaust system to eliminate or dampen specific frequencies of exhaust noise. They help shape the unique sound profile of the E46 M3’s inline-six engine.

  5. Mufflers: The final component of the exhaust system, mufflers, plays a critical role in fine-tuning the car’s exhaust note. The E46 M3’s mufflers are designed to maintain a balance between sportiness and refinement.

The X-pipe is a distinctive feature in the E46 M3’s exhaust system and plays a pivotal role in creating its signature sound. This crossover section connects the left and right exhaust paths and is positioned after the headers and catalytic converters but before the mufflers. The X-pipe serves several essential functions:

  1. Balance: By combining the exhaust gases from both sides of the engine, the X-pipe ensures a more balanced exhaust flow. This balance is key to the inline-six engine’s harmonious and aggressive sound.

  2. Enhanced Performance: The X-pipe design reduces exhaust backpressure, allowing the engine to breathe more freely. This improvement in exhaust flow can lead to enhanced horsepower and torque, making it a performance-enhancing component.

  3. Sound Tuning: The X-pipe’s specific design influences the exhaust note. It is responsible for the melodious, raspy sound that is a hallmark of the E46 M3. Enthusiasts often opt for aftermarket X-pipes to fine-tune the exhaust note to their liking.

Many E46 M3 owners choose to further customize their exhaust systems with aftermarket components. Performance headers, high-flow catalytic converters, and X-pipe upgrades are common choices to unlock even more power and to fine-tune the sound. Aftermarket exhaust options offer a broader range of sonic possibilities, from a deep and aggressive growl to a high-pitched, racing-inspired tone.

The BMW E46 M3’s exhaust system, with its various sections and the distinctive X-pipe, is not just a mechanical necessity; it’s an essential element of the car’s personality. The harmonious blend of performance and sound makes the E46 M3 an enduring favorite among automotive enthusiasts. Whether you’re chasing enhanced performance or seeking to perfect the E46 M3’s signature exhaust note, understanding these components is key to unleashing the full potential of this iconic sports car.

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