THE LARGEST BMW 2-SERIES FORUM ON THE PLANET
2Addicts
2Addicts
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
2Addicts | BMW 2-Series forum Technical Topics N55 (M235i) Engine, Transmission, Exhaust, Tuning Oem M Perf exhaust vs Dinan exhaust (sound)???

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      09-25-2014, 09:30 AM   #1
ska///235i
***** noob
ska///235i's Avatar
United_States
455
Rep
10,280
Posts

Drives: 325xi>M235i>428GCx Mspor
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Boston

iTrader: (34)

Garage List
2006 325xi  [0.00]
Oem M Perf exhaust vs Dinan exhaust (sound)???

BIMMERPOST
     Featured on BIMMERPOST.com
Anyone heard both (M perf and Dinan) in person? The M perf can be had for $750 vs Dinans $1800...i do like the sound of dinan but is it worth extra $1k?
__________________
2006 325xi (Sold)
2014 M235I (Current)
2015 428xi Gran Coupe (STB)
Appreciate 0
      09-25-2014, 09:43 AM   #2
Delnari
Major
Delnari's Avatar
United_States
152
Rep
1,040
Posts

Drives: 2014 MG F22 Auto
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Alexandria, VA

iTrader: (2)

Depends how much you like the sound. Mufflers are ear candy mostly anyway. You buy the sound you want coming out the back.
Appreciate 0
      09-25-2014, 09:48 AM   #3
ska///235i
***** noob
ska///235i's Avatar
United_States
455
Rep
10,280
Posts

Drives: 325xi>M235i>428GCx Mspor
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Boston

iTrader: (34)

Garage List
2006 325xi  [0.00]
Exactly...but is M perf louder than stock, I cant tell the diff in videos
__________________
2006 325xi (Sold)
2014 M235I (Current)
2015 428xi Gran Coupe (STB)
Appreciate 0
      09-25-2014, 10:10 AM   #4
alz0rz
What goes here?
alz0rz's Avatar
72
Rep
943
Posts

Drives: 2016 F80 M3
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Indy

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2016 BMW M3  [0.00]
2014 BMW M235i  [0.00]
Yes, the m performance exhaust is most definitely louder than stock.

Last edited by alz0rz; 09-25-2014 at 11:24 AM.
Appreciate 0
      09-25-2014, 10:15 AM   #5
ska///235i
***** noob
ska///235i's Avatar
United_States
455
Rep
10,280
Posts

Drives: 325xi>M235i>428GCx Mspor
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Boston

iTrader: (34)

Garage List
2006 325xi  [0.00]
Anyone still have Brians email/contact at sunmotorcars??
__________________
2006 325xi (Sold)
2014 M235I (Current)
2015 428xi Gran Coupe (STB)
Appreciate 0
      09-25-2014, 11:21 AM   #6
Dinan_Engineering
Captain
Dinan_Engineering's Avatar
United_States
309
Rep
871
Posts

Drives: Any BMW
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Morgan Hill, CA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ska///235i View Post
Anyone heard both (M perf and Dinan) in person? The M perf can be had for $750 vs Dinans $1800...i do like the sound of dinan but is it worth extra $1k?
I'm kind of partial to the Dinan myself but I'm a bit biased.

Locally in MA I have no dealer that has installed any of the M235i exhausts unfortunately. If you go north or south a bit we have sold quite a few. MA just is a random dead spot for some reason. Since you inquired about a PA dealer I can say with near certainty that Dave at Motorworks West has installed / heard both and will give you an honest opinion of both. He's one of the most forthright people you will ever talk to or deal with so I encourage you to reach out to him.
Appreciate 0
      09-25-2014, 11:30 AM   #7
ska///235i
***** noob
ska///235i's Avatar
United_States
455
Rep
10,280
Posts

Drives: 325xi>M235i>428GCx Mspor
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Boston

iTrader: (34)

Garage List
2006 325xi  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dinan_Engineering
Quote:
Originally Posted by ska///235i View Post
Anyone heard both (M perf and Dinan) in person? The M perf can be had for $750 vs Dinans $1800...i do like the sound of dinan but is it worth extra $1k?
I'm kind of partial to the Dinan myself but I'm a bit biased.

Locally in MA I have no dealer that has installed any of the M235i exhausts unfortunately. If you go north or south a bit we have sold quite a few. MA just is a random dead spot for some reason. Since you inquired about a PA dealer I can say with near certainty that Dave at Motorworks West has installed / heard both and will give you an honest opinion of both. He's one of the most forthright people you will ever talk to or deal with so I encourage you to reach out to him.
Dinan dealer is just down the street from me. If there was some discount I would of been the first to do this

Is Dave on this forum?
__________________
2006 325xi (Sold)
2014 M235I (Current)
2015 428xi Gran Coupe (STB)
Appreciate 0
      09-25-2014, 12:08 PM   #8
Dinan_Engineering
Captain
Dinan_Engineering's Avatar
United_States
309
Rep
871
Posts

Drives: Any BMW
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Morgan Hill, CA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ska///235i View Post
Dinan dealer is just down the street from me. If there was some discount I would of been the first to do this

Is Dave on this forum?
I assume you mean BMW Gallery or Norwood as the local Dinan dealer. If you are looking for a deal you can always reach out to them and see if they would be willing to do anything. Never hurts to ask and its not totally unheard of or anything. Talk to Raul Borgos over there and I'm sure he can point you in the right direction. Only issue with the Gallery dealers is they haven't installed one yet so they wouldn't be able to give you first hand feedback on the sound.

Dave is not on the forums as far as I am aware. You would just have to give him a call. He's old school. I believe Dave at Motorworks West was the one who installed BLK's M235i setup and I am sure he would vouch for his straight shooting demeanor.
Appreciate 0
      09-25-2014, 12:52 PM   #9
AlexGT
Captain
AlexGT's Avatar
Guatemala
156
Rep
635
Posts

Drives: F22 M235i & E90 320d
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Guatemala

iTrader: (0)

I'm installing the Performance Exhaust tomorrow, will upload a video with before (OEM) and after (PE) sound.
Appreciate 0
      09-25-2014, 12:58 PM   #10
ska///235i
***** noob
ska///235i's Avatar
United_States
455
Rep
10,280
Posts

Drives: 325xi>M235i>428GCx Mspor
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Boston

iTrader: (34)

Garage List
2006 325xi  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dinan_Engineering
Quote:
Originally Posted by ska///235i View Post
Dinan dealer is just down the street from me. If there was some discount I would of been the first to do this

Is Dave on this forum?
I assume you mean BMW Gallery or Norwood as the local Dinan dealer. If you are looking for a deal you can always reach out to them and see if they would be willing to do anything. Never hurts to ask and its not totally unheard of or anything. Talk to Raul Borgos over there and I'm sure he can point you in the right direction. Only issue with the Gallery dealers is they haven't installed one yet so they wouldn't be able to give you first hand feedback on the sound.

Dave is not on the forums as far as I am aware. You would just have to give him a call. He's old school. I believe Dave at Motorworks West was the one who installed BLK's M235i setup and I am sure he would vouch for his straight shooting demeanor.
Yes Gallery

Thanks for the info
__________________
2006 325xi (Sold)
2014 M235I (Current)
2015 428xi Gran Coupe (STB)
Appreciate 0
      09-26-2014, 02:27 PM   #11
worktolivelife
Private
5
Rep
94
Posts

Drives: Mine
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by AlexGT View Post
I'm installing the Performance Exhaust tomorrow, will upload a video with before (OEM) and after (PE) sound.
Look forward to a comparison vid! If the sports exhaust just gives me more of the stock experience I'll be happy when fitted
Appreciate 0
      09-29-2014, 11:03 AM   #12
AlexGT
Captain
AlexGT's Avatar
Guatemala
156
Rep
635
Posts

Drives: F22 M235i & E90 320d
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Guatemala

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by worktolivelife View Post
Look forward to a comparison vid! If the sports exhaust just gives me more of the stock experience I'll be happy when fitted
Here you go worktolive, check out the video I've just posted, hope it helps: http://www.2addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1040920
Appreciate 0
      09-19-2015, 11:20 AM   #13
MegaMatt3
Bimmer Candidate
United_States
18
Rep
252
Posts

Drives: '16 M235i
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Maryland, USA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ska///235i View Post
Anyone heard both (M perf and Dinan) in person? The M perf can be had for $750 vs Dinans $1800...i do like the sound of dinan but is it worth extra $1k?
Where are you seeing the MPE for $750?!?
Appreciate 0
      09-19-2015, 11:33 AM   #14
Michall
Private First Class
United_States
28
Rep
167
Posts

Drives: 15 M235i
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Roselle, IL

iTrader: (0)

The M Performance exhaust gives definitely different sound than the OEM exhaust. It's more raspsy, throaty, airy, and the sound is deeper. Also, even in Comfort mode it makes the burble much more noticeable, especially when you take the foot off the gas pedal.

IMO $1800 for just an axle back (muffler+tips) is too much.
Appreciate 0
      09-19-2015, 11:39 AM   #15
Michall
Private First Class
United_States
28
Rep
167
Posts

Drives: 15 M235i
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Roselle, IL

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MegaMatt3 View Post
Where are you seeing the MPE for $750?!?
I ordered mine form Brian (Sun Motor Cars BMW) for $790 (for our stock diffuser, no tips/adapters.)
Appreciate 0
      09-19-2015, 09:50 PM   #16
Taunto
Car Enthusiast
Taunto's Avatar
Canada
14
Rep
149
Posts

Drives: 05 CB M3 SMG
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Edmonton

iTrader: (0)

Send a message via MSN to Taunto Send a message via Skype™ to Taunto
Working for BMW as a tech i have heard the M-perf exhaust and Dinan.. Personally the Dinan does sound better...its somewhat close to the M-perf exhaust but alot deeper.... Me personally i dont like the looks of the Dinan exhaust.. The tips stick out way to much for my liking and its alot of money just for the muffler... I would buy the M-perf exhaust and use that other $1K for a catless downpipe and tune.
Appreciate 0
      09-21-2015, 09:03 PM   #17
MrBimmerM235i
First Lieutenant
55
Rep
306
Posts

Drives: M235i
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Taunto View Post
Working for BMW as a tech i have heard the M-perf exhaust and Dinan.. Personally the Dinan does sound better...its somewhat close to the M-perf exhaust but alot deeper.... Me personally i dont like the looks of the Dinan exhaust.. The tips stick out way to much for my liking and its alot of money just for the muffler... I would buy the M-perf exhaust and use that other $1K for a catless downpipe and tune.
Exactly!
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:49 AM.




2addicts
2addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST