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      09-16-2020, 10:45 PM   #1
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228i Exhaust Options

Looking for some advice on potential exhaust options for my 2016 228i that I picked up a couple months ago.

Want to balance cost with sound, but don't want it to be too loud or drone (made that mistake with my last car). Also, will get a new diffuser to allow for dual exhaust outlets.

The stock M235i and M2 exhaust are for sale here locally so can get it installed pretty cheap.
Options are:
1. Muffler delete

2. Stock M235i exhaust.

3. Stock M2 exhaust with muffler modified for dual outlet (exhaust is from a 2018 M2 not sure how much modification is going to be needed to put it on a 2016 228i)

4. M235i M-Performance Exhaust (most expensive option so not too keen to break the bank on this)

Anyone have any experience with any of the above options?
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      09-18-2020, 04:29 PM   #2
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Looking for some advice on potential exhaust options for my 2016 228i that I picked up a couple months ago.

Want to balance cost with sound, but don't want it to be too loud or drone (made that mistake with my last car). Also, will get a new diffuser to allow for dual exhaust outlets.

The stock M235i and M2 exhaust are for sale here locally so can get it installed pretty cheap.
Options are:
1. Muffler delete

2. Stock M235i exhaust.

3. Stock M2 exhaust with muffler modified for dual outlet (exhaust is from a 2018 M2 not sure how much modification is going to be needed to put it on a 2016 228i)

4. M235i M-Performance Exhaust (most expensive option so not too keen to break the bank on this)

Anyone have any experience with any of the above options?
Just installed a very lightly used unit from a 235 on my 228 and I'm extremely pleased. Just the right mix of sound and refinement.
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      10-05-2020, 04:57 PM   #3
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Just installed a very lightly used unit from a 235 on my 228 and I'm extremely pleased. Just the right mix of sound and refinement.
Are you using the stock or the m performance exhaust? Did you have to do an m sport bumper conversion? Do you have any pics available? Sorry for all the questions. I wanted to do the same for mine and I was curious to see how yours went.
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      10-07-2020, 09:54 PM   #4
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Just installed a very lightly used unit from a 235 on my 228 and I'm extremely pleased. Just the right mix of sound and refinement.
Are you using the stock or the m performance exhaust? Did you have to do an m sport bumper conversion? Do you have any pics available? Sorry for all the questions. I wanted to do the same for mine and I was curious to see how yours went.
Stock exhaust off of an M235. Yes, I had the M sport package and purchased a clone 235 diffuser which fit like OEM. I'll take some pics and share here and I'm working on a video which covers it. Highly recommended upgrade!
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      10-26-2020, 04:52 AM   #5
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Stock exhaust off of an M235. Yes, I had the M sport package and purchased a clone 235 diffuser which fit like OEM. I'll take some pics and share here and I'm working on a video which covers it. Highly recommended upgrade!
Awesome! Thanks!
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      12-31-2020, 05:07 PM   #6
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If you are patient and keep an eye on the classifieds you could pick up a stock M235 exhaust and diffuser for around $250 total. They aren't worth much and are annoying to ship, think I got $100 for my exhaust when I sold it.
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I got the Dinan exhaust for the N20 and have enjoyed it a lot. No drone. Definitely a step up from stock
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      01-06-2021, 10:46 AM   #8
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Active Autowerke axle-back paired with a downpipe sounds the best in my opinion
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      01-10-2021, 05:04 PM   #9
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Active Autowerke axle-back paired with a downpipe sounds the best in my opinion
Any idea if this is an option for the 230i?
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      01-11-2021, 12:37 PM   #10
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Any idea if this is an option for the 230i?
Unfortunately, I have not tested it with a 230i yet
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Any idea if this is an option for the 230i?
As far as I know thay never finished the product specifically for 230i
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      01-13-2021, 01:03 AM   #12
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As far as I know thay never finished the product specifically for 230i
Damn, looks like Dinan is my best choice then
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