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    Searched Archives, Still Have Magnaflow Question

    Hi all, I have always been interested in getting a little more sound from the CSi - my brother just installed a Remus system on his Range Rover and it sounds great - and it got me thinking again.

    I have seen people use (2) types of Magnaflows - 14x5x8 2.25/3.5 D-DW-R-S-S Stainless Muffler Magnaflow14805 and 14x5X8 2.25/3 D-SWR-O-A-L Magnaflow Stainless Muffler 14830. What I can't find is whether these are a direct bolt on replacement and if this is the right size for my car (I seem to recall the CSi has larger tubes?).

    Whenever I do a mod, I want to make sure I can go back to stock - so I am not interested in any custom fabrification that would prevent me from doing that. If anyone can shed any light and their expierence I would so appreciate it! Thanks all, David



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    If you don't want custom, stay away from MAGNAFLOW

    The pipes need to be done new, since the MAGNAFLOW is a "straight" inlet, where the BMW cans are at an angle.

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    Magnaflow Exhaust Alternative

    Here is my experience:

    1. My CSi came with the REMUS exhaust cans (with tips) installed by the PO. REMUS was by far the best sounding cans. Low burble and unobtrusive at speed. However, the exhaust tips were completely pimp, the inlets were 2 1/4"(suitable for the regular i and Ci: CSi is appx 2 1/2" inlet)) and the cans weighed about what the stock units weigh(heavy)

    2. Here is the solution: I used 2 Magnaflow cans #14218 5x8x14 body 2.5" single inlet 2.5" dual outlet (This saved almost 20 pounds each over the stock or REMUS cans) I then installed 4 Magnaflow tips #35122 3" diameter outlet and staggered them just like the CSi stock arrangement

    Installed by a pro muffler shop.
    Sound result: Very nice rumble,a bit more sound than the REMUS, but not too intrusive. If they're a bit too much you could always install some short resonators ahead of the cans. I did not install any resonators.

    Best of both worlds results. All stainless. Saved close to 40 pounds, Looks like stock and with a bit of rumble. The rumble is noticeable more around 1000 rpm and a bit quieter both above and below.

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    He can go from center res back like I did.

    That would make it reversible.

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    it really comes down to,...

    the -over the 1800.00 direct fit- remus, eisenmann , oem etc ,you can do in your driveway or the under 1000.00 cats or resonator back, magnaflow , flowmaster etc that your local muff shop will install. since its just tube, you can stipulate your concern about switching back to stock if you care too. and you can have the shop tack on any tips you like, for show. or the cheapest way to go - is cut open your oem cans and gut the insides, like dinan does (pics are in the archives) and weld them back up 8^). if you don't like the sound of them, go and purchase new cans. (its the frugal scottish in me 8^)
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