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Discussion in 'E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)' started by frickenpaul, Sep 14, 2013.

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    frickenpaul

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    I am new to the Z3 family having just acquired a 1997 1.9. I am loving this little critter, but finding it difficult to locate some parts for it. It seems nobody, not even BMW, has the little oval chrome exhaust tip anymore, part number 82 12 9 405 003. If anybody out there has one they are willing to part with, please let me know. Alternatively, I would consider a new cat-back exhaust system with a slightly throatier sound than the mild OEM setup. Any advice here?
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    steven s

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    I think the best sounding exhaust I ever heard was from Racing Dynamics.
    Nice light warble when lifting off the throttle.
    Don't know if it's made any more.
    Next would be a Supersprint.
    Everything else is too loud IMHO.

    Have you googled the part number?
    http://www.bmwpartsupply.com/OEMParts/bmw-113/8/82129405003.html
    Maybe someone still has the part on their shelf?
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    charlson89

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    Personally I like corsa exhaust on the z3 good sound not to loud.
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    frickenpaul

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    Thanks for the advice and opinions everyone. I still cannot find any vendor who has an OEM chrome tip on the shelf. The universal message is that they are no longer available.

    I am in the midst of an e-mail conversation with Corsa, trying to convince them to offer a system for the Z3 1.9 in their "Touring" line (not too loud). I do not hold out too much hope for a positive response, but if there are enough BMW CCA and or ZCCA members who express an interest, that could help sway them. So what do you say?
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    MGarrison

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    frickenpaul

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    thanks for the tip. It looks pricey, but I'll contact them anyway to see if they are still available.
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    Satch SoSoCalifortified

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    Probably not as pricey as getting Corsa to come up with a limited run...

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