|Luckily, an exhaust swap on an E36 isn't the toughest job in the world, but it's much easier on a lift, so we were happy to hand the keys over to Howard Watanabe at Technosquare again. The hardest part can be loosening the old exhaust bolts, since these cars aren't exactly young. It's not a bad idea to go with fresh hardware and gaskets just to be safe, and plan on replacing your rubber hangers if that hasn't been done recently.|
|These are the stock 323is center section pipes coming down from the exhaust manifold. Being OE parts, the M3/328i pipes don't look much different from this angle and they bolt right up. They aren't light, however, so having a second person to help is highly recommended, since it also makes it easier to line everything up.|
As mentioned, the M3/328i dual-pipe center section bolts right up and looks factory… Because it is.
A quick view of the former single-pipe going back to the old stock muffler section, now replaced with…
|Dual pipes all the way from the exhaust manifolds through our new Corsa exhaust. You can almost see how good it sounds.|