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Since 1981, Active Autowerke has been known as the BMW innovators when it comes to BMW performance.

ACTIVE AUTOWERKE E36 GEN 3 SIGNATURE EXHAUST
The exhaust is eye catching, built of 100% hi-polish 304 stainless steel, sporting large 54mm twin inlet pipes, smooth mandrel bends, and dual 76mm tips with the Active Autowerke Logo embossed allow this system to not only perform at a level above all other but also allow one to enjoy its beauty. Engineering with the ease of install in mind this is a true bolt on system like no other. Performance gains are definite and satisfying, thanks to substantially higher flow rates over the stock system. The full system weighs in at just 34lbs allowing for some much needed weight savings over the stock system.

Emitting a F1 type sound when bolted onto a stock car with it’s unique hexagon style muffler this system has become the benchmark by which all other E36 systems are judged. Comes with a 2 year Warranty,

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ACTIVE AUTOWERKE E36 RACE EXHAUST
Inspired, race-tested and proven in the various race series, the Active Autowerke Race and Turbo Exhaust is a full 3.0″ straight-through design with resonators for that tuned note. Its a first for the BMW E36 racing community, the mid-section resonator can be interchanged for a straight-through pipe – giving you the choice between Mild or Full race sound.

This system uses a quick-release stainless steel V-Band clamping system for reliable sealing, easy disconnect and weight savings. The Turbo/Race Exhaust can also be fitted on an E36 turbo powered car with relatively simple modifications for maximum horsepower gains. The decrease in back pressure translates into immediate turbo spool and boost acceleration improvements. Lightweight and polished, built of 100% 304 stainless throughout, this system is guaranteed not to rust through or break away and handles 600+ HP without flinching. Bolts directly to factory hanger points for an easy install.

How light is it you ask? The complete Active RACE Exhaust system is still lighter than the factory E36 rear muffler.

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ACTIVE AUTOWERKE E46 325/330 DP EXHAUST
Optimal power, performance and sound are the core values of our E46 exhaust systems, now in their Gen 3 iteration. This extensive research and development has led us to further perfect the near perfect, with your 325i or 330i as the beneficiary. A free-flow design and beefy 76mm dual exhaust tips allow 35% to 40% more airflow than in the stock system. The increased flow minimizes backpressure, resulting in substantial HP and torque gains. The system’s 100% hi-polish stainless steel construction also makes a bold visual statement, while increasing durability and life expectancy. The exhaust produces a sporty mellow tone with no highway drone. Factory fit specifications are followed closely, with some weight savings. -Double-walled 76mm stainless steel tips w/ embossed logos -Polished 100% 304 stainless steel -Deep, sporty exhaust note -Large 50 mm inlet mandrel bent pipes with a straight- through design -Illustrated instruction manual -Two year warranty -Factory-comparable installation.

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ACTIVE AUTOWERKE E46 M3 GENERATION 6 SIGNATURE EXHAUST
Designed specifically for the BMW E46 M3, the all-stainless Active Autowerke Generation 6 is the most innovative cat-back exhaust to date. Its precision-tuned straight-through design with in line resonators offers an incomparable combination of power, sound and styling. Well suited to both naturally aspirated and supercharged vehicles, this new and revolutionary design employs inspired pipe routing and optimum diameters to enable the Gen 6 to literally unleash horsepower without restrictions. Sporting the same classic 80mm tips like the earlier versions, everything else about the Gen 6 is new. It’s lighter, stronger and more robust – with a distinct sound unique to the generation. Does it work? You bet it does. Performance gains of 5-7 peak rear WHP can be expected.

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ACTIVE AUTOWERKE E9X 335 SIGNATURE EXHAUST
The Active Autowerke 335 Signature exhaust system is the leading exhaust system for the E90,E92, & E93 335. The system is completely bolt on and constructed out of 100% 304 stainless steel. The Active Autowerke Signature Exhaust system for the 335 boasts Dual 90 MM tips and all stainless steel hardware. This system increases exhaust airflow by over 35% and features a true X pipe design, which increases the exhaust system’s scavenging affect opposed to most manufacturers who use simple H pipe designs. This full system bolts on to your factory downpipes (system includes connecting pipes, X pipe, and dual rear mufflers), this system also features several adjustments points to allow for the addition of rear diffusers and an anti-flex design to assure proper fitment at all times (This is the only system on the market to features a bracket that connects the two mufflers together, bracket is not visible). The Active Autowerke 335 Signature exhaust system has been dyno proven to add an additional 15-22 RWHP and is a must for the true enthusiast.

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ACTIVE AUTOWERKE E9X M3 SIGNATURE EXHAUST
True performance, durability, and attractive weight advantages with innovative features places the Active Autowerke E9X BMW M3 exhaust in a class of its own. This system is constructed from 100% polished 304-stainless steel and features adjustable Active Autowerke double walled tips, making it ideal both for 2-door and 4-door models (also allows for cleaner fitment with diffusers). This system uses factory style flanges making it a complete bolt on system that requires no cutting or welding. The system is a straight-through design providing substantial improvements to gas flow over the factory exhaust. The sound is unobtrusive, with a rich mellow tone and delivers a solid 15+hp, with key gains in the mid-range. In addition, the Active Autowerke E9X M3 Signature Exhaust system features large 3″ piping for maximum exhaust flow while maintaining enough backpressure to result in horsepower increases across the entire RPM range. Weighs 44 Lbs vs. the factory of 78 Lbs.

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ACTIVE AUTOWERKE 135 SIGNATURE EXHAUST
After months of testing this system with various size piping our engineering team decided that 3.5” piping is the best suited size for a true free flowing design on the 135. The increase in piping size decreases back pressure allowing the 135’s twin turbo to spool even faster resulting in increased horsepower and torque throughout the entire RPM range. Our engineering team also incorporated the Active Autowerke Noise Cancellation Chamber to assist in reducing/eliminating drone. Manufactured from 100% polished 304 stainless steel this bolt on system is a must for the 135 owners looking to bring their BMW to new heights.

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ACTIVE AUTOWERKE E60 M5/E63 M6 SIGNATURE EXHAUST
Optimal power, high performance durability, attractive weight advantages, and a glorious sound are the core values of this aggressive new cat back exhaust system from Active Autowerke. Extensive research and development has allowed us to achieve this near-perfect choice for the V10 motor. A durable design featuring 3-inch diameter piping constructed from 100% polished 304 stainless throughout and boasting beefy 93mm signature tips, the system provides substantial air flow improvements over BMW’s factory exhaust – delivering up to 17+ newfound HP with key gains in the midrange. The system also delivers an unmistakable Formula 1 tuned note with no trace of highway drone. Factory fit specifications are followed closely, and system bolts on with no cutting required.

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ACTIVE AUTOWERKE E36 M3 RACE HEADER
Crafted of polished 100% 304 stainless with thick walls for rugged durability under extreme conditions, our unique exhaust flow scavenging design separates this header from any other. Horsepower increases that grow endlessly towards redline as measured on the Active Autowerke Mustang dyno demonstrate how much improvement can be achieved with a simple bolt on. (Individual gains will vary depending on engine mods.)

As with other items in our racing lineup, these headers utilize quick-release V-Band clamps, which allow for a quick install and achieve very tight seals without need of conventional gaskets, which eventually blow. The headers are also designed to be removed with cylinder head for quicker repairs at the track, if need be. Constructed from 100% polished 304 stainless steel the Active Autowerke Track Pipe Front section (A) is the perfect option to mate our Race exhaust to the stock E36 header.

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ACTIVE AUTOWERKE E46 325/330 SPORT HEADER
It’s simple, really…. Swap the factor’s highly restrictive headers with integrated cats for free flowing performance header and watch the performance numbers climb. To see what we mean, just take a closer look at the factory manifolds: – The exhaust catalysts are situated right against the cylinder head, causing extreme heat build up. – Cylinders 1-3 and 4-6 each channel through to a single restrictive pipe – These characteristics create extreme heat thanks to an inherently bottleneck design Active Autowerke’s Performance E46 325/330 Header system is designed to eliminate this problem without compromising durability. Constructed from 100% Polished 304 stainless steel, when installing this header the factory exhaust catalysts are removed in the process, making this solution recommended for off-road race applications. Designed and Engineered for Off Road & Track use.

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ACTIVE AUTOWERKE E46 M3 GEN 4 HEADER
The Active Autowerke E46 M3 Performance Header is designed to increase exhaust flow without losing power, which can sometimes be a tricky proposition. These headers are developed to create optimum flow and eliminate restriction that robs much-desired horsepower. Suitable for naturally aspirated and supercharged forced induction applications, Active Autowerke’s E46 m3’S Performance Headers are made out of 100% 304 stainless steel, making durability a worry of the past. Are they difficult to install? Absolutely not! Robust exhaust flanges with recessed mounting holes make it easy to install. If you can turn a ratchet, you’ll be on your way to increasing horsepower. The factory exhaust catalysts are removed in the process, making this solution recommended for off-road applications.

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ACTIVE AUTOWERKE E36 TRACK PIPE (OBD I)
Designed with a 3.0” stainless steel collector this system with its straight-through design allows you to unleash the car’s true potential. This performance pipe replaces the factory exhaust catalyst and bolts up to your existing manifold, factory rear muffler, or Active Autowerke Gen 3 Signature High Flow Exhaust. All hanger placements precisely follow factory-mounting points. The exhaust tone produces is a sporty mellow tone at low rpms, giving way to a distinct racy growl at wide-open throttle. Weighing in at just 28lbs, this performance-enhancer also shaves some 30% off the stock catalyst it replaces.

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ACTIVE AUTOWERKE E36 TRACK PIPE W/ SIMULATORS (OBD II)
Designed with a 3.0” stainless steel collector this system with its straight-through design allows you to unleash the car’s true potential. This performance pipe replaces the factory exhaust catalyst and bolts up to your existing manifold, factory rear muffler, or Active Autowerke Gen 3 Signature High Flow Exhaust. All hanger placements precisely follow factory-mounting points. The exhaust tone produces is a sporty mellow tone at low rpms, giving way to a distinct racy growl at wide-open throttle. Weighing in at just 28lbs, this performance-enhancer also shaves some 30% off the stock catalyst it replaces.

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ACTIVE AUTOWERKE E36 TRACK PIPE FRONT SECTION (A)
Constructed from 100% polished 304 stainless steel the Active Autowerke Track Pipe Front section (A) is the perfect option to mate our Race exhaust to the stock E36 header.

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ACTIVE AUTOWERKE E36 TRACK PIPE BACK SECTION (B)
Designed with a 3″ collector out of 100% polished 304 stainless steel; the Active Autowerke track pipe B section is the perfect option to mate the Active Autowerke header to the Generation 3 Signature exhaust or stock exhaust.

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ACTIVE AUTOWERKE E9X M3 SIGNATURE X PIPE & HIGH FLOW CATS
This exhaust system was designed and engineered to work with most after-market exhaust systems/mufflers on the market today without the need to cut, weld or modify anything. It is a true bolt-on that can be performed by most. This system uses a free flowing 200-cell high flow catalytic converter. Active Autowerke is able to improve on the factory X Pipe design by a scavenging effect that yields high horsepower gains. Dramatic weight savings are also gained when one compares the factory system at 40 lbs and the Active Autowerke Signature X Pipe weighting at a mere 25 lbs. Noticeable gains have been measured on the Active Autowerke Mustang Chassis dyno with a 12+ RWHP when adding this X Pipe to our Signature exhaust system and as much as 10+ RWHP when used to the BMW stock exhaust. The Active Autowerke X Pipe system is constructed of 100% 304-polished stainless steel and has a industry standard warranty against rust. This latest addition to the Signature line up is a must for the true Enthusiast looking for performance increases.

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ACTIVE AUTOWERKE E9X M3 SIGNATURE X PIPE W/ STRAIGHT PIPES (RACE)
This exhaust system was designed and engineered to work with most after-market exhaust systems/mufflers on the market today without the need to cut, weld or modify anything. It is a true bolt-on that can be performed by most. This system eliminates the secondary cats and the primary cats meaning it is designed for off road use. There is also a High Flow Cat option available via V-Band clamp. Active Autowerke is able to improve on the factory X Pipe design by a scavenging effect that yields high horsepower gains. Dramatic weight savings are also gained when one compares the factory system at 40 lbs and the Active Autowerke Signature X Pipe weighting at a mere 25 lbs. Noticeable gains have been measured on the Active Autowerke Mustang Chassis dyno with a 12+ RWHP when adding this X Pipe to our Signature exhaust system and as much as 10+ RWHP when used to the BMW stock exhaust.

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ACTIVE AUTOWERKE 135/335 DOWNPIPE (N54)
A turbo impeller wheel speed is mostly limited by the exhaust backpressure within the system. If one could eliminate some or most of this exhaust back pressure, the turbo will spool that much faster and effortlessly resulting in quicker engine revs and increase HP. The Active Autowerke Signature down pipe is designed with the intent to maximize in power. The down pipes are created with the least amount of restrictions possible by utilizing a full 3″ piping throughout with the least amount of bends possible, that is impressive when compared to the factory diameter of 2.50″. What you will experience is a faster, more responsive engine because the turbo impeller now has the ability to spool that much faster. The end result is more power. For added durability, factory like support braces are also implemented to alleviate stresses upon the turbos. Made from 304 stainless throughout ensures a robust and durable exhaust that will provide trouble free performance with the longevity to match. All flanges are 304 stainless with the 0.060″ wall thickness (~1.5 m.m.)

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ACTIVE AUTOWERKE (N55) DOWNPIPE FOR 135I AND 335I
The turbo is often described as a device that creates free horsepower because it is driven by already spent exhaust gases. In the BMW 135i and 335i, this exhaust gas is being restricted by the current factory downpipe, which slows down the speed of the factory turbo to maintain or reaching the turbo optimum peak. The N55DP was created from inception as a test pipe that would substitute the factory exhaust catalyst to relieve this backpressure. As such, the end result is a product primarily suited for off road applications like racing. A turbo impeller wheel speed is mostly limited by the exhaust backpressure within the system. If one could eliminate some or most of this exhaust backs pressure, the turbo will spool that much faster and effortlessly resulting in quicker engine revs and increases horsepower. The Active Autowerke Signature exhaust down pipe is designed with the intent to maximize the power. The downpipe is created with the least amount of restriction possible by utilizing 4.00″ piping with the least amount of bends possible. What you will experience is a faster, more responsive engine because the turbo impeller now has the ability to spool that much faster. The end result is more power. For added durability, factory like support braces are also implemented to alleviate the stresses upon the turbo. Made from 304 stainless steel throughout ensures a robust and durable exhaust that will provide trouble free performance with the longevity to match. All flanges are 304 stainless steel with 0.060″ wall thickness (1.50mm).

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