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      10-10-2008, 12:24 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by e46e92love View Post
Maybe I will get flamed for this but I saw one post in all of the exhaust threads that I completely agreed with: that true exotic sports cars don't sound like an American V8 rumbling and grumbling, they sound high pitch while blowing by you.

Are there any exhausts out yet that try to enhance a high pitch tone, rather than some deep, rumbling american V8 sound? The engine of this car sounds like a race car when it blows by you on the track down the stretch at 140mph, love that engine sound. But these exhausts try to turn it into some american V8.

Am I crazy? Am I the only who feels this way? Thanks for the opinions!!

Actually I was thinking the exact same thing, and no you're not crazy. Most of the after market exhaust systems for the M3 do make it sound like an american muscle car V-8. Not necessarily a bad thing, but if that were the sound I was going for, I would have bought a Dodge Challenger.

That being said, I do prefer the high pitched tone of an exotic car. I think I've seen/listened to almost all of the videos of the M3s with aftermarket exhausts and the only one that produces the high pitched exotic tone is - Meisterschaft. I have read that the build quality on some of the older models may be questionable (have not see evidence of this on the new exhausts for the E92 M3), but from a pure sound standpoint, this thing is in a class by itself. It almost makes the M sound like an Italian exotic. Almost.
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