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      07-16-2011, 12:46 AM   #23
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I'm wondering that, too. But, I'll see how it goes with my turner test pipes...
So what was your honest opinion about the Magnaflow system... They claim about 16 HP gain, light, and I had a Magnaflow system on my previous car (Charger SRT8). I just dont know about a Magnaflow system on a BMW... What do you think?
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      07-16-2011, 02:17 AM   #24
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So what was your honest opinion about the Magnaflow system... They claim about 16 HP gain, light, and I had a Magnaflow system on my previous car (Charger SRT8). I just dont know about a Magnaflow system on a BMW... What do you think?
I loved the Magnaflow on my E60 M5.

On my E90, it droned like crazy, like so badly it drowned out my wife in the passenger seat at 2000 rpm. And then it got quiet over 5000rpm.

I hated it. It was the worst drone of any exhaust setup that I've owned. Not even any of the other exhausts with an aftermarket X pipe droned that badly.
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      07-16-2011, 02:31 AM   #25
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I have an incredibly understanding wife. She was freaking out until I showed her my spreadsheet which tracks purchase price and selling price of each of my mods... and net cost was very small.
How much did you have to fudge the spread sheet..
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      07-16-2011, 02:46 AM   #26
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How much did you have to fudge the spread sheet..
None! She reads the credit card bills too. "Hey... what's this paypal thing?"



But yeah, I've done pretty well, mostly by grinding retailers and selling at realistic prices.
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      07-16-2011, 04:04 PM   #28
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I've always recommended Eisenmann over Akrapovic. It has a much better/interesting tone. Akra is a bit dull, even though the craftsmanship is beautiful. Eisenmann is very nicely made and of equal build quality.
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... because it doesn't make the back of your car look like a constipated elephant.
Best ever reference to the OEM exhaust!


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Thanks for the review. You truly are an exhaust slut! Please post a video if you add the TTP to the Eisenmann sport.
Please do - I'm thinking of going w/ttp & the ES as soon as I can find another stock x-pipe.
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Just wished that the eis wouldn't stick out too far on the e90s

What would you rank the eisenmann sport, akra, and bmw performance in terms of tone? Would eisenmann beat out bmw or would it be the other way around? I'm guessing that akra would fall in last for tone...
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hey kit, i know you had a shit load of exhaust setups but, have you had both resonated and non resonated xpipes?

if so can you comment on the sound difference a resonated xpipe makes ie, loudness, rasp, drone, etc?
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      07-17-2011, 02:26 PM   #33
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Nice write up. Help with my personal search.
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Just wished that the eis wouldn't stick out too far on the e90s

What would you rank the eisenmann sport, akra, and bmw performance in terms of tone? Would eisenmann beat out bmw or would it be the other way around? I'm guessing that akra would fall in last for tone...
None of the 3 sound badly.

Honestly, I think the Innotech sounds better than all. The Eisenmann is 2nd, and the Akrapovic and the BMW performance are tied but very different. I like the Akrapovic from 3-4k better (and you get to hear it in that range more often) but the BMW performance sounds better at wide open throttle above 5k rpm.
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hey kit, i know you had a shit load of exhaust setups but, have you had both resonated and non resonated xpipes?

if so can you comment on the sound difference a resonated xpipe makes ie, loudness, rasp, drone, etc?
I haven't had non resonated X pipes, but given the S65s tendency towards raspiness, I'd always go resonated. Resonated won't flow worse, they're just usually slightly more expensive.
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I've always recommended Eisenmann over Akrapovic. It has a much better/interesting tone. Akra is a bit dull, even though the craftsmanship is beautiful. Eisenmann is very nicely made and of equal build quality.
Soundwise, how do you compare it to the M Per Ex?
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nice write up - thanks.
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Question for you guys. I have an Eisenmann Race and am thinking about the Turner test pipes along with a tune. How much louder is it really?

The race is already pretty loud on the street but on the track it's not bad at all.

My other choice is to get the test pipes, software and just stick the OEM exhaust on with powder coated tips and rattle can the underside.
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Question for you guys. I have an Eisenmann Race and am thinking about the Turner test pipes along with a tune. How much louder is it really?

The race is already pretty loud on the street but on the track it's not bad at all.

My other choice is to get the test pipes, software and just stick the OEM exhaust on with powder coated tips and rattle can the underside.
Test pipes are going to make any exhaust louder and bassier. I don't know anyone running this combo, but I suspect it to be too loud... which is why I have the sport
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      07-17-2011, 07:08 PM   #40
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nice review. i think the akra has great quality, but they missed the mark with the sound
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      07-17-2011, 07:42 PM   #41
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Question for you guys. I have an Eisenmann Race and am thinking about the Turner test pipes along with a tune. How much louder is it really?

The race is already pretty loud on the street but on the track it's not bad at all.

My other choice is to get the test pipes, software and just stick the OEM exhaust on with powder coated tips and rattle can the underside.
I think I'm the only one here who has that setup since I've asked around if anybody has it before I got it. You can find my impressions/videos here:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...=513219&page=5
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Can we get a Remus Exhaust review any time soon?
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I think I'm the only one here who has that setup since I've asked around if anybody has it before I got it. You can find my impressions/videos here:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...=513219&page=5
Big help thanks. I had forgotten about your thread.
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Great post. Switched my order of E90 to a E93, now I know what exhaust to get.

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