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      01-05-2012, 01:28 PM   #23
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Just the surgery inside the muffler. I already changed my tips myself. Not interested in painting the exhaust. My ride is lowered so no one sees anything besides my tips anyways.

Got the car back today. It is LOUD. I think it might be too loud for my DD...We'll see after a few days. I would say its almost as loud as my buddy's e92 M3 with full eisenmann.
I need to hear this in person.

Would love to hear ver.1 mod vs ver.2 and how they differ.
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      01-05-2012, 01:37 PM   #24
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Let's try and get something set up. Does anyone know of any good locations where we can show off our exhausts without bothering too many people? I'd hate to invite ya'll over and make enemies with my neighbors haha
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Let's try and get something set up. Does anyone know of any good locations where we can show off our exhausts without bothering too many people? I'd hate to invite ya'll over and make enemies with my neighbors haha
The Fairfax meet tonight?
Ethan Allen parking on rt7 Tysons, next to the Exxon across from HBL MB.
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Let's try and get something set up. Does anyone know of any good locations where we can show off our exhausts without bothering too many people? I'd hate to invite ya'll over and make enemies with my neighbors haha
you guys can all come over to my house for some car and coffee break.
I live in Herndon near the HS. Baarii and Karim both know where I live.

Let me know. I am pretty much home all the time so I can do it anytime
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you guys can all come over to my house for some car and coffee break.
I live in Herndon near the HS. Baarii and Karim both know where I live.

Let me know. I am pretty much home all the time so I can do it anytime
Sure your neighbors wont mind?
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The Fairfax meet tonight?
Ethan Allen parking on rt7 Tysons, next to the Exxon across from HBL MB.
Theres another BMW meet that happens at 9pm in the garage at Fairfax Town Center.
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Theres another BMW meet that happens at 9pm in the garage at Fairfax Town Center.
Yes thats the one i was talking about!
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Sure your neighbors wont mind?
nahh. they are used to it. :-)

let me know fellas.
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ideally someone can bring a video camera
i can get one
to shoot both mods
i am sure a lot of people on the forum would be interested
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ideally someone can bring a video camera
i can get one
to shoot both mods
i am sure a lot of people on the forum would be interested
I need a vid of my cars exhaust too ... pleeeaaase!
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      01-05-2012, 04:26 PM   #33
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I need a vid of my cars exhaust too ... pleeeaaase!
don't in any way think that because i have a video camera
that i have any clue how to use it
i just have one when i used to film my son when he was a baby


if anyone has a tripod that would be swell
i'd like to have the camera fixed
and start my car and rev to a pre-determined speed ( 3K rpm then 6 etc)
then do the same for the other car at the same distance
basically i'd like to keep everything the same so you get a feel for the 2 setups under the same situation
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      01-11-2012, 10:23 AM   #34
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Sounds loud as hell, could be beause it was in a garage. What is the name of the song and artist?
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yeah sounds a bit loud as well. i will call you this week to hear it in person.
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Damn
That's loud enough to lose my license loud
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did you feel any difference in power with the new exhaust setup?
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nope no power difference. I'm getting much better gas mileage now though (mostly because I putt-putt around to keep from being too loud lol). Like seriously I went from 16mpg to 19mpg
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nope no power difference. I'm getting much better gas mileage now though (mostly because I putt-putt around to keep from being too loud lol). Like seriously I went from 16mpg to 19mpg
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I just installed the modded oem exhaust. I did the mod that replaces the perforated pipes with solid ones. It is scarcely louder than stock at lower RPMs but sounds AWESOME when you get on the gas. It is exactly what I wanted--quiet in the neighborhood yet throaty when you gas it. Not a bit of drone or obnoxious/juvenile sounds. I love it.

I used Dixie sheet metal to do the welding. It was not cheap-about $630. They did a good job though and fabricated and nicely bent the new tubing.

It's too bad welding is so expensive around here. I know I could get an Iowa farmer to do it for about $75 and do a good job.
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I just installed the modded oem exhaust. I did the mod that replaces the perforated pipes with solid ones. It is scarcely louder than stock at lower RPMs but sounds AWESOME when you get on the gas. It is exactly what I wanted--quiet in the neighborhood yet throaty when you gas it. Not a bit of drone or obnoxious/juvenile sounds. I love it.

I used Dixie sheet metal to do the welding. It was not cheap-about $630. They did a good job though and fabricated and nicely bent the new tubing.

It's too bad welding is so expensive around here. I know I could get an Iowa farmer to do it for about $75 and do a good job.
Richard's car sounds nice as hell. I think they are both worthy mods. Very inexpensive and won't break you bank account. lol.
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