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      03-28-2012, 01:59 PM   #1
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Mad props to Gintani

Just want to give a shout out to the guys at Gintani. After over a year of trying to talk my husband into it, he finally gave me the thumbs up to replace the M3's OEM exhaust. Since I'd had so long to research, I knew exactly what I wanted for my E90: Gintani, polished with those giant dual walled tips. I was less certain if I wanted Sport, Hybrid or Race. So I called them.

We talked at length about what I wanted [for the car to sound like it should, the ability to track it where there are sound limitations], how I drove & my commute [I prefer twisty back roads instead of the straight shot on the highway], whether I'd be adding the x-pipe [not right away, but likely later], how often I have passengers [hardly ever], etc. Arno was very concerned the Hybrid and Race would drone too much and be too loud. After our conversation, I agreed... mostly. But I went ahead and placed the order for Sport based on his recommendation.

Then the oddest thing happened. Less than an hour later, Arno called me back. He starts off by saying he's never called anyone back. But he wanted to double check that I had ordered what I really wanted. We talked for another 15 minutes or so and I had him change my order to the Race. I hung up and did a little happy dance.

See, here's one of the (many) reasons I am so pleased with Gintani - I'm a woman and I realize how odd it seems to most businesses that a woman is enthusiastic about something like this. I have had folks give me the equivalent of a pat on the back and a "that's nice dear". These guys didn't do that - they asked me a lot of questions and then... they listened.

And then... they sent me an outstanding product. The Race exhaust sounds just wicked. It's exactly what I wanted. It's also exactly as described (there is drone in the lower rev ranges [1500-1900] - but they were clear with me that would be there). The welds are superb. Teeny tiny hand welds aren't easy to do and these are simply gorgeous. Fitment was spot-on. It took just over an hour for my husband to pull the OEM off and install the new one.

A few locals are meeting up this weekend to sample each other's aftermarket exhaust. Not only am I excited to let other enthusiasts hear it, I'm happy to be able to recommend Gintani without a single qualm. Thanks guys!!
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I am woman - Hear Me ROAR! Congrats on your new pipes. Good the hear Gintani took the time to get you exactly what you wanted with full disclosure.
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Thats awesome. I'm getting my gintani race installed on Tuesday. Cant wait!!!
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never mind. postponed another week

should take one week and a half, been almost 3 weeks now!! cant wait :/
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Awesome congrats! Im sure it sounds great!
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Just want to give a shout out to the guys at Gintani. After over a year of trying to talk my husband into it, he finally gave me the thumbs up to replace the M3's OEM exhaust. Since I'd had so long to research, I knew exactly what I wanted for my E90: Gintani, polished with those giant dual walled tips. I was less certain if I wanted Sport, Hybrid or Race. So I called them.

We talked at length about what I wanted [for the car to sound like it should, the ability to track it where there are sound limitations], how I drove & my commute [I prefer twisty back roads instead of the straight shot on the highway], whether I'd be adding the x-pipe [not right away, but likely later], how often I have passengers [hardly ever], etc. Arno was very concerned the Hybrid and Race would drone too much and be too loud. After our conversation, I agreed... mostly. But I went ahead and placed the order for Sport based on his recommendation.

Then the oddest thing happened. Less than an hour later, Arno called me back. He starts off by saying he's never called anyone back. But he wanted to double check that I had ordered what I really wanted. We talked for another 15 minutes or so and I had him change my order to the Race. I hung up and did a little happy dance.

See, here's one of the (many) reasons I am so pleased with Gintani - I'm a woman and I realize how odd it seems to most businesses that a woman is enthusiastic about something like this. I have had folks give me the equivalent of a pat on the back and a "that's nice dear". These guys didn't do that - they asked me a lot of questions and then... they listened.

And then... they sent me an outstanding product. The Race exhaust sounds just wicked. It's exactly what I wanted. It's also exactly as described (there is drone in the lower rev ranges [1500-1900] - but they were clear with me that would be there). The welds are superb. Teeny tiny hand welds aren't easy to do and these are simply gorgeous. Fitment was spot-on. It took just over an hour for my husband to pull the OEM off and install the new one.

A few locals are meeting up this weekend to sample each other's aftermarket exhaust. Not only am I excited to let other enthusiasts hear it, I'm happy to be able to recommend Gintani without a single qualm. Thanks guys!!
You lost me after that. IMO, you don't need your husband's approval. Most of us guys wrestle with this with our wives/GFs and we shouldn't have to. You even less so. He should be happy that his lady wants to improve her sex appeal! Guys go weak in the knees for a lady with a sexy car, especially when she knows how to mod it!

Sorry for the OT!
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...heading over to YouTube to see what all this Gintani hype is about.
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You lost me after that. IMO, you don't need your husband's approval. Most of us guys wrestle with this with our wives/GFs and we shouldn't have to. You even less so. He should be happy that his lady wants to improve her sex appeal! Guys go weak in the knees for a lady with a sexy car, especially when she knows how to mod it!

Sorry for the OT!
He knows that when I'm sinking money into the E90, I'm doing it with the goal of getting it back out on track. He had me buy a semi-prepped E36 M3 last year to track instead because he started getting... uncomfortable about me driving at limits that could do serious damage (to me and the car) should things go awry.

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...heading over to YouTube to see what all this Gintani hype is about.
YouTube doesn't do many of the exhausts justice. Met last weekend with 3 other local folks who had various exhausts to take a listen. For the most part, the tone in the videos is about right but lacking in fullness.

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never mind. postponed another week

should take one week and a half, been almost 3 weeks now!! cant wait :/
Your patience will be rewarded I'll quote myself when I was describing how I felt the first time I started the car to a fellow enthusiast girlfriend: "I had a completely inappropriate physical response..." Yeah. It's hawt And totally worth the wait!
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wheres the exhaust clip!?!?!?
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wheres the exhaust clip!?!?!?
It was too windy, we didn't get anything usable. I'll just say it shakes the pictures in my house from a cold start.
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STILL no exhaust from Gintani. At this point I'm fucking pissed off. It's been 26 days and they say it should be ready on "thursday or friday" when they told me last week it will be ready on "wednesday or thursday" and the week before that "next week".

If they told me its going to take one month I would not have purchased it. But no they told me one week and a half maximum. And I didn't even order powdercoating. Jesus christ.
uh oh... that sucks to hear man. hope it all get's sorted out.
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Only thing keeping me sane is the sound that it will produce. Hopefully its worth it
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Only thing keeping me sane is the sound that it will produce. Hopefully its worth it
I think you'll find it is. Not only that, it's just BEAUTIFUL. If you know anything about welding, you'll be awed by the hand work that goes into making each one. Hope yours shows up soon! Hve you tred calling? Mine was a few days later than I had expected... when I called they said they had run out of the dual-walled tips and were waiting on them to arrive.
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1 month isn't bad dude lol

Now, if you had kept calling and calling and no answer...then I'd be mad lol
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Its bad when they told you it will take 1/4 that time :/
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Its bad when they told you it will take 1/4 that time :/
wait until you find one of those vendors that don't even respond to phone calls... lol. those are the worst
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Its bad when they told you it will take 1/4 that time :/
Any word?
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Excellent! Seems as if you agree it was worth the long, agonizing wait. ENJOY! I know I amů
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Was at Gintani today, Alex, Arno, Brian and the whole crew are awesome guys who really know there stuff. Pleasure working with them!
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