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      03-12-2012, 08:42 AM   #1
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OEM Exhaust Mod - Any local shops (Bellevue - Kirkland)?

Hey guys - Are there any other local shops around the Seattle metropolitan area (preferably the east side - Bellevue/Kirkland) that can do the exhaust mod? I did a search but all I found was an older thread that recommends "Bucky's" in Auburn. I know it's not a Ferrari or anything, but I don't want to go to just any shop with my M3.

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      03-12-2012, 11:28 AM   #2
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What are you trying to do? Pull out the insulation inside the muffler?
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      03-12-2012, 03:37 PM   #3
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What are you trying to do? Pull out the insulation inside the muffler?
The exhaust mod involves more than that.

I would like to know also if there is a shop that can do this mod.
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      03-12-2012, 05:35 PM   #4
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For those that don't know what it is:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=320052

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...ht=exhaust+mod
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Same! For portland too. Any info?
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I am bumping this....

Anyone in Seattle area who had the mod done? And where?
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Same! For portland too. Any info?
Horsepower Freaks did a system for a guy on this forum a few months ago.
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Horsepower Freaks did a system for a guy on this forum a few months ago.
Looks like they are probably a pretty good shop. I'm interested in the same mod and might have to give them a call.
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      06-26-2012, 04:58 PM   #9
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Had this done at Airport Welding in Snohomish. They did a pretty good job for their first time doing the mod, but they charged me a pretty penny ($400 IIRC). They said it would be cheaper to do future M3's, so buy me a beer if anyone ends up using them
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Bump! Anyone have this done around Seattle?
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      08-06-2012, 10:53 PM   #11
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Had this done at Airport Welding in Snohomish. They did a pretty good job for their first time doing the mod, but they charged me a pretty penny ($400 IIRC). They said it would be cheaper to do future M3's, so buy me a beer if anyone ends up using them
Which method?
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      08-07-2012, 11:29 AM   #12
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From another thread I guess there are 3 versions. Going to try and get version 1 done.

Version 1 : replace the 2 big perforated pipes with straight pipe... EXCELLENT SOUND
Version 2 : replace the 4 perforated pipes with straight pipe... LOUD NOT SO EXCELLENT A BIT RASPY...
Version 3 : well make the oem exhaust straight pipe.... INSANELY LOUD... (ITS FAWKING LOUD)

Taken from http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=671708
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      08-08-2012, 12:21 PM   #13
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Going to Buckys in Auburn for version 1. He quoted me $270 plus tax. Will let you all know how it goes.
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Mod complete. Link below for a short clip.


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^Nice!
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Oh lawdy that sounds great. How long did it take him? This one is definitely on my list, and for <$300?? Awesome.

Did you have him open the top to keep the mod hidden? Did they do a clean job?
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Oh lawdy that sounds great. How long did it take him? This one is definitely on my list, and for <$300?? Awesome.

Did you have him open the top to keep the mod hidden? Did they do a clean job?
No, I did it the traditional way (bottom). I suppose you could ask him to cut from the top but I didn't know better. If he does cut from the bottom, I suggest bringing a can of high temp paint and asking him to apply it to whole muffler. Anyhow, it took about 3 hours. Also, if he asks if you want the fiberglass hairball put back in, say yes. Otherwise, I heard the sound will be way too raspy (Per CallMeWonder). In terms of cabin sound, it's a little noticeable. From the outside the sound is border line calm dancing on the line of angry v8 .
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Mod complete. Link below for a short clip.
Wow that sounds great!
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      08-20-2012, 12:35 PM   #19
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I am bumping this....

Anyone in Seattle area who had the mod done? And where?
I believe Kao at BIM Coding mod his exhaust.
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Great deal for 270!

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I believe Kao at BIM Coding mod his exhaust.
Just had lunch with him last week and his car looked and sounded great....

PS: you are going to get a kick out of this......I sold my car (w/ 5K miles)
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Just had lunch with him last week and his car looked and sounded great....

PS: you are going to get a kick out of this......I sold my car (w/ 5K miles)
Are you serious?!!? Did you sell it privately?
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