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      10-26-2012, 01:01 PM   #1
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Any reason I shouldn't buy this exhaust over the BMW M Performance Exhaust? (besides price)

I was thinking of just getting the GT and NOT the GT2.

Also are the connecting pipes worth it?
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      10-26-2012, 01:28 PM   #2
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Hello,

Any reason I shouldn't buy this exhaust over the BMW M Performance Exhaust? (besides price)

I was thinking of just getting the GT and NOT the GT2.

Also are the connecting pipes worth it?

it's totally your perogative as each has its pros and cons, but def SEARCH as these threads are posted at least 2x a day/week etc.




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I had a GT and I loved it. It sounded fantastic. I have had a few exhausts since and none of them sound nearly as good. While they are built in Korea (IIRC), the build quality was very good.

The connecting pipes are worth it if you plan to go back to stock at some point (no need to cut your stock one). You could pick up a used one for $150 and hack that one up though.

The reason that I sold mine was that I wanted to run an x-pipe with HFC for the power gains. After trying a few different x-pipes, the GT was just too loud for me (and I don't mind some good volume). It sounded like a race car though!
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I had a GT and I loved it. It sounded fantastic. I have had a few exhausts since and none of them sound nearly as good. While they are built in Korea (IIRC), the build quality was very good.

The connecting pipes are worth it if you plan to go back to stock at some point (no need to cut your stock one). You could pick up a used one for $150 and hack that one up though.

The reason that I sold mine was that I wanted to run an x-pipe with HFC for the power gains. After trying a few different x-pipes, the GT was just too loud for me (and I don't mind some good volume). It sounded like a race car though!
Did you have the GT or the GT2? I'm mainly trying to determine if just the GT will be too loud for me.
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^ read the first sentence of the post you quoted
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I'm pretty confident that the GT is slightly louder than the Performance exhaust. It also drones around 2-3k RPMs, which I don't think is the case with the Performance exhaust.

That said, I have a GT on my car and love it!
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^ read the first sentence of the post you quoted
yeah i know but i was just wanted to make sure
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After hearing the M Performance Exhaust/Macht Schnell Track Pipe combo - this might have to be one of my new favorite setups.

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I'm pretty confident that the GT is slightly louder than the Performance exhaust. It also drones around 2-3k RPMs, which I don't think is the case with the Performance exhaust.

That said, I have a GT on my car and love it!
Do you have a sound clip? I have been having a really hard time finding the GT on an m3 without anything else done too it on YouTube.
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I don't have any of my own, but when I was shopping around I listened to the videos below over and over to get an idea of the sound. Based on the sound, I can tell the cars below just have the rear section + connecting pipes only and no aftermarket X-pipe/cats.

It's a bit difficult to gauge the volume of the exhaust from videos since some are taken in garages. But, it's not overbearingly loud and if you need to keep it "stock-like" quiet you can keep the revs low and go easy on the throttle.







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I don't have any of my own, but when I was shopping around I listened to the videos below over and over to get an idea of the sound. Based on the sound, I can tell the cars below just have the rear section + connecting pipes only and no aftermarket X-pipe/cats.

It's a bit difficult to gauge the volume of the exhaust from videos since some are taken in garages. But, it's not overbearingly loud and if you need to keep it "stock-like" quiet you can keep the revs low and go easy on the throttle.
The only thing i really worry about is when i cruise through a city at say 2-3k RPM if people are going to look at me and be like "that guy is a .... with that thing"
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The only thing i really worry about is when i cruise through a city at say 2-3k RPM if people are going to look at me and be like "that guy is a .... with that thing"
If you are worried about that than I would look elsewhere from Meisterschaft. Their exhausts sound amazing but def not subtle. Or you could just get it anyway and learn to not care what people may think as long as you are enjoying it.
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If you go with a GT and no x-pipe, it won't be subtle, but people won't be upset by it.
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      11-26-2012, 04:05 PM   #14
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As I said earlier, the GT can be kept pretty quiet as long as you're light on the throttle and keep the revs low. It's when you start pushing the pedal down past quarter-throttle and 2-3k RPM that things get good
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It also drones around 2-3k RPMs, which I don't think is the case with the Performance exhaust.
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After hearing the M Performance Exhaust/Macht Schnell Track Pipe combo - this might have to be one of my new favorite setups.

I really need to hear this particular combo rolling. Standing still I'm not blown away. Hearing it in person would help as well.
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I really need to hear this particular combo rolling. Standing still I'm not blown away. Hearing it in person would help as well.
+1, there's some raspiness to it I don't really dig.
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Make it +2, free revs just don't cut it for hearing what an exhaust sounds like. I've not heard many clips of the M-perf with various test pipes but this is commonly sited as a no-no due to rasp. Also would like to know how much drone the setup has, thanks.
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After hearing the M Performance Exhaust/Macht Schnell Track Pipe combo - this might have to be one of my new favorite setups.

Tom, is there a chance to get a recording of this setup rolling or is it not likely to happen for whatever the reason.

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      11-29-2012, 02:22 PM   #20
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I had the same problem months ago when I was looking for an exhaust. I was debating between either. Meisterschaft gt or gt2 is the best sounding IMO, the only difference is one is louder.. I went with the gt bc I figured if I wanna go louder I can just put an aftermarket x-pipe.. In actuality the gt is louder then your average after market exhaust but it sounds so sick it's worth it.. When people get in my car they complement it all the time!! I think the gt exhaust is loud between 3k-5k it quiets down after higher rpm which I thought is weird?! But anyway I say go with the gt you tube videos don't do it or any other exhaust justice.. I was looking for months.. Hope this helps! GL
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Tom, is there a chance to get a recording of this setup rolling or is it not likely to happen for whatever the reason.

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+1 been waiting to hear this rolling forever, fell in love when i first heard it
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