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      12-15-2008, 04:53 PM   #1
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Well, Eloy from RPi called me this morning and decided that he is going to make a full exhaust system for our car. Sections 1,2,3. Complete bolt on. Price will be 1100-1400 for the muffler section.

He will be using my car for two to three weeks for designing and dynoing the exhaust. Iím ok with that but he told me he would also need my car after the exhaust is on for about a week at a time after each month. Im not sure why they need my car so much. Is that normal for exhaust development?
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      12-15-2008, 08:40 PM   #2
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I am not sure about that, but I love my RPi scoops.
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      12-15-2008, 08:41 PM   #3
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Are the M3 RPI scoops for sale to the public yet? I checked their website and don't see anything about it. No photos, no pricing, zip.
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      12-16-2008, 02:44 AM   #4
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Are the M3 RPI scoops for sale to the public yet? I checked their website and don't see anything about it. No photos, no pricing, zip.
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      12-16-2008, 02:48 AM   #5
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Well, Eloy from RPi called me this morning and decided that he is going to make a full exhaust system for our car. Sections 1,2,3. Complete bolt on. Price will be 1100-1400 for the muffler section.

He will be using my car for two to three weeks for designing and dynoing the exhaust. Iím ok with that but he told me he would also need my car after the exhaust is on for about a week at a time after each month. Im not sure why they need my car so much. Is that normal for exhaust development?
Probably just to get dyno numbers and durability testing.

Let me know how it comes along, can't wait to see the numbers.
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      12-16-2008, 02:51 AM   #6
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      12-16-2008, 03:16 AM   #7
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Maybe RPI is allergic to money, I have some for them but they don't seem to want it.
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Maybe RPI is allergic to money, I have some for them but they don't seem to want it.
Just pick up the phone and call them. Don't go by their website.

I still have to pick up the new scoops.

Eloy accommodated and gave me scoops before there was even a design for the M3.
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      12-16-2008, 04:55 AM   #9
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I got the scoops, they gave me 7whp from 7k rpm above and 14wtq from 2500-3600rpm. Josh, maybe they just need to make sure their exhaust makes the kind of power that represents RPi and not the power that most of these other tuning companies are producing (which is none to actual power loss).
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      12-16-2008, 05:03 AM   #10
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For a week at a time after each month? Is it your car or his?
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      12-16-2008, 02:24 PM   #11
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Just pick up the phone and call them. Don't go by their website.

I still have to pick up the new scoops.

Eloy accommodated and gave me scoops before there was even a design for the M3.
One sad thing about the internet is that a lot of people have no idea how to function without it.
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      12-16-2008, 03:18 PM   #12
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Are the M3 RPI scoops for sale to the public yet? I checked their website and don't see anything about it. No photos, no pricing, zip.
Yes, its available. http://shoprpi.com/index.php?cPath=21_22_30_41

There is a slight back order right now though.

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Maybe RPI is allergic to money, I have some for them but they don't seem to want it.
Not allergic to money, but we are conscious about the value of your money. We all work hard for our money and we just want to make sure the stuff works before releasing. Because of that, we cant rush our projects.

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I got the scoops, they gave me 7whp from 7k rpm above and 14wtq from 2500-3600rpm. Josh, maybe they just need to make sure their exhaust makes the kind of power that represents RPi and not the power that most of these other tuning companies are producing (which is none to actual power loss).
Thanks for helping us with the development and testing of the scoops. Although I was expecting better numbers, 7whp for $100 is a great buy. Thanks again bud.

We use the car for a lengthy period of time so we can test the products so that no "gain" was accidential. We want to make sure that the gains we see are truly from the mods/changes we did with the car.
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Nice, I will be ordering a pair of scoops. And I am very interested in your exhaust offering, particularly if there is a pipe that allows a delete of the pre-cats.
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      12-16-2008, 05:00 PM   #14
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      12-17-2008, 12:19 AM   #15
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just get your scoops from Don, they are available, and only $100. Perfect fitment and easy to install.
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just get your scoops from Don, they are available, and only $100. Perfect fitment and easy to install.
I think that I'll be picking some of these up. They seem to have good results for a low cost.
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      12-17-2008, 12:28 AM   #17
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just get your scoops from Don, they are available, and only $100. Perfect fitment and easy to install.
Whos Don?
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      12-17-2008, 12:53 AM   #18
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**********s, lots of issues with them, stay away.

I don't think they have an M3 specific scoop like RPI either, just a 335 scoop from AFE or something.
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Nice, I will be ordering a pair of scoops. And I am very interested in your exhaust offering, particularly if there is a pipe that allows a delete of the pre-cats.
Our M3 scoops are $99. As for the exhaust, we will most likely offer 2 different setups. The ST setup would include just the rear muffler section (around $1200-1400). The GT set up would be a more aggressive exhaust which includes the delete of the cats.

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See if they can make a titanium version....
Its really not that beneficial other than telling someone you have a "titanium" exhaust. Aside from getting things overseas, working with the material is VERY expensive. All our products are made here in the states so the benefits vs. cost is really not there. For example our full exhaust system for the M5 weighs 59lbs compared to the stock 122lbs.
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      12-17-2008, 09:16 PM   #22
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BTW, when we do the final tests for the M3 exhaust, all of you are welcome to come watch the dyno testing.
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