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      04-23-2009, 05:25 PM   #1
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Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust System



The Facts:
24 Horsepower over stock
25 Foot Pounds of Torque over stock
50 pounds lighter than stock exhaust system
$5500 shipped to the US

The Result:
Best exhaust system available for the M3
...if you can afford it.

For all of you that would like to see the Akrapovic exhaust system in detail you've come to the right thread. If you’re like me you want to see more than just pictures of the exhaust tips hanging out the back of an M3!!!

I had a hard time finding any detailed videos or pictures of this exhaust before I bought it, so I hope this helps some of you potential buyers.

Now before you ask for sound clips I will go ahead and tell you that I don't have any yet. My M3 only has 95 miles on it, so I will not be installing the system for at least 3 weeks. I will post some sounds clips once installed.

I purchased my system from Ralf Krenzer. Ralf is an Akrapovic dealer and M3 enthusiast. I wired the money to Ralf and he sent my system out by FedEx two days later. I want to thank Ralf for his patience and continued support. His email address is: RalfKrenzer@t-online.de

I would also like to thank Florian over at a-workx for all of the information that he provided me about the Akrapovic exhaust.

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      04-23-2009, 05:28 PM   #2
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You have a lot of faith to just wire the money...either way, the exhaust is sick! I just hate the Ti tips. If it had chrome or brushed tips, it would be right up my alley. I know that sounds stupid (as I'm sure tons of you love it as is), but the Ti tips just don't match with all the silver/chrome on JB.
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      04-23-2009, 05:32 PM   #3
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Is there an option to buy just the axle-back portion?
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      04-23-2009, 05:34 PM   #4
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Very nice. Mine just got here yesterday as well. Also got mine from Ralf. I will be installing it this weekend.

hawkeye, it is available as just a rear section. It's called a slip-on system.
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      04-23-2009, 05:39 PM   #5
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I would like to know how Akra is avoiding CEL with no primary cats. My sources tell me Lamda simulators do not work on the M3. Maybe for a short time and then code...... Just saying. Maybe these guys are on to something. Maybe it will code. Please keep us posted.

System is gorgeous btw.
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      04-23-2009, 05:39 PM   #6
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Just beautiful workmanship.
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      04-23-2009, 06:10 PM   #7
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i love the finish on this exhaust....so beautiful!
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      04-23-2009, 07:25 PM   #8
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exhaust looks sick.... great workmanship !!! Tips look a little subdued for me personally. I would rather have the flamed ti tips....
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      04-23-2009, 07:50 PM   #9
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I'm also curious about the missing primary cats and no codes.

Looks sweet though. I would consider this if I didn't already have my Eisenmann.
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this exhaust even tho is insane price.. i think its a fair price for the system... its worth it.. i just wish i had the money....

its actually tempting somehow.... insane..
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BTW, I know it's not a common name, and many do wonder how it is pronounced. It is "Ack-rap'-o-vich".
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looks good, but i am not sure about those tips ... look kind of weird ....
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maybe you can ask to have the m6 tips fitted to the exhaust?I think the titanium ones looks so good !

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      04-24-2009, 02:02 AM   #14
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Am I reading that right? 50 lbs lighter than stock?
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The Akrapovic Evolution System is available with and without Lambda adapters. Without adapters normally ECU programming is required to avoid CEL, so this is an option for those who want to do ECU tuning anyway. The System with adapters comes for those, who do not want to modify ECU, but therefore it is about 300$ more expensive. The reason for this pricing is, that the adapters are so called micro catalyzers. They contain a ceramic element and so you will not get the "Check Engine Light"! I will attach pictures to give you an impression of the adapters.

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I would like to know how Akra is avoiding CEL with no primary cats. My sources tell me Lamda simulators do not work on the M3. Maybe for a short time and then code...... Just saying. Maybe these guys are on to something. Maybe it will code. Please keep us posted.

System is gorgeous btw.
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I am curious for your sound check, when I will be in LA in two weeks!
I am happy when you´re happy with your Akra

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Outstanding job Mike, I am impressed!
I guess the next 3 weeks will be tough for you with this baby in your garage

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You have a lot of faith to just wire the money...either way, the exhaust is sick! I just hate the Ti tips. If it had chrome or brushed tips, it would be right up my alley. I know that sounds stupid (as I'm sure tons of you love it as is), but the Ti tips just don't match with all the silver/chrome on JB.
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maybe you can ask to have the m6 tips fitted to the exhaust?I think the titanium ones looks so good !

That's what I'm talking about!
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Have to say it is one the best made exhausts I have seen. Looking forward to fitting and testing it.
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You have a lot of faith to just wire the money...either way, the exhaust is sick! I just hate the Ti tips. If it had chrome or brushed tips, it would be right up my alley. I know that sounds stupid (as I'm sure tons of you love it as is), but the Ti tips just don't match with all the silver/chrome on JB.
It did a feel like a leap of faith. My bank even called back an hour later asking if I was sure I wanted to do this! Everything Ralf told me checked out (he is an airline pilot for a major airline in Europe) and the fact the he delivered an intake to Pencilgeek made me comfortable enough.

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Is there an option to buy just the axle-back portion?
Yes, it cost about $3300. I would really recommend spending an extra $2000 for the header back system though. The performance gains are just not there with the slip-on axle back system.

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this exhaust even tho is insane price.. i think its a fair price for the system... its worth it.. i just wish i had the money....

its actually tempting somehow.... insane..
I would of never thought I would spend this much money on exhaust, but I did. The AA header back system w/ high flow cat is about the same price, but you don't get the weight savings.


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BTW, I know it's not a common name, and many do wonder how it is pronounced. It is "Ack-rap'-o-vich".
I tried pronouncing it like that, but a few sport bike friends of mine say it like I did in the video so i just went with the majority.

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Am I reading that right? 50 lbs lighter than stock?
You are reading it correctly.
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So the exhaust has a bronze/golden hint of color? I believe aworkx said over time it will become more of a golden color? If this is the case...it's one of the only reasons that would sway me from getting this exhaust.
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such a great looking exhaust nice power gains also.
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