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      02-13-2010, 11:27 PM   #23
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thanks man,
yeah the tips being thin to me is more of an aesthetic thing than a cost cutting maneuver, i was just considered about long term durability, paired with my climate.

but im glad to hear no complaints yet.
does anybody know where this thing is made?

congrats on the xpipe, u must feel a nice little boost, big volume change or just tone and wot?

thanks for all the input.
There is definitely significant volume change, but the overall characteristic of the vanguard exhaust is kept where it is quiet when cruising but it screams a lot more when its mash. Definitely a higher pitch tone at all rpm
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      02-14-2010, 02:48 PM   #25
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thanks again man, mine should arrive on the 15th according to ups...it will be a long wait till install....
any cel with xpipe, did u do hfcs?
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thanks again man, mine should arrive on the 15th according to ups...it will be a long wait till install....
any cel with xpipe, did u do hfcs?
Nice, thats tomorrow!!

Nope, no CEL with any x-pipe alone. I did not get the hfc
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      02-17-2010, 08:30 AM   #27
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mine just came, been too busy to even unpack it with the car in storage,,,will do soon
didnt even get to check my duty bill, haa
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Great review, pretty much exactly how I like my Vanguard Ti. The sound is still intoxicating after 8k miles since I had mine. The Ti is holding up well and I can't stop flooring it.
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mine is sitting in the warehouse, wiaitng for the snow to go and get it installed
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mine is sitting in the warehouse, wiaitng for the snow to go and get it installed
Did you even open it to inspect it?
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thanks for the review and pictures
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Did you even open it to inspect it?
i know ur gonna hit me ...
im off next week so i will open her up and take a look...
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i know ur gonna hit me ...
im off next week so i will open her up and take a look...
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Do they have a model that's louder?
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Why does anybody buy this garbage? Do you know where this product is even made? It is made in some unknown factory and sold as either vanguard or Vorsteiner Ti. I've seen this tin can in person and it is not worth of going on an M3. If money is an issue get something like Gintani. If you want titanium get Akrapovic. Akra makes you want to toss Vanguard in the trash!
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Why does anybody buy this garbage? Do you know where this product is even made? It is made in some unknown factory and sold as either vanguard or Vorsteiner Ti. I've seen this tin can in person and it is not worth of going on an M3. If money is an issue get something like Gintani. If you want titanium get Akrapovic. Akra makes you want to toss Vanguard in the trash!
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Pass the butter. This one's gonna get interesting.
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Why does anybody buy this garbage? Do you know where this product is even made? It is made in some unknown factory and sold as either vanguard or Vorsteiner Ti. I've seen this tin can in person and it is not worth of going on an M3. If money is an issue get something like Gintani. If you want titanium get Akrapovic. Akra makes you want to toss Vanguard in the trash!
Please tell us all why you are trashing this product? These comments seem like they are from left field. Do you work for a competitor or something. It's easy to talk trash, but please back it up with something substantial.
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Why does anybody buy this garbage? Do you know where this product is even made? It is made in some unknown factory and sold as either vanguard or Vorsteiner Ti. I've seen this tin can in person and it is not worth of going on an M3. If money is an issue get something like Gintani. If you want titanium get Akrapovic. Akra makes you want to toss Vanguard in the trash!
And this is coming from a guy who requested Jeremy@fabspeed to give him special offer on the fabspeed x-pipe and hfc in return for videos and sound clip, and end up selling both his vanguard and fabspeed without making any video or sound clips like promised!!! You could have given that deal to others if you're unsure about it in the first place.

Plus, most people buy an exhaust mostly for sound. So as long as people are happy with the sound this exhaust makes, it is definitely not GARBAGE.
This exhaust may be thin, but the quality of the build is good.

Yes the akra definitely look of higher quality, but some people feel it is too quiet although it has a nice tone to it.

Another thing, this exhaust is definitely not the same as Vorsteiner Ti, the vanguard has 2 canister and vorsteiner only has 1.

To each their own man, don't trash something you don't like
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there isnt really that huge a price difference between the akra and the vanguard, yes there is one, but not one big enough to justify buying "crap"
ie 2800 or so, vs 3300 (what i was quoted)
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Great post, very informative and your honest comments about the Eisenmann Race were much appreciated!!
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i didnt even open mine up and its up for sale.
something came up....so if someone wants a great exhaust look at my post in the fs section...
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