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      03-24-2010, 08:57 AM   #23
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Thank you for all your input everyone. Yes, I made the classic move of "not seeing it for yourself in person." I've watched countless videos and the videos do no justice in deciding which one fits your ear. In regards, to the Gintani Sport, how would you rate the noise difference to the Race? Is it significant? Once again, thank you all for your feedback!
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Thank you for all your input everyone. Yes, I made the classic move of "not seeing it for yourself in person." I've watched countless videos and the videos do no justice in deciding which one fits your ear. In regards, to the Gintani Sport, how would you rate the noise difference to the Race? Is it significant? Once again, thank you all for your feedback!
Congrats! Gintani is taking over.
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This is my friend Borat. He is #4 Akra fanboy in Kazakhstan. Nice!
Hi Buddy!! I decided I like Bruno better!! But yes Akrapovich is better than sex its nice

How did I know you would be onto this thread like a rash on a whores backside! Lol

My neighbor in Kazakhstan is Nursultan Tuleiakbay. He is pain in my assholes. I get a window from a glass, he must get a window from a glass. I get a step, he must get a step. I get a akrapovich system for my car, he cannot afford. Great success!
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      03-24-2010, 10:06 AM   #26
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Hi Buddy!! I decided I like Bruno better!! But yes Akrapovich is better than sex its nice

How did I know you would be onto this thread like a rash on a whores backside! Lol

My neighbor in Kazakhstan is Nursultan Tuleiakbay. He is pain in my assholes. I get a window from a glass, he must get a window from a glass. I get a step, he must get a step. I get a akrapovich system for my car, he cannot afford. Great success!
You're hillarious! I haven't seen Bruno yet but heard it's funny.

Anyways, back to the thread at hand. OP, get a Meisterschaft GT No drone!
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Thank you for all your input everyone. Yes, I made the classic move of "not seeing it for yourself in person." I've watched countless videos and the videos do no justice in deciding which one fits your ear. In regards, to the Gintani Sport, how would you rate the noise difference to the Race? Is it significant? Once again, thank you all for your feedback!
The sport is much more quieter then the race... Maybe we can make a video of the sport rear section with the stock rear section... Anyone in LA want to do it? I have a camera!
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      03-24-2010, 03:38 PM   #28
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are you drunk? Clearly you don't have one!
24 HP gain and sound is OEM in terms of no drone, but when you get on to it, it sounds alive.
Same sound as the M3 GTS exhaust. Check this link.
And weight saving of more than 45lbs

Definitely a waste of money, a cheap and heavy custom made stainless steel system that barks and drones is much better value for money



Thats exactly what it sounds like. Like stock, well yes but on steroids it sounds like an intelligent persons car
gintani sport...power is the same if not more than the akra, cost is reasonable, weight is less than stock....IMO the akra is going over the top, just because it costs more doesnt mean its the best
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I just got the Gintani Sport and I love it. Sounds amazing, not too loud but its louder then stock.
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gintani sport...power is the same if not more than the akra, cost is reasonable, weight is less than stock....IMO the akra is going over the top, just because it costs more doesnt mean its the best
There is no way that the Gintani sport mufflers put out 24hp!
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      03-24-2010, 04:17 PM   #31
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There is no way that the Gintani sport mufflers put out 24hp!
gintani sport + gintani x-pipe(full gintani system)...."Bob MG" obviously meant the full akra system
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gintani sport + gintani x-pipe(full gintani system)...."Bob MG" obviously meant the full akra system
I will tell you for sure when my arrives
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      03-24-2010, 05:29 PM   #33
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I felt the same way as you the first few days that I had the Gintani race, but trust me give it at least a few weeks and see how you feel. I felt like it settled down a bit or I just got used to it and now I'm loving the sound. At times I hit the gas to get as loud as it once felt before but no luck, go figure Before you sell it and take a loss, just keep it for 3 weeks or so and if you don't like it, than sell it.

Totally agree 100%!!!! You will love it after a couple weeks. It is a big sound jump from stock to the Gintani race but you will get use to it!
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Totally agree 100%!!!! You will love it after a couple weeks. It is a big sound jump from stock to the Gintani race but you will get use to it!
I installed my Gintani race two weeks ago from stock and I thought I made the wrong choice as it was waaay too loud and it drones at low rpms. But, now I love the sound. However, I might end up selling the race version and get the sport one cause my 2yr old kid sometimes sits in the back and I dont want her to go deaf...
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My pick:
Akra, Eise (sport) or Dinan
for daily driving use.
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From my time on this forum, the Dinan exhaust seems to be the safest bet if you're really and truly sensitive on the loudness & drone.

Since you're already happy with Gintani's service & quality of product, I would go ahead and give their Sport version a shot.

The member named AMPowerJ was also really concerned about the drone & loudness when he was shopping for an exhaust. I'm sure you already know that he went with the Gintani Sport.

After reading his review, he seems very happy with his choice.

Here's his thread just in case you missed it: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=352803

Good luck with your decision, vipUF.
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There is no way that the Gintani sport mufflers put out 24hp!
You see there's my mate coming to my rescue!! He is exactly right!!

Until you have inspected both systems in the flesh and felt them in your hand for all the others vs your fingers for the Akra, then heard the tinny CSL like exhaust note of the Akra, and felt the huge power and throttle response difference, you wont know.

And every person who says its not worth the extra $$ has never actually done the above and is speculating. Don't listen or trust these brain surgeons who do this.

Kind of like the guys saying here that sex with Angie, Pam and Carmen all together is shit boring. WTF he hasn't even sniffed either of thier panties so how the fuck does he know what he talking about?

Just because his sort of slim, sort of sexy chick he gets to have sexy times with kicks screams and bites like a rodeo pony, he thinks that is the best sex ever??

Well hello, until you've had all your comparing against, you are unqualified to comment.
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gintani sport + gintani x-pipe(full gintani system)...."Bob MG" obviously meant the full akra system
Please bear in mind that a cat-less system will make more power than an Akra which has 100 cell HFCs

This is obvious. But that will make more noise and smell. Again its your choice

I think Akra is coming out with a catless system.

This WILL be cheaper as the HFCs are what costs money in these systems
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Please bear in mind that a cat-less system will make more power than an Akra which has 100 cell HFCs

This is obvious. But that will make more noise and smell. Again its your choice

I think Akra is coming out with a catless system.

This WILL be cheaper as the HFCs are what costs money in these systems
trust me when your car is supercharged the Akra smells just as bad! be prepared.

but I will give my review when I get my Gintani system on!
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Where are you getting your information that Akrapovic is going to have a catless system?

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Please bear in mind that a cat-less system will make more power than an Akra which has 100 cell HFCs

This is obvious. But that will make more noise and smell. Again its your choice

I think Akra is coming out with a catless system.

This WILL be cheaper as the HFCs are what costs money in these systems
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If you end up wanting to get something else, ill take the Gintani off your hands.
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Please bear in mind that a cat-less system will make more power than an Akra which has 100 cell HFCs

This is obvious. But that will make more noise and smell. Again its your choice

I think Akra is coming out with a catless system.

This WILL be cheaper as the HFCs are what costs money in these systems
there wont be that much of a number difference between a catless system and aftermarket 100 cell HFC's...

well maybe i should have mentioned "gintani x-pipe with gintani HFC's" so then it would make the comparison apples to apples i never mentioned "catless" in my last post
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trust me when your car is supercharged the Akra smells just as bad! be prepared.

but I will give my review when I get my Gintani system on!
Really? I heard it makes it louder as well?
Tell me why you are taking the Akra off and replacing with Gintani?
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