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      03-25-2010, 02:29 PM   #45
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Eugene why did you take the Akra off to go Gintani?
because gintani actually has a sound
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      03-25-2010, 03:04 PM   #46
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Hi Eugene, why you changing from Akra to Gintani?
because I feel Gintani makes the best power! And the Akra has no sound at all when the revs go up over 4000rpm.

and Yes your car will stink
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      03-25-2010, 05:16 PM   #47
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because I feel Gintani makes the best power! And the Akra has no sound at all when the revs go up over 4000rpm.

and Yes your car will stink
the stink is the best part
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the stink is the best part
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I love the smell of no cats!
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I have the Gintani sport and I love it.
When I saw your car last saturday the exhaust sounded like Gintani DEATH!!!
Soo loud it could be compared to Zeus roaring!

You definitely have the baddest M3 ever, hopefully you will officially announce what you have done to the rest of the forum very soon!
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because I feel Gintani makes the best power! And the Akra has no sound at all when the revs go up over 4000rpm.

and Yes your car will stink
Be sure to dyno both before and after so we can see difference in power with and without cats.
I suppose stink is inevitable then.

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Just to let you guys know. I've decided to stick to Gintani and go with the sport. Ill let you all know my feedback once its installed. Thank you for everyone's advice!
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      03-29-2010, 12:12 PM   #52
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Just to let you guys know. I've decided to stick to Gintani and go with the sport. Ill let you all know my feedback once its installed. Thank you for everyone's advice!
good choice
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      03-29-2010, 04:13 PM   #53
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You need to see an Akrapovic in person
Trust me I have seen it in person on a E90 M3. It looks alright but I would't pay an arm and a leg for a slip on that is only marginally louder than the OEM mufflers.


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I love the smell of no cats!
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Be sure to dyno both before and after so we can see difference in power with and without cats.
I suppose stink is inevitable then.
I might just go out and do more 60-130times!!! Its way for fun that way.

same road, same car, same fuel, just a new exhaust
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^ That looks incredible, Fusion.

Love it man.
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Off topic, one of these days when I visit Dallas, we'll have to get together for some pictures.

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^ That looks incredible, Fusion.

Love it man.
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Off topic, one of these days when I visit Dallas, we'll have to get together for some pictures.
I'm up for it!

Let's make a sound contest while we're at it.
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i am on a bastuck system and its pretty quiet. prob on the same level as eisenmann sport. it has zero drone in the cabin and is quiet under 3k rpm.
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Gintani is about power period the end not a soft quiet ride
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Ive got one just like that. Just love looking up my girls skirt LOL
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ha...

"vipUF" ill give you some real advice dont bother with the akra its a waste use the money some where else....look into the two i mentioned above they are the best options out of all the trash out there and you dont have to spend over $5000 to make yourself think you bought the "best" muffler...

gintani sport.....quieter than the race version same performance numbers
eisenmann sport....quieter than the race version mostly for sound little(3-5hp) performance
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+1 akra sounds almost like the OEM exhaust which isn't that great. Big waste of money for no sound and very litte gain. I had gintani sport before my race and I think you will be very happy with it.
Do you have any facts to back these claims up?
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      03-30-2010, 03:09 PM   #63
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Do you have any facts to back these claims up?
facts...hmm use the

1. look up the price difference
2. look up a gintani race dyno (you can look for just the muffler or full system)
3. look up a eisenmann race/sport dyno (you can look for just the muffler or full system) wont be as much power as the gintani or akra

dont get so defensive just because you spent more on your exhaust system doesnt mean your producing more power than my exhaust system(full gintani system) akra and gintani are about the same power wise...but i havent seen the dyno in awhile so gintani might acutally give more power, i have yet to get mine dynoed
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Akra has the best of both worlds. Good power gains (not the most, Gintani makes ridiculous power), good sound (sounds badass under load, not sure what you haters are taking about), and no drone. Very livable for everyday driving.

Yes a loud exhaust is cool, but after a while is gets REALLY old. I've been there, done that. Akra is the best solution if you hate drone.

Also, people complaining that Akra is so expensive...The system is maybe $1500 more than most stainless steel aftermarket full systems. You have to remember that with Akra you get a full TITANIUM system that's at least 50lbs lighter than the other systems out there. Check the prices on other titianium full systems and let me know if Akra is really overpriced.
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Akra has the best of both worlds. Good power gains (not the most, Gintani makes ridiculous power), good sound (sounds badass under load, not sure what you haters are taking about), and no drone. Very livable for everyday driving.

Yes a loud exhaust is cool, but after a while is gets REALLY old. I've been there, done that. Akra is the best solution if you hate drone.

Also, people complaining that Akra is so expensive...The system is maybe $1500 more than most stainless steel aftermarket full systems. You have to remember that with Akra you get a full TITANIUM system that's at least 50lbs lighter than the other systems out there. Check the prices on other titianium full systems and let me know if Akra is really overpriced.
very good point...its pretty much up to what the user is looking for
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