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      05-22-2009, 09:14 PM   #89
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Just an update. I have been driving around with the exhaust for a while now and its fully broken in now. The sound is now slightly louder than before but the sound it makes is absolutely perfect. Idling is somewhat louder also and the exhaust note is stunning. This exhaust was the best purchase mod for my car so far. I gained a lot of power after 5k all the way it just beats it to 8,200rpm.

For those who might ask, my car was tuned by a tuner who reduced the sensitivity of my O2 sensors before I got my exhaust. Since he is not local, I was a little scared at first but I have to say I have no CELs till now. I am waiting for him to come back around here to fine-tune the car and then I will dyno again. I think he has to tune my DCT again also since the engine is too fast for the gearbox now.
Are you using the lambda adapters?
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Are you using the lambda adapters?
No. I am on a fully custom tune for my M3.
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      06-11-2009, 06:14 PM   #91
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Update... I finally got around to installing my Akrapovic system!!!

I surprised how loud it was when I first cranked it up, but after the cars initial warm-up it calms down (you will notice this in the video).
While it was up on the jack stands I decided to go ahead and install the Active Autowerke Pulley and Macht Schnell filter.
Just got back from a test drive and man oh man... this M3 went from David Banner to the Hulk!
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      06-13-2009, 05:14 PM   #92
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Man tough crowd! I have not gotten one comment on my install!

I guess everyone has gotten used to seeing the Akra exhaust already. It seems all of the Akra owners have Alpine White M3s!
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      06-13-2009, 05:37 PM   #93
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Man tough crowd! I have not gotten one comment on my install!

I guess everyone has gotten used to seeing the Akra exhaust already. It seems all of the Akra owners have Alpine White M3s!
Nice exhaust
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      06-13-2009, 05:55 PM   #94
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I heard this exhaust today on my buddies E92 M3, (Sard), sounds fantastic, and no doubt the power gains are real.
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      06-13-2009, 07:48 PM   #95
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Man tough crowd! I have not gotten one comment on my install!

I guess everyone has gotten used to seeing the Akra exhaust already. It seems all of the Akra owners have Alpine White M3s!
I want I want I want Best exhaust for e9X m3
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      06-13-2009, 09:00 PM   #96
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Sounds amazing!
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      06-13-2009, 09:44 PM   #97
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Surprised to see another BMW of MCN M3 here. Best BMW dealer I've dealt with.
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I heard this exhaust today on my buddies E92 M3, (Sard), sounds fantastic, and no doubt the power gains are real.
I thought it was the 20 hp from my air filter
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      06-13-2009, 10:06 PM   #99
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Mike, glad to see you finally got it installed. You were like the first to get it and last to install it lol.
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      06-13-2009, 11:39 PM   #100
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Sounds incredible man. How louder than stock inside? Any drone? Tips look great and fit perfectly.

Does anybody know of a sound clip with the stock exhaust system? Curious how it sounds. Mine seems to sound pretty nice, but idle is not the same as under way. Thx.
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      06-14-2009, 09:14 AM   #101
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Surprised to see another BMW of MCN M3 here. Best BMW dealer I've dealt with.
Scott mentioned you the other day when we went to lunch. He showed me a picture of your license and said you had order a black e92. I'm glad you did not order a white one!
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      06-14-2009, 09:21 AM   #102
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Sounds incredible man. How louder than stock inside? Any drone? Tips look great and fit perfectly.

Does anybody know of a sound clip with the stock exhaust system? Curious how it sounds. Mine seems to sound pretty nice, but idle is not the same as under way. Thx.
Inside is the cabin is not much louder than stock until you put your foot into it. I have not noticed any drone. The inital warmup of the engine is a little loud (I would describe it as a very low bass note).
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I thought it was the 20 hp from my air filter
haha, well at least 6 from that magic filter.
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Scott mentioned you the other day when we went to lunch. He showed me a picture of your license and said you had order a black e92. I'm glad you did not order a white one!
Haha that was when you could make faces at the DMV and get away with it still.
I came very close to AW but ended up deciding on Jerez Black. I was thinking to go with the Akrapovic exhaust but now I can't since someone else so close has it!
I came very close to getting the Jerez DCT they have on the lot but the manual won out at the end.
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      06-15-2009, 01:38 AM   #105
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Heard it on islandsnow's car at Auto Talent, best sounding exhaust. Quality is top notch plus the price is reasonable
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      07-01-2009, 08:48 AM   #106
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Couple of new pictures!

I jacked the car up yesterday to check out the color change of the exhaust.





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      07-01-2009, 09:07 AM   #107
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Ummm nice going to order mine and have it sitting in the garage waiting...
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      07-01-2009, 09:10 AM   #108
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Couple of new pictures!

I jacked the car up yesterday to check out the color change of the exhaust.





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Looks really cool!
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wow that color change is really nice!!
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