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      08-07-2009, 01:42 PM   #23
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I'm taking your car for a spin. Looks great.
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      08-07-2009, 04:26 PM   #24
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      08-07-2009, 04:51 PM   #25
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Can anyone who owns this talk about any drone while cruising around 2,000 - 3,000 RPM?
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      08-07-2009, 05:13 PM   #26
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Can anyone who owns this talk about any drone while cruising around 2,000 - 3,000 RPM?
Have you read this thread?
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      08-07-2009, 06:05 PM   #27
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Have you read this thread?
So you'll spend $2,700 on something based on ONE person's assessment? Not very bright. One person's "no drone at all" will be another person's "droned so loud it gave me a headach."

AND, if you look at the vids, the car is always accelerating to some degree too.
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      08-08-2009, 06:07 AM   #28
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So you'll spend $2,700 on something based on ONE person's assessment? Not very bright. One person's "no drone at all" will be another person's "droned so loud it gave me a headach."

AND, if you look at the vids, the car is always accelerating to some degree too.
2 people say there's no drone. I'll see the car tomorrow and find out myself. I'm pretty picky when it comes to drone.
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I'll see the car tomorrow and find out myself. I'm pretty picky when it comes to drone.
Looking forward to your unbiased report . Good luck with the install.
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      08-09-2009, 11:13 AM   #30
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Bump for an update.
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      08-09-2009, 12:36 PM   #31
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Took a short cruise in the car, I did not hear any droning.
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      08-11-2009, 01:56 PM   #33
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Did you weigh it? I'd love to see how it compares to stock. The Akro Ti exhausts saves what ... 40 lbs over stock? This is a good bit of weight savings. It would be great if the Vanguard exhaust saves the same amount as the Akro is much more $$$.
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      08-11-2009, 02:00 PM   #34
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AFAIK, the vanguard system is cat-back only. Looks good though...
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      08-11-2009, 02:04 PM   #35
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Did you weigh it? I'd love to see how it compares to stock. The Akro Ti exhausts saves what ... 40 lbs over stock? This is a good bit of weight savings. It would be great if the Vanguard exhaust saves the same amount as the Akro is much more $$$.
Weighs in under 18lbs
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      08-11-2009, 02:14 PM   #36
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Did you get a hold of golemite?
He PM'ed me. He's about 30 miles away so I'll have to be a weekend to meet up. Thanks.
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      08-11-2009, 02:23 PM   #37
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Is this a full exhaust, or cat-back exhaust?
Here is some more details

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=275455
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      08-11-2009, 02:57 PM   #38
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Did you see this video? Windows up, cruising to show there is no drone.
Yeah but how about a 2k cruise instead of a 3k cruise. Drone is all gone by 3k.
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      08-11-2009, 03:36 PM   #39
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I think all exhaust will have some drone at 2,000 RPM's. There seems to be a natural drone there. It's usually gone by 2,500RPM. The only issue is the DCT likes to keep the revs around 2,200.
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      08-25-2009, 04:11 AM   #40
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I'll let you know when I get mine installed.... I dunno man, I don't ever cruise at 2200... Are you driving mostly city streets?
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      09-18-2009, 03:07 PM   #41
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I got mine installed yesterday and have been driving for around 200kms now. I gotta say that the noise level is just perfect and I don't think there is drone at all. I used to own a 02 mazda protege 5 and I had a mazdaspeed catback exhaust installed. I couldn't stand that and ended selling it 2 weeks after getting it. This Vanguard Ti exhaust to me is just perfect. It gives the sound of how a performance v8 engine should sound like. I am very impressive with this purchase.
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      09-18-2009, 03:59 PM   #42
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I've been in the car a couple more times since my last post and I will have to say to me it sounds perfect. I am the type that wants a very subtle sounding exhaust that does not attract a lot of attention. If you feel the same way, this is the exhaust for you. It is very livable and not intrusive at all IMO.
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      09-19-2009, 03:14 AM   #43
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I got mine installed yesterday and have been driving for around 200kms now. I gotta say that the noise level is just perfect and I don't think there is drone at all. I used to own a 02 mazda protege 5 and I had a mazdaspeed catback exhaust installed. I couldn't stand that and ended selling it 2 weeks after getting it. This Vanguard Ti exhaust to me is just perfect. It gives the sound of how a performance v8 engine should sound like. I am very impressive with this purchase.
Yup, pretty much my review on it. A friend of mine was following me in his Caymen and said the back of the exhaust looked badass when his headlights hit it.
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