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      07-11-2010, 08:49 PM   #1
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Vids of Akra Slip-on with Gintani Xpipe & HFCs

Had a few requests for this so here are some quick ones. I really like this setup. Very unobtrusive inside the car. Sorry about the quality but I can't figure out how to HD quality video on youtube. All I have are .mts files. I'll work on this...

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      07-11-2010, 11:46 PM   #2
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sounds great buddy! nothing like a great exhaust sound
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Sounds fantastic... but no different to the full AKra system... any difference in gains compared to the full Akra??
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      07-12-2010, 01:32 AM   #4
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Didn't you have the full Gintani sport system? Did it drone like a motherfucker?
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sounds just like mine, but I have the fabspeed xpipe and hfc
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      07-12-2010, 06:55 AM   #6
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Sounds fantastic... but no different to the full AKra system... any difference in gains compared to the full Akra??
I don't think there is much difference. I already owned the gintani so it wasn't worth it to me to make the switch given my understanding of the power difference.

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Didn't you have the full Gintani sport system? Did it drone like a motherfucker?
As much as I hate to admit it - yes or at least it was too much for my tastes. Still, the full Gintani sport setup was the best sounding exhaust (and most likely made more power)I've had but for me it was too much to live with on a daily basis.

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Barry that looks and sounds great. I plan on a 255/35/19 front and 285/30/19 rear. What spacer size are you running?

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Barry that looks and sounds great. I plan on a 255/35/19 front and 285/30/19 rear. What spacer size are you running?

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Hey Dave,

Thanks for the compliment! I've tried (front/rear) 12/5, 12/10, 10/none and settled on the 10/none. I think the 12/10 would work for you or definitely 10/5. For me I had some very minor rubbing(so minor that I couldn't find where they rubbed when I had the wheels off) under fully loaded car but my tires are taller than yours.

I would have liked to gone with 10/5 but the 5mm spacer I have has no lip and the wheels are chamfered and I was worried that there is not enough hub lip with the 5mm spacer to keep the wheels properly centered so I took it off.

Let me know what you do.

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Sounds great!! Car looks sick! I wonder how it will sound without the HFCs on the gintani x-pipe. Time to ditch the AA
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Hey Dave,

Thanks for the compliment! I've tried (front/rear) 12/5, 12/10, 10/none and settled on the 10/none. I think the 12/10 would work for you or definitely 10/5. For me I had some very minor rubbing(so minor that I couldn't find where they rubbed when I had the wheels off) under fully loaded car but my tires are taller than yours.

I would have liked to gone with 10/5 but the 5mm spacer I have has no lip and the wheels are chamfered and I was worried that there is not enough hub lip with the 5mm spacer to keep the wheels properly centered so I took it off.

Let me know what you do.

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Thanks Barry,

I don't know if I would even bother with a 5mm spacer for the rear then. Actually the rears without spacers already look pretty flush especially when you run a 285 rear. Car looks great...isn't MR a great color. Reminds me so much of Imola but with a nice fine metallic touch during daylight hours.

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Sounds great Barry, I may do this setup, as well, thanks for the vids.

Dave! When did you get the M3? Good to see you over here!
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Sounds great Barry, I may do this setup, as well, thanks for the vids.

Dave! When did you get the M3? Good to see you over here!
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I don't think there is much difference. I already owned the gintani so it wasn't worth it to me to make the switch given my understanding of the power difference.

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Sounds great Barry, I may do this setup, as well, thanks for the vids.

Dave! When did you get the M3? Good to see you over here!
Whats up big guy!!

Sold the 997 3 weeks ago, I have had the M3 the same amount of time. Very happy to be in an M3 again. I feel right at home with this car. Love to talk one day man if you get a chance, please PM me a number so we can converse.

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Sounding good Barry, time to slap on a S/C on that beauty
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Sounding good Barry, time to slap on a S/C on that beauty
You are so right! My son is giving me a ton of grief about it! He's a bad influence especially given he's not footing the bill! I'd love to - just got to scrape together the $$$.

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Sounds great!! Car looks sick! I wonder how it will sound without the HFCs on the gintani x-pipe. Time to ditch the AA
What's wrong with AA? Are you talking about the X-Pipe or the muffler?
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What's wrong with AA? Are you talking about the X-Pipe or the muffler?
I have catless gintani x-pipe and wanna try the akra with it. Bored, time for a change!
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lol you just did exactly what I was planning on doing. Did you need an adaptor to make it work?
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lol you just did exactly what I was planning on doing. Did you need an adaptor to make it work?
Nope. everything fit fine as is....

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