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      05-05-2010, 09:27 PM   #1
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Akrapovic - my thoughts

I've had my Akrapovic Evolution system with the deleter module on for a week now. First of all, this is the first aftermarket exhaust I have owned so take my comments for what they are worth.

This system is definitely louder than stock. At first I was concerned it was more than I wanted, but I am used to it now. Definitely more exciting, especially when you get into the higher rev range. I was at the track last week. A fellow forum member was to check out the exhaust. He said the other e9x M3 was silent coming down the straight in comparison with the Akra.

What really excites me is the added power. I know the point at the straight where I normally hit 140mph and I couldn't believe how much earlier this was occuring. It is something I felt and could acutally verify!

My only dissappointment is that the tips bronze. This is really not the look I was anticipating. I guess I'll get used to it or buy polished or powercoated tips at some point in the future.

Thanks to Julius at Wheelsto with his help with both my exhaust and brakes.
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      05-05-2010, 09:36 PM   #2
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Beautiful. You got to love the extra power
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yep it is a lot louder than I expected based on reviews from other members.... but it's definitely not obnoxious loud. I really like the sound of mine.
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I can attest that the car sounds great. And I am so freaking jealous ;-)
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I can attest that the car sounds great. And I am so freaking jealous ;-)
Time to pickup an exhaust, Nick.
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      05-05-2010, 11:41 PM   #6
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Looks amazing on your car buddy. Cnt wait to hear it in person.
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Hey dawg, I would love to see and hear your exhaust, maybe I'll have to come up to a club event in Seattle to see it. Couple of questions:

- Do you anticipate any problems passing DEQ (or Washington equivalent smog inspection)?

- Lower RPM range do you hear a difference inside the car, and do you like it?

-Any push back from your installer with touching the cats? - I assume not, but thought I would ask.

- Your best mod to date?
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Top notch exhaust... i race drew when i was stock and he was N/A modded...and he killed me maybe 7 car length...then raced him after i put on the akra exhaust and was around 3 car length. The power gain is very noticable
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congrats! can't wait to hear it in person. you'll be at the meet on sat, right?
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Hey dawg, I would love to see and hear your exhaust, maybe I'll have to come up to a club event in Seattle to see it. Couple of questions:

- Do you anticipate any problems passing DEQ (or Washington equivalent smog inspection)?

- Lower RPM range do you hear a difference inside the car, and do you like it?

-Any push back from your installer with touching the cats? - I assume not, but thought I would ask.

- Your best mod to date?
No problem with inspections as my main residence is on Whidbey island. All my cars are licensed there and no inspection required.

You do hear a difference inside the car. A slight droan. At first it bothered me but from what I understand it is minimal compared to louder exhausts. I am now used to it. Certainly not a deal breaker.

Installed at Group 2 Motorsports in Seattle. Great shop that does suspension, brakes, exhausts, or whatever.
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congrats! can't wait to hear it in person. you'll be at the meet on sat, right?
Have to look into the meet. I work until noon but after that I'm free. Really want to see your spoiler and splitters again. Your car is so nicely put together.
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I initially had just the slip on, loved it. I added the midpipe and thought it might be a touch loud for me too down low, but now I love it. It really does quiet down when you are cruising and not obtrusive.

Do you smell any fumes with yours?
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do a DIY polishing of the lips on each of the tips. I did mine and it looks great. Only required several hrs. to polish all 4.
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Only required several hrs. to polish all 4.
rofl...oops, i think you may not have been sarcastic
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      05-06-2010, 04:53 PM   #15
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do a DIY polishing of the lips on each of the tips. I did mine and it looks great. Only required several hrs. to polish all 4.
Any picture after polishing the tips. It would be certainly appreciated if you can posted the polished tip.
Thank you for sharing ......
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The following are a few of the different tips we have bought from Akrapovic, i hope it helps you
Stock Akrapovic Tips



Polished Tips from Akrapovic





Black Powdercoated from Akrapovic


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if only the tips weren't slanted...
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congrats Dawgdog...beautiful setup
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Glad to hear that you are pleased with the Akra setup!
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is there any drone from the inside the car at all?
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No problem with inspections as my main residence is on Whidbey island. All my cars are licensed there and no inspection required.
You are a lucky dawg....dog!
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Thank you so much for posting different tips......
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