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      06-22-2011, 10:08 AM   #1
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Life with the Eisenmann Race

Had mine a month now and thought Iíd provide a little feedback:

Delivery:
Took 6 weeks from order. CA Automotive gave me some discount. It arrived well packaged in perfect condition. The quality of the unit looked to be excellent.

Fitting
This seemed to be quick and easy (used their connecting pipes) as the local tyre shop charged me just £50. Although both earth cables broke and had to be replaced. Also the main hanger on the old unit was broken.

Aesthetics
Here the Eisenmann scores very highly. The 15 degree tailpipes at 83mm look absolutely superb. Thereís no way Iíd consider going back to oem on looks alone.
Although the muffler consists of a single unit with the main chambers joined in the middle it does not hang down like an oversized scrotum like the oem. The diff is visible from behind which is a much nicer view. I waited a while to check out the BMW Performance before committing to the Eisenmann but was disappointed with the BMW unit. Itís sad that so many people paint them black in order that they canít be seen; I wouldnít want to spend all that money on something that looks horrible.

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CA advised me to go with the Sport but I wanted something dramatic for this money. On first start-up I was surprised that it wasnít louder (not found any to listen to in the UK so went on advice of you guys). Having lived with it for a few weeks though Iíd say itís plenty loud enough. It makes a deep rumble on tickover and then the sound transforms to a more exotic roar from about 3000rpm. A very satisfying combination.
If you drive at 50mph in 6th you will arrive in Dronesville, Arizona with a bit of a headache but this is easily avoided by changing down. The drone only exists at 2000 rpm (as with the oem - only louder). I use the car daily and itís not a problem. Also, my health will improve with all the fresh air that I get. The only time you close the window is when itís raining.

Overall
Well I canít find any other aftermarket systems in the UK so canít compare the sound. Iím very happy with it though; well worth the money in my view. And I havenít seen a better looking set of tail pipes in any other posts. Recommend.
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      06-22-2011, 12:00 PM   #2
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Eisenmann makes a great product
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      06-22-2011, 12:20 PM   #3
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Its funny, i have gone through about 4 sets of wheels, two front lips, and swapped HFCs. Mostly because I am always looking for a change. Yet I still have my Eisenmann Sport exhaust for over 2 years now and have no interest on removing it!

Well, unless i went with the full Akra.
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      06-22-2011, 12:41 PM   #4
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Its funny, i have gone through about 4 sets of wheels, two front lips, and swapped HFCs. Mostly because I am always looking for a change. Yet I still have my Eisenmann Sport exhaust for over 2 years now and have no interest on removing it!

Well, unless i went with the full Akra.
Yea, love my sport as well. Combo that with an MXP x-pipe, and it sounds very agressive, but not obnoxiously loud. Eisenmann FTW!
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      06-23-2011, 10:00 AM   #5
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I also love my eisenmann race black series! Though I will be changing it up soon.
What change are you planning?
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      06-23-2011, 10:02 AM   #6
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I love mine as well but in a way i wish i had gotten the sport version since i can't do an xpipe or test pipes without it getting louder.
It's loud enough already!
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      06-23-2011, 10:23 AM   #7
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      06-23-2011, 05:20 PM   #8
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Race is probably one of the best sounding exhaust IMO. I wish it was a little bit louder but it's plenty loud in parking garages and tunnels.
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      07-23-2011, 11:23 AM   #9
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I also love my eisenmann race black series! Though I will be changing it up soon.
If you change it up, let me know. Interested in buying it.
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      07-23-2011, 01:32 PM   #10
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Congrats!

But, why does Dronesville have to be in Arizona. How about Dronesville, New York.
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      07-26-2011, 02:52 PM   #11
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I love my Race with Fabspeed HFC X-Pipe..!! and everybody giving me the on the street loves it too!
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      07-28-2011, 01:13 PM   #12
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Awesome write ups and good to see so many back to back good reviews for a product. I gotta head on over to youtube and see what this thing sounds like!
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      07-29-2011, 12:10 AM   #13
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Just got my eisenmann race installed today and wow what a sound. Coming from sub 100dB exhausts all my life, this thing blew me away. Not sure if this is something I can keep but we'll see after I put a few weeks on them.
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      07-29-2011, 12:37 AM   #14
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Eisenmann exhaust........ from ear to ear
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      07-29-2011, 01:37 AM   #15
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Congrats!

But, why does Dronesville have to be in Arizona. How about Dronesville, New York.
Notice Dronesville isn't in the UK considering the OP is from there?
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      07-29-2011, 09:05 AM   #16
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Awesome write ups and good to see so many back to back good reviews for a product. I gotta head on over to youtube and see what this thing sounds like!
You should be able to hear my car at 8400 rpms all the way from the Northeast
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^ lol. I have to admit I spent the better part of the afternoon yesterday memorized by the numerous videos on youtube.
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      07-30-2011, 12:16 AM   #18
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Awesome write ups and good to see so many back to back good reviews for a product. I gotta head on over to youtube and see what this thing sounds like!
Youtube videos unfortunately don't do most exhausts, especially the Eisenmann, any justice.
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Yet I still have my Eisenmann Sport exhaust for over 2 years now and have no interest on removing it!
How does drone compare to stock? And how louder is it outside compared to stock? Do Eisenmann use anti-resonance chambers? Only seen mentioned Dinan, Corsa, and BMW performance (and stock, of course, and still drones a little).
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      07-31-2011, 07:43 PM   #20
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I just drove 14 hours with the Eisenmann Race (with the Dinan x-pipe) - holy sh!t! It is loud!!!!!! A good loud, but holy cow. I love it - best exhaust hands down IMHO. Worth the price. No drone...
I have the Eis race and I love it but I couldn't disagree more about the drone. It drones a lot. I hated it at first and nearly pulled the exhaust back out after the first 2 days. After a few weeks I got used to it and now I wouldn't trade it for anything else in spite of the drone.
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Agreed on the drone, esp at 2k
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      08-01-2011, 05:15 AM   #22
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Sorry guys, Dronesville, Northamptonshire doesn't sound as good. You guys have all the best place names. And car names. Apart from the Interceptor of course. We invented that.
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