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      07-19-2011, 02:55 PM   #1
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M performance exhaust?

Hey guys thinking of which exhuast to get? I was wonder if anyone in socal has the M exhaust maybe we can meet up so I can hear it.... if they would be up for it? And if there happy with it?
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      07-19-2011, 03:24 PM   #2
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AKRA... i know couple guys that wanted to get rid of the Mperformance, lack of sound, looks too damn ugly and cost really freakin expensive.
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Hope someone helps you out. It sounds and looks awesome! Love mine!

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I have it and am located in the San Gabriel Valley.
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thanks guys i appratie your in put.....its hard disideing its either that or arkapovic not sure.....sean06 how does yours set up sound with the x pipe?

spdy330 thats not to far i live in north hollywood
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      07-19-2011, 08:14 PM   #6
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AKRA... i know couple guys that wanted to get rid of the Mperformance, lack of sound, looks too damn ugly and cost really freakin expensive.
Dude your crazy. Lack of sound as compared to Akra
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      07-19-2011, 08:31 PM   #7
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i dunno someone help me figure this out lol to many choices i just realy want a high pitch sound kinda like the kerrssig but dont wanna pay 6,000 for it lol.
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Well, the M Performance is definitely overall less bassy than most others. Innotech has a screamer, and I just got turned onto MRF which sounds damn good too.
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Dude your crazy. Lack of sound as compared to Akra
The Akrapovic Slip on is quite a bit louder, especially at cold start. I found the BMW Performance exhaust to be quieter than the slip on... except over 5000 rpm.

(Poseurs who drive their cars in D2 all the time and never go over 4500 rpm will find the Akrapovic a lot louder. Let that sort the wheat from the chaff.
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The Akrapovic Slip on is quite a bit louder, especially at cold start. I found the BMW Performance exhaust to be quieter than the slip on... except over 5000 rpm.

(Poseurs who drive their cars in D2 all the time and never go over 4500 rpm will find the Akrapovic a lot louder. Let that sort the wheat from the chaff.
Fair enough but don't you think the BMW exhaust has a much better tone?
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I personally like the sound of my performance exhaust. M3Power55 feel free to hit me up if you wanted to drive down and hear it. My car only has 800 miles on it so I am still breaking in the exhaust too. Someone else said it is ugly. I don't think so.
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Check out the MRF setup. From what I can hear from the videos, it offers a high pitch and has some nice rumble.



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i dunno someone help me figure this out lol to many choices i just realy want a high pitch sound kinda like the kerrssig but dont wanna pay 6,000 for it lol.
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Fair enough but don't you think the BMW exhaust has a much better tone?
It's definitely more interesting, but no more so than the Eisenmann Sport, at least to me. Although the BMW performance is more "refined" sounding, in terms of the Eisenmann's low RPM bassiness. The Eisenmann sounds more "aftermarket" but that doesn't bug me because it's very mild.

For me, at least on my E90, I felt that the BMW performance exhaust was too quiet. It was about right volume-wise with x pipes, but too raspy for my taste. I'm hoping the Eisenmann hits the right balance!
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Dude your crazy. Lack of sound as compared to Akra
that was a review from someone compared to my AKRA with xpipe....

not sure if you heard mine in person but i will guarantee you that AKRA sounds so much better than the Mperformance...

M = sounds more like a V8 mean sound, sounds like my old OEM modded exhaust. VERY VERY SIMILAR.

AKRA = tone it down meaning getting rid of that V8 sound and has a little rasp aggressive exotic sound to it.

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sean06 how does yours set up sound with the x pipe?
Bro im in Ktown area and OC so if you want to hear it let me know... also im usually at cars and coffee inrvine every saturday so if your down to go come by.

I had given a ride to previous M3 owners and without a doubt they went with AKRA.

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Fair enough but don't you think the BMW exhaust has a much better tone?
Better tone? everyone has a different opinion when it comes to sounds. i hate the V8 rumble sounds it always remind me of a hemi or some american cars with AKRA it just sounds totally different.
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I have not heard the M perf exhaust in person, but I agree with you that the Akra has an exotic tone/sound/pitch to it that I have not heard on anything else. The only exhaust I can think of that compares in sound/tone/pitch would be what Ive heard of the Innotech, just without that rasp the Innotech seems to have (but that may be just bc of the video quality).

The Akrapovic and the Innotech sound nothing alike. I think the problem is video quality. The Innotech is muuuuuch more exotic sounding without the flat tone the Akrapovic has. The Eisenmann Sport is the only thing that I've heard that is similar to the Innotech, but it's not really that similar.
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i dunno someone help me figure this out lol to many choices i just realy want a high pitch sound kinda like the kerrssig but dont wanna pay 6,000 for it lol.
I'll just throw in my 2 cents and call it a day: Get Remus Race mufflers and edited: Remus connecting pipes and call it a day. It's a very nice, high-pitched, yet non-raspy sounding muffler, very much in stark contrast to my current Akrapovic Evolution system. I have to say that while I prefer Akrapovic for performance reasons (full system + ESS Akra ECU tune), I vastly preferred the Remus system for sound.

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I'll just throw in my 2 cents and call it a day: Get Remus Race mufflers and Eisenmann (or Challenge I guess) connecting pipes and call it a day. It's a very nice, high-pitched, yet non-raspy sounding muffler, very much in stark contrast to my current Akrapovic Evolution system. I have to say that while I prefer Akrapovic for performance reasons (full system + ESS Akra ECU tune), I vastly preferred the Remus system for sound.
Bad drone though, no?
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Bad drone though, no?
I thought it wasn't as bad as people made it out to be. Noticeable if you are driving your car in utter silence, but just by turning the radio on you'd eliminate a majority of the noise. Then it came down to increasing the volume.

Drone is really subjective though. I mean, compared to full Akra, it droned more, but IMO Akra is a completely silent exhaust system anyways. With no noise comes no drone, right?

And again, like I said, drone and sound is all subjective.
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I dont know, to me unfortunately, the M-Per-Ex is too pricey for a muffler that needs work. 1st, thermal coating to kill the looks and 2nd, you have to dick around with paint remover for when the inside of the tips start peeling.
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They will both drone. My eisenmann race droned pretty bad. It didnt bother me too much, but it def did drone. It was loud when you wanted it to be and also loud when you didnt want it to be. Usually I would have to turn up the volume to not heard it.

The beauty of the akra evo system is that its loud when you are on it and want it to be, and its quiet when you are light on the throttle and cruising.
I would love an Akra Evo but being in NY, it's more PITA than it's worth.
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Hey guys thinking of which exhuast to get? I was wonder if anyone in socal has the M exhaust maybe we can meet up so I can hear it.... if they would be up for it? And if there happy with it?
OP, the best advice that I could give you is to come out to one of our bi-weekly 626 dinner meets (since you're SoCal). Eric (spdy330) has an M performance exhaust, I have a full Akrapovic Evolution, and Steven (ooowowitsstev) has Eisenmann Race. If we can get Rene (Psylight) to come out (he rarely comes out but he does sometimes), then he has Remus Race. Hard to find a sampling of exhausts in 1 location to beat that.
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OP, the best advice that I could give you is to come out to one of our bi-weekly 626 dinner meets (since you're SoCal). Eric (spdy330) has an M performance exhaust, I have a full Akrapovic Evolution, and Steven (ooowowitsstev) has Eisenmann Race. If we can get Rene (Psylight) to come out (he rarely comes out but he does sometimes), then he has Remus Race. Hard to find a sampling of exhausts in 1 location to beat that.
You CA guys....Man! You got all this stuff on every street corner.
In NY, the closest you come to a performance exhaust is a rusty flowmaster on a shitbox '86 IROC-Z
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