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      06-10-2012, 03:36 PM   #1
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Akra Evo Bumper Melting

I'm considering getting an aftermarket exhaust, and I've heard great things about the Akra evo. I've also heard about people having issues with the rear bumper melting from the heat of an aftermarket exhaust.

Anyone have issues with this on the akra evo?
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      06-10-2012, 03:38 PM   #2
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      06-10-2012, 03:40 PM   #3
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No melting here !
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No issues here. Def recommend the Akra Evo its a awesome mod.
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      06-10-2012, 04:51 PM   #5
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thanks guys!
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      06-10-2012, 05:08 PM   #6
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My bumper suffered from severe paint damage because Akra.

I hope this keeps you away from buying it because seeing everyone and their grandma slapping Akra on their cars kindda makes me wanna change it up.
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      06-10-2012, 05:12 PM   #7
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No paint damage or melting here! First I have heard of this actually!
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First time I hear of it. Hope it's not happening since mine is coming soon. I would guess carbon tips will be safer for the bumper?
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      06-10-2012, 06:00 PM   #9
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no way, no melting here for about 10k miles!
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      06-10-2012, 06:11 PM   #10
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only thing melting are my ears when I hear my akra!
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      06-10-2012, 07:03 PM   #11
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No melting and also have not heard of this, and mine gets plenty hot
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      06-10-2012, 08:22 PM   #12
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Tracked in major heat no issues here. In fact, Akra has cooled the car trunk down considerably. Ti doesn't hold heat at all.
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There has been at least one other member here who had this problem..albeit with a different exhaust..Post #3

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...ht=drone+remus

Geez for the amount of money these exhausts cost..you would think tip fitment would be spot on and not melting bumpers..very uncool
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The install will play a huge role if you have issues. And the exhaust will move due to the heat. Nothing you can do about that.
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      06-11-2012, 01:43 AM   #17
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The install will play a huge role if you have issues. And the exhaust will move due to the heat. Nothing you can do about that.
Agreed.

OP, help me understand how a properly fit exhaust would melt the bumper. If the exhaust is touching the bumper that would be attributed to a defective product or installation. I think one would be hard pressed to find significant manufacturing variation from Akra given the quality of the product. BMW variation in bumper or paint could have contributed to the issue though is also highly unlikely. The adjustability of the exhaust and tips is the variance that likely caused the issue.

I challenge anyone to produce defensible data suggesting The Akra Evo exhaust is the root cause of any issues (check engine light exception.)

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Hmm, so everybody here said they never heard of this problem with the Akra, and then you post that one other member had this issue with a different exhaust.
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No melt - CF or Ti tips.

Anything that reduces the number of cats, will increase the amount of carbon that builds up on the back of the car. This can be removed with regular washing or claybaring. No big deal at all.
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Hmm, so everybody here said they never heard of this problem with the Akra, and then you post that one other member had this issue with a different exhaust.
You must realize as I do by now that the power of reading comprehension is lost black arts on this forum. lol

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My bumper suffered from severe paint damage because Akra.

I hope this keeps you away from buying it because seeing everyone and their grandma slapping Akra on their cars kindda makes me wanna change it up.
I second this. lol
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      06-11-2012, 11:14 AM   #22
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Hmm, so everybody here said they never heard of this problem with the Akra, and then you post that one other member had this issue with a different exhaust.
Correct thats why I clearly stated it was another exhaust.

Since OP is asking he/she should know this problem is not unheard of..or do you not belive in sharing information here with other members?
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