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      06-23-2012, 12:47 PM   #1
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Exhaust with minimal drone?

My previous car was a Camaro that was LOUD. Everywhere I went (daily driver) I would here a humming drone sound that would honestly give my passengers tooth aches because it was so loud. After having to deal with that, im loving how quiet the BMW is on the inside. The thing is, I bought an e93 and while I actually really like the current exhaust, it could be louder.

Are there any exhausts for the BMW that cause zero drone, or atleast minimal cabin noise? I am in love with the exhaust in this video, I think its gintanti full race exhaust, but I have a feeling it makes the cabin pretty droney and loud

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      06-23-2012, 01:06 PM   #2
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I have the gintani sport and it's a perfect amount of sound with almost no drone. The issue with it is, if your sensitive to drone, if you pair it with an x pipe or something it might be passed its limit which is the dilemma I'm in
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      06-23-2012, 01:10 PM   #3
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i know it's only a video but maybe it can give you an idea? hope it helps
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      06-23-2012, 05:49 PM   #4
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Akra evo! No drone
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      06-23-2012, 07:36 PM   #5
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Check out Gintani sport or perhaps the borla atak
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      06-23-2012, 08:17 PM   #6
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AA has noise/drone reduction chambers to take care of that
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      06-24-2012, 12:55 PM   #7
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If its just noise your looking for then oem exhaust mod or oem m performance exhaust depending on your budget. Also some slip on exhausts are decent options.
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      06-24-2012, 01:20 PM   #8
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I'm not to sure about the way the tips look on the M performance
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      06-24-2012, 01:38 PM   #9
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Bastuck or just do the exhaust mod.
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      06-24-2012, 03:06 PM   #10
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I have it. Virtually no drone.

Ignore the lack of an actual camera mount.


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      06-24-2012, 03:54 PM   #11
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I'd recommend the M Performance if you're OK with the cost. I like the Corsa and Eisenmann Sport also. The OEM exhaust mods are popular also although I've heard that the ACM mod drones a bit. I chose the M Perf because it just doesn't drone at all, has its own unique aggressive sound, looks awesome and is OEM...gotta love the laser etched ///M! I removed the inner tip black paint and painted the cans, just personal preference.

If you want a race exhaust, be willing to tolerate some drone. They tend to drone like a mofo starting out in first gear and under load.

Here's a pic of my M Perf, my buddy is wearing my old AA exhaust.

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      06-25-2012, 09:24 AM   #12
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      06-25-2012, 11:22 PM   #13
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I've been reading a thread about which exhausts sound the most exotic, and holy crap I love the Kreisseig. Anyone know if it has any drone? The price is sort of insane, but it sounds sooooooo goood.

I wish an exhaust existed that I could turn on or off. I'd love to have it silent in the cabin when I wanted it, and extremely loud when I wanted it. The kreisseig has a remote that adjusts. Any others with something like that?

EDIT: nevermind. it's 8,000 dollars not 6,000. That's just too much

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^^^Damn! I really love the sound of the Gintani Full Race Exhaust.^^^
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M performance or Akra. I've heard the OEM exhaust mod drones.
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M performance or Akra. I've heard the OEM exhaust mod drones.
Not the perforated replacement method
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      06-26-2012, 12:53 AM   #17
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      06-26-2012, 02:21 AM   #18
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Oem perforated pipe replacement has NO drone and sounds Outstanding! Start there and if it's not loud enough, then go aftermarket.
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      06-26-2012, 10:59 AM   #19
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Akra has no drone. AA has very little drone at 2k. Only hear it if the music is completely off. Oem exhaust mod has no drone what so ever. Never been in a M performance exhaust car.
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I removed the inner tip black paint and painted the cans, just personal preference.


looks cool. how did you remove the inter tip black paint?
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The issue with it is, if your sensitive to drone
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OEM mod will by far give you the largest increase in sound with no additional drone.
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