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      08-23-2012, 09:31 PM   #1
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The Glorified Intake Sound

So people have been skeptical about how the intake sounds, stock vs drop in vs stage 2 vs stage 2 full replacement.

Here's a video comparison of my aFe Stage II drop in using stock box, and the aFe Stage II Full replacement. It sounds amazing


aFe Stage II drop in replacement, DCT, windows up. EAS CF intake cover MS Scoops


aFe Stage II Full replacement, DCT, windows up. Dinan Power Pulley MS Scoops




a little treat...

true dual exhaust off my old amg!

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      08-23-2012, 11:56 PM   #2
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      08-24-2012, 12:26 AM   #3
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What a boring driver. YOu have all this open road in front and you barely get over 5k.

First one sounds better actually.

The AFE full replacement is the worst because the surface area of the filter is smaller than the stock size or a drop-in which gives it a more muffled sound IMO


And that road looks like the northern state pkwy??

This isn't Alabama; this is NYC; ALOT different w/ regards to "opening it up"
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      08-24-2012, 06:51 AM   #4
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Both sound good. Full stage II sounds louder, a bit more growl but less refined.
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      08-24-2012, 10:41 AM   #5
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The stock box already sounds ridiculously good.
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      08-24-2012, 11:35 AM   #7
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^the stock box does not sound any way better than the aFe full replacement.

I love how members base their information from previous "post" they read.

and at the alabama guy, this is NYC, theres no really "opening it up" much. I was on the palisades filiming this, DCT at 6/7 gear.

Opening up sounds are bullS, everything sounds great at WOT, its when you're at low RPMs and still get that intake sound is what matters.
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      08-24-2012, 01:01 PM   #8
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Wow-can't remember the day I "opened it up" in 6th or 7th. Most like it quiet in cruising gears and when they want to accelerate they drop gears in this car which is an age old discussion on accelerating in high gears on this cars makes no sense as there is no power available so I disagree. I think the sound is only relevent at acceleration in 1, 2 3 and 4th. Aside from that unless you arei n europe, cruising intake growl is not on most peoples list of important sounds
Agree. If you're opening it up in 6th or 7th you have to be going 150+. And not all cars sound great at WOT, our stock boxes sound pretty damn good.
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LOL. okay.
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Stock box performs better and it's been proven over and over. End of thread
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Had the gruppe-m rep intake and absolutely loved the sound.. Kinda wish I still had it on.....
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the negativity of this forum, mainly why I'm not that active.
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I really appreciate the videos, but my goodness, you sure are timid with the pedal.
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^ yeah a lot of state troopers out where I am, would love to really push it sometimes, this is not alabama with a bunch of hicks driving that el camino looking M3.
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You posted videos' and this invites comments. If you don't want input than don't post. The risk you run is not everyone (or pretty much nobody) shares the view that your afe sounds good. ANd yes I know it sucks to have spent 500 bucks on something that performs less well and sounds worse. I get that but you welcomed the comments.

Sorry but everyone is replaceable and you won't be missed on the board as nobody would miss me either

you just mad.
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People who drive in the sticks should not comment on people who drive in big cities...
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gotta love the S65...it sings a song like no other.
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"I love when videos are shot vertically" said no one ever.
This actually made ma laugh hahahaa
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