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      07-30-2012, 10:17 AM   #1
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Minnesota BMW exhaust shop

Does anyone in the Twin Cities area have a recommendation on a shop to use to install an Akrapovic Evolution and do a tune on my 2012 E92? I am completely unfamiliar with the BMW capable shops here. I'm thinking that asking my dealer do it is not the best option. Also, what sort of knowledge/experience should I be looking for in terms of the differential bolt issue I've read about? Thanks.
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      07-30-2012, 03:06 PM   #2
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I have a friend who works for a BMW Minnetonka and I know they do exhaust installations. You could also talk to the guys at Top Gear Auto.
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      07-30-2012, 04:02 PM   #3
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I actually bought the car new from them. But I assumed as a BMW dealer that they would not do a non-OEM exhaust mod, or at least an Akra. But I'll at least talk to my SA, who is a good guy, and see. Won't mention the tune issue, though. Assume I can do that myself. Will also check out the other shop too. Orr Automotive was the other one someone mentioned. Was going to talk to them too. Thanks.
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I actually bought the car new from them. But I assumed as a BMW dealer that they would not do a non-OEM exhaust mod, or at least an Akra. But I'll at least talk to my SA, who is a good guy, and see. Won't mention the tune issue, though. Assume I can do that myself. Will also check out the other shop too. Orr Automotive was the other one someone mentioned. Was going to talk to them too. Thanks.
They used to sell exhausts,so they shouldnt have a problem. Who is your SA out there?
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Check out Imola motorsports in St. Louis Park. They're doing more and more BMW work. However, I don't think they are doing any ECU flashing as yet.

Can't go wrong with ORR or Imola for the installation though. Also, check out MNBMW.com. It is run by Imola motorsports and they might be able to give you more information.
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Does anyone in the Twin Cities area have a recommendation on a shop to use to install an Akrapovic Evolution and do a tune on my 2012 E92? I am completely unfamiliar with the BMW capable shops here. I'm thinking that asking my dealer do it is not the best option. Also, what sort of knowledge/experience should I be looking for in terms of the differential bolt issue I've read about? Thanks.
For a tune you can get a remote tuner and tune from Velos Designwerks. Omar is a great guy and he will take care of you.
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I've talked with Orr and Top Gear Autoworks in Minneapolis, which works on a lot of exotic cars and seems pretty savvy with mods. Waiting to hear from dealer too. So, seems I have some options. Thanks for input.
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For sure try Imola...located in Golden Valley..........
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Imola has done lots of work for me. Great guys. I Recommend them.
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Yeah, I'm going with Imola after talking with them several times and getting a few more local recommendations. Hopefully I'll have some pictures to post soon with my new Akra Evo. Going with the CF tips.
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