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      08-27-2015, 03:38 PM   #1
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OEM exhaust mod or M performance exhaust

Hey guys,

I need some help. I have the oem exhaust mod(Straight through method) right now and I've just been offered an M-performance exhaust for $1200. Should I stick with what I have or buy the performance exhaust?

Thanks in advance.
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      08-27-2015, 03:49 PM   #2
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      08-27-2015, 03:57 PM   #3
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For $1200, I'd get the MPE, though it will be quieter than your current setup.
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      08-27-2015, 04:08 PM   #4
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For $1200, I'd get the MPE, though it will be quieter than your current setup.
Hmm I wanted it to be louder.... LOL. But its just the muffler and centre pipe from what I hear. Does that sound right?
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      08-27-2015, 10:06 PM   #5
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Hmm I wanted it to be louder.... LOL. But its just the muffler and centre pipe from what I hear. Does that sound right?

That's correct. The MPE is only from the middle of the car and back. It is a bit louder than stock, but changes the tone quite a bit.

If you want louder, the MPE won't cut it.
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i had the OEM mod. If you have the money get the MPE, it looks so much better.
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It'll be quieter but sound more refined. There is nothing like the hollow howl of an MPE. A straight up noise maker it is not. I also found it to balance perfectly with the s65 intake, it compliments the sound up front.
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Is the hollow sound what you hear in the videos, not sure it sounds that way while driving?
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My AA in car sounds totally different from what others hear. What do you really experience?
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I have the MPE and it totally sounds different from other aftermarket exhausts. Very unique and tends to be on the quieter side but it wont leave you dissapointed. Going to add a test pipe soon to bring out the howl alittle more
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Is the hollow sound what you hear in the videos, not sure it sounds that way while driving?
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My AA in car sounds totally different from what others hear. What do you really experience?
Yes, the hollow howl is present in the cabin too. You know the AA is louder overall, it has its own tone.
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Yes, the hollow howl is present in the cabin too. You know the AA is louder overall, it has its own tone.
Good. I want to switch too. As long as I can hear something that sounds good to my ears I will be satisfied.
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Hmmm I think I will stick to what I have. Thanks guys!
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Hmmm I think I will stick to what I have. Thanks guys!
Well, that's not a bad choice. Sucks to have to stick your head out the window to hear your exhaust and you don't have to do that with oem mod.
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Hmmm I think I will stick to what I have. Thanks guys!
Well, that's not a bad choice. Sucks to have to stick your head out the window to hear your exhaust and you don't have to do that with oem mod.
LOOL yeah for sure. I love how the car sounds!
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I have the perforated mod (which is quieter than yours) and I noticed the MPE was significantly quieter when I rode them back to back. Almost as quiet as stock, and I don't think the perf method mod is that loud to begin with. It may sound great from outside but you won't be able to hear a thing inside.
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I have the perforated mod (which is quieter than yours) and I noticed the MPE was significantly quieter when I rode them back to back. Almost as quiet as stock, and I don't think the perf method mod is that loud to begin with. It may sound great from outside but you won't be able to hear a thing inside.
The MPE wakes up with spirited driving. It's a lot louder in the cabin than stock then. Just coasting about the same.
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I have the M Performance exhaust and cruising around town it sounds a little louder than the stock. In my opinion, it is better looking than the stock exhaust too. However, when you're driving like this car is meant to be driven (ie 7,000+ rpm), the exhaust sound is unbelievable - a deep, LOUD rumble. I would take mine to a track day just to hear the exhaust.
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I'm in Toronto if you want to hear the MPE.
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