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      09-26-2012, 06:08 PM   #1
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Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust Smell

I am planning to get the Akrapovic X-pipe to go with my Akra slip on. I am concerned about the potential smell. For those with experience with the full Akrapovic Evolution exhaust... does it really stink? Do any of you with the full exhaust live near Sacramento? If so, can I go for a ride with you to experience it in person?
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      09-26-2012, 06:12 PM   #2
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I don't think the full evo smells. Remember it still has the 200cpi cats
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      09-26-2012, 06:28 PM   #3
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it does smell on morning start up... not strong but smell is there. since each pipe cat is 100cpi
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Here is a good example:

My wife hated smell from my full Dinan setup. So I sold it and bought Akra slipon.
She was ok since it had no smell. Then I wasn't happy about power so I got an Evo mid pipe without telling my wife (since she ain't gonna say "go buy it honey, I love to see your M3 pulling harder").

I had it on my ride for about 3 months but she never noticed I changed mid pipe!
Smell wasn't bad at all in normal driving. But when I'm alone and driving really hard, I can barely smell from HFC.

Go for it. You're not gonna regret and you're not gonna get annoyed by smell either.
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      09-26-2012, 07:24 PM   #5
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You don't smell it driving normally. In the morning you will, or if you back up. I smell it occasionally at other times, but it's nothing like my 7 series!
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it does smell on morning start up... not strong but smell is there. since each pipe cat is 100cpi
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Little smell on warm up but after that no smell.
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Not bad at all. Worth the performance gains.
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Awesome guys. I appreciate the responses.
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      09-26-2012, 07:44 PM   #9
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Really is not that bad. You won't regret it.
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      09-26-2012, 08:15 PM   #10
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Only on cold start and im catless !
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I smell it occasionally at other times
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It's definitely there. Sometimes even at a light with the windows down.
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Good to hear theres no smell. Im in the same boat. Currently have the Akra slip-on only. However on Oct 15th an Akra x-pipe AND a VF 540 SC are getting installed I've never ridden in a SC'd M3 so I have no idea what to expect but I've only heard good things..
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The smell of awesome has never bothered me.
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Good to hear theres no smell. Im in the same boat. Currently have the Akra slip-on only. However on Oct 15th an Akra x-pipe AND a VF 540 SC are getting installed I've never ridden in a SC'd M3 so I have no idea what to expect but I've only heard good things..
There's definitely a smell. Anyone who says otherwise is just used to it, or has no nerves in their nose.

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it does smell on morning start up... not strong but smell is there. since each pipe cat is 100cpi
I wonder if they make 200cpi cats?
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It smells a little esp if you have windows down...
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I wonder if they make 200cpi cats?
Edit: according to others they might have a 200 cell system but i haven't seen it in person. They also have a catless system too.

Something like the Fabspeed X-Pipe uses 200 cell cats, but the quality can not be compared to the Akra.
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I read in another thread that supposedly Akra does make the 200 cell ones. Only problem with that is that you would need to get a new x-pipe from them.
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that's why you gotta date a girl who loves the smell SO GOOD!
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Have had it for over 2 years now and my wife has never mentioned a thing and I've only noticed an odor while in the trunk, and yes, I bathe daily
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I read in another thread that supposedly Akra does make the 200 cell ones. Only problem with that is that you would need to get a new x-pipe from them.
They make 200CPI Cats, at least they did when I got my Akrapovic, I still went with the 100CPI anyway. Wether they are still available or not, I can't say. Best bet is to call IND!
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