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      01-22-2015, 09:41 PM   #1
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Eisenmann Race or BMW Performance Exhaust

This was probably asked before...yes personal preference...blah blah........I am thinking of either one but cannot decide....what do you folks think?
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How loud do you want?
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Loud...but do not want to piss off the neighbors...want to be noticed....
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Thanks...how do you like your Akra?
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I'd go with Eisenmann. MPE is a bit too quiet for me, the OEM mods are louder than it.
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      01-22-2015, 11:28 PM   #7
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I had the Eisenmann and loved it. But it was loud, even with oem cats. More of a deep rumble at idle, more of a growl on acceleration. A neighbor told me he could hear every time I started the car up, but he loved the sound. Cold start is beautiful. But it does have a bit of a drone at around 2800-3300 rpm.

But I ended up putting on my old MPE because I needed a quieter drive. And at WOT, the MPE roars like Godzilla.
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Thanks...how do you like your Akra?
Love it. In terms of volume, loud when you're on it, but quiet enough to be daily driven, and highway/road trip friendly. MPE has those qualities too. No extra oomph with the MPE though and I don't love it w/out cats. Something to think about if you won't be done with the catback.
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Love it. In terms of volume, loud when you're on it, but quiet enough to be daily driven, and highway/road trip friendly. MPE has those qualities too. No extra oomph with the MPE though and I don't love it w/out cats. Something to think about if you won't be done with the catback.
Do you have catless setup with your Akra? if you do, how does it sound? does it drone?

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Do you have catless setup with your Akra? if you do, how does it sound? does it drone?

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Full Evolution setup which includes high flow cats. Unsure if those actually serve a purpose... My nose says not really.

Drone being subjective, I don't think the Akra drones under normal driving circumstances. Most importantly for me, not at all on the highway. Up a hill under load, higher gear, yeah, some drone. I can live with and shift around those sorts of situations though. From construction to weight, power, look, sound, daily drivability, etc. I wouldn't trade for anything else I've heard so far.
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I tried an E. Race, loved it except for the drone. I've had an MPE on for awhile now. I was really surprised how much the E. Race quieted down at WOT. The MPE seems more linear in output.
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      01-23-2015, 06:21 AM   #12
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Thanks for all your replies. Would love to hear some tones if any members here in Atlanta, Georgia have them.

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OEM mod. It's perfect. Probably too quiet for you but your neighbors won't think you're a total idiot.
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Eisenmann looks like crap from behind.
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I say MPE, because it has a nice growl to it when daily driving (noticeable growl). When you get on it the sounds spectacular. Its not over the top like a lot of exhaust systems. To me its kept that luxury class sound. Not to mention there is 0 drone!

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      01-23-2015, 11:45 AM   #18
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I don't think MPE looks any better or worse than Eisenmann because they both stick down, unless you have a diffuser
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I would say E. Race. I currently have the Meisterschaft GT2 with ESS test pipes. It is loud but a good loud and very subdued when just cruising. But when you jump on it, you can hear it from a mile away and it's godly sounding!

Very nice deep rumble and I'm sure the neighbors don't care for it but I don't really care. Everytime I start it up, I can't help but smile.

The one option that wasn't on this car was enhanced audio and I was worried about that. However, even with it's 40 degrees outside I can't help but roll down the windows to hear that beautiful exhaust. I hardly use the stereo now.

I've heard E Race in person, very nice sound and with OEM cats, it won't be stupid loud.
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I don't think MPE looks any better or worse than Eisenmann because they both stick down, unless you have a diffuser
Yeah the MPE looks just as bad. Not only the cans, but from a side profile the Eisenmann tips don't come straight out, they almost tilt down a bit. I like the Supersprint mufflers as they are the only one where the tips are slightly angled upwards. Think like the new Jag F types.






Kind of slightly upwards. Like the pic above. I guess it's personal pref really.
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I had Eisenmann Race on my old E60 m5 and it sounded amazing. I myself am leaning towards the MPE, but need to hear eisenmann in person.
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