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      10-20-2011, 09:18 PM   #1
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      10-20-2011, 10:00 PM   #2
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      10-20-2011, 10:07 PM   #3
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slip on or full system??

I dont have first hand experience, but the reviews on this forum rank both the BMW M3 performance exhaust (slip on) as well as the akra slip on pretty favorably, and they both should be cheaper than the full akra evolution system (which is kinda ranked no.1 here)....
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      10-20-2011, 10:11 PM   #4
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I bought a used Fabspeed Maxflo exhaust for a grand. New it's 2 grand. It has a great sound to it and it's not too loud at all. Especially with the windows rolled up it basically just as loud as it did stock. My friends tell me it sounds great though when they hear me driving. I'll probably be buying a meisterschaft gt2 this christmas because I want to go louder but I think my exhaust was a great value for what I got compared to some of the other exhausts which are several grand. I would recommend it for its value for sure.
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      10-20-2011, 10:13 PM   #5
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I just had the Dinan Midpipe installed and OMG
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      10-20-2011, 10:27 PM   #6
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Nothing comes close to modded OEM exhaust
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      10-20-2011, 10:39 PM   #7
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Meisterschaft GT slip on, not as loud as the the GT2 and 2700. Best sound EVER. I have videos of it on my car if youd like
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      10-20-2011, 10:41 PM   #8
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Nothing comes close to modded OEM exhaust
Sounds great!
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      10-20-2011, 11:37 PM   #10
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If you want value
Nothing comes close to modded OEM exhaust
Sounds great!
Can someone explaine here how does this work? Or is there a DIY for it in the website?
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      10-20-2011, 11:44 PM   #11
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Another vote for the OEM mod. The original thread is still running if you do a quick search. Sounds as good or better than anything you can get shy of 3 grand, for about 300 bucks.
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      10-21-2011, 12:53 AM   #12
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Can someone explaine here how does this work? Or is there a DIY for it in the website?
Nvm , found it
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      10-21-2011, 12:58 AM   #13
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+1 for OEM Exhaust Mod too! I did it a couple days ago and it sounds great! It's louder than stock while on the gas but sounds just like stock while cruising. No drone either!
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      10-21-2011, 05:20 AM   #14
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I agree with not wanting to spend much money on the rear exhaust, since it adds very little to no power. Even BMW claims no power, just a "more powerful sound" for its expensive exhaust upgrade. You can save some weight with a stainless steel aftermarket exhaust, and more weight with a titanium aftermarket rear exhaust, if that is important. And people do like aftermarket rear exhausts for the sound.

It is hard to say which has the best value when the issue is a subjective one such as sound rather than an objective one such as horsepower. Some people will pay a lot of money for the right sound -- there are plenty of $2k to $3k exhausts and in some cases that is $3k only if on sale.

The significant power gains come from removing one or both converters in the midpipe. That is where I am focusing my exhaust search. One cat, no cats, no resonators, one resonator, two resonators, etc., but it can interplay with the rear exhaust -- if you go with a no cat no resonator midpipe then you may not want a loud rear exhaust because the sound would be too much as some people have discovered after complaints from neighbors.

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      10-21-2011, 07:42 AM   #15
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Meisterschaft GT slip on, not as loud as the the GT2 and 2700. Best sound EVER. I have videos of it on my car if youd like
I agree- Meisterschaft GT- car sounds amazing.
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Go and buy my exhaust

OEM but cats gone and it retains the resonators...sounds awesome, check my for sale thread.
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      10-21-2011, 08:39 AM   #17
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OEM exhaust mod FTW! 250$! Just did mine 2 weeks ago.

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OEM exhaust mod FTW! 250$! Just did mine 2 weeks ago.

Did you do it yourself or took it to a shop and asked them to do it for you? $250 was for the labour?
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Did you do it yourself or took it to a shop and asked them to do it for you? $250 was for the labour?
I took it to a buddies shop. Although, I paid the normal rate of 85$ an hour. It took about 3 hours for them to take my exhaust off, cut open the can and weld pipes over the perforated stock pipes, and then weld shut and re-install the exhaust.

I was really nervous before I did it but afterwards, I am VERY happy with it! I love playing my music loud but since I got this mod done, I find myself turning the music down and listening to the exhaust instead.
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      10-21-2011, 10:27 AM   #20
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My personal preference goes to Remus. Great sound, great quality and great for the price.
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Megan Racing makes an excellent exhaust for the money........
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Maybe it's the quality of the recording, but I like the stck OEM sound better.
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