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      06-14-2012, 08:09 PM   #1
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My Story

Ok... I feel kinda contradictory to my self recently. I think it's time, in Afghanistan I had plenty of it to get on here every day and now that I'm back home and have my car I felt like I neglected the site for the longest time.

So here's my story from beginning to end.

It all started June 19th 2011 my first email sent to the BMW military sales rep that I ended up working with the entire year to get my 2012 135i. From there I paid $2000 a month to get the vehicle just over the halfway mark. I spent from June to November locking in all my choices for colors and packages. and about November/ December the order went in, and the wait officially began.

Fast forward 6 months and on May 18th I got word that it was here and time for me to go get it. I was so excited.

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By the time I picked up my car I already had my first Mod in hand, it was very inexpensive and look 100 times better IMO. They were the BMS 4 LED white angle eyes. I made sure to put them on properly making sure the the caps got put back on tightly and properly ensuring that there would be no moisture getting into the headlights themselves.

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Started leave on the 8th of June and made my way down here to Tucson AZ, 800 miles and 12 hrs of straight driving. Got the car over the 1200 mile break in period and immediately found out that this car doesn't like the heat with all the leather. So I got it tinted of course.

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And today, the piaste resistance, my new friend Leon of Leon's exhaust custom built a Axle Back Muffler Delete system for me. Beautiful workmanship and overall a great sound. And for $130 you just cant beat that. I took pictures of most of the process.

the old muffler out and hacked up.
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I wanted to keep the old tips to keep it looking as stock as possible.
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Cavernous hole.
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The resonators that were bought by Leon.
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The after math post finishing welds.
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Post Paint.
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Finished product.
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Still looks damn stock IMO.
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So as for now that is where I stand on the 22nd I plan on going to the strip to log some 1/4mile times, and I still have some more things to do to my car wheels and such. More pics will come along with some videos of me out at the strip. I hope you like, I know I do, I cant get enough of this thing.
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      06-15-2012, 12:20 AM   #3
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Give us an impression on how it sounds with the muffler delete. How much louder over stock? I've been thinking about doing this. I assume this guy is in Tucson?
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Give us an impression on how it sounds with the muffler delete. How much louder over stock? I've been thinking about doing this. I assume this guy is in Tucson?
it is noticeably louder it has a very aggressive growl on start up and in gear pulls, its not over powering which is nice too but you can hear it inside with the windows up and music playing. And yes this guy is in Tucson until the 9th of July. I will try to get a good camera to get some sound clips.
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it is noticeably louder it has a very aggressive growl on start up and in gear pulls, its not over powering which is nice too but you can hear it inside with the windows up and music playing. And yes this guy is in Tucson until the 9th of July. I will try to get a good camera to get some sound clips.
Nice. Any little backfire 'popping' sound? It looks really good! Most people don't add that resonator. Probably sounds much better with it on.
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it is noticeably louder it has a very aggressive growl on start up and in gear pulls, its not over powering which is nice too but you can hear it inside with the windows up and music playing. And yes this guy is in Tucson until the 9th of July. I will try to get a good camera to get some sound clips.
Nice. Any little backfire 'popping' sound? It looks really good! Most people don't add that resonator. Probably sounds much better with it on.
Its not bad it does pop a little at high rpm after you let off its a little more noticeable, I noticed it with the stock muffler, but over all its a great more aggressive sound, and from what I was told the resonators keep the decibel levels in check. When I went to make the appointment he he separated the system at the silencer joint to see if it was an overpowering sound and from where I was in the driver seat it wasn't too bad to just go straight pipe but he thought the resonators would make it sound more throaty, and man does it.
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