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      01-30-2013, 01:51 AM   #1
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Meisterschaft Exhaust Combo's

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What sort of combinations are you guys running with your Meisterschaft axle back exhausts.

I currently have the N55 mids hooked up to the Meisterschaft axle back.. Have put about 5K kms on them..

The drone around 2K to 2.3K seems to be just getting worse and worse.

Was considering fitting 2 inline resonators to the N55"s to help eliminate the drone, although it might quieten the exhaust note a bit too much..

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated, as I love my Meisterschaft..

PS... Still running the OEM DP's.

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I think we all have the same problem. I only get it on 6 gear around 72-75mpg. I have learned to live with it for the past 2 years.

I also have stock DP and a friend with AR DP, has the same problem.
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      01-30-2013, 11:06 AM   #3
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I have the Berk mid and Meisterschaft and it is REALLY bad. I just ordered the N55 mid which should help some but I am still expecting drone. With the Berk the drone is so bad in 6th that even the stereo won't drown it out.
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get yourself in higher rpm and lower gear to make the drone go away otherwise yes, you have to live with it, ive had all combos of stock dps, stock midpipes, n55 midpipes, AR downpipes and meisterschaft section 1 straight midpipes, the drone is there at different levels. best way to combat it is again, lower gear and it goes away
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I must be crazy because my car has meisterschaft midpipes and stock dp and catback and I don't really notice any excessive drone?
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I must be crazy because my car has meisterschaft midpipes and stock dp and catback and I don't really notice any excessive drone?
I think people are more commenting on combinations that work with the meisterschaft axelback to deliver less drone.

You probably have no drone because you have a stock catback.

Everyone also has different tolerances for drone and depending on ones driving style, some may experience it more than others. I personally accept that drone is usually unavoidable to some extent with the more aggressive aftermarket exhausts.
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I think people are more commenting on combinations that work with the meisterschaft axelback to deliver less drone.

You probably have no drone because you have a stock catback.

Everyone also has different tolerances for drone and depending on ones driving style, some may experience it more than others. I personally accept that drone is usually unavoidable to some extent with the more aggressive aftermarket exhausts.
Thanks guys for your replies to date.

To clarify..
I had the N55 mids on initially, with drone between the 2K -2.3K rev range at all speeds.

Replaced the N55's last week with the OEM mids and the drone is still present, in the same rev range, although slightly more muted.
Only thing is, with the OEM mids, I have lost engine responsivness down low and their is now lag in the low rev range, due to the two mid cats.

Was planning on having 2 resonators fitted to the N55's to hopefully reduce or eliminate drone.

Was hoping someone has already tried this, and can give some sort of positive feedback.
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I can live with the drone I am getting but if I can lessen it some that would be good. However, I'll gladly deal with it for the WOT sound that this exhaust produces!

I haven't tried this but there was a thread somewhere on the board about packing the compartment in the trunk with towels or something. I seem to remember some saying that it reduced the drone. But I think in cars with the HK stereo there is a amp there that needs space to keep cool? I'm not completely sure though because I haven't raise the full panel beyond the battery area.
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I can live with the drone I am getting but if I can lessen it some that would be good. However, I'll gladly deal with it for the WOT sound that this exhaust produces!

I haven't tried this but there was a thread somewhere on the board about packing the compartment in the trunk with towels or something. I seem to remember some saying that it reduced the drone. But I think in cars with the HK stereo there is a amp there that needs space to keep cool? I'm not completely sure though because I haven't raise the full panel beyond the battery area.
True...In Oz we have the HK amp in that space.

What mid pipes are you running mate?
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I can live with the drone I am getting but if I can lessen it some that would be good. However, I'll gladly deal with it for the WOT sound that this exhaust produces!

I haven't tried this but there was a thread somewhere on the board about packing the compartment in the trunk with towels or something. I seem to remember some saying that it reduced the drone. But I think in cars with the HK stereo there is a amp there that needs space to keep cool? I'm not completely sure though because I haven't raise the full panel beyond the battery area.
I have HK stereo and my amp is not located there but inside the driver's side rear trunk side panel. I know that others' amp are located there though. I guess it all depends on the equipment configuration of each car and/or the market, you need to check that first. I can tell you that IF you don't have the amp there you will very likely notice a significant improvement in minimizing or eliminating the drone just by putting a towel etc. in it. I tried the opposite, let the trunk base cover a bit loose from the edges like when it is not properly/tightly closed and I couldn't believe how high and annoying drone became.
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Thanks..Your drone must be excessive with the added catless DP's?
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I haven't tried this but there was a thread somewhere on the board about packing the compartment in the trunk with towels or something. I seem to remember some saying that it reduced the drone. But I think in cars with the HK stereo there is a amp there that needs space to keep cool? I'm not completely sure though because I haven't raise the full panel beyond the battery area.
Here is that thread: http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=759270

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I have the Eisenmann race and n55. Drone is minimal. My problem was a resonance and rattle around 2k-2.5k rpm. I layed down a sheet of dynamat and a layer of carpet pad in the open section of the trunk and it really helped. Less drone and less rattle. Also less exhaust note
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True...In Oz we have the HK amp in that space.

What mid pipes are you running mate?
currently Berk Mids (replacing with the N55's)
Miesterschaft axel back

I knew it would be loud and that there would be drone, so don't get me wrong. I am not about it, but if I can change the drone from occuring at 2500-2700 RMP down to 2100-2300 RPM it would make a wold of difference to me and my style of driving.

And if not, I'll spend a little more on gas and run in a lower gear
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Thanks again for the replies...

Looks like we all have some sort of drone with the Meisterschaft... So will re install the N55 mids tomorrow morning..

Meanwhile... I will rubber line the hollowed out boot/trunk compartment tonight, to reduce drone.

I am using 3mm Everroll sound deadening flooring rubber.. We use this in our Spin/Cycle room, at out fitness centre to reduce accoustic booming from the sound system..

Fingers crossed..

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So Maddad mids with Meisterschaft would be full of drone?
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So Maddad mids with Meisterschaft would be full of drone?
The maddads have resonators IIRC? If so that'll help a ton, adding Berk mids to my setup more or less got rid of 6th gear cruising drone. The muffler for the 1m is obviously a bit different, but the general sound/tone is going to be very similar coming from an N54.
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Meanwhile... I will rubber line the hollowed out boot/trunk compartment tonight, to reduce drone.

I am using 3mm Everroll sound deadening flooring rubber.. We use this in our Spin/Cycle room, at out fitness centre to reduce accoustic booming from the sound system..

Fingers crossed..
Well that was a waste of time...

Even rubber lined the battery compartment to eliminate resonating in the open spaces..

Made NO DIFFERENCE to the drone..

Infact, the drone lasts over a broader rev range with the OEM mids installed than when I had the N55 mids installed.. go figure.
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Well that was a waste of time...

Even rubber lined the battery compartment to eliminate resonating in the open spaces..

Made NO DIFFERENCE to the drone..

Infact, the drone lasts over a broader rev range with the OEM mids installed than when I had the N55 mids installed.. go figure.
Nothing surprising about the OEM mids, they are crap and they drone much more than N55 mids. I couldn't figure anything good about them yet.
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Nothing surprising about the OEM mids, they are crap and they drone much more than N55 mids. I couldn't figure anything good about them yet.
True...Must be the "fake" resonator in the OEM mids, that's causing all the excessive drone.
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I have the axle back exhaust paired with Supersprint DeCatted front and non-resonated center exhaust.. and its just beautifully LOUD !!

On another note.. I have noticed my right two exhaust pipes become dirtier faster, than the two on the left. Does anyone else have this?
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