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      07-03-2009, 05:59 PM   #1
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Your dealer did your instal. Did they weld or clamp your exhaust? I got mine installed at the dealer aswell...and its welded.
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I believe it's clamped, but I do not know for sure.
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      07-04-2009, 11:23 AM   #4
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Great pictures...I'm hoping to put one on within a couple of months.
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      07-19-2009, 06:13 PM   #5
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Now I know for sure.

It is clamped.
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What is the real difference/benefit between welded vs clamped in this situation? Does it come with clamps? Dealers seem to be doing either.

I have a friend that can do this install but he sold his welder.
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What is the real difference/benefit between welded vs clamped in this situation? Does it come with clamps? Dealers seem to be doing either.

I have a friend that can do this install but he sold his welder.
I really cant answer that question. Mine is welded because I got it after an accident that trashed my stock midpipes and axelback. So since I dont have a stock exhaust anyway I opted for welding.
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I would say.. there is no difference.
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Are the performance gains noticeable?
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Are the performance gains noticeable?
this...i am seriously considering this exhaust...
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this...i am seriously considering this exhaust...
I'm really on the fence about it, just wonder how it affects everyday usability, but the 128i isn't loud enough.
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      08-12-2010, 12:48 AM   #12
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gains, not noticeable, but it roars when you go above ~4000rpm. Under that, it sounds pretty stock. I love it since it doesn't attract attention unless you push it.
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      08-12-2010, 03:03 AM   #13
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Bozola, you have any more pics of the Performance exhaust tips? Like maybe something with the car on the ground, similar to photo #2 above of the stock tips? I'm trying to assess how they look installed - how far they stick out, how well, they're centered, etc. Thanks.
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Thanks, looks good - are the tips easy enough to keep clean?
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Yes. I use brasso and they come fairly clean.
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I have similar tips on my corvette and I use Meguiers nxt metal polish to clean them.
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Great pics. Montego is a stunning color.
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damn.. that car is gorgeous
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      08-25-2010, 09:15 PM   #21
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What kind of pricing are people getting for this exhaust? It looks like it clamps on to the very last section of the pipe from the catalytic converter? I did the BMW Performance Intake today, installed myself in about two hours. I like the appearance, and the sound seems cool too, need to make a video of it.

How about a video of the exhaust note?


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It took less than 1 hour.
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