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      09-04-2011, 06:52 PM   #23
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There are two points you cant have in other exhausts.
Akra is titanium and saves aprox 20kilos
and also has optional wireless flap kit for the noise.
Even just the 20kg weight reduction is a win.I cant wait.
You're kidding right? About every exhaust manufacturer I know has a titanium version of the product they offer lol just give it a few more months and these will surface...remember the 1M hasn't been around for long. And the flap kits have been around since I hit puberty.
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      09-05-2011, 01:33 AM   #24
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Ouch...very ouch.
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      09-05-2011, 09:20 AM   #25
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I found it for less than $10K US....How come you paid $4k US more?

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showt...ight=Akropovic
because here in mexico we have to pay a huge amount of taxes due importation a lack of a free trade agreement with slovenia
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      09-05-2011, 08:16 PM   #26
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Who else is going to pay for all the race sponsorships and free exhaust systems....?
They need to make it somewhere.
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      09-06-2011, 09:09 AM   #27
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$10k!

You should it bought in the US and snuck it across the border. LOL
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      09-07-2011, 07:52 PM   #28
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hell, if you're in queretaro, just drive your car to texas and have a shop put it on there!
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      09-07-2011, 08:19 PM   #29
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There's no disputing the craftsmanship of akrapovic's exhaust. I have the full titanium exhaust on my R1 and the welds are a work of art. I only wish I had that kind of coin to drop on my car exhaust. I had to settle on the BMW PE which sounds pretty sick but not obnoxious. If your looking for a relatively inexpensive performance upgrade, I recommend shaving weight from the stock wheel and tire combo. I swapped the stock combo with some light weight Breytons and non-RFTs. Acceleration, handling, compliance and hook-up were all improved.
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      09-10-2011, 06:40 PM   #30
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haha yeah i know , but if i get caught in the automatic selection system, i should have to pay the duty plus a fine for being an illegal importer, and do things illegaly is one of many reasons of the problems that my country has right now , so i'm just trying to do things the way it's supposed to be... change must start by little actions, one at the time... that's why hehe.

i'll be posting some videos at the arrival, to share my impressions and sound hehe
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      09-11-2011, 02:14 PM   #31
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How can it be illegal, it will be part of your car. Even if you have it shipped and pay duty, it will still be cheaper, no?
yeah you're right!, i was a bit confused, but well, the thing is that i already order it and they have a non-refund policy, so i'll wait, and i will make of your knowledge when it arrives
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      09-13-2011, 09:35 AM   #32
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Akrapovic on IAA Frankfurt



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      09-13-2011, 09:43 AM   #33
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yeah you're right!, i was a bit confused, but well, the thing is that i already order it and they have a non-refund policy, so i'll wait, and i will make of your knowledge when it arrives
Dude, stop payment on that CC, claim you sold the car, fraud...something! It's just senseless to waste money like that. You're no better off than some of the other people who get grilled on this forum for paying over on the car. In fact, taking into account markup, this decision is worse (percentage counted towards what you're getting vs. what you're receiving). Very close to PacBMW markup.
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      09-13-2011, 10:01 AM   #34
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Anxious for pics. Akrapovic makes, by far, my favorite exhaust systems.

What's with all this jealousy, people?
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      09-13-2011, 02:22 PM   #35
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[quote=Guleb;10410650]Akrapovic on IAA Frankfurt




Please more pics


Glad I already ordered mine. It looks awesome
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      09-13-2011, 02:31 PM   #36
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ohohoho i haven't seen it before!! , i ordered it without knowing the look or the real life sound, think i will be not dissapointed at all, hope so! despite the astronomic price who have caused controversy hehe, can't wait! , car arrival 20/09/2011 , exhaust arrival first or second week on October
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I actually do have a money tree and would in no way spend that on an exhaust for anything less than an exotic sports car. Just throwing in my .02

Cheers to you though! I have no doubt that it will look great and sound like many other systems that are out and coming out.
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      09-13-2011, 03:49 PM   #38
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I actually do have a money tree and would in no way spend that on an exhaust for anything less than an exotic sports car. Just throwing in my .02

Cheers to you though! I have no doubt that it will look great and sound like many other systems that are out and coming out.
I'll buy some seeds!
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      09-13-2011, 06:56 PM   #39
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Pure sex!

This tease is like a hot girl raising her short skirt so you can admire her sexy lingerie!
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      09-13-2011, 07:18 PM   #40
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having heard it in person... what a sound! enjoy.

though 50 for the whole damn car and 10 for the metal straw hanging off the back... yikes!
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      09-13-2011, 07:43 PM   #41
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Pure sex!

This tease is like a hot girl raising her short skirt so you can admire her sexy lingerie!

Ummm.. not quite.... Someone needs a girlfriend.
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      09-13-2011, 08:32 PM   #42
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There is no way this exhaust should be the same price as an M3's. There is less componentry and from a purely visual inspection, essentially the same as their 335i exhaust all the way back until the rear muffler from what you can see.
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      09-14-2011, 12:03 AM   #43
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I'll buy some seeds!
me too , a whole bag of seeds, to go, please

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There is no way this exhaust should be the same price as an M3's. There is less componentry and from a purely visual inspection, essentially the same as their 335i exhaust all the way back until the rear muffler from what you can see.

Akra web page have some pics and looks different? I hope so
http://www.akrapovic.com/car-exhaust.../evolution-68/
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      09-14-2011, 07:36 AM   #44
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