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      12-16-2011, 09:03 AM   #1
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If you are considering Akrapovic DP's.......

You may want to make up your mind fast. Massive price increase on the way Jan 1.

I have been told several different amounts ranging from a new price of $1300 to $1600 per pair from the current $799.
Wherever the price ends up - looks like a big increase on the way!
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      12-16-2011, 10:32 AM   #2
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Price for 2012 is as follows (Effective January 1, 2012)

Akrapovic Slip on - $3590.00
Akrapovic Evolution - $5950.00
Down Pipe - $1650.00
Wireless kit - $850.00

*All prices are from the official Akrapovic 2012 North America price guide.
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      12-16-2011, 10:36 AM   #3
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Just plain silly! Would never buy their stuff for that price! They need to wake up!
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      12-16-2011, 10:40 AM   #4
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Just plain silly! Would never buy their stuff for that price! They need to wake up!
I am with you on that. Crazy to spend that much on an exhaust system when there are similar/better systems out there for far less money.
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      12-16-2011, 10:46 AM   #5
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When you pay more than 10% of the price of the car on exhaust... Something is wrong...
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      12-16-2011, 11:45 AM   #6
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I am with you on that. Crazy to spend that much on an exhaust system when there are similar/better systems out there for far less money.
Although I tend to agree, I havent heard another system that comes close to the aggressive sound of the Akra.
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      12-16-2011, 12:06 PM   #7
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Its over three times the price of the Eisenmann system here in Sweden
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      12-16-2011, 01:30 PM   #8
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Although I tend to agree, I havent heard another system that comes close to the aggressive sound of the Akra.
The problem is you would rarely have the 'flapper' open to experience the aggressive sound. Way to loud for daily driving.
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      12-16-2011, 02:57 PM   #9
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If it was 50% of the price I would consider it. But for current price? Not worth it...
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      12-16-2011, 03:27 PM   #10
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The problem is you would rarely have the 'flapper' open to experience the aggressive sound. Way to loud for daily driving.

Great point!!! Without hearing it in person I cant gauge how loud it is.
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First let me say, I have the Akra Evolution WITHOUT both the remote and down pipe. On that basis I feel I can offer an opinion on the system as opposed to just hypotheticals.

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I am with you on that. Crazy to spend that much on an exhaust system when there are similar/better systems out there for far less money.
Similar / better, how do you measure that?
And yes there are steel or stainless steel systems that are way cheaper. I wanted titanium and I wanted the best quality pipe work with zero compromises on bends and first class welds The resultant craftsmanship the likes, I believ,e is without peer.

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When you pay more than 10% of the price of the car on exhaust... Something is wrong...
Absolutley agree. But disagree for some markets, Australia and Asia for example where the 1M demands a upwards of US$110,000 premium (bullsh1t and sucks balls by the way)

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Although I tend to agree, I havent heard another system that comes close to the aggressive sound of the Akra.
Yeh what he said, WRC Car for the road sound without mega cans hanging out the back of the car.

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The problem is you would rarely have the 'flapper' open to experience the aggressive sound. Way to loud for daily driving.
No flapper here, you just need to be carefully with throttle application, good luck as its addictive. Oh, it is a DD, it is my wife's car hahaha

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If it was 50% of the price I would consider it. But for current price? Not worth it...
Cheaper in the US than here as well LOL


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Great point!!! Without hearing it in person I cant gauge how loud it is.
EXACTLY! C'mon over for the weekend, you can even have a drive with both the exhaust and the ESS tune.

By the way, I have no affiliation with Akra, I am just a car nut who is passionate about cars so.......
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      12-16-2011, 06:01 PM   #12
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First let me say, I have the Akra Evolution WITHOUT both the remote and down pipe. On that basis I feel I can offer an opinion on the system as opposed to just hypotheticals.

No flapper here, you just need to be carefully with throttle application, good luck as its addictive. Oh, it is a DD, it is my wife's car hahaha
So do you have the valve permanently open ie bypassing the muffler?
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      12-16-2011, 08:04 PM   #13
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EXACTLY! C'mon over for the weekend, you can even have a drive with both the exhaust and the ESS tune.

By the way, I have no affiliation with Akra, I am just a car nut who is passionate about cars so.......
You realize Im gonna take you up on this when I am in Australia

I too wanna know do you just have the valves set completely open at all times?
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NO PLUG, straight out !!!!!



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      12-16-2011, 08:52 PM   #15
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NO PLUG, straight out !!!!!
Isn't I too loud like that all the time though?
I'd be keen on the slip on plus the wireless kit... No one seems to have sound clips though
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      12-16-2011, 10:08 PM   #16
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Ian quick get the akra before the price hike - you know you want too!
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      12-16-2011, 10:48 PM   #17
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Now that really makes me consider getting a Evolution system
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      12-16-2011, 10:59 PM   #18
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799$ seemed to be to cheap for the quality of the DP's compared to how much Akra charges for the exhaust. No surprise here of a price hike.
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      12-17-2011, 03:38 AM   #19
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When selling the car you will basically get nothing for the Akra if you don't sell it separately. The only pro could be that you get more interested buyers. But I agree that you buy it to use when you own it there is also an future economical aspect of it. Its funny the more money you have the more you think on how you spend them... Strange?
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I would really like to have the evolution with the wireless. But again they premium is just silly...
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      12-17-2011, 04:19 AM   #21
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Price for 2012 is as follows (Effective January 1, 2012)

Akrapovic Slip on - $3590.00
Akrapovic Evolution - $5950.00
Down Pipe - $1650.00
Wireless kit - $850.00

*All prices are from the official Akrapovic 2012 North America price guide.
UK 2011 and 2012 Pricing. Glad I won't be getting DP if I get it.

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Slip-On System* RRP £2,615.00 (2012 RRP £2,745.00)

(Choice of Carbon or Titanium Tail Pipes)

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Evolution System RRP £4,342.00 (2012 RRP £4,560.00)

(Choice of Carbon or Titanium Tail Pipes)

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Wireless Valve Technology* RRP £615.96 (2012 RRP £647)

Downpipes* RRP £ 615.96 (2012 RRP £1,655)

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VAT Included. (20%)
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      12-17-2011, 05:27 AM   #22
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UK 2011 and 2012 Pricing. Glad I won't be getting DP if I get it.



Downpipes* RRP £ 615.96 (2012 RRP £1,655)

does anyone know more about the purpose of this rip off?
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