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      09-27-2011, 05:47 PM   #45
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I agree.. these are just crazy prices for style and a bit of horsepower.

A basic tune is a fraction of the price of an exhaust tip, and will give 3x more power/torque
M3, I agree with what you said, however you left out the bit re extra audible pleasure that you get along with the other so called benefits, including a weight reduction (I could really afford to loose a few, maybe lots, of pounds and achieve the same weight reduction of course )

As said on this forum a few hundred times, some countries, Australia included, pay well over US$100k for the car, an exhaust at $6 - $7k then doesn't sound so bad (same money asked by Porsche for their sports system on a cayman for example, though with ZERO performance gains quoted). I guess if I was asked to pay that much money for a system for my US$40k V8 Holden Utility.... I just wouldn't, simple as that.

Having seen the pace car at Welt and fell in love with both the aesthetics and sound of the car, me want the zorst
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      09-27-2011, 06:56 PM   #46
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I was considering the exhaust note as part of the Style... but yes.. certainly the value per dollar looks more in line when looking at non US pricing.
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      09-27-2011, 07:09 PM   #47
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Buying Akrapovic is like buying art, it gets expensive, but worth every penny.
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      09-27-2011, 09:22 PM   #48
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Buying Akrapovic is like buying art, it gets expensive, but worth every penny.
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      09-28-2011, 05:24 AM   #49
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So first remarks; with wireless kit off (default) it is quiter than stock. When it is on, yes, it is on You could here the difference from the clip; normal start (warm car) with default settings, than the kit is turned on, the valves are moved and... well hear it:

Youtube teaser

So this is complete evolution system with wireless kit option and carbon tips.
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      09-28-2011, 06:03 AM   #50
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Guleb, what means "soon" timewise?


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      09-28-2011, 06:21 AM   #51
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Would it be louder with the downpipe?
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      09-28-2011, 08:20 AM   #52
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Would it be louder with the downpipe?
Of course.

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Guleb, what means "soon" timewise?
Fixed :-)
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      09-28-2011, 09:29 AM   #53
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Buying Akrapovic is like buying art, it gets expensive, but worth every penny.
Except that when you go to sell it you will get a fraction of your initial investment back.

Sorry but their are far better deals on exhaust systems that will do exactly the same thing as far as sound and performance. Once they are full of road grime, no one knows the difference anyway.
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      09-28-2011, 11:12 AM   #54
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Buying Akrapovic is like buying art, it gets expensive, but worth every penny.
Acceptable analogy, but art isn't generally subjected to the elements, rocks, debris, etc.


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Except that when you go to sell it you will get a fraction of your initial investment back.

Sorry but their are far better deals on exhaust systems that will do exactly the same thing as far as sound and performance. Once they are full of road grime, no one knows the difference anyway.
Agreed!
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      09-28-2011, 11:32 AM   #55
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Are most guys choosing to go with the Akrapovic Downpipe and be forced to tune or just the evolution system. Curious what everyone that ordered akrapovic is going with.
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      09-28-2011, 02:32 PM   #56
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Are most guys choosing to go with the Akrapovic Downpipe and be forced to tune or just the evolution system. Curious what everyone that ordered akrapovic is going with.
Most of my customers went with the Evolutions system with the wireless kit.

There has been little or almost no info on the Akra DP. We will have to wait and see what comes out of Akra in the next couple of weeks.

If DP is a must, the AR catless or race catted DP's are the best out there in terms of quality and fitment.
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      09-28-2011, 02:57 PM   #57
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Is there a link for the AR Catless or Race Catted Down Pipes
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Is there a link for the AR Catless or Race Catted Down Pipes
http://www.hpashop.com/product.sc?pr...categoryId=269

http://www.hpashop.com/product.sc?pr...categoryId=269
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Did he say how they were different?
He wasn't a Tech but he DID say that the Evolution system would not be quite as loud or aggressive as the MotoGP car. I'd ASSume that it's probably just a matter of slightly different resonator (if installed?) or muffler design. (Or as simple as, the MotoGP car had a prototype maybe??)
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      09-29-2011, 08:01 AM   #60
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Hi jbd,

Good one. I also ordered mine in August 2011, and expecting to have mine in Sydney in mid Nov 11, hopefully sooner not later,
Can you advise how much you pay for your x3 20d pls?
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      09-29-2011, 08:08 AM   #61
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M3, I agree with what you said, however you left out the bit re extra audible pleasure that you get along with the other so called benefits, including a weight reduction (I could really afford to loose a few, maybe lots, of pounds and achieve the same weight reduction of course )

As said on this forum a few hundred times, some countries, Australia included, pay well over US$100k for the car, an exhaust at $6 - $7k then doesn't sound so bad (same money asked by Porsche for their sports system on a cayman for example, though with ZERO performance gains quoted). I guess if I was asked to pay that much money for a system for my US$40k V8 Holden Utility.... I just wouldn't, simple as that.

Having seen the pace car at Welt and fell in love with both the aesthetics and sound of the car, me want the zorst
Have you got yours reserved? Carbon/Titanium tip?
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Sorry but their are far better deals on exhaust systems that will do exactly the same thing as far as sound and performance.
As well as drop 35 lbs?
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Have you got yours reserved? Carbon/Titanium tip?

Yep, I will be the first one to get it apparently, from Southern BM. I will be their test dummy. Probably will have the FULL system with remote AND CARBON tips

You?
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Yep, I will be the first one to get it apparently, from Southern BM. I will be their test dummy. Probably will have the FULL system with remote AND CARBON tips

You?
Waiting on guinea pigs like you . I quite like the stock tips, but the glossy carbon tips might match the rear diffuser better. Only if they would make a glossy titanium - but I guess titanium is never glossy.
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He wasn't a Tech but he DID say that the Evolution system would not be quite as loud or aggressive as the MotoGP car. I'd ASSume that it's probably just a matter of slightly different resonator (if installed?) or muffler design. (Or as simple as, the MotoGP car had a prototype maybe??)
I can't believe anyone would order a 6k exhaust system without personally seeing/touching/hearing it. I guess I'm just too particular about things. Until I can get up close and personal with several exhausts, you guys have convinced me to get a $599 Berk midpipe.
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Akrapovic 1M exhaust

Without the wireless kit all exhaust will be routed through the muffler and the bypass would be blocked off.

The slip-on system is available with the wireless kit as well.
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