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      03-26-2015, 10:54 AM   #1
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So i know this topic has been discussed but want a fresh opinion. With the 340i coming out my baby needs a little love. I have Stage 1 and now its time to address the exhaust and possibly springs.

My car is an MSport. Do you think the MPE is enough of an upgrade? I don't want anything too loud. Is the difference in sound measurable in the cabin or only while videoing from 6 inches away with an iphone?

If not MPE I was considering the Borla S Type. Want to keep the costs reasonable.

Opinions welcome. Thanks in advance!
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I have the MPE and really like it. It's a good balance between aggressive sound at higher rpm and zero drone when cruising. I love the burbles it makes. It takes about 1000 miles to break in. I've had other exhaust on cars of the past and have dealt with drone and was a pain in the ass making highway road trips unpleasant. I just wanted a little more rumble without getting to obnoxious and the mpe does that. I've also heard great things about the Borla too. I'm sure more aggressive but cruises quite.
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You will def get a little more grunt in the cabin, but by no means does the exhaust drone or take over your head space in the car.
It's a good small bump in loudness but not crazy by any means. you will hear the burbles and pops more which is nice. It's a nice step up I would say, but it is subtle.
It's also deeper and throatier, but it's nowhere near as dramatic as the Akrapovic or GTHaus. I love mine and I'm glad I didn't drop crazy money on one of the others.
You definitely get what you pay for IMHO.
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You will def get a little more grunt in the cabin, but by no means does the exhaust drone or take over your head space in the car.
It's a good small bump in loudness but not crazy by any means. you will hear the burbles and pops more which is nice. It's a nice step up I would say, but it is subtle.
It's also deeper and throatier, but it's nowhere near as dramatic as the Akrapovic or GTHaus. I love mine and I'm glad I didn't drop crazy money on one of the others.
You definitely get what you pay for IMHO.
Is it close to the f80-f82 sound?
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Is it close to the f80-f82 sound?
Definitely not, The new M3/M4 sounds like a farty lawnmower. I am not digging the sound of the F8X stuff at all. I personally think The F3X stuff sounds better with aftermarket exhaust or MPE. Just my preference.
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      03-26-2015, 02:50 PM   #6
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AWE seems to be in the lead right now.
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So i know this topic has been discussed but want a fresh opinion. With the 340i coming out my baby needs a little love. I have Stage 1 and now its time to address the exhaust and possibly springs.

My car is an MSport. Do you think the MPE is enough of an upgrade? I don't want anything too loud. Is the difference in sound measurable in the cabin or only while videoing from 6 inches away with an iphone?

If not MPE I was considering the Borla S Type. Want to keep the costs reasonable.

Opinions welcome. Thanks in advance!
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I have the Borla S Type and it sounds incredible. I get tons of compliments on it. Definitely louder than the MPE (and throatier?). There's just a wee bit of drone at certain rpms, but nothing that is overbearing or annoying. I would say that ANY aftermarket exhaust has a touch of drone at certain rpm bands (including the MPE). My wife never commented on it, so I use that as the test whether it is too loud lol.

It's a full catback so you'll gain a few hp too. Very reasonable price at right around $1000. No way I'd spend $1500 or more for an exhaust on a 335i....just my 2 cents.
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I have the Borla S Type and it sounds incredible. I get tons of compliments on it. Definitely louder than the MPE (and throatier?). There's just a wee bit of drone at certain rpms, but nothing that is overbearing or annoying. I would say that ANY aftermarket exhaust has a touch of drone at certain rpm bands (including the MPE). My wife never commented on it, so I use that as the test whether it is too loud lol.

It's a full catback so you'll gain a few hp too. Very reasonable price at right around $1000. No way I'd spend $1500 or more for an exhaust on a 335i....just my 2 cents.
If they make a axel back I'll grab one
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I have the Borla S Type and it sounds incredible. I get tons of compliments on it. Definitely louder than the MPE (and throatier?). There's just a wee bit of drone at certain rpms, but nothing that is overbearing or annoying. I would say that ANY aftermarket exhaust has a touch of drone at certain rpm bands (including the MPE). My wife never commented on it, so I use that as the test whether it is too loud lol.

It's a full catback so you'll gain a few hp too. Very reasonable price at right around $1000. No way I'd spend $1500 or more for an exhaust on a 335i....just my 2 cents.
Thanks! Good POV.
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I have the Borla S Type and it sounds incredible. I get tons of compliments on it. Definitely louder than the MPE (and throatier?). There's just a wee bit of drone at certain rpms, but nothing that is overbearing or annoying. I would say that ANY aftermarket exhaust has a touch of drone at certain rpm bands (including the MPE). My wife never commented on it, so I use that as the test whether it is too loud lol.

It's a full catback so you'll gain a few hp too. Very reasonable price at right around $1000. No way I'd spend $1500 or more for an exhaust on a 335i....just my 2 cents.
If they make a axel back I'll grab one
At least with a full catback (like the Borla), you don't need to saw off your exhaust....it clamps right up.
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Is it close to the f80-f82 sound?
Eisenmann quad will get you there...

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Definitely not, The new M3/M4 sounds like a farty lawnmower. I am not digging the sound of the F8X stuff at all. I personally think The F3X stuff sounds better with aftermarket exhaust or MPE. Just my preference.
Im with you on that. I have listened to a lot of videos with OEM and aftermarket exhausts and the F8X's just simply sound horrible
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Depends on what you are looking for.
If you are looking for an axle back exhaust Active Autowerke nd Remus are very popular.
If you are looking for a full exhaust GTHAus, Remus, AWE are very good options too.
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I have a DINAN exhaust on my f30. I love it. I would suggest DINAN, AKRAPOVIC and GTHaus exhaust systems. These were the exhausts I was considering.
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Have you heard our Touring Edition Exhaust? It incorporates our signature 180 Technology™ equipped resonators which eliminates drone while retaining a straight through design for maximum power gains. That's the beauty of our system, it unleashes its aggressive tone only when you want it: just summon it with the gas pedal. If you want more sound, you have the option of a Performance Midpipe at any time to unleash it.
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I was fortunate enough to get one of the very first F30 335i system's which i installed including the AWE Tuning Performance Mid-pipe section, as well as their rear section with 102mm tips in Diamond black. I have logged almost a 1,000 miles with and with out the catless downpipe. It was amazing to me that I had zero drone with and with out the downpipe. I am truly impressed with the overall sound, quality and fitment with the AWE Tuning exhaust. It really sounds different than all other ones I have heard. Its tame when just cruising and a beast when I am on it. Turns heads for sure! Feel free to reach out to me if you want to hear more details on the setup! We will be posting another video in a few days of the exhaust with just the OEM Downpipe, with the AWE Mid-Pipe + Exhaust which is a bit more toned down but sounds absolutely amazing!
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I have the BMW MPE and I think it sounds great. Many of the aftermarket exhausts sound great as well if not better (all a matter of taste) than the MPE. Posters with their cars is a great way to window shop!
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I plan on doing a custom exhaust on my car. Going to get a CG downpipe then have a local exhaust shop fab the rest. Not sure when I'll get to it. CG Precision definitely looks like they have the best exhaust out there specs wise being a full 3.5in turboback but the new AWE exhaust is really nice as well. Although they are just a 3 inch DP back exhaust.
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Sounds great! Stock down pipes?
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