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      10-19-2019, 09:15 AM   #1
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Anyone With Sound Clips of AWE Exhaust + Fabspeed Catted Downpipe?

Wanted to get an idea of how they sound together.
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      10-22-2019, 07:20 PM   #2
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thats my plan in the spring.. add the fabspeed cat to my AWE setup....
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I've always wanted to go this route too with my 235i, but I have heard it's quite loud, so we'll see. I found this older video that might help give you an idea (although it's always so hard to tell differences between set ups until you hear it in person).

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I've always wanted to go this route too with my 235i, but I have heard it's quite loud, so we'll see. I found this older video that might help give you an idea (although it's always so hard to tell differences between set ups until you hear it in person).

Agreed. I've heard a couple 235/M235's with this setup. Both being N55's, you would assume they sound the same if not identical but you never know. Have yet to find a sound clip with an F30 N55
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Wanted to get an idea of how they sound together.
My 2015 335ix has a Fabspeed HJS catted downpipe, stock midpipe and rear M Performance exhaust. It's sounds deep and powerful! (Car came with the MP or AWE may have been my first choice, with Remus, Akrapovic and Fabspeed in the mix!)

It's running BootMod3 Stage2 93 octane. My wife and I share it as a daily driver. Last month we decided to use BM3 to completely shut off the burbles. I also made sure that we didn't have any artificial ASD (Active Sound Design) engine noise being pumped into the cabin. Now we really hear that beautiful engine & exhaust system exactly when we want to- when we step on the gas!

Actually pretty funny to see an Asian-branded obnoxiously tricked out car with an oversized really loud muffler handing out the back like it needs its own trailer. When one of those is sitting next to my wife at a red light, I know it's coming when I see her casually flip into Sport mode and glance over at the other driver. Then she likes to bait them by giving them about a 20 foot head start before stepping on it. That engine roars and its all over in seconds with the other car just a speck in her rear view mirror. It's nice to see my wife with a huge smile on her face casually say "I like this car."
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I am running CG DS1 Catted Downpipe (200 cell) with full AWE non resonated. I think Fabspeed is 200 cell as well so should sound similar.

CG DS1 is priced a bit more competitively than Fabspeed and has never given me or others a CEL.
It's a very aggressive setup. Easily turns heads if you get on it. Cold starts are insane.
There is minimal flow restriction. AWE uses a helmholtz muffler to maximize volume and minimize drone/restriction.

When it comes to real life drone, the only drone I've experienced is really when the car is cold in comfort/eco mode. Not really an issue if you drive in Sport or Sport+ unless the car is cold.

Keep in mind it's very hard to accurately depict exhausts in videos. You can gauge tone, but volume and aggression level is kinda hard to capture.
My progression has been: MPE --> Resonator Delete --> Catted DP --> AWE Catback. AWE is significantly louder than my old MPE.

I only have a clip of revs in sport mode, no drive by's. If this sounds too raspy or not deep enough for your taste, all you need to do is keep a resonated midpipe.
This is with OEM burbles. I have since turned burbles down quite a bit using BM3. I have also turned Cold Starts on @ 950 RPM.

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