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      12-11-2018, 08:19 AM   #243
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Its super simple, should take no more than 45m at a shop, or an hour or two on your own. 100$ should be more than enough to cover installation costs at a shop.
Fair, $200 seemed a little high but I guess it's definitely too high. Thanks for clearing that up...
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      12-13-2018, 01:33 PM   #244
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Fair, $200 seemed a little high but I guess it's definitely too high. Thanks for clearing that up...
You have to keep in mind, they see you driving in a recent BMW they will try to charge you premium prices, as opposed to driving in with an old honda or something, for the same work.
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      12-14-2018, 02:06 PM   #245
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Is the valve removable? So am I able to transfer the one from my original exhaust and transfer it to the mpe one? The one I am buying the guy removed the black box for valve. Just want to make sure before I buy! See pic below
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Is the valve removable? So am I able to transfer the one from my original exhaust and transfer it to the mpe one? The one I am buying the guy removed the black box for valve. Just want to make sure before I buy! See pic below
I'm not sure how difficult or involved it would be, but I'm sure there's a way to install a flap back in there.
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Super easy, 3 bolts and you can take it off from your stock one to the MPE and bolt it on.There is a heat shield that goes between the plastic box and the MPE exhaust, same as stock, so dont forget to put that inbetween!

Oh and dont forget the little spring that actually controls the valve that connects to the actuator, before you fully tighten the bolts on the mpe, reinstall the spring and then tighten the bolts down, otherwise its a PITA to put that spring in.

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Super easy, 3 bolts and you can take it off from your stock one to the MPE and bolt it on.There is a heat shield that goes between the plastic box and the MPE exhaust, same as stock, so dont forget to put that inbetween!

Oh and dont forget the little spring that actually controls the valve that connects to the actuator, before you fully tighten the bolts on the mpe, reinstall the spring and then tighten the bolts down, otherwise its a PITA to put that spring in.
Thanks for the help? Will I see the heat shield and spring once I remove the 3 bolts? Is it a bad idea to buy one where it's missing??
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Should I be worried about them cutting the oem exhaust? I just am worried the new one will rattle with the clamp. Thanks
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      12-15-2018, 06:42 PM   #250
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Got mine for $650 off this forum and had it installed for $80. Was considering a resonator delete as well but I've been running just the MPE itself for now 1.5 years. After breaking in its a really nice daily exhaust, not overbearing on the drone. You can definitely get crackles and pops out of this exhaust without anything else. When its warmed up, and you shift into Sports + and really push it at gear shifts you hear the farts in between shifts which is nice as well.
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Got mine for $650 off this forum and had it installed for $80. Was considering a resonator delete as well but I've been running just the MPE itself for now 1.5 years. After breaking in its a really nice daily exhaust, not overbearing on the drone. You can definitely get crackles and pops out of this exhaust without anything else. When its warmed up, and you shift into Sports + and really push it at gear shifts you hear the farts in between shifts which is nice as well.
Awesome thanks!! Have you had any issues with rattles?? That's my main worry
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Awesome thanks!! Have you had any issues with rattles?? That's my main worry
The rattling is from the valve inside one of the pipes, it only happens when cold, once it warms up there is no rattle, one way around this is to disconnect the valve and wire it open permanently.
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Thanks for the insight!! Hopefully I can find someone with a used one in golf condition
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Installed the exhaust today on my 328i, 100% worth it. It made the car sound sooooo much better. Install was straight forward, followed the install threads on the forum and a few videos. For anyone considering this, I highly recommend you get it.
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Awsome job! considering to mount on mine too by the end of the summer!
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I picked mine up used for 325 bucks, got a clamp off another member for 25. Very worthwhile mod, thousands of miles later and I still love the sound.

I used picture wire to keep the flap open all the time, makes it a bit throatier down low. The mechanism is still in there but the pin flew out during a track day, it was like I was driving a can full of coins for the last session. Not again.
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