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      01-29-2013, 11:36 PM   #23
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Thanks for the pics! NP regarding the lenses...anytime!
The exhaust is freakin gorgeous! Great shots!
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      01-29-2013, 11:43 PM   #24
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No disrespect taken. I guess it all depends on what you consider valuable. I did not like the tone or the tips of the oem exhaust, so I went aftermarket. Also, I did not want to cut the oem as I want to keep it, and don't want to weld to replace axle back if I needed to reinstall.

In my research, all of the full exhausts came out to be roughly the same cost, save RPI. So, given the choice between Eisenmann, Meisterschaft, and Akra, I chose Akra.

I guess the same thing can be said about watches. Some people buy timex, others Patek Philippe. Last time I checked they tell time exactly the same way, and one is way less expensive, but the latter prized for its workmanship and design.
Touché on the watch analogy. Different strokes for different folks!
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No disrespect taken. I guess it all depends on what you consider valuable. I did not like the tone or the tips of the oem exhaust, so I went aftermarket. Also, I did not want to cut the oem as I want to keep it, and don't want to weld to replace axle back if I needed to reinstall.

In my research, all of the full exhausts came out to be roughly the same cost, save RPI. So, given the choice between Eisenmann, Meisterschaft, and Akra, I chose Akra.

I guess the same thing can be said about watches. Some people buy timex, others Patek Philippe. Last time I checked they tell time exactly the same way, and one is way less expensive, but the latter prized for its workmanship and design.
I have the same exhaust on my 2013 M6 coupe and almost the same colors (exterior is brilliant white metallic). I agree, did not want a hack exhaust consisting of stock and aftermarket, a full system is about the same from each vendor and Akra just seemed right. Heck BMW picked it for their motoGP pace cars, the M5 and M6. And the quality, sound and appearance are first class. Makes my car seem even more special and this from a sticker of $133k before taxes or the exhaust.

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      02-11-2013, 12:12 PM   #26
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We installed our Akrapovic F10 M5 system and saw only about 5whp increase and only 15lbs reduction in weight. Not bad, since Akrapovic claims +10hp. This system goes beyond horsepower increase and it's very hard to explain in a forum post. The F10 M5 does not have any cats in the mid section, so when upgrading to an aftermarket exhaust system there is very little to be done to increase power. If you are buying an exhaust for this car expecting a significant horsepower increase, you`ll be in for a disappointment. The OEM exhaust is already very efficient.

Regarding the watch analogy, you don't really buy a watch just so it can tell you the time. You have your cellphone, car, computers and multiple other devices for that. Sometimes the craftsmanship, prestige, value, presence, and heritage play a bigger role.

The sound, fit, craftsmanship and attention to detail of this system makes it a must of me. Highly recommended. Congratulations on the upgrade!
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I actually like the polished titanium tips much better than the CF tips! Good choice!
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