Originally Posted by M54ccibo
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.