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      02-02-2013, 11:06 PM   #111
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In all honesty, I'n not that impressed with the GruppeM. I noticed two distinct sounds; the first is when you have the windows down, you can really hear the turbos spooling up when accelerating hard which sounds great and is not too much. But I don't roll with the windows down all that much, so not that beneficial for me.

The second, with the windows up while accelerating hard you really hear the air getting sucked into the GruppeM. The sound is not sexy at all and actually sounds a bit scratchy, like the air is hitting something that is obstructing it which makes a faint shaking/whistling sound. Its also very loud in the cabin and a bit annoying. I found myself more focused on the bad sound coming from the front vs the amazing sound from the rear (Akrapovic). From the outside, it sounds too modded for me. You can really tell there is something going on under the hood which doesn't fit with my subtle agressive look.

In regards to the power, I didn't notice any kind of increase.

All in all, I would not recommend the GruppeM. It looks beautiful, but the annoying sound outweighs the looks. I think too much effort was put into the performance & design aspect and not enough focus on the sound. For an intake that costs $3.5K, I expected more.
Exactly what I noticed/mentioned too when I drove a local tuners car.
The "problem" with the F10 M5 is the intake it very close to the turbos so you do
hear a lot of the intake/air noise and it certainly does make it a noisy car.
To some degree it does make it sounds like one of the JDM cars.
Visually it's still a beautiful piece but the sound portion did turn me away from it .
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      02-02-2013, 11:51 PM   #112
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Car looks great. Subtle, sporty, classy. Kudos. Hopefully we can all meet up next weekend.
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      02-03-2013, 01:02 AM   #113
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The wheels look great! The whole look of the car is clean and classy.

Do you mind sharing the contact info of the shop that did your roof wrap?
Yea for sure. The company is Elevated Auto Concepts. Let them know I sent you. Their FB page has some of their more recent projects too.
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      02-03-2013, 01:07 AM   #114
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Car looks great. Subtle, sporty, classy. Kudos. Hopefully we can all meet up next weekend.
Thank you! As long as the weather is good I will be cruising up next weekend. Looking forward to seeing all the beasts together!
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      02-03-2013, 09:27 PM   #115
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wow! phenomenal job here, love that front grille!
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      02-04-2013, 06:15 PM   #116
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Hey Mark - Yea, I'll make it up next weekend for C&C as long as the weather is good.
I can't wait to see your car. Tons done since the last time!
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      02-04-2013, 08:00 PM   #117
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Offset is +25 front and +30 rear. Tire size is 265/30/21 and 295/25/21.
Great taste modding that beauty!!!

Rear offsets are on point but the fronts need a little more push don't you think?
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      02-05-2013, 12:17 AM   #118
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Great taste modding that beauty!!!

Rear offsets are on point but the fronts need a little more push don't you think?
I agree with you on the front offset, it will be addressed.
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I agree with you on the front offset, it will be addressed.
Awesome! It's a simple fix with a 5mm spacer up front it will be perfect like the rears.
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      02-06-2013, 06:59 PM   #120
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Perfection!

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Perfection!

Totally agree!
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ohh. muh. gaw!!! ur bea5t looks out-fuckin-standin!! gotDAMN!
luv ur attention 2 detail. especially on how the side rails/strips r wrapped black 2 match ur roof, it really bothers me when ppl don't.
that bein said, why is ur sharkfin white?
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      02-07-2013, 10:35 PM   #123
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ohh. muh. gaw!!! ur bea5t looks out-fuckin-standin!! gotDAMN!
luv ur attention 2 detail. especially on how the side rails/strips r wrapped black 2 match ur roof, it really bothers me when ppl don't.
that bein said, why is ur sharkfin white?
Thanks man, glad you like it. The white shark fin was just personal preference.
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      02-09-2013, 11:17 PM   #124
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Yea for sure. The company is Elevated Auto Concepts. Let them know I sent you. Their FB page has some of their more recent projects too.
Thanks for the contact info for Elevated Auto Concepts.

It was nice meeting you today. Your car looks amazing. Great job!
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      03-12-2013, 12:14 PM   #125
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Frozen 3D diffuser just went out. Can't wait to see installed shots



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      03-13-2013, 05:46 PM   #126
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Thanks Nate, looks great!
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      03-19-2013, 08:14 AM   #127
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      04-10-2013, 07:35 PM   #128
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Door handles have been installed. Here's the latest pic from Targa Trophy.

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      04-10-2013, 07:59 PM   #129
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Marco, your car is looking sweeet!

We missed you last wkd.........
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      04-10-2013, 09:08 PM   #130
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Your car looks complete. Nice work!
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