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      05-26-2021, 11:28 AM   #1
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ed4's New F95 / F96 Akrapovic Exhaust

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These are installed in conjunction w/ the ER secondary catless downpipes. Big thanks to jsnkim, RG Sport, the Stance Shop & Alan I!!!

Myself, along with other F95 & F96 owners found the stock US setup somewhat conservative and not up to par with the rest of the M line-up. These comparisons include (but are not limited to) the F90 & the F97's.

Merely swapping the secondary downpipes to a more-freelowing solution simply is lightly scratching our itch. The increase in depth is barely there, but the change in tone is not a day & night difference in my opinion.

The next intuitive action is to upgrade the exhaust. Albeit at a dear cost. I took possession of jsnkim's exhaust, simply because he doesn't have time in his busy work schedule to install and enjoy it. After very much going back & forth, I agreed to take it off his hands. He's a nice guy at first impressions, but an even nicer & thoughtless guy as a friend!

I also want to give Alan I a warm shout-out, for also truly being selfless & generous with answers to my questions, tips & tricks along with his valuable feedback!

First off, the exhaust sounds more deep, throaty and louder than the audio suggests. All the shared clips were recorded on an iPhone 12 Pro Max. Cold starts are significantly louder, to say the least. The throttle set to Comfort yields more low end sounds, especially leaving the trans in 3rd gear, cruising with light-medium loads. As Alan I remarked, the sound is definitely exotic and less cheap-sounding (no snap-crackle-n-pops).

In Sports-Plus, the sound is definitely more louder - in a tremendously, wonderful manner. Our cars move a large volume of air though the exhaust, and the physics in-action are heard in a great way. In motion & leaving the car in-gear, medium-high load makes the exhaust shout without popping or any high-pitched sounds. Its on the high end of the sound spectrum of what's acceptable without being too much or obnoxious for sure. A quick lift off the throttle usually results in a nice backfire as heard in one of the clips below.

With the valves closed & in a higher gear, my configuration definitely flies under the radar. Zero cabin resonation & no exhaust drone when warmed-up
& at idle. Originally I wanted to also install the center pipes, and that's yet to be seen if it's truly necessary without being too much.

I hope these thoughts were helpful. Please let me know if there are any kinds of feedback or questions. Thanks for reading!

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      05-26-2021, 11:33 AM   #2
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Anyway you can do some fly by's to hear it on accel and cruise?
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Anyway you can do some fly by's to hear it on accel and cruise?
No fly-bys yet but here are some other clips.


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sounds great!!! Good job Ed!
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Ed. So awesome. Cant wait to see and hear in person.
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Sounds good Ed.
Congrats!!!

Thank you for the shoutout too.
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Amazing!

Solid upgrade Ed! This is Marcus from Vegas (I almost bought your rear spoiler). I am now going to have to get this slip on exhaust
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Solid upgrade Ed! This is Marcus from Vegas (I almost bought your rear spoiler). I am now going to have to get this slip on exhaust
Thank you Marcus

I'm happy you were able to (eventually) receive your CF spoiler. I had to get eBay to step in and get a refund, after patiently waiting with no responses & well past the promised ship date
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Sounds great! I'm definitely leaning towards this exhaust. Does anyone have upgraded, high flow catted downpipes with the full exhaust? Curious how that sounds.

Anyone who went catless, what are you doing to defeat the CEL?
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Sounds awesome Ed!

We need to connect one day and get a video between mine and yours with the difference being you have the secondary cat delete and I don't. The tone still sounds the same to me but yours might be a little more rowdy based on the videos...

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Sounds awesome Ed!

We need to connect one day and get a video between mine and yours with the difference being you have the secondary cat delete and I don't. The tone still sounds the same to me but yours might be a little more rowdy based on the videos...

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wow, looks great and it's music to my ears. well done.
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Thanks for the nice feedback everyone!

Can't thank Jason (jsnkim) enough for just offering up his exhaust. Believe me, I questioned him lots & often

I'm very happy with the axleback, and without his generosity I'd still be in the quiet(er) corner
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Solid upgrade Ed! This is Marcus from Vegas (I almost bought your rear spoiler). I am now going to have to get this slip on exhaust
Thank you Marcus

I'm happy you were able to (eventually) receive your CF spoiler. I had to get eBay to step in and get a refund, after patiently waiting with no responses & well past the promised ship date
Yikes! Sorry to hear that Ed. I think your new exhaust set up trumps all the other upgrades so far!!! I just placed an order for the axle back
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Yikes! Sorry to hear that Ed. I think your new exhaust set up trumps all the other upgrades so far!!! I just placed an order for the axle back
Ordered through Ben I hope?

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Awesome, looks fantastic and sounds super fantastic.
Nothing like the sound of 8 pots.
Well done.
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This is the last word in exhaust acoustics with no equals. Thanks for sharing!
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