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      01-20-2013, 03:26 PM   #1
Die Wolfe
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Drives: '12 535i Msport/'13 X5///M
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Northern California

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Magnaflow catback installed...

Sorry guys, no sound clips yet, but be patient.

I love the way this set up sounds on our 535i; to me it sounds just like it should have sounded from the factory. Especially as an "M sport;" it definitely gives you more of a thrill at WOT on the freeway as it effortlessly goes through all 8 gears.

The problem: My wife hates it.

Since the X5M is my daily driver, the 535i is hers. She says she can't stand the sound, how loud it sounds when shifting, etc. Basically she hates all the stuff I like about it. So there's no changing her mind; despite my efforts using a db app to show her it's quieter than my X5M that she LOVES.

What's worse is that she compared the sound to a "rice rocket" but I don't think she quite knows that even is! Lol! Trust me, this system is super mellow and very conservative in sound (cold start is obviously louder).

Question: Would a custom cross over pipe quiet it down that much more? Is it worth the hassle or should I just throw the stockers back on?

Thanks in advance bimmerpost brothers!