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      09-13-2012, 07:31 PM   #1
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Talked with rep from AR Design today and he said they do not have downpipe for 535 yet. Only due to the fact nobody in CO will let them use their car for measurements. They said they would be willing to compensate vehicle owner. So come on members somebody in that area needs to step up and help the 535 community out.
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      09-13-2012, 09:04 PM   #2
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Talked with rep from AR Design today and he said they do not have downpipe for 535 yet. Only due to the fact nobody in CO will let them use their car for measurements. They said they would be willing to compensate vehicle owner. So come on members somebody in that area needs to step up and help the 535 community out.
LACSTER is on it
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      09-13-2012, 10:34 PM   #3
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Is this true Lacster? Seems far from OC, plus they told me they need the car for a few days.
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      09-14-2012, 12:18 AM   #4
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      09-14-2012, 12:19 AM   #5
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I have an extra car for a month or so, so i dont mind lending them my car for a couple of weeks or how ever long they need.
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Aren't they in COLORADO? So Cal guys are talking like its in Glendale.
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RSI Tuning has a downpipe for the 535 ready to go today.
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RSI Tuning has a downpipe for the 535 ready to go today.
+1 to this. AR's dp will cost 3 times as much guaranteed.
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I gave my OEM dp to Lacster yesterday to be shipped to AR design. It'll be about two weeks till testing begins.
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Yes it's in the making!!! I shipping out the downpipe today.
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Whats different on the F10 downpipes compared to the 3 series N55 cars? When i was underneath it looked pretty similar to me.

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The RSI downpipe in my opinion sounds pretty bad. Gives the car that "ricer" feeling. Ive had it on my car for about a week and im taking it off tomorrow.....
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The RSI downpipe in my opinion sounds pretty bad. Gives the car that "ricer" feeling. Ive had it on my car for about a week and im taking it off tomorrow.....
Hahah really? I like it a lot. What's your exhaust set up like?
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The RSI downpipe in my opinion sounds pretty bad. Gives the car that "ricer" feeling. Ive had it on my car for about a week and im taking it off tomorrow.....
Looking to sell it then?
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+1 to this. AR's dp will cost 3 times as much guaranteed.

Only around $800 now for 550. It won't be more for 535.
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The RSI downpipe in my opinion sounds pretty bad. Gives the car that "ricer" feeling. Ive had it on my car for about a week and im taking it off tomorrow.....
The brand of downpipe has little to no impact on the sound. It is due to the removal of the primary cats. The AR downpipe (if ever produced for the F10) will sound identical to RSI's. You should consider a custom catted setup or add some resonators to your exhaust system to clean up the rasp.

Re; pricing, I doubt AR's price will be all that different from RSI's price, ~$600. The performance, sound will be nearly identical so unless AR competes on price (<$600) I don't see any incentive.
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Hahah really? I like it a lot. What's your exhaust set up like?
Stock exhaust + the downpipes. about to get quads, either remus or megan.
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Looking to sell it then?
Are you trying to buy? PM offers.
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+1 to this. AR's dp will cost 3 times as much guaranteed.

Only around $800 now for 550. It won't be more for 535.
Where did you see the AR 550 dps for 800?

Their website is showing 1533

http://www.ardesign.info/store/bmw/f07-f10-550i.html
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**********s.com showed $835 last time I checked. Been a month or so though, I could be wrong.
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Hahah really? I like it a lot. What's your exhaust set up like?
Stock exhaust + the downpipes. about to get quads, either remus or megan.
Go Megan and try the dp out for a bit. You'll like it
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**********s.com showed $835 last time I checked. Been a month or so though, I could be wrong.
On **********s they are close to double that.
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