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      12-15-2011, 10:07 AM   #1
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Stock 535 F10 Exhaust Question

I will be heading to the shop this afternoon to have my magnaflow installed but wanted to know if the stock muffler (from cat back) can come apart in a few pieces to better fit in my car.
I'm not expecting it to be like the magnaflow with multiple pieces but want to be certain it can at least come apart to fit in my car to head back home.

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      12-17-2011, 10:15 AM   #2
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How did the installation go? First impressions? Dreaded question: drone??
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      12-17-2011, 10:32 AM   #3
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Installation didn't go well with the initial installer. Took em 3 hours (crazy) and when I drove off I was getting LOTS of noise.
I took it to a local performance shop the following morning and which is close to me and they straightened everything as the previous installer didn't install it straight so it was hitting along the whole bottom. hitting in all places.
Bottom line, once it was lined up, it sounds amazing.
There is drone but like any other exhaust you will always have drone.
It is not unbearable. It was prior to lining it up as it was touching the body and making crazy loud noises.
All the guys at the performance place loved it.
Let's see how it goes.
I haven't had an exhaust in 7-8 years so we will see how I can deal with the quiet ride I use to have.
Overall I drive the car in sport mode and it sounds really good. In normal mode there is a slight drone and I may drop in some vibrant resonators as Lacster suggested.
To some, they might not even care it's there. I guess to each their own.
I'll post pictures shortly and I'll update in a few days

For the price, I couldn't go wrong as I did not want to spend $2-$3K for another brand.
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      12-17-2011, 02:10 PM   #4
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Thanks for the update! I'm excited to have mine installed. And I know what you mean, $3k for an exhaust is too much for me -- if the drone isn't too bad/can be reduced, I'll be happy!
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      12-17-2011, 05:56 PM   #5
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Thanks for the update.
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      12-17-2011, 06:49 PM   #6
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Any pics?
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      12-18-2011, 12:52 AM   #7
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I liked it too. There's a little drone but with that price you can't go wrong. Spending 3000$ for other brands is ridicules. GL with your new exhaust!
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      12-21-2011, 04:43 PM   #8
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How much did you guys pay?
I also have Magnaflow. but it was a custom made with magnaflow mufflers and x pipe. it only cost me $400!! great job, too!!!
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How much did you guys pay?
I also have Magnaflow. but it was a custom made with magnaflow mufflers and x pipe. it only cost me $400!! great job, too!!!
Wow, $400?!? Do you have any pics that you can share?
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      12-28-2011, 10:31 AM   #10
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Wow, $400?!? Do you have any pics that you can share?
yeah, i got a super good deal. there is another guy that bought a used system from another guy for $650 and still have to pay for installation.

unfortunately, I don't. at least nothing under the car.
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