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      10-03-2012, 10:02 AM   #1
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My "Poor Man's M5"

I'm getting my Meisterschaft GTC exhaust installed right now. Just added the M5 Grille yesterday and I've had the M5-style wheels for a while. I bought this car before the new M5 had been revealed. Wish I would have waited.....although, the Stage 3 Dinan 550i isn't too bad either


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      10-03-2012, 10:11 AM   #2
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I wish I would of waited too, but love my 550i, for the price difference of trading in my 2011, I could have a brand new vette and my car...So I am just going to do a few upgrades, did the full black grills, looks really good, did you get those rims from Avantgarde? I was looking at that brand for the replica rims.
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      10-03-2012, 10:14 AM   #3
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I got them from **********s. So far, no problems at all. They ride great.
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      10-03-2012, 10:27 AM   #4
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I don't think there is anything "poor man" about a 550i LOL
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      10-03-2012, 01:53 PM   #5
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I got them from **********s. So far, no problems at all. They ride great.
Are they 19s or 20s? What is the offset? I have a x-drive and understand there may be a difference. Thanks
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      10-03-2012, 03:34 PM   #6
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Looks good. The only thin I wish I did differently is go with the 550 instead if 535
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      10-03-2012, 03:40 PM   #7
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Looks good and I agree the Dinan mods really wake up the car. I enjoy the sleeper status of the tuned 550i.
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if you're a poor man with 550i, that makes me a slave.

Nice ride!
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      10-03-2012, 05:08 PM   #9
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if you're a poor man with 550i, that makes me a slave.

Nice ride!
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      10-03-2012, 05:09 PM   #10
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Mine is the 550i. These particular wheels are 19s.
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      10-03-2012, 05:15 PM   #11
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looks good =)
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Looks great! I'm about to post my OEM 20" M wheels for sale, if anybody is interested.
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550i? dinan stage 3? poor man?? i beg 2 differ
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      10-03-2012, 08:56 PM   #14
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"Poor Man's" obviously being a figure of speech.......
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      10-03-2012, 09:46 PM   #15
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you finally purchased Meister huh!!! damn bro I wish I could change it too. So jealous of you. write a review difference between eisenmann and meister please and what did you do with your eisenmann? Did you sell them?
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      10-03-2012, 09:54 PM   #16
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Yes, finally made the purchase. Had a little hiccup today in the install (no fault of Meisterschaft). Because of previous exhaust work I had done, the pipes didn't line up with my system. No problem, the shop is fixing it for me. It's because I had previously deleted all of my resonators. This deleted pipes that would have normally been there.

The shop told me the Meisterschaft system is beautiful and they're excited to hear it too!

I do have a handshake deal to sell the exhaust (I am certainly going to honor that). If for some reason the buyer decides not to purchase, I will definitely make it available.

Curious to hear the sound difference too. The Eisenmann Race exhaust is very nice. I just want something with serious teeth. Once I receive my car back, I will post a review and hopefully, some video(s).

Curious to see what lame excuse I come up with, when my wife hears the first time I forget to close the valves and accidentally start it with them open.

"No honey, I didn't do anything different to my car.....it was always like that!"
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      10-04-2012, 12:11 AM   #17
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You and I already know the sound level of eisenmann race is! If meister is twice the sound I will definitly consider to change it. Sound vid clip and your review when you get your car back bro.
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      10-04-2012, 12:34 AM   #18
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All of this "I wish I would have waited for the M5" makes me feel better about ordering the M5 over the 550. ;-) I have an appointment on Friday to place the order for the M5 even though I've been trying to convince myself that the 550 is good enough.
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Great looking 550i!

Please, please, please post videos of the exhaust. The only videos I have found are vehicles equipped with the downpipes, and I don't see myself doing them anytime soon. Now that the x-pipe is included with the pricing it makes it more worth while and closer to SuperSprint pricing.

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      10-04-2012, 08:01 AM   #21
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Great looking 550i!

Please, please, please post videos of the exhaust. The only videos I have found are vehicles equipped with the downpipes, and I don't see myself doing them anytime soon. Now that the x-pipe is included with the pricing it makes it more worth while and closer to SuperSprint pricing.

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This was my problem. All video samples I found had aftermarket downpipes. I really needed to hear it without downpipes add.

So, to be clear, whenever I post videos, it'll be the catback Meisterschaft system, but using the stock downpipes.
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FYI......it's been installed. I shot this quick video when I got home. Hope to have drive-bys in the not-too-distant future.

Meisterschaft GTC (x-pipe included) with the stock downtubes.

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