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      09-13-2008, 12:09 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Review: Eisenmann Sport for 335i

So I just installed an Eisenmann Sport exhaust on my 335i. I was told that this was the recommended version for car because of my bi-turbo engine-- that is, get the Sport versus the Race to avoid annoying drone.

Unfortunately I dropped over $2k on it, waited for months and months, finally got it on and I'm just not super stoked.

I've been driving it all morning and it's at most, 10% - 15% louder than stock. I swear on my life, most of the time, it's totally dead silent at normal speeds. I mean, there's no drone, of course. But there's not much of ... anything... really.

Even the exhaust shop guys were dumbfounded. One of them yelled, "hey! did you just put the stock BACK on??" While I was revving it up in the shop.

Maybe I'm spoiled? My last two cars were S4s that had amazingly ballsy V8s up front. When you dropped $900 on an exhaust for it, people drooled when you drove by.

I'm gonna see about returning this thing and getting a different unit. (fingers crossed). Julius??

So a word of caution to you all, the Eisenmann Sport IS NOT for you if you're looking for loud. If you're looking for a slightly different sound than stock -- or want something even slightly quieter than stock, then this IS the system for you.
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i got the race and im loving it. im plannin to get DPs im hopin it wont change the sound lol
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Is that a full cat back or just the muffler?
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if you're referencing my post, just the mufflers and tips.
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Sorry to hear that you are unhappy with the Sport performance sound. The Sport system is TUV approved and has the same db level as stock. For some of our customers the tone is perfect.

We will do whatever it takes to make you happy. Please contact the Julius and he will take care of you. Would you like to get a Race performance system? I can get one shipped out ASAP.

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The sport is definitely going to be on the milder end of aftermarket exhausts but I like it given that it retains the stock sportiness of the car and is not too obnoxious. Have you thought about removing the center piping to make it louder?
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i had the eisenmann race and it sounded great but i couldn't handle the drone. now i'm using bastuck, it has no drone, but the sound is nothing like the eisenmann race which is hands down the best sounding exhaust around in my book....
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The sport is definitely going to be on the milder end of aftermarket exhausts but I like it given that it retains the stock sportiness of the car and is not too obnoxious. Have you thought about removing the center piping to make it louder?

i assume you talking about running catless mid-pipes? does that cause any drone?

i'm considering doing that for my bastuck but dont want to cause any drone.
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Nate, you guys and Julius have been amazing and very helpful. I appreciate it.

YES! I definitely wanted that Eisenmann sound and it's just not there in the Sport.

Please send me the Race mufflers as soon as you can. The tips I currently have / am waiting for will work with the Race mufflers, correct?

It's a bummer to have to pay these dudes another $200 for the take-off/install, but I guess that's the hand I have to play.

Where should I send the Sport mufflers?
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Don't waste your money on getting the race.
Do you have an e90 (sedan) or e92 (coupe)?
If you have the e90 then get the section 2 piping that will eliminate your resonator with the X pipe.
I'll guarantee you'll like the sound better.

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So I just installed an Eisenmann Sport exhaust on my 335i. I was told that this was the recommended version for car because of my bi-turbo engine-- that is, get the Sport versus the Race to avoid annoying drone.

Unfortunately I dropped over $2k on it, waited for months and months, finally got it on and I'm just not super stoked.

I've been driving it all morning and it's at most, 10% - 15% louder than stock. I swear on my life, most of the time, it's totally dead silent at normal speeds. I mean, there's no drone, of course. But there's not much of ... anything... really.

Even the exhaust shop guys were dumbfounded. One of them yelled, "hey! did you just put the stock BACK on??" While I was revving it up in the shop.

Maybe I'm spoiled? My last two cars were S4s that had amazingly ballsy V8s up front. When you dropped $900 on an exhaust for it, people drooled when you drove by.

I'm gonna see about returning this thing and getting a different unit. (fingers crossed). Julius??

So a word of caution to you all, the Eisenmann Sport IS NOT for you if you're looking for loud. If you're looking for a slightly different sound than stock -- or want something even slightly quieter than stock, then this IS the system for you.
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e92. But ya know, I'm a paranoid amateur tuner -- aka -- so afraid to eff with my warranty guarantee.
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e92. But ya know, I'm a paranoid amateur tuner -- aka -- so afraid to eff with my warranty guarantee.
You'll only begin to mess with the waranty if you start eliminating the cats.
Since you have the e92 then you already have a stock X pipe.
Good thing you didn't have the e90--you would have really been pissed.
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Nate, you guys and Julius have been amazing and very helpful. I appreciate it.

YES! I definitely wanted that Eisenmann sound and it's just not there in the Sport.

Please send me the Race mufflers as soon as you can. The tips I currently have / am waiting for will work with the Race mufflers, correct?

It's a bummer to have to pay these dudes another $200 for the take-off/install, but I guess that's the hand I have to play.

Where should I send the Sport mufflers?
Will work out all the details on Monday. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and sorry for all the troubles
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