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      07-30-2009, 10:47 AM   #1
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Active Autowerke Exhaust--how loud/droning issues?

Can anyone who has an Active Autowerke exhaust for the 335i comment on how loud it is, and if there are any droning issues with it at high speeds? What about low rpms, is it very loud?

I'm tinkering with the idea for an exhaust system, and I don't want anything particularly loud......In fact, i was thinking of possibly BMW performance exhaust for that reason....

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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      07-30-2009, 10:55 AM   #2
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I have sat in one and it has some drone at low rpm. I would go for the AE. They are almost no drone, and the low deep rumble notes are so nice.
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I have sat in one and it has some drone at low rpm. I would go for the AE. They are almost no drone, and the low deep rumble notes are so nice.
+1, that low deep rumble is beautiful! love it.
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i have one and love it with rr catless dp's... its a perfect note in the high band and low. heres a video for you that i made. please do watch it through as i hope it will answer all your questions about certain situations. i have normal driving, revving and racing back and forth down this closed street. windows up and down too

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We have the AA catback on our 335 and daily drive it. No droning issues even when on the freeway at ~2500 RPMs. We've driven it to Vegas and back (19hrs) and I was able to take a few nice naps in the car
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from what most people on this forum say AE is the way to go.
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I've got the Active Autowerkes exhaust. Don't listen to anyone who says it drones. Most of the exhaust systems on our cars cause a tiny resonance that affects the rear center console that can be easily fixed. The sound I think is a perfect mix of performance and comfort. I drive on the highway a lot and don't have any issues whatsoever. Just be sure to fix the rear center console theres a DIY for it somewhere.
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i have one and love it with rr catless dp's... its a perfect note in the high band and low. heres a video for you that i made. please do watch it through as i hope it will answer all your questions about certain situations. i have normal driving, revving and racing back and forth down this closed street. windows up and down too

this combo sounds sweettttt !
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i have one and love it with rr catless dp's... its a perfect note in the high band and low. heres a video for you that i made. please do watch it through as i hope it will answer all your questions about certain situations. i have normal driving, revving and racing back and forth down this closed street. windows up and down too

Just saw this video, that is the exact setup we are running on Jon's E92. He also has the AA BOV so it has a nice pshhh when you lift off the throttle
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Very happy with this exhauxt

first video with stock DP and AA processor. Second with UR catless DP
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Very happy with this exhauxt

first video with stock DP and AA processor. Second with UR catless DP
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