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      10-28-2011, 08:46 PM   #1
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Vanguard or akrapovic!!!

Ok so right now I currently have the vanguard but in thinking about selling it and getting the akrapovic. What do you guys think?? Should I do it?? Is there anything else you guys would suggest??
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      10-28-2011, 09:08 PM   #2
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not happy with vanguard?
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      10-28-2011, 09:20 PM   #3
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If you have n55, then get the BMW performance exhaust, it sounds amazing on n55.
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      10-28-2011, 09:21 PM   #4
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Why not come to Irvine? I will show you a welding in person how perfect they are
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      10-29-2011, 02:12 AM   #5
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Why not come to Irvine? I will show you a welding in person how perfect they are
i am lol. if i buy akrapovic imma get yours. lol. cause i dont think think there is a difference between the e92 and e90 exhaust.

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If you have n55, then get the BMW performance exhaust, it sounds amazing on n55.
hmmmm that sounds interesting..gotta look into that

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not happy with vanguard?
no i love it....my parents think its to loud.. lol... when i get a dp. they are probably gonna kill me..
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I love my akrapovic, and I get compliments from others with exhausts on their E90's all the time. Smooth and quiet until you put your foot down. On the track is where it really opens up.
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I don't think I've heard Akrapovic on the N55 yet ... do be our guest.

Do you have a DP yet? I'd go that route first, personally ...
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Ok so right now I currently have the vanguard but in thinking about selling it and getting the akrapovic. What do you guys think?? Should I do it?? Is there anything else you guys would suggest??
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      10-29-2011, 12:07 PM   #10
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I don't think I've heard Akrapovic on the N55 yet ... do be our guest.

Do you have a DP yet? I'd go that route first, personally ...
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=559063

been running the Akra for 6month on N55
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been running the Akra for 6month on N55
Wow that sounds nice! It's very smooth. Does it burble/crackle when you let off the gas?
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Wow that sounds nice! It's very smooth. Does it burble/crackle when you let off the gas?
Yea, the sound is pretty smooth. I think most aftermarket exhaust on N55crackles a bit when let off the gas and mine does too.
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      10-30-2011, 12:23 PM   #13
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So why ditching the vguard? Not loud enough?
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both are great exhausts. whether you choose to stick with vanguard or pick up an akrapovic is a win-win situation. if i were you, i'd stick with the vanguard and use that money for performance mods such as a catless dp, charge pipe, fmic and meth
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So why ditching the vguard? Not loud enough?
Lol no its too loud. :/ my parents don't like it.

I only want an akrapovic just to have one. Lol
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When it comes to quality/fitting nothing comes close to Akrapovic, I have the evolution system on my n55 335i and it is awesome. Have had many aftermarket systems previously such as hks/trust etc. but none of them come close to Akrapovic, downside is they are crazy expensive and do not sound all that loud if you do not have an aftermarket dump pipe to go along side with it.
Depends what you are after, the weight saving is amazing also.
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When it comes to quality/fitting nothing comes close to Akrapovic, I have the evolution system on my n55 335i and it is awesome. Have had many aftermarket systems previously such as hks/trust etc. but none of them come close to Akrapovic, downside is they are crazy expensive and do not sound all that loud if you do not have an aftermarket dump pipe to go along side with it.
Depends what you are after, the weight saving is amazing also.

i want a dump pipe - sounds awesome.
OP get a dump pipe like antony says and the exhaust will
growl.
if u want performance - look at a tune and down pipe. Only
ur wallet can tell you if u want the Akrapovic.
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both are great exhausts. whether you choose to stick with vanguard or pick up an akrapovic is a win-win situation. if i were you, i'd stick with the vanguard and use that money for performance mods such as a catless dp, charge pipe, fmic and meth
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Why Akrapovic? Sure it's a great system but personally, I really like the AE performance exhaust as it's probably one of the best sounding exhausts out on the market today. Titanium exhausts can be finicky at times, but with a real screamer of an exhaust, AE will really do the trick
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No contest! akrapovic...it cost more, you get what you pay for...then like you get to brag about it.
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