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      02-18-2013, 09:12 PM   #1
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OBX-R Exhaust Installed

So, I decided to risk $250 and buy the OBX-R Exhaust "system".

WASTED $250 + $60 INSTALL = $310!!!

took the guy 3 hours to install it!!

looks ok, sounds a little louder than a stock muffler with the valve always open.

performance, eh! feels a little better during take off.

Anyways, not impressed at all. Contacted OBX-R, waiting for a reply.

Might try to remove the resonator and see if it gets louder...

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I didn't realize obx is still in business, let alone making parts for a bimmer! Go make some video clips for us to listen to...
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That old saying, you get what you pay for, ALWAYS rings true.
You are 100% correct!
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I didn't realize obx is still in business, let alone making parts for a bimmer! Go make some video clips for us to listen to...
Yea, they are in the Bay Area somewhere.. Doesn't make sense to do any sound clips. (You won't really hear anything lol)
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Yea, they are in the Bay Area somewhere.. Doesn't make sense to do any sound clips. (You won't really hear anything lol)
Ah, they're in Hayward somewhere. Cut the resonator off!
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I had to check out their site for good times.

"Shit is Good" I couldn't believe what I read!

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I had to check out their site for good times.

"Shit is Good" I couldn't believe what I read!

That's my new catch phrase!
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Cut the resonator off!
Then the OP can have drone to add to his woes...
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you still have the 2nd cats....??
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you still have the 2nd cats....??
He'll fail the visual inspection in CA if he cuts out his secondary cats.

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What is interesting about this review is that
If this was a different brand exhaust like Magnaflow or something, people would be defending the marginal difference in sound.


For 250$ he saved some weight and changed the sound, so its a small win
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Getting the resonator removed. Will update in a few hours with the result and possibly a video...
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Ok, so now that the resonator is off, it sounds ALOT better!

It's raining in LA tonight, so I'll try to record a video sometime tomorrow.
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Honestly $250 for even a slight change in exhaust note/volume is not that bad. It looks better and, as previously stated by andrey_gta, it's probably a good bit lighter. $60 for install is a decent price too.
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When I had my old car I always wanted to know how an ebay exhaust sounded like. Any exhausts in Asia are an arm and a leg, didn't want to pay double premium. Post video!
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I knew that taking out the resonator would be required. Most BMW PE for e90 and e82 take them out. ( excpet 128i, go figure)
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It took the guy 3 hours and he only got 60 bucks.
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It took the guy 3 hours and he only got 60 bucks.
The tech originally estimated $40, but after the 3hr job he asked for an additional $20 (which I was happy to pay)

and the resonator removal cost me $100..
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Winning lol

Curious to see the video. I'd love it if it sounds anything like the n52 BMW PE vids online
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