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    Exhaust Mod - Resonator replaced w/ X-Pipe (video)

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    Got bored over the weekend with a few of my friends so all decided to get our resonators removed. e55 amg - resonator removed w/ straight pipes, e93 m3 - resonator removed with straight pipes, B8 s4 (myself) - resonator removed with an X-Pipe...
    Car sounds excellent and much better than i expected. At around 2k-3k Rpms is a bit louder inside, which is almost unnoticeable unless you know how the car sounded stock. All other RPMS the car is quite inside.
    Overall on the outside the car is only loud when you accelerate hard on it, when just cruising its hardly different.
    The exhaust tone now is gorgeous and it has a really exotic sound to it, see for yourself.

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    I read this and fully expected this mod to sound like crap but you know.... it sounds pretty good.
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    thanks... im going to try to get a video with me actually driving... that way it sounds much better
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    I don't care for the raw "rasp" sound at about 3k-4k but the rest sounds okay. I'm sure it sounds better in person than what the video shows. What was the cost?

    BTW - Do you have pics of the exhaust after the work was done? I'd like to see what they did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickS View Post
    I don't care for the raw "rasp" sound at about 3k-4k but the rest sounds okay. I'm sure it sounds better in person than what the video shows. What was the cost?
    Well the X-Pipe was $70, and the job was $80. So about $150... They were also able to weld everything up without any bends.
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    so this is a stock system with an x-pipe in place of the rear resonator?

    Sounds ok, and i applaud you for being creative! Good job

    however, i perfer Fonzie's uber-exotic Milltek nonres+xpipe ridiculousness :)

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    Sounds great! Show us some pics please.

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    sounds cool! nice work good customization
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    Sounds good bro

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    Well, on my laptop it sounds like a small Japanese motorcycle or maybe a Morris Minor.
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    Almost sounds like a 3.2L vr6
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    hi and thanks for your sharing,

    could you post the info about what x-pipe you bought, and where ? thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickS View Post
    I read this and fully expected this mod to sound like crap but you know.... it sounds pretty good.
    I totally agree, sounds really good for the price of the mod. The BMW's on the other hand...
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    I think it sounds real good, nice and raw sounding
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    I gotta hear this in person bro lol. maybe this week Ill hit you up./ Sounds good on my computer tho

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    Thanks everyone

    Quote Originally Posted by BaLLZDeePNYC View Post
    I gotta hear this in person bro lol. maybe this week Ill hit you up./ Sounds good on my computer tho
    no doubt hit me up
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    This sounds wicked awesome! So it is just the stock exhaust with the x-pipe because the tips look larger?
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    The tips are APR..
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    Quote Originally Posted by theKB View Post
    Almost sounds like a 3.2L vr6
    Agreed, sounds like my R32. Which isn't a bad thing.
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    sounds great dude... you passed my job, i own Sambucci Bros, right on the corner.. i have a similar b8 S4 like yours, which place did you go to to get your exhaust installed ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DOQ-S4 View Post
    sounds great dude... you passed my job, i own Sambucci Bros, right on the corner.. i have a similar b8 S4 like yours, which place did you go to to get your exhaust installed ?
    Cool, i got it done right next door. I was doing runs up the block over there on 126th to see how it sounded.
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    This seems like a great alternative to getting an aftermarket exhaust system. I'm looking at this X-pipe: Magnaflow Tru-X Crossovers

    Is the stock exhaust 2.25" or 2.5" diameter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by youS4 View Post
    This seems like a great alternative to getting an aftermarket exhaust system. I'm looking at this X-pipe: Magnaflow Tru-X Crossovers

    Is the stock exhaust 2.25" or 2.5" diameter?

    I purchased the Tru-X Crossovers, 2.5"... Our original exhaust is 2.25" so if i was to do it again i would purchased that size (2.25). Didnt realize this until i had the car up on the lift, etc...

    Either one can be welded in properly with the right person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by finesta101 View Post
    I purchased the Tru-X Crossovers, 2.5"... Our original exhaust is 2.25" so if i was to do it again i would purchased that size (2.25). Didnt realize this until i had the car up on the lift, etc...
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    Need some clarification , Exactly which Resonator was removed and replaced ?

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    If that's the stock exhaust then I applaud you, that sounds great. This is coming from a guy who spent thousands for his AWE.
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    I'm guessing the center resonator was replaced in his application.

    Quote Originally Posted by Quattro King View Post
    Need some clarification , Exactly which Resonator was removed and replaced ?
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    Any chance there is a hp performance change with this?
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    I thought the "center resonator" is actually a muffler? Maybe I'm confusing it with aftermarket designs where they move the muffler up to a single center muffler, then straight through pipes to the rear valence.

    I would not expect HP or torque to change with this mod, as the more restrictive stuff is still upstream. But if it's an X pipe perhaps that's 3-4 ft/lb, or a 1% power increase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarimS3 View Post
    Sounds great! Show us some pics please.
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    I can't believe I have never listened to the videos before, sounds pretty darn good.

    I would love an exhaust but can't internally justify a 2k cat back!

    Anyone with a DSG done this mod? How is the drone? There is also a resonated xpipe you can get though I am not sure there would be any change in sound if you went resonated-x.

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    oh man i am doing this... i would imagine if its too much you could swap in some AWE resonated DPs and be done (they have said to be quieter than stockers)
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    Just called the local shop. They are ordering in the parts for delivery next week.
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    Another option would be the magnaflow resonated X piple. Looks like a center resonator but it incorporates an x-pipe within. Not sure if you would notice any sound difference with this but could help reduce drone in DSGs. These are popular in ford/chevy v6s

    http://www.magnaflow.com/02product/d...rtnumber=14385

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    Sounds great!
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    I applaud your creativity.... it doesn't sound bad either...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Borti View Post
    Just called the local shop. They are ordering in the parts for delivery next week.
    Borti, I was thinking of trying this out too. Which shop are you having this done at? In Vancouver or Portland?
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    Exhaust Mod - Resonator replaced w/ X-Pipe (video)

    Quote Originally Posted by tsaktuo View Post
    Borti, I was thinking of trying this out too. Which shop are you having this done at? In Vancouver or Portland?
    I spoke with Blitzkrieg. I will be talking to Miles again this morning. Do you want me to let him know you're interested? I will have a full quote from him shortly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borti View Post
    I spoke with Blitzkrieg. I will be talking to Miles again this morning. Do you want me to let him know you're interested? I will have a full quote from him shortly.

    Thanks,
    I am interested as well plaese let me know. Thank you

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    Someone please post up pics, before and after...

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