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    Dinan Exhaust Coming Soon!

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    Hey Gang,

    Will be dropping off the S5 at Dinan (8/22) to be scanned for exhaust mapping/fitment. She will be spending 3+ days being poked and probed LOL. I was told they completed the S4 today!

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    sweet!!!

    Completed the S4 exhaust or just the mapping etc? any sound clips if they made it?
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    nice looking forward to seeing more avail

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    Active Member Two Rings GlacierS5's Avatar
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    Update:
    3-D scanning is complete, will be picking her up at Dinan tomorrow. Next steps are for them to start building it out. Will need to bring her back for test fitting and sound tweaks (Resonator delete). Just for reference, 2018 S5 piping is a bit longer than the 2018 S4. Which is interesting considering the car length of an S4 is 186.8 length vs. S5 183.9. Everything else is the same. Will do a video clip of the before and after. Stay Tuned!

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    Amazing this is so exciting!

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    Any update on this? Soundclip?

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    Active Member Two Rings GlacierS5's Avatar
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    They started the modeling build of the exhaust. Once finished (a week or so), I would need to bring her back for test fitting and sound tweaks (Exhaust Tip/Resonator). Check out the 3D scan of both the S4 vs S5.

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    I ordered a Sportback. Hopefully they'll have one for my car when it comes in

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    Any update on your car?

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    Dinan is still in the designing/sound phase and will call me back for test fitting. Internally, they're sorting out their business plans since the acquisition of APR. The exhaust will be labeled and branded as APR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GlacierS5 View Post
    Dinan is still in the designing/sound phase and will call me back for test fitting. Internally, they're sorting out their business plans since the acquisition of APR. The exhaust will be labeled and branded as APR.
    I noticed that the "Audi" tab vanished from the Dinan website... I was looking forward for their S5 tune/piggy-back (w/ warranty)... lets see how this plays out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fdvigna View Post
    I noticed that the "Audi" tab vanished from the Dinan website... I was looking forward for their S5 tune/piggy-back (w/ warranty)... lets see how this plays out.
    I'm guessing the tune/piggy-back will be under the APR brand as well.

    From a business perspective, I can see it. APR has a ton of brand equity that Dinan just doesn't carry in the VAG world. Labeling all their products APR would make sense. I'd be like APR entering the BMW world with no previous history.

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    Dinan bought APR?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy ny View Post
    Dinan bought APR?


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    Driven Performance Brands Acquires APR

    Posted on August 2, 2017, 10:38 AM, by Cory Burns, under Dinan Press Releases
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    Santa Rosa, CA, August 2, 2017 — Driven Performance Brands (“DPB”), a company comprised of some of the top performance brands in the automotive aftermarket, today announced the acquisition of APR from Mangrove Equity Partners, LP. APR is a leading designer and manufacturer of performance software tuning solutions as well as highly engineered hardware products including turbo systems and air intake, exhaust and suspension components for Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen vehicles.

    “We are excited to add APR to the Driven Performance Brands family” said DPB President & CEO Brian Appelgate. “This transaction is consistent with our long term strategy. APR is highly complementary to our Dinan brand, which serves the BMW performance market, and this positions DPB as a leader in the growing European performance vehicle aftermarket in North America, Europe and Asia. Our similar cultures and shared focus on designing innovative premium products make APR a great addition to DPB’s portfolio.”

    “Mangrove Equity Partners has been an outstanding partner for APR. We also are very familiar with the Driven Performance Brands family and are very excited to be joining one of the top performance companies in the industry. We look forward to contributing to the further growth and success of DPB through APR” said APR President & CEO Mitch Williams.

    About Driven Performance Brands
    Driven Performance Brands, a portfolio company of Sentinel Capital Partners, designs, manufactures, and markets high-performance aftermarket products under iconic brands including APR, B&M Racing and Performance, Dinan, Flowmaster, Hurst Shifters and Hurst Driveline Conversions.
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    Senior Member Four Rings Jimmy ny's Avatar
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    Yea. I just saw it on the Dinan website.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GlacierS5 View Post
    Dinan is still in the designing/sound phase and will call me back for test fitting. Internally, they're sorting out their business plans since the acquisition of APR. The exhaust will be labeled and branded as APR.
    This is tremendously disappointing. I was hoping for Dinan exhaust and tune, as Dinan is famous for matching factory warranty (even if it is more expensive than other aftermarket parts). I had Dinan on two of my BMWs (2009 335i and 2013 M5), and I loved it.

    Is there any chance that APR under Dinan will offer matching factory warranty on the exhaust and tune like Dinan does? This is basically the only shot I have at aftermarket for this 2018 S5 Coupe, as I’m too risk averse to buy a non-warrantied tune.

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    Quote Originally Posted by isaywhateveryo View Post
    This is tremendously disappointing. I was hoping for Dinan exhaust and tune, as Dinan is famous for matching factory warranty (even if it is more expensive than other aftermarket parts). I had Dinan on two of my BMWs (2009 335i and 2013 M5), and I loved it.

    Is there any chance that APR under Dinan will offer matching factory warranty on the exhaust and tune like Dinan does? This is basically the only shot I have at aftermarket for this 2018 S5 Coupe, as I’m too risk averse to buy a non-warrantied tune.
    I haven't heard of a warrantied tune with Audi's... ever. If you are going that route, it is best to assume that if anything goes wrong, you are SOOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freesole View Post
    I haven't heard of a warrantied tune with Audi's... ever. If you are going that route, it is best to assume that if anything goes wrong, you are SOOL.
    Right, but the point is that if there were a Dinan tune forthcoming, there is a great chance that it would be warrantied. But given that Dinan is going to release under APR we might be out of luck. Very disappointing, as the C43 AMG and all of the BMWs will have warrantied tunes from the same parent company (Dinan). I wonder if any sort of appeal to Dinan as a group might get them to change their minds. Dinan buying APR was a very bad thing if this is the consequence.

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    I just spoke with someone at Dinan (on the phone). He said that APR not providing a warranty equivalent to Dinan may be changing but that I should not believe anything either way until I see it on the Dinan/APR websites. The takeaway that I got was one of (1) that the acquisition was so new that there are no firm plans on how to proceed OR (2) that he knew the answer but could not say it publicly. I'm nervous, as if not for this acquisition, warrantied parts would be a sure thing, and now it's up in the air...Cross your fingers guys!

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    2 more weeks ;)
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    2 more weeks for what?


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    to me it would seem logical for APR to adopt the Dinan warranty program. just my 2 cents as a newbie. im sure they are working on something that would make sense?

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