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    Becker Performance Exhaust for 3.0L V6 S4

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    Im sure all of us have seen enough comments and posts asking about the Becker Exhaust. Id thought Id try again here and see if anyone has taken the plunge and installed one. I have reach out to the manufacturer (which I believe is OBX) for more information and sound clips.

    The way I see it is that this is a nice looking knock off of AWE or Milltek for less... and it also leaves some money to experiment with adding an exhaust valve like the IPE or FI options. Our cars really should have came with a valved system in the first place.

    At around $900 for the cat back system, you could spend another $200 or so on vacuum controlled valves at the rear mufflers and have a flexible system. Just need to figure out how the muffler internals look....

    Let me know your thoughts.

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    I'm all about saving a few bucks, how is the fit? My experience with some knock off exhausts from eBay has not been the best when it comes to fitment.

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    AWE = Lifetime warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trip'n View Post
    AWE = Lifetime warranty.
    for original owner, still doesnt help that the resonators fail. warranty doesnt pay for labor to remove and replace.

    (still think awe is the best sound, just because something looks similar doesnt mean it will sound the same)
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    Quote Originally Posted by saxon View Post
    for original owner, still doesnt help that the resonators fail. warranty doesnt pay for labor to remove and replace.

    (still think awe is the best sound, just because something looks similar doesnt mean it will sound the same)
    that was my dilema.. a local shop offered me to build one. he own a 997tt and build very sweet sounding exhaust so I was confident. However his cost was twice the price of the replacement of awe replacement resonator. So i thought, I could have my resonator replaced twice (if not three times) before being at lost vs the custom one.

    Althought frustrating when paying over 2grand for a SS exhaust ( titanium greddy exhaust on my skyline was 1grand lol!!), the warranty is not bad even when factoring labour cost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saxon View Post
    for original owner, still doesnt help that the resonators fail. warranty doesnt pay for labor to remove and replace.

    (still think awe is the best sound, just because something looks similar doesnt mean it will sound the same)
    Also the tips that pit.
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    Senior Member Three Rings trip'n's Avatar
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    I had not heard of resonators failing? They aren't glassed backed, thought the newer units where simply perforated and channeling the flow to create a different frequency?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trip'n View Post
    I had not heard of resonators failing? They aren't glassed backed, thought the newer units where simply perforated and channeling the flow to create a different frequency?
    their resonators in their "downpipes" fail frequently . i have a set in my garage collecting dust right now
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    Sax- have they fixed it at all. Just did res downpipes and Res cat back about 6 months ago?

    Regarding the downpipes is it the same rattle as the rear res or completely different issue?

    Thanks man

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    Quote Originally Posted by saxon View Post
    their resonators in their "downpipes" fail frequently . i have a set in my garage collecting dust right now
    mine went directly in the trash lol they fail ''often''
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    All good feedback and thoughts. Thanks. Still waiting to see anyone made the purchase and can provide a review. This company also provides a lifetime warranty and based in CA.

    I'm more so going for the controlled valve setup. If the mufflers and center resonator are straight through or free flowing, we can pretty much predict the sound. Now my hope is if you can valve one of the exits on each rear muffler, you can bring down the decibels and drone, similar to the more expensive valved options available.

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    hey sorry to jack this but what kind of sound does the res downpipes make to know when they are going or are shot? I'm running test pipes and the fn car is stupid loud.
    Though it was the test pipes but maybe its the AWE stuff...FN A man

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    Reviving this thread! After a few emails back and forth with parent company OBX, I decided to take the risk and purchase the complete exhaust. I did find it for a good price from an eBay vendor at only $663! It should arrive next week so once I get the car on the lift I'll provide a complete review

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurotuner123 View Post
    Reviving this thread! After a few emails back and forth with parent company OBX, I decided to take the risk and purchase the complete exhaust. I did find it for a good price from an eBay vendor at only $663! It should arrive next week so once I get the car on the lift I'll provide a complete review

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    Great deal. Will be interesting to hear it and see how it holds up


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    Quote Originally Posted by eurotuner123 View Post
    Reviving this thread! After a few emails back and forth with parent company OBX, I decided to take the risk and purchase the complete exhaust. I did find it for a good price from an eBay vendor at only $663! It should arrive next week so once I get the car on the lift I'll provide a complete review

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    Thanks for pioneering these products. It is a real service to the community. I will probably pick up the becker TP's because of nsantos's review. It is not easy taking a leap of faith, so kudos.
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    After reading what nsantos said about the test pipes it sounds pretty promising. Looking forward to hearing some feed back


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    Well its even cheaper now at $664. Almost worth taking a chance on just to see what it sounds like.
    Life has taught me never try to make something idiot proof, they'll simply come up with a better idiot.

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    Yeah interested to hear feedback here as well


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    Sucks for us CA guys and gals...

    "Not legal for sale in California!!! If your vehicle is registered in California or your shipping address is located in California, DO NOT PURCHASE THIS PART!!! The order will be automatically canceled and refunded!!!"

    Ridiculous considering that they are made in CA.
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    lol. Not ridiculous at all.


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    I couldn't find any video to show what the Becker sounds like on our S4. If a company is producing an item like this, they should have test fit and trialed the exhaust. I'd be wary to buy this exhaust. If you do and install it, please post a vid/sound clip
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    Not sure about the sound on our cars, but a few of the E92 M3 guys I know run Becker and seem pretty happy...especially with build quality. Sounds good with the S65 though.
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    I'd love to hear your thoughts on sound, fitment, etc.

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    Also in for sound clips and a review. Biggest fear for me (and most other B8/8.5 DSG owners I imagine) is a potential for drone.

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    Looks like the price has gone up. $948 vs $663 a few weeks back.

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    No sound clips....i'm very concerned. How can a company produce an exhaust and NOT HAVE TESTED and RECORDED the sound or tested fitment? Just saying?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fstr n u View Post
    No sound clips....i'm very concerned. How can a company produce an exhaust and NOT HAVE TESTED and RECORDED the sound or tested fitment? Just saying?
    Yes. My concerns exactly but at the discounted price I bought it at, its worth trying. I did receive the exhaust pretty quickly but I haven't had time to put my car on the lift at work and install. This snowy weather here in Chicago is making me just want to go straight home after work!

    I'll definitely install it this coming week and have a full report for everyone...sounds clips, pics, the works.
    But for now here are a few pics on the build quality. Couldn't resist and had to rip the box open!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurotuner123 View Post
    Yes. My concerns exactly but at the discounted price I bought it at, its worth trying. I did receive the exhaust pretty quickly but I haven't had time to put my car on the lift at work and install. This snowy weather here in Chicago is making me just want to go straight home after work!

    I'll definitely install it this coming week and have a full report for everyone...sounds clips, pics, the works.
    But for now here are a few pics on the build quality. Couldn't resist and had to rip the box open!

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    I see no pics...?


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    What a tease....
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    Sorry guys. Trying to use google photos to host pics and upload here...looks like I forgot how to do it..for now just use the link below to view.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/UkmK3UiZev5I7GbA3

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    Looks OK for the price, I'm waiting for results on fitment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roaldtm View Post
    Looks OK for the price, I'm waiting for results on fitment

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    ^^^^ and a sound vido (startup, idle, revs, inside cruise, outside under load :)
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    Is it installed yet?


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    it looks EXACTLY like Borla's exhaust so it probably sounds the same unless its a cheaper metal or different mufflers?
    maybe Becker contracted Borla? just speculating
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    What Im wondering is how does this exhaust sound with headers or test pipes. Considering Becker makes both hopefully they tuned it to compensate for the loudness/rasp


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    Can you confirm if the tips are 3.5 or 4 ?


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    ....still waiting for a video/audio clip. Let us know when you hope to have a clip uploaded
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    Same, saw it on ebay, very curious


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    Hello all. Just wanted to chime in and let you know that we do not make the Becker exhaust system and we are not affiliated with them. Thanks guys!
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