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Old 10-23-2012, 09:20 AM
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This video does not do it justice what so ever. You can see that the exhaust flap on the inside pipe is not even opening up.

The exhaust is deep yet not too loud under light load, yet when you get on it and/or go over 3k rpm, the flaps open up and you get a very mean rumble.

The Dinan the more mature sounding of all the systems out there, IMO.
That's what I originally thought as I heard much good reviews on DINAN exhaust. I was about to give my credit card for the DINAN S3 & Exhaust before I saw this dull video of Dinan exhaust....

Now if I could convince someone to post a DINAN video of their F10 past 3k rpm that would just make my decision easy...
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:38 AM
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:42 AM
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DINAN vs Extended Warranty

I may be going a bit off-track here and into the future.

I plan to keep my 550 for a long time ( love the car ) and hence may consider extended warranty. But I am very much tempted to get the Dinan installed. My CA suggested to get extended warranty first prior to adding Dinan as BMW may later reject extended warranty if they know Dinan was applied.He did say that the only way BMW would come to know is through any warranty work where through the logs it may indicate Dinan was applied.

I know this is far fetched and dont meant to discourage those on the way to get Dinan, but wanted to see if you guys were thinking of extended warranty.

The extended warranty in itself is quite expensive. This being my first BMW I am going in blind on what kind of things could fail in the car post 50k miles. I am thinking even I get extended warranty dont know if anything big will really break prior to 100k miles. So maybe not worth getting the extended warranty.

Any thoughts folks?
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:46 AM
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Dinan exhaust may very well be outstanding, I just haven't heard it. I'd love to see a video of the exhaust, especially with gradual acceleration to 6-7k rpm, feathering light and aggressive, highway drive by, and cruising speed. I really like the Eisenmann sport sound though. I saw a video on YouTube where a 550 owner modded his stock exhaust, when I find it Ill post it.

Btw, got Dinan stage 2 today. It's pretty nice, I haven't really pushed it yet, but acceleration is very effortless, the power distribution through the rpms is more evenly distributed. However, the speed easily goes unappreciated given the cabin silence.
Suspension and exhaust are definitely on my list of future mods.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:50 AM
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Sam, try to drive a Dinan stage 2 to see if its worth it for you. You could always mod other aspects of the car to improve performance, without grossly voiding your warranty.
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:21 AM
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Sam, try to drive a Dinan stage 2 to see if its worth it for you. You could always mod other aspects of the car to improve performance, without grossly voiding your warranty.
Thanks, from what I am hearing there is so much postive feedback. I am all for it. I will probably sleep on it for a few days and pull the trigger.
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:30 AM
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Here are a few videos I found of DINAN on a prev. Gen BMW 550 ( I think it should sound similar for F10 as well, i hope ).

The first 2 below are awesome



Drive by Dinan on 550 ( not so great - maybe cos driver did not push the car )
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:42 AM
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Here are a few videos I found of DINAN on a prev. Gen BMW 550 ( I think it should sound similar for F10 as well, i hope ).

The first 2 below are awesome



Drive by Dinan on 550 ( not so great - maybe cos driver did not push the car )
They sound completely different. You cant judge how the F10 550i Dinan exhaust sounds by listening to the e60 550 Dinan exhaust....totally different engine, not to mention NA vs. Turbo.
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:44 AM
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They sound completely different. You cant judge how the F10 550i Dinan exhaust sounds by listening to the e60 550 Dinan exhaust....totally different engine, not to mention NA vs. Turbo.
So you mean F10 Dinan exhaust sounds even better than this? That would be nice
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:45 PM
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Dinan exhaust may very well be outstanding, I just haven't heard it. I'd love to see a video of the exhaust, especially with gradual acceleration to 6-7k rpm, feathering light and aggressive, highway drive by, and cruising speed. I really like the Eisenmann sport sound though. I saw a video on YouTube where a 550 owner modded his stock exhaust, when I find it Ill post it.

Btw, got Dinan stage 2 today. It's pretty nice, I haven't really pushed it yet, but acceleration is very effortless, the power distribution through the rpms is more evenly distributed. However, the speed easily goes unappreciated given the cabin silence.
Suspension and exhaust are definitely on my list of future mods.
Congratulations. If you get the Dinan stage 2 you have to get the suspension as well. Stock suspension is way too floaty
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:03 PM
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Here are a few exhaust videos I could find. The first is DINAN F10

Dinan F10 550 exhaust


Eisenmann Sport on F10 550


AC Schnitzer F0 528i exhaust
https://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v...ture=endscreen
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:08 PM
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Something wrong with my prior post. There is a video on youtube on DINAN F10 exhaust. It sounds good.
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:18 PM
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Eisenmann has some drone issues: Eisenmann Exhaust
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:55 PM
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Thanks sdg.
I also wanted to update my previous statement regarding the Stage 2 as a numb experience. I guess after a day, everything settled into place. The ride experience is outstanding (not numb)! ...to think so much could be done with engine programming. I let my father drive it and now he wants stage 2 for his 2011 550. Suspension will have to wait for the Spring. 1) I have a bad feeling about NYC winter this year, and 2) wedding expenses (that don't seem to end). Thanks again.
My jury is still out on which exhaust to acquire, but that won't be until the summer.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:25 AM
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I am definitely going to get the Dinan Exhaust but I can not decide between Black or Polished tips. Anyone who has the exhaust, would you mind posting some pics so I can get some help deciding!?

I already have Stage 3. Stage 2 was acting weird, cutting out power at mid to high RPM usually in 3rd and 4th. Take off the Dinan and the issue went away, reprogram Stage 2 and it comes back. Dinan could not seem to figure it out, so we decided to program it with Stage 3 as a test and the issue went away.
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:50 AM
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I am definitely going to get the Dinan Exhaust but I can not decide between Black or Polished tips. Anyone who has the exhaust, would you mind posting some pics so I can get some help deciding!?

I already have Stage 3. Stage 2 was acting weird, cutting out power at mid to high RPM usually in 3rd and 4th. Take off the Dinan and the issue went away, reprogram Stage 2 and it comes back. Dinan could not seem to figure it out, so we decided to program it with Stage 3 as a test and the issue went away.
Here you go. Like your choice of transmission as well!





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Old 10-25-2012, 12:37 PM
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Dunderhi \ P-Town550i \ Others,

Have a few questions on the Dinan Exhaust & Stage3 ( reference to F10 550 ). Please provide your inputs as I hope to make a decision on the purchase in the next few days before the sale runs out ( which I hope is end of October)

1. Does it drone when running the car in Normal/Comfort, probably a little is fine but dont want to lose that quiet cruising I have today.

2. Does Dinan Stage3 adversly impact Fuel mileage? Actually I read one of the posts that may suggest it improves it actually. Dunderhi, I see that you still get 21mpg avg after Dinan S3 ( while my stock average is less than that ). I get it that it depends on how you drive. But just wanted your thoughts.
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:39 PM
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Here you go. Like your choice of transmission as well!





For some reasons the pics did not upload, could you please re-upload?

Also I have Carbon Black F10, so I am thinking black tips may go well.
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:03 PM
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For some reasons the pics did not upload, could you please re-upload?

Also I have Carbon Black F10, so I am thinking black tips may go well.
I can see the images just fine. They are image links to my public DropBox account...not uploaded.
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:12 PM
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Dunderhi \ P-Town550i \ Others,

Have a few questions on the Dinan Exhaust & Stage3 ( reference to F10 550 ). Please provide your inputs as I hope to make a decision on the purchase in the next few days before the sale runs out ( which I hope is end of October)

1. Does it drone when running the car in Normal/Comfort, probably a little is fine but dont want to lose that quiet cruising I have today.

2. Does Dinan Stage3 adversly impact Fuel mileage? Actually I read one of the posts that may suggest it improves it actually. Dunderhi, I see that you still get 21mpg avg after Dinan S3 ( while my stock average is less than that ). I get it that it depends on how you drive. But just wanted your thoughts.
No drone whatsoever, but I dont have DDC/Adaptive drive. I opted for the M Sport Suspension on my 2013.

Fuel mileage has gone down about a mile or two per gallon, but that is only because I get on the car so much more now around town in 2nd gear....I just can't resist that 580 lb/ft of twist.

Get the exhaust, you wont be sorry. And yes, get the black tips.
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:25 PM
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Cool! thanks P-Town 550.
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Dunderhi \ P-Town550i \ Others,

Have a few questions on the Dinan Exhaust & Stage3 ( reference to F10 550 ). Please provide your inputs as I hope to make a decision on the purchase in the next few days before the sale runs out ( which I hope is end of October)

1. Does it drone when running the car in Normal/Comfort, probably a little is fine but dont want to lose that quiet cruising I have today.

2. Does Dinan Stage3 adversly impact Fuel mileage? Actually I read one of the posts that may suggest it improves it actually. Dunderhi, I see that you still get 21mpg avg after Dinan S3 ( while my stock average is less than that ). I get it that it depends on how you drive. But just wanted your thoughts.
1. I had a small amount of drone between 1500-2000 rpm after it was first installed, but it went away with time.

2. I stopped logging every tank with Fuelly, but I haven't reset my trip computer for the past 4kmi and it is showing 21.1 mpgs. So,I haven't seen a change with stage 3 other than the exhaust note.
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:24 PM
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1. I had a small amount of drone between 1500-2000 rpm after it was first installed, but it went away with time.

2. I stopped logging every tank with Fuelly, but I haven't reset my trip computer for the past 4kmi and it is showing 21.1 mpgs. So,I haven't seen a change with stage 3 other than the exhaust note.
Thanks Dunderhi, you must be one of the very few with that kind of fuelly. Was it this way as well when it was stock?

P-Town 550,
I can now see your pics, maybe my machine. It looks great. If I could also convince you to make a video of the exhaust...

Btw looks like the exhaust protrudes out a few inches outside of the bumper. When i get this exhaust i may go for the m5 rear bumper diffuser insert. Check out the 2 links below. Even otherwise I think it looks great

M5 part I am referring to
http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...catalogID=4462

M5 rear pic
http://www.digitaltrends.com/photoga...video/photo/9/
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:07 PM
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I have also noticed a small amount of drone between 1500-2000 rpm that is somewhat noticeable while cruising on the highway in 8th gear. It disappears when you put the transmission in sports mode and the rpm goes over 2000 rpm. I have about 1500 miles on the exhaust and the drone has become less obvious. Hopefully it totally goes away like dundehi has noted.

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1. I had a small amount of drone between 1500-2000 rpm after it was first installed, but it went away with time.

2. I stopped logging every tank with Fuelly, but I haven't reset my trip computer for the past 4kmi and it is showing 21.1 mpgs. So,I haven't seen a change with stage 3 other than the exhaust note.
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Thanks Dunderhi, you must be one of the very few with that kind of fuelly. Was it this way as well when it was stock?

P-Town 550,
I can now see your pics, maybe my machine. It looks great. If I could also convince you to make a video of the exhaust...

Btw looks like the exhaust protrudes out a few inches outside of the bumper. When i get this exhaust i may go for the m5 rear bumper diffuser insert. Check out the 2 links below. Even otherwise I think it looks great

M5 part I am referring to
http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...catalogID=4462

M5 rear pic
http://www.digitaltrends.com/photoga...video/photo/9/
IIRC, I only had about 200 miles State-side before I had it tuned, so after only half a tank it was 18.5mpgs - not much on which to base a comparison.

I also found some exhaust tip pics from when wdimagineer and I met at the dealer. He had is tips done at the same place, but his tips stuck out a but further. I believe the SA said they could mount his a bit more inward. Pics are in ther link: A rare F10 meet today
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