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Old 10-25-2012, 06:16 PM
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My ordered car is getting the Stage II done today and should be shipped to me by next wednesday. I am getting more excited by the day reading about the flash and its performance. Have any time slip comparisons been done between sport and non Sport automatics? (I saw Dunderhi's slips, pretty impressive.)
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:56 PM
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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
Thanks Dunderhi, so do you know if they were able to mount his exhaust more inward? Thanks for that article you posted. It gives me a fair idea on what to expect on the exhaust sound, cool
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:42 PM
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My ordered car is getting the Stage II done today and should be shipped to me by next wednesday. I am getting more excited by the day reading about the flash and its performance. Have any time slip comparisons been done between sport and non Sport automatics? (I saw Dunderhi's slips, pretty impressive.)
Congrats and thanks for the props.

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Thanks Dunderhi, so do you know if they were able to mount his exhaust more inward? Thanks for that article you posted. It gives me a fair idea on what to expect on the exhaust sound, cool
Hey, I'm here to help. On the otherhand... if it is a Car A vs Car B thread where people are spouting nonsense, then I have a different role -

Anyway, I'm not sure if WD had them moved inward, but he's moved to the left coast and moved onto an M5, so only he knows at this point.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:51 PM
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Congrats and thanks for the props.

Hey, I'm here to help. On the otherhand... if it is a Car A vs Car B thread where people are spouting nonsense, then I have a different role -

Anyway, I'm not sure if WD had them moved inward, but he's moved to the left coast and moved onto an M5, so only he knows at this point.
After you mentioned I look at the photos agains ( of your F10 and wdimagineer ) and I could see that yours looked more blended in than his. Lets see what I get.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:03 AM
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Have few questions on dinan stage2

1. My dealer said stage2 is all we can do for a 535i considering that the 535i engine being tested throughly with the stock without any extra mod, If so that's the max. power you can get out of the 535i.... I meAn at least from dinan? Will there be another release that can come for our stage 2 users to upgrade?

2. My dealer also said, in case you have any issues after installing dinan, the warranty will never know you have anything added to your stock... So he said we can work that out... What does he mean?

3. I was more interested in Cobb but I have just 30+k miles on the car and wanted a peace of mind, I am sure Cobb with a stage1 is the same as dinan stage 2....

4. What other add' on I can add from the software/free flow exhaust?

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Old 10-26-2012, 07:37 PM
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Congrats and thanks for the props.



Hey, I'm here to help. On the otherhand... if it is a Car A vs Car B thread where people are spouting nonsense, then I have a different role -

Anyway, I'm not sure if WD had them moved inward, but he's moved to the left coast and moved onto an M5, so only he knows at this point.
I wish I would have read this yesterday, I could have asked him. I was hanging out with WD today at Performance Technic in Pleasanton, CA. He was getting some cosmetic work done, and I work/live in the same town so we met up to shoot the *hit. His M5 is bad ass! The stock exhaust sounds incredibly mean. Not sure why anyone would want to replace that exhaust.
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:20 PM
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Curious. Something appears to be wrong with the Dinan web site. As you can see here, I'm not seeing any products available for purchase for my car. I wonder what could possibly be the problem?
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I wish I would have read this yesterday, I could have asked him. I was hanging out with WD today at Performance Technic in Pleasanton, CA. He was getting some cosmetic work done, and I work/live in the same town so we met up to shoot the *hit. His M5 is bad ass! The stock exhaust sounds incredibly mean. Not sure why anyone would want to replace that exhaust.


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Old 10-26-2012, 08:48 PM
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You reminded me that my toy is missing.
lol I was actually like hmm wonder if this is stealth's video

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Old 11-01-2012, 08:20 PM
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:07 PM
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I had stage 2 plus the suspension done, and I am very happy with the results. I'm glad I did the suspension as it makes a huge difference. While I would have been content with the factory power, the Dinan suspension is exactly what my vision of a car with the M sport package should have felt like. So far, it feels great.
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:47 PM
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How does Dinan exhaust sound compared to the M5?

I have driven a Jag XJL Supersport and love the growl when starting the engine and the rumble when accelerating hard, it's the sound I would like to hear my 550 make.

Comments please!

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Curious. Something appears to be wrong with the Dinan web site. As you can see here, I'm not seeing any products available for purchase for my car. I wonder what could possibly be the problem?
What's wrong is that they don't sell anything for the 535......
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:53 AM
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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.
Got my Dinan Exhaust and Stage3 installed. Just love the car, but as mentioned here think it may take a few days for the Stage 3 to set in ( i already see some power increase ).

On the exhaust, my first impression was WOW, it sounds great and it completes the package with all that power. I will make some videos and post it soon. Just one thing I am not still settled on. I hear drone between 1500-2000 rpm, this gets worse as it gets closer to 2000 rpm and then dissappears.

Should I give it a few days or go back to the dealer to see if they can tweak it ...? Any advise guys?
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Got my Dinan Exhaust and Stage3 installed. Just love the car, but as mentioned here think it may take a few days for the Stage 3 to set in ( i already see some power increase ).

On the exhaust, my first impression was WOW, it sounds great and it completes the package with all that power. I will make some videos and post it soon. Just one thing I am not still settled on. I hear drone between 1500-2000 rpm, this gets worse as it gets closer to 2000 rpm and then dissappears.

Should I give it a few days or go back to the dealer to see if they can tweak it ...? Any advise guys?
I'm not sure what if anything the dealer can do.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:14 PM
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I'm not sure what if anything the dealer can do.
I am thinking I will give it some time to see if it goes away. Do you recall how long it took for you to lose the minor drone you had?
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I am 4000 miles in with the Dinan exhaust and the droning has decreased slightly but still noticeable. I am also interested in how long it took before it goes away.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:15 PM
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I am 4000 miles in with the Dinan exhaust and the droning has decreased slightly but still noticeable. I am also interested in how long it took before it goes away.
I can't figure out why additional mileage would fix droning. Isn't it simply and issue of component resonance?
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:22 PM
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The day after I got the exhaust I went on a 2000 mile highway trip and after I got home I hit the dragstrip a couple of weeks later. I'm not sure when I realized that the cabin didn't suffer from drone anymore - it was probably when someone here at the Fest asked me about the drone and I was like yeah, it doesn't do that anymore. The exhaust does have a pronounced note at lower rpms, but it's now outside the cabin where it should be.
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I am thinking I will give it some time to see if it goes away. Do you recall how long it took for you to lose the minor drone you had?
I can already feel the drone reducing. The exhaust just transforms the driving experience and I can see the dinan kicking in.

But noticed that in sport+ mode the power delivery is super explosive, but when I drive in sport mode ( chassis only ) and push stick to manual it does not seem like a lot of power diff from stock. Not sure if u guys noticed that or it is just me.

Anyway, looks the dinan and exhaust is a keeper.
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