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Old 01-26-2013, 01:59 PM
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That sounds great, nicely done! Where did you get the work done? I'm thinking of further modding my setup and could use a shop recommendation.
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u didnt like the ghetto muffler hack set up u did on ur 550
sorry i couldnt resist! we told u back in the day an 80k car deserve a real exhaust job

please dont do the same on the new x5
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:04 PM
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Yeah, I got the diffuser from getbmwparts. Brought it out to a paint&body shop and they wanted $350 for paint and install. Is this reasonable?

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seems a bit high. my buddy owns a shop so he took care of it for me. But with the amount of work I see needed to rearrange the sensors if you have the CA I would say paint and install for 200-250 is fair.

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Old 01-26-2013, 02:14 PM
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Very nice, topaz923. Looks and sounds great!

I been thinking about putting this exhaust on my '13 528i xDrive. If I get the same rear diffuser as the one you got, do you know if it would fit my car? Or would I need a whole new bumper? I'm curious because the stock 528xi bumper is not cut out for dual exhaust; it only has one opening on the left side for the exhaust. Any insight would be appreciated!
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Very nice, topaz923. Looks and sounds great!

I been thinking about putting this exhaust on my '13 528i xDrive. If I get the same rear diffuser as the one you got, do you know if it would fit my car? Or would I need a whole new bumper? I'm curious because the stock 528xi bumper is not cut out for dual exhaust; it only has one opening on the left side for the exhaust. Any insight would be appreciated!
the m5 diffuser will only fit your car if you have the m-sport package rear bumper. It won't fit a regular 528 bumper. you can probably source a decent m5 rear bumper on ebay or something
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:42 PM
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the m5 diffuser will only fit your car if you have the m-sport package rear bumper. It won't fit a regular 528 bumper. you can probably source a decent m5 rear bumper on ebay or something
Thank you. Yes, my 528xi is not an M-sport. Is this the bumper I would need? "MTech Style".

Your exhaust sounds fairly quiet while you're cruising. When cruising, how much louder is it than stock? I love how loud it gets when you accelerate, but I wouldn't want my exhaust to be loud while just cruising.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:02 PM
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Thank you. Yes, my 528xi is not an M-sport. Is this the bumper I would need? "MTech Style".

Your exhaust sounds fairly quiet while you're cruising. When cruising, how much louder is it than stock? I love how loud it gets when you accelerate, but I wouldn't want my exhaust to be loud while just cruising.
yeah you would need that and the m5 diffuser. it replaces the black part. at WOT its pretty loud but in a good way. low deep throaty sound. its not much louder than stock while cruising with no drone whatsoever. now keep in mind it will sound different on the 528 than on my car because of the engine. not sure how different though. i remember seeing a youtube of someone with a 535 with a m5 exhaust but can't find it now. that'll prob sound more like what it would be like on your car.
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:15 AM
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:17 PM
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Fits on a 535/550 without any issues or some retrofitting needs to be done?
gotta cut away this black plastic piece behind the diffuser and rearrange the CA sensors. besides that they snap right one the m bumper.
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DP going to be installed in the next couple of weeks. i'll post sound clips to show the changes in exhaust tone
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That sounds GREAT! I've been debating on getting the Dinan performance exhaust on my 550, but I have no idea what it sounds like. I wonder if it's similar to yours. The price sure isn't
I'm interested to know how the M5 compares to Dinan, too! Any observations?
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gotta cut away this black plastic piece behind the diffuser and rearrange the CA sensors. besides that they snap right one the m bumper.
Any pics or description of where you relocated the CA sensors? Does your CA still works properly?
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u didnt like the ghetto muffler hack set up u did on ur 550
sorry i couldnt resist! we told u back in the day an 80k car deserve a real exhaust job

please dont do the same on the new x5
Ghetto? How'd you come to that conclusion? It sounds pretty good. The only downside is the drone around 1500 RPMs. I don't think the car needs a $3k exhaust job, but just some decent replacement mufflers.

The M performance package gives the x5 a nice growl. If the 550 came like that, I don't think I would have touched the 550 exhaust.
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Topaz, you still liking the exhaust?

Did you get the DP installed?
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I'm interested to know how the M5 compares to Dinan, too! Any observations?
here is another thread that may shed some light on your question

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...1&postcount=15
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I'm interested to know how the M5 compares to Dinan, too! Any observations?
Here is another thread I created with videos of Dinan Exhaust

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=689882
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