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Old 06-12-2009, 09:39 AM
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Umm...I guess I'm old now. (possible cat-back regrets)

The drone on this new Ultimate Racing cat-back is REALLY annoying around 2K RPM. Either it'll get better, I'll get used to it, or it will be on Ebay. I will wait to see what the wife thinks about it. I like the way it sounds outside the car or inside with the Logic 7 drowning out the drone. Dammit. It does look really beautiful, though.
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Old 06-12-2009, 09:51 AM
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Old 06-12-2009, 09:54 AM
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Ultimate Racing cat-back. Like it say up at de top, mon.

There are some YouTube videos if you search "Ultimate Racing 335i" in their search box. I read somewhere that I should give the mufflers some break-in time.
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:01 AM
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Looks nice in pictures! I never heard of a muffler needing break in but they sometimes coat the inside with something that eventually bonds to the pipes or something to that extend, so perhaps that will change the sound of it.
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:07 AM
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It's almost deafening to me; and I've been a bass player for over 20 years! Eesh, I AM an old fart! LOL
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:08 AM
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It's almost deafening to me; and I've been a bass player for over 20 years! Eesh, I AM an old fart! LOL
What is wrong with you, man! Being a bass player myself I cannot image a low drone being too loud at any point and time.
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*Get's more coffee* Alright, now I am with it!

Looks nice in pictures! I never heard of a muffler needing break in but they sometimes coat the inside with something that eventually bonds to the pipes or something to that extend, so perhaps that will change the sound of it.
You have to give mufflers some time to get their full sound.
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I'm confused. If the idea of de-badging and having a black car is to lay low and stealthy, why would you put the world's loudest muffler on it? Are highway patrolmen deaf?

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Old 06-12-2009, 11:25 AM
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I didn't debadge my car, sir.
Not you specifically. Trying to understand why people seem to rice just to rice since it seems they're not doing it to try to hide from the law or increase performance. In most cases, "mods" have conflicting purposes. Trying to understand the motivation.

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Not you specifically. Trying to understand why people seem to rice just to rice since it seems they're not doing it to try to hide from the law or increase performance. In most cases, "mods" have conflicting purposes. Trying to understand the motivation.

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I'm confused. If the idea of de-badging and having a black car is to lay low and stealthy, why would you put the world's loudest muffler on it? Are highway patrolmen deaf?

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You talked about the OP and in the same sentence talked about debadging, hence putting it in the same context as the OP.

You are either confused about the topic and/or confused about the English language. Admit that you misread the OP post and be done with it. Is it that hard to admit it when you are wrong?

You're failing again BJ - maybe take less time and more time and your posts will be more likely to follow the conversation at hand.
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Well, the wife gave the exhaust a thumbs-up; so we can dispense with the impending shenanigans that are sure to erupt.



BoltJames, if you didn't grow up a car guy; you won't understand. Don't try. It's the same reason I don't understand my wife's 53 pair of shoes. It makes her happy. I don't get it. I don't try to. Happiness can be an end unto itself.

By the way, are you a real person? I really believe (after my short time on the board) that you may very well be a personality conceived by another user, possibly a moderator, who has a sense of humor not unlike my own. Let's see you and the trophy wife.
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Old 06-12-2009, 12:42 PM
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I can't say "I told you so" because I didn't. But go back to your original post where you said you might mod, and you'll find that I sure as heck hinted that it might not be the best thing to do. "Drone" is a common and annoying side effect of many aftermarket performance exhausts. It's been mentioned many times on this and similar forums.
What you are hearing is resonance (like the backboard of your fiddle) in the musical sense of the word, except it isn't at all a pleasant note. There are acoustic fixes, the best being reinstalling the original exhaust.
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Old 06-12-2009, 12:48 PM
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Well, the wife gave the exhaust a thumbs-up; so we can dispense with the impending shenanigans that are sure to erupt.



BoltJames, if you didn't grow up a car guy; you won't understand. Don't try. It's the same reason I don't understand my wife's 53 pair of shoes. It makes her happy. I don't get it. I don't try to. Happiness can be an end unto itself.

By the way, are you a real person? I really believe (after my short time on the board) that you may very well be a personality conceived by another user, possibly a moderator, who has a sense of humor not unlike my own. Let's see you and the trophy wife.
No, no, BJ is a computer generated signal which became self aware, and subsequently self perpetuating, a few years ago. Unfortunately, while implanted with 5 terabytes of ROM it has only 50 kilobytes of RAM.
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No, no, BJ is a computer generated signal which became self aware, and subsequently self perpetuating, a few years ago. Unfortunately, while implanted with 5 terabytes of ROM it has only 50 kilobytes of RAM.
I am no good with computers...does that mean he's a twat?
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BoltJames, if you didn't grow up a car guy; you won't understand. Don't try. It's the same reason I don't understand my wife's 53 pair of shoes. It makes her happy. I don't get it. I don't try to. Happiness can be an end unto itself.

By the way, are you a real person? I really believe (after my short time on the board) that you may very well be a personality conceived by another user, possibly a moderator, who has a sense of humor not unlike my own. Let's see you and the trophy wife.
Great post, She gets her shoes I get my car and tools and detailing supplies.
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No, no, BJ is a computer generated signal which became self aware, and subsequently self perpetuating, a few years ago. Unfortunately, while implanted with 5 terabytes of ROM it has only 50 kilobytes of RAM.
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Well, the wife gave the exhaust a thumbs-up; so we can dispense with the impending shenanigans that are sure to erupt.



BoltJames, if you didn't grow up a car guy; you won't understand. Don't try. It's the same reason I don't understand my wife's 53 pair of shoes. It makes her happy. I don't get it. I don't try to. Happiness can be an end unto itself.

By the way, are you a real person? I really believe (after my short time on the board) that you may very well be a personality conceived by another user, possibly a moderator, who has a sense of humor not unlike my own. Let's see you and the trophy wife.
53 pairs of shoes?!? Is that all??? I've got that many, but not shoes, PURSES!!
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Not you specifically. Trying to understand why people seem to rice just to rice since it seems they're not doing it to try to hide from the law or increase performance. In most cases, "mods" have conflicting purposes. Trying to understand the motivation.

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You are reaching so hard to stir up some sort of controversy that you aren't even making any sense. What does the OPs muffler have to do with other people that debadge their car?
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No, no, BJ is a computer generated signal which became self aware, and subsequently self perpetuating, a few years ago. Unfortunately, while implanted with 5 terabytes of ROM it has only 50 kilobytes of RAM.
Are you saying BJ is really Skynet from Terminator?

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You are reaching so hard to stir up some sort of controversy that you aren't even making any sense. What does the OPs muffler have to do with other people that debadge their car?
No controversy intended. Was merely wondering why most mod their cars to be stealthy (black, tinted windows, no badges) and yet here's someone who wanted to add something very noisy which defeats the purpose of stealth. I read the reply where the answer basically is "that's just what makes us happy" and that's all I needed to know. That illegal behavior isn't the intent. Just bad taste in accessories.

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