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E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013)
The E63/E64 BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 06-03-2012, 10:28 AM
Patton63 Patton63 is offline
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Shop for exhaust work in Northern Virginia?

So, I am new to the forum and find the information to be great. I have a new-to-me '08 650i convertible that I love. I would like to get a more aggressive sound out of it and have read the threads that talk about removing a resonator (or three) and/or adding a Magnaflow system. This isn't intended to be another "what should I do" thread.

My question is, can someone recommend a shop in Northern Virginia to either install a Magnaflow system and/or do the necessary exhaust work to achieve what I want (deeper sound - more american muscle than F1).

Thanks in advance for your recommendations and help.
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:20 PM
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I'll give this another try. Can anyone recommend a shop in Northern VA to do some exhaust work on an '08 650i (remove resonators or install a Flowmaster system)?

Thanks a lot.
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:38 PM
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Any major exhaust place can do the job. Very straightforward. Have a look on ebay and you will find the complete system, or you can buy an x pipe, remove the resonators and install the mufflers for half the price.
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2008 BMW 650i Convertible- LCI.
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:26 AM
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Thanks a lot.
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:41 AM
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Let me tell you this..... I just did this, you will save a lot more money and your car will sound like a beast, I get compliments all the time. Keep the resonators and remove the stock mufflers and run a straight pipe. It will sound like a freakin NASCAR, but not an ugly sound, sounds great. Before you install the manga flows, ask to hear how it sounds with the straight pipe. That shouldn't be a problem
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Old 06-10-2012, 03:09 PM
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Howard.bias - thanks for the note. My principal concern is going overboard. On a scale of one-to-ten, if the exhaust note is currently a 3-4, I would like to dial it up to a 6-7 -- more aggressive when you step on the gas without being overbearing and without a sustained drone at speed. From your description of the muffler delete, it sounds like I would end up with something closer to a 10 on the hypothetical scale. Is that a fair assessment?
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:42 PM
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I wouldn't say a ten cuz a ten would be removing the mufflers and resonators and running a straight pipe from the motor. Remember, the 645 was designed to be quiet cuz quiet is what the average person wants. The car has 3 resonators (another form of mufflers) then it has the mufflers themselves. By removing the stock mufflers I removed one layer of quietness if you will. Like I said, if you go get magnaflows they gotta cut off the stock mufflers anyway, just ask to hear what the car sounds like after they cut them off. If you don't like it then go ahead and install the magnaflows. Me personally, I achieved the sound that I wanted, but it's not annoying. Everyone loves it. Try it out
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