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Old 07-30-2013, 09:48 AM
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Video and Review of the Meisterschaft GTC exhaust on my F10 550i.

Hey Guys,

Recently bought a GoPro and did a quick test video on my Meisterschaft GTC Exhaust with X-pipe. I've had the exhaust for about 6 months now and love it. This clip is with the valves open, they are never closed during the video.

There are a few revs in the beginning and towards the end, and a few WOT runs while on the highway.

Vehicle: 2011 F10 550i RWD

Mileage Before/Mileage After: ~16k/21k roughly 5k miles put on exhaust.

Impressions (quality, fitment, etc.): Quality is fantastic, almost wanted to hang it on my wall instead of putting it on the car lol. Fitment is good but the tips still need to be re-adjusted as I just put on the Vorsteiner diffuser.

Other Thoughts: Love the ability to adjust the tone for the exhaust. While I keep it open 95% of the time, it's very nice to have the valves closed every once in a while. We manage and own a hotel, so leaving at 3am with a cold start and closing the valves has never once upset a customer. On the other hand, with a cold start and the valves open it would seriously wake everyone up.

Here's the video, I'll upload more when I get a chance, especially one with the valves open and closed and some more revving, warm starts, cold starts, etc.



Also, if anyone has any advice on how to get better vids through my GoPro I'd really appreciate it! Or even some editing software. Thanks and let me know if you have any questions on the exhaust or my vehicle.

-Amar



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Old 07-30-2013, 12:46 PM
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Awesome video! I'm seriously considering this exhaust too.
I would love to see some videos with the valves closed (warm/cold start, cruising, etc.) just to see assure the wife that it won't always be too crazy noisy (especially when leaving the house in the morning!).
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:47 PM
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How you like the 550 vs your M5 ?
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:02 PM
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Awesome video! I'm seriously considering this exhaust too.
I would love to see some videos with the valves closed (warm/cold start, cruising, etc.) just to see assure the wife that it won't always be too crazy noisy (especially when leaving the house in the morning!).
I'll definitely get you those videos later on in the week. It really is a night and day difference!

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How you like the 550 vs your M5 ?
Two totally different animals. The 550i has gobs of torque and is civilized, the M5 is a lot more edgy and needs to be in high rpms to really get going, but keeps doing so at an alarming rate of speed. My brother just picked it up a few months back, 2010 with 2500k on it. He had an E60 550i before and it was quite the upgrade!
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:31 PM
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Nice review, all we need now is a video of you racing your bro on the M5
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:42 PM
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Nice review, all we need now is a video of you racing your bro on the M5
after he gets BMS stage 1
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:53 PM
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Nice review, all we need now is a video of you racing your bro on the M5
YEAH BUDDY! Let's see it! VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO....
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:53 PM
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This exhaust set up wouldnt void a warranty, correct? Since you didnt replace the down pipes?
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Where did you install the switch?
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Where did you install the switch?
I have also installed the Meistershaft GTC exhaust on my 2011 550i M-Sport. It is loud and people notice it a lot, they all want to see the back end and the badge.

I get so many thumbs up and good remarks on the car sound and people look at you a lot. The sound now matches the car look.

Minimal drone in between 1600 to 2000 rpm, it is sad that it falls directly in the highway 120km/h speed rpm range, my wife hates it and I must admit that a 4 h drive even with valves closed sometimes gives me a small headache! At 140 km/h and higher it is much better!

But in normal commute it is a blast and draws a smile on my face everytime. And the sound is incredible. At the dealer many guys told me it is the best sound from a 550 they have ever heard. I agree with them, it is loud and mean...

I installed the switch in the bottom left small "glove box" just underneat the light control. completely hidden, I ma using the wired switch, not the wireless one. The switch assembly is rather big (almost 4 inches long).

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Old 11-07-2013, 05:34 PM
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Hey Guys,

Recently bought a GoPro and did a quick test video on my Meisterschaft GTC Exhaust with X-pipe. I've had the exhaust for about 6 months now and love it. This clip is with the valves open, they are never closed during the video.
May I ask what was the installation costs? I was quoted close to $1000 for the wiring but they said it may not cost this much if it takes less time than they think
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Old 11-07-2013, 07:56 PM
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May I ask what was the installation costs? I was quoted close to $1000 for the wiring but they said it may not cost this much if it takes less time than they think
They charged me 3 hours at 75$/hour, it took them 4 with the wiring of the switch from the trunk to the cabin but they did an amazing job at Vag Motorsport near Montreal in Qubec, Canada
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I have also installed the Meistershaft GTC exhaust on my 2011 550i M-Sport. It is loud and people notice it a lot, they all want to see the back end and the badge.

I get so many thumbs up and good remarks on the car sound and people look at you a lot. The sound now matches the car look.

Minimal drone in between 1600 to 2000 rpm, it is sad that it falls directly in the highway 120km/h speed rpm range, my wife hates it and I must admit that a 4 h drive even with valves closed sometimes gives me a small headache! At 140 km/h and higher it is much better!

But in normal commute it is a blast and draws a smile on my face everytime. And the sound is incredible. At the dealer many guys told me it is the best sound from a 550 they have ever heard. I agree with them, it is loud and mean...

I installed the switch in the bottom left small "glove box" just underneat the light control. completely hidden, I ma using the wired switch, not the wireless one. The switch assembly is rather big (almost 4 inches long).

Regards,

Guy
where did you buy the exhaust? was it in Montreal?
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:44 PM
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where did you buy the exhaust? was it in Montreal?
I actually got 3 different quotes on specialized shop around Montreal and 1 in Laval was cheaper and seemed to know the product a little more than the others I contacted. They did an excellent job and I was able to supervise and help during the installation in the shop, it was appreciated from both part, I made sure everything was as I wanted and they got extra hands to lay the wires.

I am really happy that I got the EV controlled flaps as I can decide when I want it very lood or quieter. Its definitely the best upgrade I have ever made to a car.

On the quiet side, it sounds as bad as a stock Mecedes C63 AMG.

Drop me your e-mail and I will send you the contact information.

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Extras: Escort 9500ci & Meistershaft GTC Exhaust

Other:
BMW R1150RT 2005 LE, night black

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BMW e39 540i 2000 6mt
BMW R1100RT 2000
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