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post #1 of 36 Old 7th October 2008, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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RPI GT Exhaust; First Impressions

I just got my RPI mufflers installed today. All I can say is wow! These are absolutely perfect for what I was looking for. If anyone is on the fence, GO WITH RPI!!!! They add that little extra umph so that you feel like you're driving a 500hp car without the obnoxiously loud "look at me" sound.

From what I can tell, they have a deeper, louder, and more full tone down low and then it settles out up top with the higher pitched F1 sound.

In addition, I feel like my car has more power. I don't know if it is the placebo effect, but I'm telling you, it chirps freely in p400 mode. I stayed back and watched the entire install. There are tremendous weight savings with this setup over stock mufflers.

Thanks to Eloy and the guys at RPI. This is an awesome setup!

P.S. -- the tips with the etched-in RPI logo look awesome! They fill in the bumper just perfectly with the larger tips!! I always felt something was missing because the stock tips are too small, now it looks just perfect!

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I know, I know...
How sad is this? (1) I don't have a video camera, and (2) If I did, I wouldn't know how to post it onto the computer.
I think the term is "computer illiterate"
I could take a cell phone video, but that wouldn't do this exhaust system justice. Seriously, this setup is badass....
I'll see if I can't get some techy dude to help me out and get a video up on here...

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Exterior: Hartge Front Spoiler Lip, Hartge Rear Diffuser, Vorsteiner Vented and Domed Hood (Double-Sided CF), Hamann Roof Spoiler, H&R Springs and 15% Tint
"Performance": RPI GT Section 3 Muffler, RPI GT Section I, ASR CAI, Evosport Power Pulley and Hybrid Rear Badge

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Congrats! Did you also get section 1 and 2?
I got the ST Section 1, but haven't had it installed it yet. I'm kind of flirting with maybe doing a straight pipe setup instead of high flow cats. I stayed with stock section 2, though.

When I get together with George (ttm6) and do some runs, I'm sure he'll have some videos that we can get up here, especially if the runs are going to be recorded anyways...

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Exterior: Hartge Front Spoiler Lip, Hartge Rear Diffuser, Vorsteiner Vented and Domed Hood (Double-Sided CF), Hamann Roof Spoiler, H&R Springs and 15% Tint
"Performance": RPI GT Section 3 Muffler, RPI GT Section I, ASR CAI, Evosport Power Pulley and Hybrid Rear Badge

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I went with the ST Section 1 also and couldnt be happier. It was a great addition in terms power and sound

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I went with the ST Section 1 also and couldnt be happier. It was a great addition in terms power and sound
BO! Where you been? You've been MIA.

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I went with the ST Section 1 also and couldnt be happier. It was a great addition in terms power and sound
Did you add the ST Section 1 or do it all at the same time? If you added it after having the cans for a while. How different was the sound? How much louder was it?
I know there is a side-by-side video that RPI put of, but i am curious as to actual impressions... Thanks...

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Exterior: Hartge Front Spoiler Lip, Hartge Rear Diffuser, Vorsteiner Vented and Domed Hood (Double-Sided CF), Hamann Roof Spoiler, H&R Springs and 15% Tint
"Performance": RPI GT Section 3 Muffler, RPI GT Section I, ASR CAI, Evosport Power Pulley and Hybrid Rear Badge


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BO! Where you been? You've been MIA.
I've been crazy busy working, and now planning a wedding. How have things been with you Eloy. I'm also constantly watering my money tree out back, so that I can add the headers. I have to depend on the money tree because the market sucks a fatty! Any meets planned at the shop?

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Did you add the ST Section 1 or do it all at the same time? If you added it after having the cans for a while. How different was the sound? How much louder was it?
I know there is a side-by-side video that RPI put of, but i am curious as to actual impressions... Thanks...
I added the Sec 1 after I had the cans for a while. I had the Dinan cans and loved the sound, but wanted something a little louder. The RPI piece made the exhaust a little deeper down low, but added to the throaty V10s top end (exactly where the performance benefit is, mid range torque and top end hp). Like I said, couldnt be happier.

'10 M6 Alpine White
RPi (Pulley, RAM Air Kit, Full GT Exhaust), Charcoal Filters removed, Dinan Stg.2 Suspension, 20" HRE 890s w/ Michelin Super Sports, Vorsteiner Front Spoiler & Trunk Lid Spoiler, Luminar Tint

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Evosport Pulleys, Charcoal Filters out, BMC Filters, RPi Scoops & Block-off Plates, RPi ST Sec 1, RPi GT Sec 2 & 3, RPi R2 ECU, 20" HRE P40s w/ Michelin PS2s, Dinan Stg 2 Suspension, AIB v3.0, Hardwired V1 w/ concealed display, Black Kidneys & Sides, Bimmian Interior Xenon Kit, Hartge pedals & e-brake, Luminar tint
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