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Installed last week onto my E60 M5 the new Hartge exhaust, export version 'oval' tips with power pipe. Much better sound now, especially at start up.
Also had my dealer install the Hartge springs at the same time, highly recommend both options.
 

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Was your installation an easy "do it youself" bolt on job? Do you think there is a sound note difference between the round tips and the oval tips? I'm ordering a set soon and can't quite decide on which ones to get.
 

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Very nice - welcome to the board! :byebye:
 

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BMV10 said:
Installed last week onto my E60 M5 the new Hartge exhaust, export version 'oval' tips with power pipe. Much better sound now, especially at start up.
Also had my dealer install the Hartge springs at the same time, highly recommend both options.
Very nice and welcome on board.. Would love to hear some video clips starting the engine/revving and drive by..
 

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I don't want to get a Protractor out on your install but "those are oval"? What is the HP diff between the regular and Export.?


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So, that's what passes for oval these days? :p Looks nice. Based on those pics it looks like the only difference between the oval and round exhausts are the tips welded to the ends of the discharge tubes, so I wouldn't expect any power or sound differences. What are the weight savings vs. stock? Post some vids or sound clips.
 

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AbruzziBoy said:
Was your installation an easy "do it youself" bolt on job? Do you think there is a sound note difference between the round tips and the oval tips? I'm ordering a set soon and can't quite decide on which ones to get.
Dealer took a day to install the exhaust & install & setup the suspension.
You could do if mechanically minded, have great workshop & not concerned about BMW warrantee etc. I'd recomend dealer install if possible.
No difference in sound between round & oval (as pointed out by others, only slightly oval) although not straight cut like original.
 

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I don't want to get a Protractor out on your install but "those are oval"? What is the HP diff between the regular and Export.?


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Very slightly oval (almost round) but I think better finish to original.
Dont think much gain in hp but seems to rev freely & no "diesel engine" sound at start up when cold.:)
 

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