Originally Posted by HRoi
The Meisterschaft is louder, which is what most "modders" mean by 'sounds better'. But I prefer the note of the Akrapovic. The Akra also has the SF cred of being more expensive and made of exotic materials (titanium)
I've never heard the meisterschaft in person and it sounds like it'd be really, really loud, but I like it the best from this bunch.
Regarding titanium exhausts, I've never really enjoyed the note they produce. They sound ever-so-slightly tinny to my ears. It definitely is a very nice exhaust system though.
Originally Posted by herragge
I never said that cold air won't increase performance. This is indeed a fact. I said that cold air won't change your exhaust note. Check out Eisenmann for a great sounding exhaust. I have one on my MCoupe.
Cold air for sure changes the exhaust note, but not dramatically. It changes it enough for me to pick up the difference -- like it just passes the barely noticeable threshold. We can argue this all day and night, so agree to disagree. FWIW, I'm talking about the difference between 75 degree weather and 30 degree weather.
Do you have an e92 m3?
Originally Posted by idfnl
Cars always seem to run better at night too.
#1 as long as its no louder than the original. I'm not that loud phony race car sound.
Imagine driving your car through Texas 100+ degree summers. I feel bad for mine.
#1 is my favorite, too. It is very much so louder than the OEM exhaust, as are the other two that I posted. But it's definitely the loudest out of the bunch.
Originally Posted by Find Finn
I would go OEM upgrade aka. No. 3.
Nice. That's my second favorite. Probably the exhaust I'd go for if I were older and more mature :P