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    Dumb little detail that no one will probably ever notice, but I gold powder coated the lug nuts to match the factory gold anodized hood letters.



    Getting started on the muffler. I’m gonna work on the car all weekend to try and get the exhaust buttoned up.

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      Aluminum portion of the exhaust weighs 15 lbs, so I went from 60.5 to 28.5 total. Don’t know what it sounds like just yet. I’m about 90° worth of weld on the last joint from being done and ran out of argon.

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        Now, where’s the best place to upload video for sound clips so I can link/embed them? Trying to avoid YouTube

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          Wow, incredible incredible word Adam.

          That exhaust looks amazing and I can't wait to hear how good it sounds.

          Very impressive attention to detail :up:

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            Guess the resonator wasn’t as straight as I thought. That’s what happens when you’re laying under a car on jack stands.

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              thats wild. pretty amazing. Ive heard that the aluminum exhausts sound totally different. I think other than youtube vimeo is your only other option
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                Open downpipe

                https://youtu.be/mS5wcDgOGFY

                With resonator

                https://youtu.be/JY7l-1H9DI0

                Full length

                https://youtu.be/iJ2LPwBFL4Q

                On the ground complete w/tip

                https://youtu.be/uLbTQcEPGPk

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                  This is the best!
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                    so sweet...looking forward to hearing at dick's holman soon...
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                    '85 325e coupe also a daily

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                      Originally posted by cheffy30 View Post
                      so sweet...looking forward to hearing at dick's holman soon...


                      The Holman meets seem to coincide with the times when my car is out of order. Never fails. lol

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                        After driving the car just a bit here and there with the new exhaust, I find it interesting that it sounds a lot like a motorcycle. I don’t know if that’s an E30 thing, or if it’s cause of the aluminum, but it sounds just like a superbike (of course it doesn’t rev as fast).

                        Next is more SuperSexy™️ maintenance stuffs



                        I have absolutely no idea how many miles this thing has, so I HAVE to do a timing belt.

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                          its not an e30 thing. I've never heard an m20 that sounded like that. it sound fantastic tho.......

                          I wonder what would be the longevity of aluminum? seems like it could be prone to stress cracks.
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                            That exhaust is a work of art. Sounds great too!

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                              Originally posted by flyboyx View Post
                              its not an e30 thing. I've never heard an m20 that sounded like that. it sound fantastic tho.......

                              I wonder what would be the longevity of aluminum? seems like it could be prone to stress cracks.


                              I was concerned too. That’s why I put the flex coupler after the stainless, used more hangers than I usually would’ve and didn’t weld hangers to the aluminum. The aluminum part is under very little stress at this point. We’ll see

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                                Originally posted by parkerbink View Post
                                That exhaust is a work of art. Sounds great too!


                                Thanks man. I’m happy with it. It might be a little too quiet to me, but I usually have pretty loud exhausts.

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