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    E9x/N54 Vanguard Exhaust Review-Initial Impressions

    So I had the fortune to come across a guy that had purchased a Vanguard exhaust for his 335, apparantly his neighbors were getting annoyed with the exhaust. He decided to ask if anyone with a more subtle, but not stock exhaust wanted to trade.

    As luck would have it, I was that guy. I had the Miltek fully catless, and i loved it. Nice tone, good weight savings and a hp bump as well. But something was lacking, it was a bit too quiet for such a wiry little beast i drive..

    Today I met up with Matt@CamberToe to do the swap. Let me just tell you, his service is top-notch. He changed the oil, swapped my plugs,even topped off the w/w fluid without me knowing. AND then, he saw i had a brakelight malfunction, unbeknownst to me, and also fixed that on the spot, all in about 30 minutes.. and then did the exhaust swap flawlessly. Thanks Matt.. Id be up there more often but i hate NY rds worse than Jersey's Click here to enlarge


    So back to the exhaust.. i didnt get any video as i was rushed to get to a meeting a few hours away, but ill get some tomorrow and update..

    SOUND- The exhaust note is intoxicating, a nice deep grumble, with a little gurgle, since im catless. Im definatly gonna get a few more speeding tickets just for wanting to hear more of it.

    PERFORMANCE- Now, i dont expect a huge gain. But im surprised, and now very eager to see how some logs.. and dare i say... new dyno's Click here to enlarge look.. it feels much snappier from a stop and partial throttle.. almost, id say, just as much responsiveness as when i went to catless downpipes, as a reference for those of you that have done that.. I think i gained som ponies up top.. of course, this could be just the placebo effect, and the louder tone making me think im moving faster.. Luckily, im the kinda guy that likes to see just how much of a difference it really made Click here to enlarge

    ill post some inside, and thanks to my new GoPro, some exterior vids tomorrow Click here to enlarge


    **first vid, sound is low, i had the wrong backing on the go pro for indoor use**




    better sound, its long and boring but might come in handy for people wanting to hear it

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    Props to Matt and congrats on the upgrade. Looking forward to the vids and such
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    Glad to have you down at the shop today! If only I was in NJ...I could be doing way more damage...

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    Matt you're the ma!!!!, I only hear nice things about your service, and your shop and you'll probably be my install shop for a while, excellent , I kind of want that exhaust also I didn't text you today because I wrote your number on a piece of paper and I lost it lol <--- slacker , pm me here your number once again please so I'll have it lol and tell me if you got any good news on the pricing for this piece. Thanks =]

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by n54BoostOnCoke Click here to enlarge
    Matt you're the ma!!!!, I only hear nice things about your service, and your shop and you'll probably be my install shop for a while, excellent , I kind of want that exhaust also I didn't text you today because I wrote your number on a piece of paper and I lost it lol <--- slacker , pm me here your number once again please so I'll have it lol and tell me if you got any good news on the pricing for this piece. Thanks =]

    ill hit you up tomorrow. Left the shop dumb late tonight and here i am still answering PMs and what not -__-

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    +1 for Matt@camber-toe! Has made the first vanguard on XI possible for me and still loving it!

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    boopie FTW....the unsuspecting e93 needs to spend some time with him soon

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    wait for me!!!!!!! Click here to enlarge



    lol

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by thesalg Click here to enlarge
    wait for me!!!!!!! Click here to enlarge



    lol
    lol...ill let u know sal...it should be going up there soon tho Click here to enlarge

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    Group buy? Click here to enlarge
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    first vid, is in OP

    sound is low, wrong case on gopro


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    better sound, its long and boring but might come in handy for people wanting to hear it

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    You broke loose in 3rd haha
    And what was that at 00:50?
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    I wanna get one of these gopro things and just bomb around in the E28 with it. My car sounds like an E46 M3 its so tinny and raspy..

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