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Old 11-19-2012, 01:02 PM   #1090
DC5edSTI
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Join Date: Nov 2006
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Location: Greenwich, CT
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2007 SWP STi 2.5xtr
2003 Corvette ZO6 400whp

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Originally Posted by Gfunk720 View Post
While I love nice rims, you can achieve similar looks using replicas. I'm running replica rims on my M3 right now, as the same wheels from the factory are $3k plus without tires. They look identical, and actually was able to get a better offset and width. They can be easy to sell just provided you don't curb them or anything. At the same time though, sometimes those expensive custom rims can take time to sell.

M3 is getting a catless X-pipe this weekend to finish up the exhaust. Should sound like a straight racecar
You make some very good points... I've never been a fan of replica anything, but sometimes it does simply make more sense to go that route... Especially considering how amazing the wheels you have on look.

I don't even know who would make similar style in replicas.

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Originally Posted by sexyyrex View Post
no no dont get me wrong, i love them. just so. freaking. expensive.
It is, but I went the cheap route with wheels on my STi and have regretted ever since... And it's not like they are $10k a set HRE wheels lol which is insane money for wheels unless you own an exotic I guess.


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Originally Posted by Gfunk720 View Post
Lol. I thought it would be a little louder than what it was.. Turns out it is INSANELY loud.

Going to be taking the catless pipe on and probably adding a quad resonated setup. I can barely drive it like this. It is so loud and raspy at certain load/rpms that it is obnoxious to just be in the cabin. The fiancee will never ride in this thing.

After taking it on and off a few times getting the fit right though, it should only take me an hour or so to get it back off.
It may be loud, but I bet it sounds like a race car. Those 4.0l
V8s just sound stupid amazing with an exhaust!!

Do most people run high flow cats on there cars or the quad resonators?

There are about 5-6 V8 M3s I see on a daily basis with exhausts and none sound overly loud or obnoxious... In fact they all sound amazing!! (Even the 600+HP M3s don't sound to loud.
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