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      10-19-2020, 01:57 PM   #23
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Certainly sounds good! I don't like the wheels or slammed look but that's ACS style and clearly a lot of people do!
Its a shame the standard exhaust surrounds do not connect to the actual pipes as that would look fantastic.
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Its a shame the standard exhaust surrounds do not connect to the actual pipes as that would look fantastic.
That would be tricky as the exhaust grows in length at least 12-15mm when it gets hot, so if you connect the surrounds to the rest of the exhaust they need to be independent of the rear bumper.
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      10-24-2020, 06:00 AM   #25
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For 10k more you could get an Alpina B3. Gulp!
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For £10k more you could get an Alpina B3. Gulp!
In reality a B3 would be a lot more than that, as you'll get quite a bit of list price discount / dealer contributions on an M340, whereas you'd be lucky to get anything on an Alpina. If money were no object though, Alpina would be where my money would go. I'm seriously considering a D3 as my next car in a couple of years time.
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I looked at a D3S this time...no discounts (to mean anything), poor residuals versus list price, and as many options required as a 3 series. However I tried I could not make it stack up no matter how much I wanted an Alpina. Went RS4 instead - a bit more exclusive than a 3 series, a bit more affordable than an Alpina. To be honest, not much quicker than an M340i and probably no quicker at legal speeds... but I prefer the looks and interior, and not that much more than a highly specced M340iT on the monthlies due to much better residuals...
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An M340i exhaust we fitted yesterday. I was pleasantly surprised how good it sounded, and I've heard them before!
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An M340i exhaust we fitted yesterday. I was pleasantly surprised how good it sounded, and I've heard them before!
They may sound great but they dont look that subtle.....! Do they have to stick out so far....?
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An M340i exhaust we fitted yesterday. I was pleasantly surprised how good it sounded, and I've heard them before!
They may sound great but they dont look that subtle.....! Do they have to stick out so far....?
Yeah I was thinking that - they'd look better if they were more flush with the bumper
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They may sound great but they dont look that subtle.....! Do they have to stick out so far....?
The exhaust was hot when I took the photos, they are about half an inch more tucked in when cold. Even so, not what I would describe as "subtle".
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The exhaust was hot when I took the photos, they are about half an inch more tucked in when cold. Even so, not what I would describe as "subtle".
Is the fact that the section that protrudes is hot not a safety issue? I recall people used to get burns from the exhausts on the Jag XF V6 with the two pipes at the back near the centre....

I guess subtle and ACS arent meant to go together. Shame really as better and different without being shouty are key attributes to me....
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It's TUV approved so has passed all the relevant safety tests.
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I guess subtle and ACS arent meant to go together. Shame really as better and different without being shouty are key attributes to me....
Same, which is why the milltek offering which uses the OEM fake tips apppeals to me, plus it's a third of the price. Of course it lacks the warranty protection, and need to hear it first.
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