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After market mufflers... non S cooper

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Old 11-17-2013, 04:19 PM
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I was at a charity car event yesterday and took part in the sound off. The level detected from the exhaust (while revving) was 102.1 DB. The winner was a vintage VW bus that got 117.5. About half of the cars that participated was below 100. I guess my exhaust is louder than average, even though I don't feel that way under normal driving conditions.
 
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Old 11-17-2013, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by PANGET8 View Post
gp2 rear diffuser + obx universal muffler resonator delete with 2" piping
Nice! I don't think I have heard a base Cooper with just the cat. How does it sound?
 
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:52 PM
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I was considering a Milltek but was wondering how much louder is it than stock? I wouldnt mind it sounding a little throatier, but not much louder.

Also, is there any improvement in performance and/or mileage with a Milltek?
 
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Old 04-15-2014, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by sleekbass View Post
VIP Custom parts actually makes a bolt on cat-back exhaust for the justa cooper. It's listed for $549.00... I'm not sure what the a Magnaflow system cost for the non s cooper.
I've been saving up for this. And the price just went up - $599 for the bolt on.
 
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Old 04-15-2014, 03:04 PM
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I've been saving up for this. And the price just went up - $599 for the bolt on.
Me too. I plan on purchasing within the next couple of weeks.
 
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Old 04-15-2014, 03:16 PM
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I just checked out their website and it seems to be a very good alternative to the Milltek IMHO.
I had been exploring my options for an exhaust upgrade down the line (my Justa is only a year old so I want to get some more use out of this one before I take it off) and was really put off by the Milltek's ridiculously high price tag.
 
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Old 05-07-2014, 07:31 AM
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My VIP shipped on Cinco de Mayo. $600 is still a lot for what it is, but I could only justify the Milltek if I were going headers back. For now, I'm hoping I like the new exhaust note and since we were never able to get ANY kind of video, I'll post one up. Hopefully in the next 2 weeks. It is supposed to arrive on 5/12.
 
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Old 05-07-2014, 07:45 AM
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I am looking forward to the video. I really debated on that exhaust before I did get the Miltek.

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Old 05-07-2014, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Albiecrazy View Post
My VIP shipped on Cinco de Mayo. $600 is still a lot for what it is, but I could only justify the Milltek if I were going headers back. For now, I'm hoping I like the new exhaust note and since we were never able to get ANY kind of video, I'll post one up. Hopefully in the next 2 weeks. It is supposed to arrive on 5/12.
really looking forward to hearing this beast! and if it has a nice note but you want it louder go with that cat delete!
 
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Old 05-13-2014, 07:01 PM
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Did my exhaust today - 2 hour job without the old man yappin' too much.

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Love the sound - raw, but not too raw. Nice mellow burble and with only the sunrooff tipped and the windows closed, it can be heard. I was most surprised with the new sound when it decelerates - it used to have nothing...

Had it up to highway speed briefly and no drone, but I want to see what I think about that tomorrow.

Install was not bad at all with a lift and a good pipe cutter. Good directions and nice clean fit. That exhaust tip is tight at the exit but there is room up top and on both sides; it also can be adjusted side to side which for all I know could be normal for after market exhausts but I thought it was sharp. These guys did a great job putting together what is essentially a Magnaflow muffler, pipe to fit a MINI and a monster exhaust tip. Love it so far!

I'll post a video in the next week or so.
 
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Grats to you will have to look at it later when I am not blocked from looking at photobucket!
 

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Old 05-19-2014, 07:32 PM
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VIP Exhaust video. FINALLY!!! I'll make this short. I love this exhaust.

 
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Sounds great!
 
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I'm so torn between resonator delete or muffler delete. I was thinking resonator delete until i saw these two clips.

Now i'm thinking resonator delete doesn't sound all that great...

I'm booked next week to get chopped at a local shop...help!


 
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Old 07-07-2014, 07:22 PM
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Secondary Cat delete, Rasonator moved farther down, Clubman S Muffler replacement

 
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Old 07-07-2014, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Albiecrazy View Post
VIP Exhaust video. FINALLY!!! I'll make this short. I love this exhaust.

VIP Exhaust - Gen 2 MINI Cooper non-S - YouTube
that sounds nice!!!!
 
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Old 11-03-2014, 06:46 PM
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mega bump for this. anything lighter and quieter than stock? or at least near stock-level? or should i go aftermarket for that
 
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Old 11-11-2014, 05:36 AM
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Quieter than stock? That's a direction I didn't see coming. Since most people are looking for a deeper, throatier tone I'm doubting that a company would go in the direction of quieter.

Prius? Just kidding, man!
 
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Old 11-11-2014, 05:40 AM
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lol! the militek sounds like it'd be close - just looking for something that will lighten the exhaust for me from the cat back, but not get me any extra noise - at all.. maybe nothing
 
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Old 11-12-2014, 05:55 AM
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Yeah I have the Miltek, it is quiet and provides a nice low bass note that does not rumble, on another note my K&N filter fell off of my DDM intake awhile ago, put stock system back on thats why I can now hear the exhaust.
 
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^ so, it's pretty dang quiet. is it lighter than stock?
 
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Well it is cat back larger with piping, smaller muffler so i would be quessing that is is.
 
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