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      01-18-2017, 08:59 PM   #89
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The materials have arrived. Monday is the install date.
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because so many people asked me about the english install instructions, here they are:
http://www.filedropper.com/soundboosterbmwi8en

and the link to maxhaust app:

https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/maxh...103245061?mt=8

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...maxhaust&hl=ro
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I also want to order the kit, subject to finding someone
In and around London who can install it


Be interested to hear and see a fly by from a fitted kit to an i8


Thanks
If it helps, I can recommend an excellent garage that do all my car mod work. They work on classics, and have worked on my Ferrari and Lotus. Independent, so reasonably priced too.

They are in central Kent, near Maidstone.
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The materials have arrived. Monday is the install date.
Any pics/details you can get of the install would be awesome. Thinking about getting this next.
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If it helps, I can recommend an excellent garage that do all my car mod work. They work on classics, and have worked on my Ferrari and Lotus. Independent, so reasonably priced too.

They are in central Kent, near Maidstone.
Jas - please share. I am not too far from Maidstone so always good to have somewhere like this in the back pocket based on a recommendation.
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Recommended garage in South East - specifically Kent

In case this is of use to others here, this is the garage I would recommend for modding work.

I have used them for 15 years, working on my various Lotus and Ferrari. The garage works on classics and also race cars, as well as doing high performance mods e.g. engine swaps and supercharging. Fairly priced and honest too.

Ask for the owner Andy Marsh. Garage is Maidstone Sports Cars.
01622 890 233

http://www.maidstonesportscars.co.uk/

The exhaust sound mod will be a walk in the park for them. If a number of people of i8 owners want it, it might be worth asking the garage to bulk buy the kits & install for a discounted price.
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Finished my install yesterday. For the complete DIY guide, see here:

http://bmwi.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh...5#post21161725



Tune off - Tune on. Same RPMs




Demonstrating app control and cabin noise

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Okay, my install is complete. Below I have posted a video (need to make a better one from behind the car) of the interior tone.

The guys at Classic BMW did a terrific job and I'm very happy with the results.

However, do understand that you need to find the correct setting for you. This really is much louder than stock......to the point where I find myself turning it down. It's certainly not a negative. Just letting you know the true power of the system.

I have found that I like to mess with the frequency and volume, in order to find the right setting that compliments the internal combustion engine. Otherwise, you might notice the two separate tones battling each other. So, I highly recommend taking the time to adjust the system to your liking and find the right balance between the MaxHaust and the BMW ICE.

So, here is my first video. I will be getting video from behind the car, as well as drivebys, etc.

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Great .
Just let us know what settings you like the most .
I hope Michael was helpful
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Does the installation affect the warranty of the car? Has anyone in uk knows? Is this classified as modified?
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Does the installation affect the warranty of the car? Has anyone in uk knows? Is this classified as modified?
I asked my dealer and fitting it would effect only parts it interacts with. So if the sound booster failed or it's amp for example, they may not be covered if it's clear the mod caused the issue.

If the transmission failed you would still be covered.

And from an insurance perspective you would also need to declare the mod, like you would a change if alloys or stereo change/upgrade.
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In case this is of use to others here, this is the garage I would recommend for modding work.

I have used them for 15 years, working on my various Lotus and Ferrari. The garage works on classics and also race cars, as well as doing high performance mods e.g. engine swaps and supercharging. Fairly priced and honest too.

Ask for the owner Andy Marsh. Garage is Maidstone Sports Cars.
01622 890 233

http://www.maidstonesportscars.co.uk/

The exhaust sound mod will be a walk in the park for them. If a number of people of i8 owners want it, it might be worth asking the garage to bulk buy the kits & install for a discounted price.
I wonder how much would they charge? Sounds like a day job...?
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it is reversible in under 30min and it changes virtually nothing of the car systems, I went for a oil leak under warranty today (and to order my touch key), the dealer even asked me a few technical questions about the kit, they seemed pretty impressed that it exists
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I asked my dealer and fitting it would effect only parts it interacts with. So if the sound booster failed or it's amp for example, they may not be covered if it's clear the mod caused the issue.

If the transmission failed you would still be covered.

And from an insurance perspective you would also need to declare the mod, like you would a change if alloys or stereo change/upgrade.
sound fair! Thanks!!!
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I belive jnkirk1974 went to a BMW dealer to install the kit
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      02-01-2017, 07:50 PM   #104
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Okay, my install is complete. Below I have posted a video (need to make a better one from behind the car) of the interior tone.

The guys at Classic BMW did a terrific job and I'm very happy with the results.

However, do understand that you need to find the correct setting for you. This really is much louder than stock......to the point where I find myself turning it down. It's certainly not a negative. Just letting you know the true power of the system.

I have found that I like to mess with the frequency and volume, in order to find the right setting that compliments the internal combustion engine. Otherwise, you might notice the two separate tones battling each other. So, I highly recommend taking the time to adjust the system to your liking and find the right balance between the MaxHaust and the BMW ICE.

So, here is my first video. I will be getting video from behind the car, as well as drivebys, etc.

Congrats! Sounds fantastic!! Did you install in UK or US? Can't tell whether LHD or RHD! Where is the classic BMW workshop address? How much did they charge you?
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He is from US as far as know
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I wonder how much would they charge? Sounds like a day job...?
Sounds about right. Ask them for a quote?

I'd ask myself, but am not getting the sound mod for my car.
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Do you have to be plugged in via Bluetooth all the time?

Or does it just remember the last settings?

Could you PM the part codes and any U.K. Installers?
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full kit is around 950 euros, pm me...I can give you the contact details
Could you PM with the parts required please as I'm
Abit confused what actually is required? As the i8 module is best part of 500 euros what else is required?

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Could you PM with the parts required please as I'm
Abit confused what actually is required? As the i8 module is best part of 500 euros what else is required?
it is a custom kit, they sell it for 950 euros: maserati sound ecu, bluetooth module with pre-programmed i8 interface, custom cables and everything below.

here is a diy
http://bmwi.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1346524

I sent you a pm with the contact details.

You don't need it to keep it connected via bluetooth, it remembers the settings, you don't have to have your phone with you all the time, obviously
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Maxhaust i8 Maserati

Hi can someone PM me the name of the supplier and what I need to buy - the above picture is on the ebay listing and http://maxhaust.de/bmw/i8.html has a number of different options in German ! Thank You
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