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chanlon7 09-27-2008 05:56 PM

Installing Headers on an XI
 
So I've been searching on installing my headers on my Xi and I just wanted to make sure I know what im getting into...

"from what I recall..the Fornt end of an Xi has a reinforced front subframe that would necessitate removal inorder to get to the exhaust manifold
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/partgrp.d...22&hg=31&fg=05"

"just a friendly reminder for the XI;if you plan on installing headers yourself, you'll end up having to remove the front axles"

"This is a lie.... I installed headers on my XI. All you have to remove is the subframe brace and the passenger-side motor mount."

So yeh, if anyone has any words of wisdom before I put these on, I'd greatly appreciate it.

chanlon7 09-28-2008 12:32 AM

it cant be that rare... whos got an Xi with headers? (bump)

chanlon7 09-29-2008 02:06 AM

bump

chanlon7 10-03-2008 09:05 PM

bump

T330 10-04-2008 12:05 AM

PM ///A or gottalovethexi

Bimmer Dude Xi 10-04-2008 12:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by T330 (Post 8631053)
PM ///A or gottalovethexi

I'm planning on installing headers on my XI.

Any words of DIY wisdom before getting myself into it?

Thanks

///A 10-04-2008 07:21 AM

I have headers on my XI, and this is how it went down during the phone convo with the shop manager:

manager: we will have to charge you about an hour extra labor

me: for what?

manager: I didn't know this was an XI, so we have to remove the front axle to slide in the headers. you can come into the shop and take a look before we start the work.

me: no, I trust you (i was 1hr away at school).

install was $450

I'm no mechanic, but trust the manager that he knows what he's doing.

Bimmer Dude Xi 10-04-2008 03:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ///A (Post 8631931)
I have headers on my XI, and this is how it went down during the phone convo with the shop manager:

manager: we will have to charge you about an hour extra labor

me: for what?

manager: I didn't know this was an XI, so we have to remove the front axle to slide in the headers. you can come into the shop and take a look before we start the work.

me: no, I trust you (i was 1hr away at school).

install was $450

I'm no mechanic, but trust the manager that he knows what he's doing.

OK, I see you're from brooklyn, what shop did you do it at?

chanlon7 10-05-2008 03:35 PM

thats a good estimate. I went over to just the basic midas. and they were like 700 : /

chanlon7 10-05-2008 08:37 PM

i think im gonna end up doing it myself... and ill make DIY. probably not soon though haha.

Bimmer Dude Xi 10-05-2008 10:40 PM

good luck

///A 10-06-2008 08:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bimmer Dude Xi (Post 8633249)
OK, I see you're from brooklyn, what shop did you do it at?

I actually did it at a place on long island. it's called K&S Auto and its in Syosset, NY. The owner was a a racer for Porsche back in the day :drool:

Bimmer Dude Xi 10-07-2008 10:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ///A (Post 8640528)
I actually did it at a place on long island. it's called K&S Auto and its in Syosset, NY. The owner was a a racer for Porsche back in the day :drool:

What exhaust system do you have after the headers?

T330 10-07-2008 10:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bimmer Dude Xi (Post 8650784)
What exhaust system do you have after the headers?

Rogue Ikon with the second resonator deleted :)

Bimmer Dude Xi 10-07-2008 10:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by T330 (Post 8650841)
Rogue Ikon with the second resonator deleted :)

With aftermarket headers?

T330 10-07-2008 10:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bimmer Dude Xi (Post 8650847)
With aftermarket headers?

Yeah ///A has ebay headers and a rogue ikon with the secondary resonator deleted. He has a gruppeM intake as well :)


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