E46Fanatics

E46Fanatics (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/index.php)
-   Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/forumdisplay.php?f=98)
-   -   Steet headers... (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=766508)

PawnStar 05-23-2010 06:15 PM

Steet headers...
 
Hey guys thanks to aggie's help i just installed my magnaflow and love it. However next step is headers and was wondering if 70,000 miles is too late to start spending money on more mods? How hard and long can we drive these cars for? How many miles do you have on your e46?

FTWeisse 05-23-2010 08:26 PM

If you take care of the engine it will last a very long time. Friend of mine has a 328i - he put an AA supercharge on it when he had 150K on the dial - it now has 240K and still makes good power - never any real problems. Oh yeah, and he's running a custom AA setup with a larger blower and 15 or so psi. So, in short, if you take care of it you should be fine for a long time.

tinkwithanr 05-23-2010 09:25 PM

+1, if you want to spend the money to mod it, make sure and spend the money to maintain it first. As long as you do that there's no reason they can't last a long, long time.

TrickTizzle 05-31-2010 06:02 PM

how much do headers cost to install?

Blocked Out 05-31-2010 11:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TrickTizzle (Post 11815405)
how much do headers cost to install?

You joined this board to pay someone else to do stuff on your car?

PawnStar 06-01-2010 08:13 PM

Hey guys was really looking for substantial feed back from more of the veteran members...please share your own experiences as im waiting to pull the trigger on headers, pullies, and a tune so i have full bolts on already to complement my cold air intake and magnaflow exhaust. Once again thank you

aggieE46 06-01-2010 08:54 PM

Here's my feedback. Buy the Stett headers and install them yourself. You'll learn a ton about your car and you'll appreciate the mod more.

Quote:

Originally Posted by PawnStar (Post 11820146)
Hey guys was really looking for substantial feed back from more of the veteran members...please share your own experiences as im waiting to pull the trigger on headers, pullies, and a tune so i have full bolts on already to complement my cold air intake and magnaflow exhaust. Once again thank you


tinkwithanr 06-01-2010 10:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aggieE46 (Post 11820302)
Here's my feedback. Buy the Stett headers and install them yourself. You'll learn a ton about your car and you'll appreciate the mod more.


+1, I have never been more aggravated at my car than when I installed my headers. But now that I've done it I could do it again in less than half the time, and I feel confident enough to take pretty much any other job my car can throw at me. You won't regret it.

E46 S54B32 06-01-2010 11:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tinkwithanr (Post 11820652)
+1, I have never been more aggravated at my car than when I installed my headers. But now that I've done it I could do it again in less than half the time, and I feel confident enough to take pretty much any other job my car can throw at me. You won't regret it.

even if your engine blows and u have to rebuild it? :eeps: :D

it cost about 400-700 depending on the shop labor rates

im planing on getting some stett headers soon

tinkwithanr 06-01-2010 11:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by E46 S54B32 (Post 11820838)
even if your engine blows and u have to rebuild it? :eeps: :D

Lol, sure why not. It's a bunch of bolts and tolerances, as long as you do enough research before you dive into it and take your time there's no reason it shouldn't be doable. That being said I would probably just get an m54/s54 waaaaay before rebuilding the 'ol m52 lol.

E46 S54B32 06-01-2010 11:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tinkwithanr (Post 11820919)
Lol, sure why not. It's a bunch of bolts and tolerances, as long as you do enough research before you dive into it and take your time there's no reason it shouldn't be doable. That being said I would probably just get an m54/s54 waaaaay before rebuilding the 'ol m52 lol.

:werd:

m52= no forged internals
m54b30/m52tub28= forged internals= WIN

lol

OP read some DIY if you have even a bit of doubt dont do it and take it to a shop and call it a day

TrickTizzle 06-02-2010 04:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by E46 S54B32 (Post 11820954)
:werd:

m52= no forged internals
m54b30/m52tub28= forged internals= WIN

lol

OP read some DIY if you have even a bit of doubt dont do it and take it to a shop and call it a day

So your telling me that M54 has forged pistons...and I can run NOS????

vaio76109 06-02-2010 10:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TrickTizzle (Post 11824242)
So your telling me that M54 has forged pistons...and I can run NOS????

Only if you use 2 of the big ones.

aggieE46 06-03-2010 07:07 AM

Tonight!

Quote:

Originally Posted by vaio76109 (Post 11825842)
Only if you use 2 of the big ones.


tinkwithanr 06-03-2010 09:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TrickTizzle (Post 11824242)
So your telling me that M54 has forged pistons...and I can run NOS????

Quote:

Originally Posted by vaio76109 (Post 11825842)
Only if you use 2 of the big ones.

Quote:

Originally Posted by aggieE46 (Post 11826957)
Tonight!

:rofl:

vaio76109 06-03-2010 11:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aggieE46 (Post 11826957)
Tonight!

TORETTO!!! SWAT came into my house.... disrespected my FAMILY! :mad:

Riverbmr3 06-03-2010 11:53 AM

^^nitrous drama, Yes. these cars will lasts longer, take care of minor issues so it won't damage other parts..post results of your headers...

aggieE46 06-03-2010 03:06 PM

I NEVER NARC'D ON NOBODY!!!!

Can we keep this going?

Quote:

Originally Posted by vaio76109 (Post 11827777)
TORETTO!!! SWAT came into my house.... disrespected my FAMILY! :mad:


Iceman00 06-03-2010 03:42 PM

^Keep going, I'm ROLFing here!

vaio76109 06-04-2010 01:05 AM

I can haz 100 grand under the hood of my car?


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:07 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use