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e46dub 06-04-2012 12:29 AM

are all headers the same for e46? (328i)
 
Im looking at ebay headers and am having problems finding them for my 00 328i.

are all of the exhaust mani/headers universal fit for the 323/325/328 ?

ac_2007 06-04-2012 12:37 AM

No. You need 323/328 headers.

Get them from BimmerBrakes.
Make sure you get the right ones, all O2 bungs are fully drilled through, and use OE gaskets.

Read this thread: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=571990

e46dub 06-04-2012 03:05 AM

bimmerbrakes look identical to the ebay ones. why go with them they are much more expensive.

Gheybe 06-04-2012 03:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by e46dub (Post 14454567)
bimmerbrakes look identical to the ebay ones. why go with them they are much more expensive.

Because of build quality. All of them are gonna look the same.

illestminimike 06-04-2012 11:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gheybe (Post 14454579)
Because of build quality. All of them are gonna look the same.

^^^ this

e46dub 06-05-2012 03:19 AM

build quality? They are headers! lol. Spray them with some ceramic coating, or wrap em up. If they go to crap in a couple years, I'll replace them and still have paid less than what bimmerbrakes is asking. Not trying to talk crap, but that's just not smart imho.

ac_2007 06-05-2012 03:24 AM

Okay smartie. If when you are in the middle of your installation:
- Your O2 sensors don't fit
- The header flanges don't line up with the rest of the exhaust
- Or you realize you have a pair for the 325/330

..don't come back crying to us. And I certainly hope you aren't even considering the 4pc sets.

choxor 06-05-2012 03:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by e46dub (Post 14458083)
build quality? They are headers! lol. Spray them with some ceramic coating, or wrap em up. If they go to crap in a couple years, I'll replace them and still have paid less than what bimmerbrakes is asking. Not trying to talk crap, but that's just not smart imho.

haha. Yeah. Build quality! Who cares about build quality! (something tells me YOU'RE about to care when it fits like crap).

e46dub 06-05-2012 03:35 AM

hmmm... i'd probably take it to the muffler shop like I had planned and have them weld in some o2 bungs. Not that tough.

and also, haven't heard any problems with fitment. I've talked to a few local people that have purchased them and had NO problems.

but thanks for talking to me so condescending guys. It really turned me on.

ac_2007 06-05-2012 03:44 AM

You come in not knowing anything about headers, and 1 day later you're teaching us. What did you expect?

At least post the link to the eBay headers.
There are right and wrong ways to do this. Welding anything is a bad start, and guess what? It means spending extra money.

maxi.84 06-05-2012 04:59 AM

Is it ok to put a new head on a 02 325ci, I've heard different stories

xfixkaos 10-05-2012 08:28 AM

Hey so can someone PM a Link to the good headers for my 328i, I wanna run them with a shark injector tune. And where can I get it so my cel doesn't come on? Or the tuner I need to delete them. I want the car running tip top still.

juslookin 10-05-2012 08:48 AM

Lol noobs

///MPR77 10-09-2012 10:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by e46dub (Post 14454567)
bimmerbrakes look identical to the ebay ones.

Famous Last Words...and then the Ebay Headers Don't fit thread.

OP, Do some research first, i know there were some people who got burned on Ebay Headers with regards to fitment. I cant speak from experience, but when I end up doing headers, I will definitely go with a trusted name.


*edit Just realized the 4 month old bump


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