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casoeli2 01-30-2013 03:54 PM

Anyone have any comments on this exhaust setup
Hey guys, I'm not quite sure if this is the right forum to post in. If not sorry mods if you could move it that would be great.

Ok, I have a 99 323i m52tub25 yada yada, but my question is has anyone had any experience with this header/mid pipe setup from eBay?


Right now I have the factory manifolds/cats on with a cheap eBay catback meant for a 325i so I have a set of flange adaptors but the exhaust still doesn't sit quite right so I'm worried about fitment with these, a little tweaking here and there is ok but total "not happening in any way" isn't going to cut it. I already have a muffler to add to the back and finish the system. I have a eu2 tune for my SAP so I'm not worried about post cat o2's. Literally everything that I could do as maintenance is done from vanos seals and ccv to cam sensors and clutch, subframe repaired by bmw of idaho falls with everything else repaired in between so losing the cats is the last thing on the list but I can't justify over $1k in just headers.. this is reasonable if fitment is decent but I can't find any reviews on this exhaust setup anywhere. Has anyone tried them?

against the purist 01-30-2013 06:29 PM

I helped a friend of mine install a set pita, had to widen mounting holes

casoeli2 01-30-2013 07:24 PM

Care to elaborate which mounting holes? What made it a pita?

against the purist 01-31-2013 06:26 AM

Where the header bolts to the head all holes had to be enlarged and a coupe of the bottom bolts are hard to reach

casoeli2 01-31-2013 01:00 PM

Other than that no other issues with the fitment? How does the system sound on the car?

aggieE46 01-31-2013 02:12 PM

Interesting. I'd love to see someone install that.

casoeli2 02-08-2013 01:14 PM

Well I pulled the trigger. Ordered these on Wednesday along with OEM gaskets, new o2's, and a new stud kit from tms. Everything should be here by Tuesday and I'm going to shoot for the install Saturday night

HiHoBrian 02-08-2013 01:21 PM

It will take more than a night. Good luck.

sent from my ATARI sc1224

casoeli2 02-08-2013 06:21 PM

I'm not too worried about it. This car is easy for me. I did the clutch 2 months ago, only took about 5 hrs total. After these headers I'll have had everything short of the short block, and wheel bearings off to replace anything and everything that I can.

I'll post pics and details after the install

j_block 02-21-2013 09:57 AM

Any updates?

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SoloII///M 02-21-2013 09:12 PM

Looks like ****, will probably install like **** and perform like ****.

WALKD U 02-21-2013 09:51 PM


Originally Posted by SoloII///M (Post 15185594)
Looks like ****, will probably install like **** and perform like ****.


reyes186 02-27-2013 04:21 PM

Any updates on the exhaust system ??? Videos !??!?

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