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Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
Talk about driveline improvements, NA tuning and DME tuning your E46 BMW here. This includes diffs, intakes, exhausts, chips, software and OBD tuning.

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Old 03-02-2010, 09:52 AM   #1
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stock exhaust with headers

no way my stock exhaust is going to fit these headers... so do i drive this loud beast to the muffler shop or what lol anyone know a decent place in st louis?
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:20 AM   #2
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no exhaust shop is willing to do a system without cats wtf?? anyone know a place in st louis that will weld up whatever i want?
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:22 AM   #3
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Sounds like you got the wrong headers. Mine bolted right up. Since you've already installed the headers, sounds like some custom exhaust work is the only option that makes sense.
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Post in the regional forums! It seems like you have next to no chance to find a shop recommendation in here, but you should get a few in the regional forums. If the flanges are pointed the wrong way, or they seem too short, you got the wrong headers, which is typical. Other than fitting it to the exhaust, it shouldn't be a problem.
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:18 AM   #5
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.......Sounds like you got the wrong headers. Mine bolted right up.
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........ If the flanges are pointed the wrong way, or they seem too short, you got the wrong headers, which is typical. Other than fitting it to the exhaust, it shouldn't be a problem.

Yep,.........wrong headers. My Ebay headers bolted right up.

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Old 03-02-2010, 11:24 AM   #6
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i'm looking at everything now that the headers are in i go the right ones it's just the XI has an axle in the way of my motor mount so now i need to go get the grinder and start grinding the mount out it's just a total PITA the exhaust looks like it's gonna fit...
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:27 AM   #7
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can anyone comment on where their mount is? so i don't think i'm going crazy
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:42 AM   #8
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ouch seems these headers don't fit xi models.. it's gonna fit
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You don't need to grind the motor mount. There is a plate on the motor mount held on by pop rivets, it's basically just a dust shield. Drill the heads of the rivets out, then pop it off, your should be able to fit your motor mount back in then.
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Old 03-03-2010, 01:33 PM   #10
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indeed had to get that sucker off was no biggy. all went together all is together had stock exhaust fitted today for 50 bucks, till i get more cash. thanks for the help everyone
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