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Old 06-07-2011, 12:59 PM   #9801
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:30 PM   #9802
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it really is a hell of a deal, i was lookin to buy the catback.
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:36 PM   #9803
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The catback would probably fit your car, but the headers wouldnt because of the half shafts ( I think, maybe ask jeff on this one)
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:55 PM   #9804
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im here to tell you, I am never redoing the headers on my car. Way way way too much of a pain in the ass. And they really do look identical to the bimmerbrake ones. Oh, forgot to tell everyone, that header wrap works AMAZING! Definitely cooler engine after a long drive. Worth the money to spend on it
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:25 PM   #9805
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im here to tell you, I am never redoing the headers on my car. Way way way too much of a pain in the ass. And they really do look identical to the bimmerbrake ones. Oh, forgot to tell everyone, that header wrap works AMAZING! Definitely cooler engine after a long drive. Worth the money to spend on it
You can make any system fit an xi. You will just need to have a section where the pipes are bent a little more.


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Old 06-07-2011, 02:31 PM   #9806
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I really really really want the uuc tse3. I think it is by far the best sounding exhaust out
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:32 PM   #9807
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I really really really want the uuc tse3. I think it is by far the best sounding exhaust out
I may be selling mine when I get headers. I think I am buying those aa headers! He gave me his paypal and said he can ship them on friday!!

Oh, and the m3 side skirt guy flaked and sold them locally
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:41 PM   #9808
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I may be selling mine when I get headers. I think I am buying those aa headers! He gave me his paypal and said he can ship them on friday!!

Oh, and the m3 side skirt guy flaked and sold them locally
Why wouldnt you do both together? Too loud? And let me know if you decide to sell it. I will probably buy it from you.
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:42 PM   #9809
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Why wouldnt you do both together? Too loud? And let me know if you decide to sell it. I will probably buy it from you.
Supposed to be very loud and raspy. I may like it idk.


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Old 06-07-2011, 08:11 PM   #9810
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Hey, what do you guys think of this http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-330...ping/ES248322/
vs bilsteins + H&R or Eibachs + Konis
I think my suspension is slowly going
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we'll try it out on my car while yours doesn't have a trans
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:19 PM   #9812
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Hey, what do you guys think of this http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-330...ping/ES248322/
vs bilsteins + H&R or Eibachs + Konis
I think my suspension is slowly going
950 with adjustable height but non-adjustable damping vs. about ~750 for non adjustable height but adjustable damping with Koni yellows.

What do you value more? I'd do coilovers. FK is also a very reputable brand.
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:30 PM   #9813
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:38 PM   #9814
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950 with adjustable height but non-adjustable damping vs. about ~750 for non adjustable height but adjustable damping with Koni yellows.

What do you value more? I'd do coilovers. FK is also a very reputable brand.
Well, I dont want it to be super slammed by any means, only drop it about an inch or so. Dont want a super stiff ride, but want better handling. And I know there isnt a ton of options for xi's as it is. Just dont know if its worth the extra $300 for coilovers.
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Old 06-08-2011, 12:07 AM   #9816
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Those FKs will not be super stiff by any means. Unless you have some knowledge on adjustable damping and/or are keen on sensing differences in damping rates, then having adjustable damping isn't really worth anything to a driver. Having adjustable ride height is phenomenal because you can change it (fairly easily if needed) anytime if you change your mind, want moar low, or even seasonally. And of course you can dial in that exact drop you want without hoping that fixed lowering springs like H&Rs are low enough or aren't too low.

On a different note, I really want to take my car to Hartland park this summer!! I just bought some new Zimmerman cast-holed rotors, new pads, and SS lines, waiting to be installed. Has anyone gone for track day yet?
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what about tearing apart my axels, cv boots, etc?
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Those FKs will not be super stiff by any means. Unless you have some knowledge on adjustable damping and/or are keen on sensing differences in damping rates, then having adjustable damping isn't really worth anything to a driver. Having adjustable ride height is phenomenal because you can change it (fairly easily if needed) anytime if you change your mind, want moar low, or even seasonally. And of course you can dial in that exact drop you want without hoping that fixed lowering springs like H&Rs are low enough or aren't too low.

On a different note, I really want to take my car to Hartland park this summer!! I just bought some new Zimmerman cast-holed rotors, new pads, and SS lines, waiting to be installed. Has anyone gone for track day yet?
I think they have once already, was the opening day.

Next track day is the 22nd. A bunch of these guys and I are going out, but I can't drive (not 18 )

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what about tearing apart my axels, cv boots, etc?
What, from the lowering? Its all possible, I suppose, but If you only want to lower 1" from your current (XI) suspension, then you'll be fine
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Those FKs will not be super stiff by any means. Unless you have some knowledge on adjustable damping and/or are keen on sensing differences in damping rates, then having adjustable damping isn't really worth anything to a driver. Having adjustable ride height is phenomenal because you can change it (fairly easily if needed) anytime if you change your mind, want moar low, or even seasonally. And of course you can dial in that exact drop you want without hoping that fixed lowering springs like H&Rs are low enough or aren't too low.

On a different note, I really want to take my car to Hartland park this summer!! I just bought some new Zimmerman cast-holed rotors, new pads, and SS lines, waiting to be installed. Has anyone gone for track day yet?
I took my car out, it was a blast. A whole bunch of us are going again June 22nd. You should go.
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I think they have once already, was the opening day.

Next track day is the 22nd. A bunch of these guys and I are going out, but I can't drive (not 18 )



What, from the lowering? Its all possible, I suppose, but If you only want to lower 1" from your current (XI) suspension, then you'll be fine
Thing is, xi's have a terrible week point with the front axles and cv joints. My cv joints are currently shot, Im replacing them within the next couple weeks. Need to find the right part for the right price. One of the main reasons that jay switched to rwd is because the front axles fail all the time, and I dont want to lower my car too much where mine would start failing constantly. And as you know, missouri has terrible roads so I dont want to bottom out or break something from being too low
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