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Old 02-27-2012, 03:46 PM   #14141
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Ah ok, too bad. I wonder if any of the performance stuff from the mustang would work, I'm pretty sure they share that 3.5
I doubt I will do anything to it for a while. I really just need it to be a DD that can tow my M3 on occasion.
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:00 PM   #14142
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At least its not the 2.0
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:16 PM   #14143
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I doubt I will do anything to it for a while. I really just need it to be a DD that can tow my M3 on occasion.
Yea thats why I thought you got it lol, but then I got curious and started to look for explorer stuff myself. The pickings are slim.

That 2.0 has gotta be a dog turd, how much does it weight? 5-6k?

Also, how do you guys feel about some 3.5" exhaust tips? Too rice or quite nice?
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:47 PM   #14144
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too rice for a bmw, unless its functional
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:25 PM   #14145
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:32 PM   #14146
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So, brad, when is the ethanol conversion slated to happen?
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:32 PM   #14147
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:36 PM   #14148
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:57 PM   #14149
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I may just have to ressurect my iPhone 3G for this app. I already have a kiwi wifi...

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Old 02-27-2012, 08:40 PM   #14150
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I've kept my 3gs for like four years now lol. They haven't given me incentive enough to buy a new one.

Also, you got all new studs, nuts, and those damn expensive inconel exhaust to header bolts, right Andy? Its probably for the best, but I'm so tempted to cheap out and just get gaskets.

Oh and eisenmann and remus mufflers come with 3-3.5inch tips. So the functionality is questionable.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:06 PM   #14151
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I've kept my 3gs for like four years now lol. They haven't given me incentive enough to buy a new one.

Also, you got all new studs, nuts, and those damn expensive inconel exhaust to header bolts, right Andy? Its probably for the best, but I'm so tempted to cheap out and just get gaskets.

Oh and eisenmann and remus mufflers come with 3-3.5inch tips. So the functionality is questionable.
Who made these headers? Nvm, I can tell BB headers.

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Old 02-27-2012, 09:16 PM   #14152
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Bimmerbrakes. Could you see the inside welds or something?
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:17 PM   #14153
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I've kept my 3gs for like four years now lol. They haven't given me incentive enough to buy a new one.

Also, you got all new studs, nuts, and those damn expensive inconel exhaust to header bolts, right Andy? Its probably for the best, but I'm so tempted to cheap out and just get gaskets.

Oh and eisenmann and remus mufflers come with 3-3.5inch tips. So the functionality is questionable.
Yes, I did. It was probably a massive waste of money. It probably wasn't even necessary to get new gaskets, but I don't really know. It was nice to be able to use new studs and nuts because some of the studs come out of the head and some don't. Sometimes the nut gets stuck to the stud and you would have to take them out.

Does anybody know if the S54 and M54 use the same header studs? I could go scrounge around my garage and attic and compare the extras, but I'd rather ask first

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Old 02-27-2012, 09:26 PM   #14154
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If I could cut out those inconel bolts I'd save myself $80, the rest I can handle. I'll probably check to make sure they aren't rusted out or anything and then just buy new gaskets and head studs and bolts.

I have a lego house, rv, sports car, and tractor for hauling sh!t. I like legos.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:31 PM   #14155
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Yea thats why I thought you got it lol, but then I got curious and started to look for explorer stuff myself. The pickings are slim.

That 2.0 has gotta be a dog turd, how much does it weight? 5-6k?

Also, how do you guys feel about some 3.5" exhaust tips? Too rice or quite nice?
Lol, I have a race car for modding. Not that i won't touch it in the future but for now its just a dd and tie vehicle.

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So, brad, when is the ethanol conversion slated to happen?
Lol, I think I've spent enough money for now. If i ever need more power though an e85 build will be in my future. Next will be a full cage and fire supression system, then aero, and then a bbk in that order.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:48 PM   #14156
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cage the doors so you can go to fiberglass doors.
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:52 AM   #14157
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cage the doors so you can go to fiberglass doors.
When I get a full cage I will for sure be getting NASCAR style door bars.
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:52 AM   #14158
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Bimmerbrakes. Could you see the inside welds or something?
They just look identical to the pair, I sent back. Something is truly strange about BB headers. I saw a members set from a GB, it had no serial numbers on it. And were better made than the ones I received. When I compared my old ebays to BB headers. For 100 bucks the ebays were a better choice. I kinda fvcked up.
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When I get a full cage I will for sure be getting NASCAR style door bars.
He said NASCAR!!!
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:22 AM   #14160
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Well, we'll see how they fit. If it doesn't bolt up or the o2 sensors won't go in, they're going right back and I'm getting ebay. But a lot of people have had success with them.
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