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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 02-12-2012, 06:31 PM   #1
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Supersprint Replica Header (eBay)

Hi, I have read on the forums that Supersprint is the best header for top end power. I also read that the replica ones are just as good.

First of all, is this information true?
Also, is this a Supersprint Replica header? Has anyone bought from these guys before?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Exhaust-Head...item58923b5851
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:10 PM   #2
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Search "Ebay Headers".
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:18 PM   #3
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AS GOOD AS Supersprint? No.

Good enough to justify 1/12 of the cost? Yes. 90% of the power you would see from real supersprints you will see from ebay headers
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:59 AM   #4
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the quality is pretty poor. I have a set - the flange alignment is WAY off. not even one flange aligns with the others, they're all off by like 1/4". the O2 bungs also protrude into the secondaries and the merges are of low-quality.

They're still an improvement powerwise over stock (because of the intergrated cats), but I'm not sure if I'll use them or not. I only paid $65 for them, so I thought it was worth the gamble. They'll probably need work to make them fit properly (flanges cut off and re-welded). I'm not going to use a bunch of extra gaskets, that's a pretty poor way to correct the problem.

they obviously don't use a jig to make these things.. If I had $2500 laying around, it would be supersprint for sure. But I may go for one of the meduim quality headers, there are a few that are less than 1/2 the price of SS but still good quality.
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Old 02-14-2012, 02:52 PM   #5
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Do some research as to who the preferred sellers are on Ebay. Or simply check out the sellers feedback scores. My Ebay headers were of exemplary quality and had precise and strong welds and perfect fitment. I got mine from EBStores.us (the seller name on ebay).
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Do some research as to who the preferred sellers are on Ebay. Or simply check out the sellers feedback scores. My Ebay headers were of exemplary quality and had precise and strong welds and perfect fitment. I got mine from EBStores.us (the seller name on ebay).
these?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Stainless-St...item519d700bff
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That would be them

Just make sure you use OEM gaskets.
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just to be clear, the OP has an M3 according to his profile, and the ebay headers of similar price for an S54 are quite different and pretty poor fitment (mostly due to the individual flanges, but there are other reasons).
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just to be clear, the OP has an M3 according to his profile, and the ebay headers of similar price for an S54 are quite different and pretty poor fitment (mostly due to the individual flanges, but there are other reasons).
Woah, thanks for catching that. Ya, I have no clue as to the quality of ebay m3 headers.
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just to be clear, the OP has an M3 according to his profile, and the ebay headers of similar price for an S54 are quite different and pretty poor fitment (mostly due to the individual flanges, but there are other reasons).
We will have M3 headers coming out in April as well. Our Gen3 will have no clearance and o2 bung issues.

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We will have M3 headers coming out in April as well. Our Gen3 will have no clearance and o2 bung issues.

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Will your headers require the e36 studs to install?
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