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Old 06-04-2012, 01:29 AM   #1
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are all headers the same for e46? (328i)

Im looking at ebay headers and am having problems finding them for my 00 328i.

are all of the exhaust mani/headers universal fit for the 323/325/328 ?
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:37 AM   #2
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No. You need 323/328 headers.

Get them from BimmerBrakes.
Make sure you get the right ones, all O2 bungs are fully drilled through, and use OE gaskets.

Read this thread: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=571990
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:05 AM   #3
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bimmerbrakes look identical to the ebay ones. why go with them they are much more expensive.
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:19 AM   #4
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bimmerbrakes look identical to the ebay ones. why go with them they are much more expensive.
Because of build quality. All of them are gonna look the same.
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:31 PM   #5
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Because of build quality. All of them are gonna look the same.
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:19 AM   #6
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build quality? They are headers! lol. Spray them with some ceramic coating, or wrap em up. If they go to crap in a couple years, I'll replace them and still have paid less than what bimmerbrakes is asking. Not trying to talk crap, but that's just not smart imho.
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:24 AM   #7
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Okay smartie. If when you are in the middle of your installation:
- Your O2 sensors don't fit
- The header flanges don't line up with the rest of the exhaust
- Or you realize you have a pair for the 325/330

..don't come back crying to us. And I certainly hope you aren't even considering the 4pc sets.
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:31 AM   #8
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build quality? They are headers! lol. Spray them with some ceramic coating, or wrap em up. If they go to crap in a couple years, I'll replace them and still have paid less than what bimmerbrakes is asking. Not trying to talk crap, but that's just not smart imho.
haha. Yeah. Build quality! Who cares about build quality! (something tells me YOU'RE about to care when it fits like crap).
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:35 AM   #9
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hmmm... i'd probably take it to the muffler shop like I had planned and have them weld in some o2 bungs. Not that tough.

and also, haven't heard any problems with fitment. I've talked to a few local people that have purchased them and had NO problems.

but thanks for talking to me so condescending guys. It really turned me on.
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:44 AM   #10
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You come in not knowing anything about headers, and 1 day later you're teaching us. What did you expect?

At least post the link to the eBay headers.
There are right and wrong ways to do this. Welding anything is a bad start, and guess what? It means spending extra money.
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:59 AM   #11
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Is it ok to put a new head on a 02 325ci, I've heard different stories
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:28 AM   #12
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Hey so can someone PM a Link to the good headers for my 328i, I wanna run them with a shark injector tune. And where can I get it so my cel doesn't come on? Or the tuner I need to delete them. I want the car running tip top still.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:48 AM   #13
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Lol noobs
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:12 PM   #14
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bimmerbrakes look identical to the ebay ones.
Famous Last Words...and then the Ebay Headers Don't fit thread.

OP, Do some research first, i know there were some people who got burned on Ebay Headers with regards to fitment. I cant speak from experience, but when I end up doing headers, I will definitely go with a trusted name.


*edit Just realized the 4 month old bump
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