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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 01-19-2008, 10:30 AM   #41
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i got these same exact headers from the same seller. just wanted to say they are great. no problems with the installation either.
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Old 01-19-2008, 12:05 PM   #42
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69 dollars for headers holy shhhiiiiiiiiit
sucks for the people who paid a grand+
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Old 01-19-2008, 12:52 PM   #43
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So what would it take to get these past CA smog. If I weld in aftermarket cats would it get me through a easy going smog station?
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Old 01-19-2008, 02:15 PM   #44
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Wow! Car sounds great!
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Old 01-19-2008, 05:51 PM   #45
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you said youre not running cats, can these be run with cats? is that just not worth it? im in ct, so smog isnt that big an issue anyway. just ordered these. thanks for the post.
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Old 01-19-2008, 06:25 PM   #46
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Very cool write up.


Any chance for a sound clip on the road?? How do you like the sound??
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Old 01-19-2008, 06:29 PM   #47
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Wow, impressive numbers! I might have to pick these up afterall....i've been debating it for a while now
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Old 01-19-2008, 07:07 PM   #48
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is this the same kit? (its a little cheaper)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-M...em120211271606
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Old 01-19-2008, 07:11 PM   #49
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i got mine for $99 shipped, and they were the silver ceramic coated ones. They were scratched a little when they arrived, but nothing I can't live with for $99.
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is this the same kit? (its a little cheaper)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-M...em120211271606
What does "Made of high quality ceramic" mean?
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Old 01-19-2008, 11:15 PM   #51
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how is it that these are so cheap and supersprint's are so so much more. their has to be a reason. I wouldnt trust these for a second. We didnt cheap out when we bought our cars so i know Im not going to cheap out on the parts. just my .02
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Old 01-20-2008, 07:31 AM   #52
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made in china, thats y.....but i will still buy a set

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Old 01-20-2008, 11:06 AM   #53
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how is it that these are so cheap and supersprint's are so so much more. their has to be a reason. I wouldnt trust these for a second. We didnt cheap out when we bought our cars so i know Im not going to cheap out on the parts. just my .02
here is my analogy:
buy a pair of nike shoes for $100. they are made of leather and rubber

buy a pair of walmart shoes for $25. thet are also made of leather and rubber.

the nikes might look bettter, and be lighter, or more fashionable, or trendy. The walmart shoes will get you from point a to point b, and probably not last as long, but they will keep you from going barefoot.
So in summary, they both perform the same general function, however those who pay more for their "nike" headers feel like they have a better product because they paid more for it. Only time will tell if there is a significant difference in build quality. But for $100, I could buy 8 sets of headers just to be safe. Installation would be the same, since I would do it myself.

So make your own mind up, but in the end, they are metal pipes. if the performance is the same, and the cost is 10x higher, it is hard to justify the expense in my mind, unless you need to be an elitest.....
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I really want these headers, but how can i pass California Smog test? These fit right into my budget and could possibly get the works, like pullies and some light 18" rims.
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Old 01-21-2008, 03:12 PM   #55
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Does anyone see any reason why these wouldn't fit an 05 or 06? All of the adds state 99-04 but not 05 and 06... But, then again they didn't even make an e46 m3 in 99 or 00..

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Only way it would work for cali guys is if you weld in highflow cats in your sec1
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So what would it take to get these past CA smog. If I weld in aftermarket cats would it get me through a easy going smog station?
Slip the smog guy a $100 bill and say. "This needs to pass smog" Worked for my friend with his S4 with headers and only race cats, nowhere near passing smog.
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Old 01-22-2008, 03:55 AM   #58
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HiRide is correct about the Dyno Dynamics. We had both a Dynojet AND a Dyno Dyamics at my old shop. Dyno Dynamics Dyno's usually read about 15% less than typical Dynojet Dyno's.

You might ask, why did I have both dyno's? Simple, the Dynojet was only a 2WD dyno...and I had a lot of customers with WRX/EVO/S4/Skyline's...so I ended up purchasing a Dynamics Dyno which can be used for either AWD or 2WD. We just never got rid of the Dynojet so we had a direct comparison between the two.
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Headers on this car are a must!!
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never heard of this material "MADE OF 100% HIGH QUALITY BLACK CERAMIC COAT."

I would think they would be made of stainless steel and would have a CERAMIC COAT.

regardless seems like a deal hope someone can report the long term results .
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