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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 09-27-2008, 05:56 PM   #1
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Installing Headers on an XI

So I've been searching on installing my headers on my Xi and I just wanted to make sure I know what im getting into...

"from what I recall..the Fornt end of an Xi has a reinforced front subframe that would necessitate removal inorder to get to the exhaust manifold
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/partgrp.d...22&hg=31&fg=05"

"just a friendly reminder for the XI;if you plan on installing headers yourself, you'll end up having to remove the front axles"

"This is a lie.... I installed headers on my XI. All you have to remove is the subframe brace and the passenger-side motor mount."

So yeh, if anyone has any words of wisdom before I put these on, I'd greatly appreciate it.
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Old 09-28-2008, 12:32 AM   #2
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it cant be that rare... whos got an Xi with headers? (bump)
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Old 09-29-2008, 02:06 AM   #3
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Old 10-04-2008, 12:37 AM   #6
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I'm planning on installing headers on my XI.

Any words of DIY wisdom before getting myself into it?

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I have headers on my XI, and this is how it went down during the phone convo with the shop manager:

manager: we will have to charge you about an hour extra labor

me: for what?

manager: I didn't know this was an XI, so we have to remove the front axle to slide in the headers. you can come into the shop and take a look before we start the work.

me: no, I trust you (i was 1hr away at school).

install was $450

I'm no mechanic, but trust the manager that he knows what he's doing.
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Old 10-04-2008, 03:57 PM   #8
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I have headers on my XI, and this is how it went down during the phone convo with the shop manager:

manager: we will have to charge you about an hour extra labor

me: for what?

manager: I didn't know this was an XI, so we have to remove the front axle to slide in the headers. you can come into the shop and take a look before we start the work.

me: no, I trust you (i was 1hr away at school).

install was $450

I'm no mechanic, but trust the manager that he knows what he's doing.
OK, I see you're from brooklyn, what shop did you do it at?
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Old 10-05-2008, 03:35 PM   #9
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thats a good estimate. I went over to just the basic midas. and they were like 700 : /
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i think im gonna end up doing it myself... and ill make DIY. probably not soon though haha.
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OK, I see you're from brooklyn, what shop did you do it at?
I actually did it at a place on long island. it's called K&S Auto and its in Syosset, NY. The owner was a a racer for Porsche back in the day
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I actually did it at a place on long island. it's called K&S Auto and its in Syosset, NY. The owner was a a racer for Porsche back in the day
What exhaust system do you have after the headers?
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What exhaust system do you have after the headers?
Rogue Ikon with the second resonator deleted
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With aftermarket headers?
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Yeah ///A has ebay headers and a rogue ikon with the secondary resonator deleted. He has a gruppeM intake as well
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