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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 01-22-2008, 05:43 AM   #61
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T304 Stainless Steel headers or Ceramic Headers

Everyone,

I know Ceramic is more heat resistant but if you had a choice on buying a set of headers that are:

1) T304 Stainless Steel (They look freakin nice)

or

2) T304 Ceramic Headers (Silver Ceramic look good)

Which one would you choose? Remember, its not like your going to pop your hood all the time and say look at my headers. Or would you?

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Old 01-22-2008, 11:45 AM   #62
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I just purchased the JVT Stainless Headers from Ebay. Can I thremal Wrap these things to keep the temps down or would this just be a waste of time>? I wanted them ceramic coated but these looked like they were built with a bit more quality and come with 1 year waranty.
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Old 01-22-2008, 12:56 PM   #63
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I got black ceramic coated for 2 reasons.. 1. Not as attractive to cops who like to pop hoods here. 2. lower hood temps. Even though the heatshields cover them.. w/ a flash light you can see them still.
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Old 01-23-2008, 07:04 PM   #64
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sound clip of just the headers and streamline parts please!

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Old 01-24-2008, 05:07 PM   #65
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How much would a tech install on this. My tech guy said 500 for install, he said it's hard, and complicated.... 500!!!

Can I do it myself? I am a semi noob but I can do researc and follow directions.

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Old 01-24-2008, 05:14 PM   #66
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How much would a tech install on this. My tech guy said 500 for install, he said it's hard, and complicated.... 500!!!

Can I do it myself? I am a semi noob but I can do researc and follow directions.

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Installing a header, any header is not hard per-se..but it's a tight squeeze and getting to bolts without having certain tools and such sucks. Plus working on your back without a lift also makes it more difficult---and dangerous.
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Old 01-24-2008, 09:20 PM   #67
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i neeeeeeeeeeeed headerzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....
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Old 01-24-2008, 09:40 PM   #68
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I just purchased the JVT Stainless Headers from Ebay. Can I thremal Wrap these things to keep the temps down or would this just be a waste of time>? I wanted them ceramic coated but these looked like they were built with a bit more quality and come with 1 year waranty.
dont thremal Wrap it.
It will cause them to rust up quickly over time ,best to send them out to be ceramic coated with a better quality ceramic coating if anything .
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Old 01-24-2008, 09:47 PM   #69
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So how much should it cost? to install that is.
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I had mine installed for $350, another $200 for jet hot coating.
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Old 01-25-2008, 12:06 AM   #71
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Really appearance means nothing, the headers are completely covered up by the heat shielding when properly reinstalled.
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Old 01-25-2008, 12:17 AM   #72
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So how much should it cost? to install that is.
If you can try to find a local fanatic who knows the install. Thats what i did after i was quoted in between 500-900 for the install. I ended up paying around 300 i think it was.
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So how much should it cost? to install that is.
If you drive down to Georgia i'll do it for you, you'd probably save on gas coming here haha.
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I would ^^ and thanks for the offer, but GA is farrrr.... and where Can I get it done for 300?

I was quoted 500 from my private tech that I know
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How much are you guys paying for these "eBay headers"
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:11 AM   #76
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they're cheap, look on ebay its like 65 + 55 Shipped.
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just think, for $1900 more you could get SS Stepped headers. lol
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Old 01-25-2008, 11:22 AM   #79
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^^^ lol. I have ebay headers and yet not installed im looking for OEM header gaskets to use with these were do you guys buy them from other then the stealership. Also know any local shops here in southern cali that wont rip you off on the install.
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does this EBay header kit come with everything needed for install?

anyone with prices?

Theres a really good DIY on M3forum,
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=151391
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