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Old 06-28-2012, 01:35 AM   #1181
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Maybe the coupe clearance is different? Idk

But on mine I really didn't have any problems with clearance besides that number 7 heat shield it was rubbing on my header.

I am almost thinking that every header might be a little bit different from every other out there.
You had eBay headers, I have BB headers. That's probably why theres a difference in fitment.
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:36 AM   #1182
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You had eBay headers, I have BB headers. That's probably why theres a difference in fitment.
Forgot you got the bb headers. Thats the reason right there yours are of a better build quality.

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Old 07-18-2012, 06:37 PM   #1183
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has anybody bought a set recently? there are few on ebay, but trader nas seems to be one of the more expensive ones now..looking for the 330 fitment..

which one of these look correct for a 330? would like to buy a set tonight....

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/STAINLESS-RAC...item27c71ba962
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/STAINLESS-STE...item2a1e3d3a1f
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/STAINLESS-STE...item2ec031f10c
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/STAINLESS-STE...item2ec031f10c
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:34 AM   #1184
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Wondering if the cracking could be eliminated by using a small flex pipe between the header and exhaust?
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:40 AM   #1185
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A flex pipe for what?

Just get OE gaskets (throw away the garbage ones that come with the headers). All of those look like they should fit your 330, going by the titles.
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:41 AM   #1186
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Cracking of what?

And also make sure the exhaust lines up when you put the headers on. The car will be almost 100% undriveable if it doesn't line up.
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:46 AM   #1187
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I've heard and read they eventually crack near the collectors
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:48 AM   #1188
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Then buy BimmerBrake headers.

I highly doubt they will crack either way though.
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:48 AM   #1189
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I never heard of that before mine did fine along with others.

Just don't over think it and put them on with oem gaskets and you should be good to go. Then just get a custom exhaust made.
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:38 PM   #1190
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How did y'all wire in the O2 sim? I have the bimmerbrakes sim and was wondering how to wire it in. Do you cut and splice the post cat O2 wires or can you use a T tap splice and just tap into the wires? And what wire do most of you guys use for the 12V power? Do you T tap that? Thanks
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:38 PM   #1191
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bimmerbrakes doesnt have sh%t on their website. What happened to their headers?

Which seller provides good fitment headers on ebay these days? I see too many of them selling for $100.
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:03 AM   #1192
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got mine from ebay took it to a muffler shop connected and modified it perfectly for 30 bucks 130 bucks for headers diy
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:22 AM   #1193
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Sorry if this has been discussed already...why exactly does the ses light go on run running headers...?

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Old 07-24-2012, 01:04 AM   #1194
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Just pm him or email him. He can get you a set or go on ebay. It truly is not hard too fix the wrong flanges either mod ur exhaust flange or mod your header flange.
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:10 PM   #1195
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has anybody bought a set recently? there are few on ebay, but trader nas seems to be one of the more expensive ones now..looking for the 330 fitment..

which one of these look correct for a 330? would like to buy a set tonight....

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/STAINLESS-RAC...item27c71ba962
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/STAINLESS-STE...item2a1e3d3a1f
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/STAINLESS-STE...item2ec031f10c
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/STAINLESS-STE...item2ec031f10c
Also wondering if these sellers are good or not. Let us know if you have purchased these...
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:33 AM   #1196
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I purchased these, fitment is correct for 330/325..shipping was fast..will be installing next week so i'll update on fitment then.
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:01 AM   #1197
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wonder if any of these will fit a 325i

http://www.ebay.com/itm/STAINLESS-RA...ffb3d8&vxp=mtr

http://www.ebay.com/itm/STAINLESS-RA...1ba962&vxp=mtr

damn only found these 2 on ebay so far
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:16 AM   #1198
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I'm wondering if anybody has bought a set from ebay, and had them fit perfect..bolted up to the stock exhaust without any problems, fitted 2 o2 sensors without problems...which o2 bungs are people using? closest to head? or further from head? I am thinking of installing mine in the next few days but dont really wanna hack the stock exhaust...
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:54 PM   #1200
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It's because know one has. There is no way you are getting all four two fit. You only need to anyway once you put your headers on. If you buy the ebay ones the o2 bungs no matter what will be a pain in the a$$ too get to fit.

Unless before you put them on you have a exhaust shop move the 02 bungs for you.

Every ebay header is from the same spot either china or Japan.

Doesn't really matter who you buy from you are going too get the same quality.

Also the whole what o2 sensors too use has been beaten too death it's on one of these pages.
But just disconnect the ones that are on top of your engine.

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