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Old 01-16-2009, 08:59 PM   #1
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Ebay Header Seller's Updated?

So now that the two major ebay header "sellers" that Kpeng's thread references are no longer on ebay, who is a reputable seller to get some headers from?
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:28 AM   #2
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i'll be getting some from optionimport performance parts on monday, i'll post some results. I was wondering the same thing and there didn't seem to be any recomended suppliers still in business.
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Old 01-18-2009, 04:09 PM   #3
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ive been looking for this same answer as well...
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Old 01-18-2009, 05:01 PM   #4
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ive been looking for this same answer as well...
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Old 02-09-2009, 12:41 PM   #5
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optionimport sent me some nice 323/328 headers. too bad the auction was for 325/330 headers.

Anyone need these?

we should make a new supplier sticky.
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Old 02-09-2009, 01:49 PM   #6
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optionimport sent me some nice 323/328 headers. too bad the auction was for 325/330 headers.

Anyone need these?

we should make a new supplier sticky.
If you have a link to the one's you have I may be interested, PM me if nobody has claimed them yet. I'm concerned with ordering 323 headers and getting 325 one's from ebay.
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Old 02-09-2009, 02:08 PM   #7
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The auction was for "BMW 3 Series E46 2001-2006 325i 330i Performance Header" What I recieved was a 323/328 headers. I checked kpeng's thread :
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...header+install

And the ones i recieved look identical to the picks of the 323/328 headers. I'll attach a pic of mine for comparison.
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Old 02-11-2009, 09:26 PM   #8
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I'm looking on ebay now for 325/330 headers and all the pics are of 323/328 headers.

Can anyone vouch for any of these sellers?
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Old 02-12-2009, 12:50 AM   #9
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have you gotten rid of the wrong ones you got? My friend is looking for some for his 323ci, same model as mine..PM me with a price and all if you still have them
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Old 02-12-2009, 04:57 AM   #10
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just a quick FYI, i heard u can still install the "wrong" headers, you just have to take them to a muffler shop to get the exhaust pipes to meet up to the flanges, they'll b a couple inches off.

I just ordered headers myself. ill b doing the install myself, look for my DIY. Theyl be coming in monday, ill post once i check them out. i got them for $115, shipped from MotorSportPartz on ebay.

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Old 02-22-2009, 07:13 AM   #11
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just a quick FYI, i heard u can still install the "wrong" headers, you just have to take them to a muffler shop to get the exhaust pipes to meet up to the flanges, they'll b a couple inches off.

I just ordered headers myself. ill b doing the install myself, look for my DIY. Theyl be coming in monday, ill post once i check them out. i got them for $115, shipped from MotorSportPartz on ebay.
verdict: MotorSportPartz is no good, they ofcourse sent the wrong ones and it seems like they are stalling on getting me correct ones.
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Old 02-22-2009, 07:28 AM   #12
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what about ebstores from ebay?

http://cgi.ebay.ca/Exhaust-Header-BM...3A1|240%3A1318

they have the best prices and their last few headers sold for our cars got good feedback.
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Old 02-22-2009, 08:15 AM   #13
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OK, optionImport sent me the wrong headers, but 425450 Performance Store sold me crappy ones. Headers look good, shipped with metal gaskets and hardware, but the front header has the front O2 bung pointed straight at the rear header making the install impossible.

This f'ing sucks.

Has ANYONE recieved the correct headers that fit? If yes who did you buy from?

Germnblt- i sold those original headers to a guy with a 323.

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Old 02-22-2009, 10:04 AM   #14
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Don't buy from AutoGrimmig they have shitty service and took forever to answer my messages. Along with all that they sent me the wrong headers. I sold those because again they took forever to send me a return shipping label that worked and bought a set from boombop. I MADE SURE he knew I needed the 325 headers and he replied quickly and sent them quickly as well. Disappointingly they didn't fit perfect with my stock system. So if your buying from boombop be ready to head to the muffler shop
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:49 AM   #15
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Search "e46 325i headers" on ebay and you'll get 8 sellers:

eb stores - cheapest but they look like 323/328 headers
tuningpros - cheap, definetly 323/328 headers pictured
option import - i tried them and recieved the wrong headers
motorsportsparts - looks like 323/328 headers again
425450 - sent me 325/330 headers that have the fron o2 sensor aimed at the rear manifold
delubozparts - anyone have feedback?
roc_ilan - expensive, but at least he has the right pic

So 3 out of 8 have been tried without success. anyone have a success story?
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Old 02-22-2009, 11:17 AM   #16
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Old 02-22-2009, 01:22 PM   #17
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If you are willing to spend a little bit more money and not have to deal with the hassle then what online retailer / forum sponsor should we buy them from?

BTW, there are so many more sellers than listed above...

boombop
racedesignimport
autocrewgarage
trader-nas
exhaustcn

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Old 02-22-2009, 01:44 PM   #18
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BTW, there are so many more sellers than listed above...

boombop
racedesignimport
autocrewgarage
trader-nas
exhaustcn
not if you narrow your search to e46 325i headers

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Old 02-22-2009, 01:45 PM   #19
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I just realized after my last post that trader-nas is one of the ones that Ken says to order from... he has two left so I just ordered a set

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/00-06...ayphotohosting
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