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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 12-27-2015, 04:12 PM   #1
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Pro tuning lab headers

http://www.protuninglab.com/99bmwe46396e.html
So I saw these headers online and was thinking about getting them but I saw that it says e46 but only up to 2000 but mine is a 2002 would they still fit? And do they have a good reputation would they worth the buy or just find find another option?
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Old 12-27-2015, 04:19 PM   #2
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Sorry, but I don't think so.

The builder tells you that in the description. He would know what the header has to fit around to work.
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Old 12-30-2015, 03:28 AM   #3
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Old 12-30-2015, 01:17 PM   #4
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Old 01-06-2016, 12:45 AM   #5
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I ordered the ones for a 99-00 328i, I will let you all know in a week or so how they look.
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I ordered the ones for a 99-00 328i, I will let you all know in a week or so how they look.

At least they should fit your 99-00 328i Bimmer assuming they're made correctly.



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They arrived today. Everything "Looks" good as far as I can tell. I will update after installing. From what I can tell, they did a good job welding each part, and even cleaned the inside. I only noticed one spot inside I will go over with a grinding to smooth out.
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They arrived today. Everything "Looks" good as far as I can tell. I will update after installing. From what I can tell, they did a good job welding each part, and even cleaned the inside. I only noticed one spot inside I will go over with a grinding to smooth out.

Take this same picture of your new headers & I'll tell you if the flanges are correct for 323/328 fitment.



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haha, I hate oil fingerprints when the manifold gets hot for the first time. Ill take a photo of them latter. How should they look compared to the ones you posted?
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Well fitment is straight !@#$ on them... The bottom hits the engine mount bracket, and the flanges are not even remotely close. Some how they are perfectly exactly 90* off. No worries, as I expected this out of anything I got. Ill cut the manifold flanges off, line up my exhaust, and take it to the shop to be welded. I will likely have the same guy weld a custom full exhaust as well.
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Well fitment is straight !@#$ on them... The bottom hits the engine mount bracket, and the flanges are not even remotely close. Some how they are perfectly exactly 90* off. No worries, as I expected this out of anything I got. Ill cut the manifold flanges off, line up my exhaust, and take it to the shop to be welded. I will likely have the same guy weld a custom full exhaust as well.

If you had taken quality pictures like I asked, I could have saved you from all of this. But you never posted up pics, if you had done that I could've informed you that you received 325/330 headers which of course would NEVER fit a 323/328 chassis.


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So they are actually the wrong ones... I see, lol. So you recommend getting them modified still, or just sending them back and ordering the right ones?
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So they are actually the wrong ones... I see, lol. So you recommend getting them modified still, or just sending them back and ordering the right ones?

That's up to you....

Anyway you look at this, it's a total PIA.



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If someone can link the ebay manifold that would actually fit, Ill check it out. Its about the same amount of work to take them back off, as it would be to make them work. This is normally my DD, but not my only transportation.
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Is this the correct one then?

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