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Old 05-04-2010, 12:17 PM   #1
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Schmiedmann catback + headers review

So i saw this a few weeks ago just browsing , decided to buy it and here's my review of it

The headers :
http://www.schmiedmann.se/3_serien/e...ge12.htm#16694

Fitment is perfect , and the finish on the ports is good aswell.

installing headers is always a PITA , but these ones made me almost cry since ;
1. If you have the studs left in the head , you'll have difficulties fitting the long header(cyl 1-3)
2. Lambda sensors have to be installed before headers going in( )
3. They are quite large

In the kit is a catback system aswell , the fitment of this is .. wierd , the post cat o2 sensors have their mountings pointed down to the ground (i'm afraid of driving and snapping them on something)

And with these pipes you get a bracket that's supposed to support the pipes in the original mounting by the transmission, this bracket (made for this system) will not fit properly since the cat's come in contact with eachother.

The pipes hang really low too...

Headers are 5/5
Pipes are 2/5 (the cats and finish is really nice , fitment is crazy poor )

Now on to the rear silencer;
http://www.schmiedmann.se/3_series/E...ge30.htm#20230

It looks and sounds superb, fitment is really nice too , however the design is a bit wierd , as the pipes leading into the muffler goes down under the driveaxle really far, messing with your clearence over speedbumps etc.

All in all , if you know how to modify it or you have someone install it ... then it's a 10/10
(im gonna find an muffler shop and have them give me some clearence)

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Old 05-04-2010, 01:58 PM   #2
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Looks sweet cool sound too.. was it expensive in comparison to quality?
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Old 05-04-2010, 02:32 PM   #3
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the fact that the rear bumper is included with the exhaust is pretty damn cool.
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Old 05-04-2010, 02:42 PM   #4
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Looks sweet cool sound too.. was it expensive in comparison to quality?
I payed a total of aprox $2000, in comparison you can get ebay headers for $600 , an MTEC II for $800 and you still need the rest of the exhaust.

I noticed on their site that they had the catback mounted pretty neat , i must check so that i haven't made any mistakes , if i have then it's def worth the cost , the kit is just

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the fact that the rear bumper is included with the exhaust is pretty damn cool.
Yeah , it's about $1000, just an MTEC II is $800
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:37 PM   #5
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Sounds good.
How does it pull on your 323?

Thanks for the review
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Old 05-05-2010, 06:35 AM   #6
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Sounds good.
How does it pull on your 323?

Thanks for the review
From my butt-dyno i'd say it's better than stock exhaust + ebay headers
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:53 AM   #7
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How do i get a cuote on just the muffler shipped to the US? cant believe they dont have an english version of that website.

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How do i get a cuote on just the muffler shipped to the US? cant believe they dont have an english version of that website.

TIA
Theres an english version , a month ago they were looking for a distributer in the us , you could mail them and ask if they have one (they do international shipping too)

info@schmiedmann.se

part number for just the muffler(no bumper) is E464MOTEXM3

It's the M54 version (two pipes) , the M52 one (one pipe) is E464MOTEXM31

IF you want the bumper it's ;

M54 : E464MOTM3SET
M52 : E464MOTM3SET1




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Old 05-07-2010, 11:03 AM   #9
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Theres an english version , a month ago they were looking for a distributer in the us , you could mail them and ask if they have one (they do international shipping too)
You're right, they do have the english version.

The single inlet non M3 muffler is a sweet deal at 660.00 bucks, but 200.00 for S&H made me steer away from purchase.

I can get a Borla Cat-Back for around 800+ here instead
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