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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 06-28-2015, 05:29 PM   #1
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Can't find headers for the XI I know another header thread

Hey guys I know there's many threads on headers and I've read most of em. Most decided not to go with them for the amount of work it brings. It doesn't bother me so where is everyone getting headers for the XI i can't find any distributors particularly on eBay

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Old 06-30-2015, 02:46 PM   #2
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None specially made you use the same as your engine 330 325...same headers the 328 different. ...what do you have?
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Old 06-30-2015, 07:33 PM   #3
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I missed out on a set from xcessmotors, they said they will be back in stock in 2-3 months. After doing some looking though, I think I'm going to pay $325 for the V1 from BimmerBrakes, I've heard there are fitment issues with the Ebay headers.
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Old 06-30-2015, 11:36 PM   #4
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Gives you time to study the install
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Old 07-01-2015, 12:31 AM   #5
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I have a 325 I think I may have found some on Amazon

In the questions a buyer asked what model engine these are for and he replied the m54 325 and 328 but I know the 328 ar different because the flange angle right?

http://www.amazon.com/BB_PERFORMANCE...ds=e46+headers

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Old 07-02-2015, 06:52 PM   #6
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In the questions a buyer asked what model engine these are for and he replied the m54 325 and 328 but I know the 328 ar different because the flange angle right?
I was the one who asked that question. It was a trick question, which the seller failed. The headers should either be M52 323/328 or M54 325/330 fitment.

Don't buy those. xcessmotors should have Ebay headers in stock in the next 2-3 months (I have been in contact with them). I've heard that Ebay headers have fitment issues though, so I'm just going to do BimmerBrakes SS M54B25/M54B30 V1.
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Old 07-02-2015, 07:04 PM   #7
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I was the one who asked that question. It was a trick question, which the seller failed. The headers should either be M52 323/328 or M54 325/330 fitment.



Don't buy those. xcessmotors should have Ebay headers in stock in the next 2-3 months (I have been in contact with them). I've heard that Ebay headers have fitment issues though, so I'm just going to do BimmerBrakes SS M54B25/M54B30 V1.

Cool what part has fit issues? I can weld and fabricate, I plan on relocating the rear O2 sensors in the make shift electrical box like one of the members on here has done
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Old 07-03-2015, 03:45 PM   #8
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Cool what part has fit issues? I can weld and fabricate, I plan on relocating the rear O2 sensors in the make shift electrical box like one of the members on here has done
If I'm not mistaken, the 323/328 headers will be too short on the exhaust end and the flange will be offset by 90 degrees. If you can add some length and turn your exhaust flanges, you may be able to do it. I'm not sure though, it would be uncharted territory for me. If you could make them fit though, I'm sure many people would be very interested, as there are loads of 323/328 headers for sale, and everyone wants the 325/330 fitment.
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Old 07-09-2015, 12:43 AM   #9
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If you can't wait for them to restock get the 250 header from eBay. ....
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Old 07-14-2015, 01:04 PM   #10
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Get the ebay ones i got them about a month ago the only problem was that the o2 sensor has to be moved slighty to the right because the o2 bud sticks out and the o2 sensor wont fit in. Also exhaust will have to be modified for headers to fit in(2 inchs had to be added
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Old 07-14-2015, 07:51 PM   #11
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Get the ebay ones i got them about a month ago the only problem was that the o2 sensor has to be moved slighty to the right because the o2 bud sticks out and the o2 sensor wont fit in. Also exhaust will have to be modified for headers to fit in(2 inchs had to be added

Are you talking about the 328 style or are you saying wait for the 325/330 style
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Old 07-15-2015, 05:39 PM   #12
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I just picked up a set of Ebay 325/330 fitment. I'll try and post a DIY this weekend.
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Old 07-15-2015, 11:36 PM   #13
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I just picked up a set of Ebay 325/330 fitment. I'll try and post a DIY this weekend.
Let me know how it goes. ..since I did it already on the xi I'll be happy to help
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Perfect time to replace motor mounts
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