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Old 01-08-2013, 03:57 PM   #1
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Compatible Exhaust Manifolds?

Hi Guys,

Quick question.

99' E46 328Ci M52TUB28

The manifold downpipes (exhaust) have 3 bolts on the flanges and are staggered.

Now, I just got a full stainless Direnza cat back system, the flanges have 2 bolts on them. I was aware of this upon purchase.
I can easily get the flanges cut, staggered and adapted to 3 bolt, but it would be nice to get a stainless manifold and I'm wondering if anyone knows if there is any compatible manifolds that will fit from another year/model (M3/E39/Z3 etc etc) with unstaggered downpipes with only 2 bolts on the flange so I can do a direct fit....

I have tried to make this as clear as possible, however if I have not explained anything properly, please let me know!!

Thanks in advance
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:44 PM   #2
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Off the top of my head, that sounds like an exhaust designed for M54 cars. I don't know if headers for the M54 will fit the head of an M52, but you might search around...there's a huge kpeng thread from years ago on the ebay ones.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:03 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply, very much appreciated!

I know the rest of the system has all the bends in the right places, but it's just the manifold downpipes that are causing me a headache for a direct fitment. I'm sure there must be something, or a combination that will work. At least I have something to go on and look into tho, which is why I find this forum so fascinating!

KUDOS to you Icoleman!! I'll have a hunt for the thread. Cheers

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Awesome bunch on here, always! I will post any findings on here too.
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