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Old 10-17-2018, 04:40 PM   #1
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Are there aftermarket manifolds/headers with ECE or TUV approval?

Supersprint is massively popular but they clearly state on their shop the E46 exhaust manifold does not have ECE Type Approval.

OEM EURO4 manifolds have integrated cats which makes them super expensive to replace, and some E46's are now in their 20th year and have them rusting out. Is there any way to get exhaust manifold with some type of approval, and then a pair of aftermarket bolt-on cats that also have approval? Has anyone ever seen this done legally?

If nobody has ever seen this done, and to go back to Supersprint (or Supersprint clones from Schmiedmann and eBay) for a moment... There are thousands of E46 owners in Europe with these headers, how do they get by exactly? Do they swap back to stock manifolds before their inspections?
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