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      01-08-2013, 11:16 AM   #7
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Drives: 09 335i 6mt
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Location: Bay Area, CA/ Park City, UT/ Pittsburgh, PA

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Originally Posted by Swoosh69
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Originally Posted by l3n1356 View Post
While removing the stock exhaust one stud/bolt on each of the pipes broke
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I did the same thing to my down pipes. Realized those studs are welded to the down pipes and can't be removed. Landed up cutting them flush and drilling them out. Put in some nice ss bolts with anti seize.


how did you guys manage to break those bolts? or they broke by themselves when taking the nuts out?

op: i would look into buying used stock dp or take advantage and buy aftermarket dp

good luck
They were seized and I guess while trying to untorque them, the stud twisted off...