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      04-04-2012, 07:06 AM   #45
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Guys, just a quick comment... before anybody can make a decision we need to have a concept. I am in @ $1200 assuming no emissions impact, SE light or other warnings coming up, and a nice power bump. I don't need a sales pitch but I do need to make my decision based on "something". Right now "something" doesn't exist.

If you are just gauging interest, sure - I am in.





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Target price is $1,200

They aren't designed yet, so we have no idea of pipe sizes.
The e46 M3 headers have an option for ceramic coating so I don't know why they wouldn't offer that option for the N5X header (it's $335 extra).

I'd imagine you'd have to install a high-flow cat to pass emissions. I'm actually going to be doing just that myself. I'll have them dyno test with and without the cat so we can have a comparison.
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Guys, just a quick comment... before anybody can make a decision we need to have a concept. I am in @ $1200 assuming no emissions impact, SE light or other warnings coming up, and a nice power bump. I don't need a sales pitch but I do need to make my decision based on "something". Right now "something" doesn't exist.

If you are just gauging interest, sure - I am in.
Yes, we are just gauging interest. We need to be sure there's a market for it before we go into production. It just makes common business sense.

The nice thing for you is that you could have VAC do the installation.
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See how VAC isn't far from me and if all the other concerns are addressed I am def down. My car would have to be retuned so the headers work with my current tune though. Does VAC have dyno and Internet connection so eurocharged could tune on the fly right after install?
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See how VAC isn't far from me and if all the other concerns are addressed I am def down. My car would have to be retuned so the headers work with my current tune though. Does VAC have dyno and Internet connection so eurocharged could tune on the fly right after install?
Yes and yes to your questions.
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this got bumped few days ago after 5 months of silence. pretty sure it's not happening.
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this got bumped few days ago after 5 months of silence. pretty sure it's not happening.
I got 1 email. If the demand is there I can easily develop a product. If not, well nothing else needs to be said
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I got 1 email. If the demand is there I can easily develop a product. If not, well nothing else needs to be said
I thought this thread served as a way to gauge interest. Mike what's the min batch you need to get this going? Then we could quickly see who's interested, and perhaps who would even commit by placing a small deposit.

Btw, I had pm'd you about this last year but as you know the n52 is shared across multiple platforms and I'm pretty certain there would z4 folks who'd be interested in a set. Do you know if the same headers on an e90 n52 would fit on a e85/86 n52?
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I got 1 email. If the demand is there I can easily develop a product. If not, well nothing else needs to be said
I thought this thread served as a way to gauge interest. Mike what's the min batch you need to get this going? Then we could quickly see who's interested, and perhaps who would even commit by placing a small deposit.

Btw, I had pm'd you about this last year but as you know the n52 is shared across multiple platforms and I'm pretty certain there would z4 folks who'd be interested in a set. Do you know if the same headers on an e90 n52 would fit on a e85/86 n52?
I know it fits the same on an e81/87/82 n52 (130i/128i)
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I know it fits the same on an e81/87/82 n52 (130i/128i)
If you're saying fitment between 128/130 coupe and vert is the same, that's no surprise. If you're saying n52 headers off 328/330 is same as 128/130, then that opens up more opportunities to fill a potential group buy. The latter is where I was going with when I asked about Z4's.
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If you're saying fitment between 128/130 coupe and vert is the same, that's no surprise. If you're saying n52 headers off 328/330 is same as 128/130, then that opens up more opportunities to fill a potential group buy. The latter is where I was going with when I asked about Z4's.
yeah they are, 130 is hatch, but yeah

but yes, between the 3 and 1 series, exhaust fitment, at least headers, is the same, and even the cat-back i think is very VERY close.
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If you're saying fitment between 128/130 coupe and vert is the same, that's no surprise. If you're saying n52 headers off 328/330 is same as 128/130, then that opens up more opportunities to fill a potential group buy. The latter is where I was going with when I asked about Z4's.
The 128i uses the same manifolds as the 328xi not the 328i so there is no guarantee that you will have proper fitment. Unfortunately for the Z crowd the manifolds are far to different to be interchangeable.
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The 128i uses the same manifolds as the 328xi not the 328i so there is no guarantee that you will have proper fitment. Unfortunately for the Z crowd the manifolds are far to different to be interchangeable.
I have been trying to google pics for the past few days to see what the z4 n52 headers look like. Anyone have a pic?
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I got 1 email. If the demand is there I can easily develop a product. If not, well nothing else needs to be said
Develop a product meaning you will build your own headers? Or contact SS to get a batch for buying?
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I have been trying to google pics for the past few days to see what the z4 n52 headers look like. Anyone have a pic?
Best I can do...

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My buddy and I are building a Z4 race car (2007 3.0si Coupe with the N52) and we are more than likely going to be doing this:
See post #3
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=382656

More info here too:
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ght=cat+delete

Should be much cheaper than a true SS header, plus no waiting for someone to develop it. Dyno tested 15rwhp without a tune is really good. Hopefully with an off-road tune we end up getting about 20-25 crank hp added.

For those running your cars on the street, make sure you don't have an issue passing emissions tests. If you remove the cats, there will more than likely be an issue passing the test.
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