E90Post
 


MINHS Auto Care Center
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > DIY Guides > DIY: Downpipe (DP) installation for E90 335i (1/3)



Comment
 
Tutorial Tools Search this Tutorial
jahwerx's Avatar DIY: Downpipe (DP) installation for E90 335i (1/3)
jahwerx
12-29-2007
This is a DIY in 4 Parts
DIY: Downpipe (DP) installation for E90 335i

Please Note: This was done on a '08 E90 335i with Ultimate Racing catless downpipes. Any variation (different model 335i, different downpipe vendor, etc.) and your mileage may vary! Also note: if you are an...
  #44  
By danilloe90 on 11-26-2010, 12:06 PM
Member reviews
Difficulty [ 1 = Difficult ]
20%20%20%
1
Cost [ 1 = Expensive ]
20%20%20%
1
DIY Clarity [ 1 = Not clear ]
20%20%20%
1
Average 20%
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. 5 View Post
Unbelievable.
After doing a couple DIYs, this one must have taken a very long time. It's amazing how long it takes to stop what you're doing to take a couple pics.
Great job man! Make sure you PM the admins to sticky this.
Agreed, incredible post man....
Reply With Quote
  #45  
By mase on 01-31-2011, 01:44 AM
Thanks for taking the time to write this up!

Any of you guys have problems fitting under there with just rhino ramps? I want to figure out if I need to buy jack stands or not.
Reply With Quote
  #46  
By hack on 02-18-2011, 01:57 AM
i havent done the DP installation but I do have rhino ramps. depending on how big of a guy you are it may be slightly tight.. i am 6'3" ~200lbs and i can slide under the front no problem to get to, say, the oil drain plug.. maybe those who have done the DP install can speak more to the room for longer time installs.

if you do get the jack, i suggest you also pick up the aluminum jack pad... i would have gotten the jack if i had found this before i bought the ramps
http://burgertuning.com/BMW_jack_pad_adapter.html
it fits right into the build in bmw jack pads
Reply With Quote
  #47  
By mase on 02-22-2011, 03:21 AM
thank you for this fantastic DIY. it's very thorough.
Reply With Quote
  #48  
By Marcanthony04 on 04-20-2011, 10:19 PM
Member reviews
Difficulty [ 1 = Difficult ]
20%20%20%
1
Cost [ 1 = Expensive ]
20%20%20%
1
DIY Clarity [ 1 = Not clear ]
20%20%20%
1
Average 20%
Nice DIY. I'll be using this next week when I get mine.
Reply With Quote
  #49  
By 99three on 04-27-2011, 06:37 PM
Member reviews
Difficulty [ 1 = Difficult ]
20%20%20%
1
Cost [ 1 = Expensive ]
20%20%20%
1
DIY Clarity [ 1 = Not clear ]
20%20%20%
1
Average 20%
Great work!
Reply With Quote
  #50  
By Toker335i on 04-29-2011, 04:32 PM
Great DIY, followed every step and finally got my DP's installed, im not going to lie it was a major pain in the ass..
Reply With Quote
  #51  
By Stangorang on 05-28-2011, 09:06 PM
Member reviews
Difficulty [ 1 = Difficult ]
20%20%20%
1
Cost [ 1 = Expensive ]
20%20%20%
1
DIY Clarity [ 1 = Not clear ]
20%20%20%
1
Average 20%
Stupid question but I have to ask. When unbolting the steering rack completely is there any reason that the car would be out of alignment afterwards? I didn't think any of the alignment points were affected by the steering rack removal.
Reply With Quote
  #52  
By OMRITIME on 06-26-2011, 09:43 AM
thanks!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #53  
By secretsquirrel on 06-28-2011, 12:00 PM
Thanks for this DIY. I did it this weekend. And like Toker said above, it was a pain. But it would be much easier the 2nd time around, if there is a 2nd time (which there better not be). LOL.
Reply With Quote
  #54  
By Zerograin on 06-28-2011, 10:16 PM
Is the effort worth the result? I'm leaning towards getting one.
Reply With Quote
  #55  
By BTM on 06-29-2011, 03:40 PM
Member reviews
Difficulty [ 1 = Difficult ]
20%20%20%
1
Cost [ 1 = Expensive ]
20%20%20%
1
DIY Clarity [ 1 = Not clear ]
20%20%20%
1
Average 20%
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stangorang View Post
Stupid question but I have to ask. When unbolting the steering rack completely is there any reason that the car would be out of alignment afterwards? I didn't think any of the alignment points were affected by the steering rack removal.
After doing this I thought I had the same issue. Turns out I didn't tighten the bolt you just untighten (but don't remove) to pivot the steering rack all the way. After tightening this, everything was fine. I'd double check those 2 bolts first.
Reply With Quote
  #56  
By rami335i on 07-10-2011, 03:27 AM
great DIY thanks for putting the effort
Reply With Quote
  #57  
By Young_Man on 07-27-2011, 09:22 PM
I just got done doing this and I can honestly say that I will NEVER put downpipes on another 335 for as long as I'm alive lol. This write up was awesome but I was almost ready to just throw my dp's out into the street at certain points.
Reply With Quote
  #58  
By Blue Streak on 07-30-2011, 02:13 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Young_Man View Post
I just got done doing this and I can honestly say that I will NEVER put downpipes on another 335 for as long as I'm alive lol. This write up was awesome but I was almost ready to just throw my dp's out into the street at certain points.
Ha ha! I feel your pain, Bro. I had home on a lift and it still took me 7 hours to complete. I think It will take less than 3 hours next time though. That is when I have to put the stock ones in for a smog inspection. It's still very much worth it I believe.
Reply With Quote
  #59  
By Young_Man on 07-30-2011, 12:03 PM
I was on rhino ramps and it took me about 7 hours also split up between 2 days. I still need to get under the car again one day and figure out where my rattle is coming from. I adjusted my wastegate and got rid of one rattle but now I think my DP's are touching and causing another from time to time.
Reply With Quote
  #60  
By strongside on 07-30-2011, 05:38 PM
Great DIY, Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #61  
By JohnSprm69 on 01-10-2012, 02:26 PM
Member reviews
Difficulty [ 1 = Difficult ]
20%20%20%
1
Cost [ 1 = Expensive ]
20%20%20%
1
DIY Clarity [ 1 = Not clear ]
20%20%20%
1
Average 20%
i'm scared shitless to do this install (thou i've installed all the mods on my car, including lowering springs)

the one part that scares me the most is the steering rack part...... would be perfect if there was some more details and pictures on that part... or maybe i just need to read this DIY 50 more times


have also looked at this video 20 times...

catless DP install
Reply With Quote
  #62  
By EDM92 on 01-18-2012, 10:58 PM
Member reviews
Difficulty [ 1 = Difficult ]
20%20%20%
1
Cost [ 1 = Expensive ]
20%20%20%
1
DIY Clarity [ 1 = Not clear ]
20%20%20%
1
Average 20%
Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnsprm69 View Post
i'm scared shitless to do this install (thou i've installed all the mods on my car, including lowering springs)

the one part that scares me the most is the steering rack part...... would be perfect if there was some more details and pictures on that part... or maybe i just need to read this DIY 50 more times


have also looked at this video 20 times...

catless DP install
That was SUCH a helpful video. Thanks buddy!
Reply With Quote
  #63  
By JohnSprm69 on 02-09-2012, 12:00 PM
Member reviews
Difficulty [ 1 = Difficult ]
20%20%20%
1
Cost [ 1 = Expensive ]
20%20%20%
1
DIY Clarity [ 1 = Not clear ]
20%20%20%
1
Average 20%



as i'll be doing this pretty soon. today i got under the car just to look around and pretty much removed the stock down pipes (i know i'm crazy) ......... is not as bad as i thought. now i gotta buy the catless dp...... damn AA downpipes are out of stock till monday.
Reply With Quote
  #64  
By JohnSprm69 on 02-22-2012, 08:55 PM
Member reviews
Difficulty [ 1 = Difficult ]
20%20%20%
1
Cost [ 1 = Expensive ]
20%20%20%
1
DIY Clarity [ 1 = Not clear ]
20%20%20%
1
Average 20%
started this tonight after i got home from work and worked on it for about an hour (in the dark with iphone flashlight app ) and im down to removing the front o2 sensors and the upper dp clamp bolt and they are out. will resume tomorrow morning. not so bad so far.

wish me luck.


edit: finished everything this morning in about 2 hours + 1 hour yesterday = 3 hours total for the job. not as bad as i thought. AA downpipes fitment was spot on. not one hiccup during the whole install.

thanks for the DIY.
Last edited by JohnSprm69; 02-23-2012 at 01:21 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #65  
By Jacek on 04-07-2012, 11:38 PM
Member reviews
Difficulty [ 1 = Difficult ]
20%20%20%
1
Cost [ 1 = Expensive ]
20%20%20%
1
DIY Clarity [ 1 = Not clear ]
20%20%20%
1
Average 20%
Great job writing this up
Reply With Quote
Comment

Bookmarks

Tutorial Tools Search this Tutorial
Search this Tutorial:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:10 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST