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  DIY: Chrome Tailpipe Installation
nexus66
07-10-2005
These instructions are for a 6 cylinder exhaust, but the other exhaust types probably fit in exactly the same way!

This is a really easy DIY, the only tool you need is a flat head screwdriver, a clean cloth and about 5 minutes!! ...
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By BMRu4ia on 07-26-2005, 02:07 PM



Great Idea! I'll probably use stainless steel ones too!






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Originally Posted by camiloE90
I installed mine yesterday and they look great!...But I had a concern about the thieves in this world. They are easy to steal. All they have to do is unscrew the screw and pull off. So I went to Home Depot and bought the same screws but with hex heads so at least a regular screw driver cant take them off. Just an idea for security
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By camiloE90 on 07-26-2005, 03:13 PM
Oh yes i forgot to mention i got stainless steel hex head screws.
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By brad4221x on 07-26-2005, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by camiloE90
I installed mine yesterday and they look great!...But I had a concern about the thieves in this world. They are easy to steal. All they have to do is unscrew the screw and pull off. So I went to Home Depot and bought the same screws but with hex heads so at least a regular screw driver cant take them off. Just an idea for security
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By bzzbenz on 07-26-2005, 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by camiloE90
I installed mine yesterday and they look great!...But I had a concern about the thieves in this world. They are easy to steal. All they have to do is unscrew the screw and pull off. So I went to Home Depot and bought the same screws but with hex heads so at least a regular screw driver cant take them off. Just an idea for security

That is a great idea! Didn't even think about someone taking my tips!
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By UncleWede on 07-29-2005, 12:00 PM
I tried that, but not sure I am happy with the result. The shortest matching screw was a bit longer (10mm instead of 7?) and when I tightened it down to the seat on the tip, it warped the muffler side of the tip, so that the front doesn't match as close as I would like to the end of the pipe. I MAY get a clamp for the back end. Wife's going to "borrow" some loktite from work too.
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By BMRu4ia on 08-12-2005, 11:36 AM
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...hlight=exhaust

Replace factory screws with flush S.S. low profile ones.
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By UncleWede on 08-12-2005, 01:12 PM
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Replace factory screws with flush S.S. low profile ones.
DOOHH!!!! Should have known that, got plenty on my 2 wheeler
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  #29  
By UCe90 on 08-13-2005, 11:08 AM
Is this a problem with the 330i also?
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  #30  
By nexus66 on 08-15-2005, 04:25 AM
Yup - the 325 and 330 use the same part number for the rear tailpipes - so exactly the same!
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By n21k on 08-16-2005, 06:47 PM
Can I check if there's any gap after installing the chrome tips? I had my installed and found a fine gap, roughly about 1mm, in between the exhaust tip and the chrome tip. I remember on my E46 installation, I managed to push the chrome tip all the way in and fit firmly onto the exhaust tip.
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By nexus66 on 08-18-2005, 03:28 PM
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Can I check if there's any gap after installing the chrome tips? I had my installed and found a fine gap, roughly about 1mm, in between the exhaust tip and the chrome tip. I remember on my E46 installation, I managed to push the chrome tip all the way in and fit firmly onto the exhaust tip.
Is the gap all the way round? If not you need to rotate the tailpipe so that it's slash cut matches the slash cut on the exhaust pipes. There might be a slight gap, and I'd say 1mm isn't really anything to worry about, but try rotating the tip and see what happens...
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By AW330i on 08-19-2005, 07:25 PM
So on my 330i I will be able to take the chrome tips off? For some reason I figured the ones on the 330 would be atached differently... Any ways the tips look great guys they really dress up the back of the car!
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By JIMD1709 on 08-20-2005, 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by camiloE90
I installed mine yesterday and they look great!...But I had a concern about the thieves in this world. They are easy to steal. All they have to do is unscrew the screw and pull off. So I went to Home Depot and bought the same screws but with hex heads so at least a regular screw driver cant take them off. Just an idea for security
I hate to be the bearer of bad news to 330 owners, but those aren't even screwed on. Yup, that's right just pull on em and they slide right off. So, if there is a screw, at least that is more than the factory does on 330's. Just food for thought.
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  #35  
By nexus66 on 08-21-2005, 02:06 PM
Do all "stateside" 330's come with chrome tailipies? I can't believe they use different ones from the ones shown in the accessories catalogue!
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  #36  
By D-Rock on 09-21-2005, 09:13 PM
were can i find these tips thanks
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  #37  
By nexus66 on 09-22-2005, 04:43 AM
I bought the tips from the dealer - they are OEM parts! Just remember you need 2!!
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By D-Rock on 09-22-2005, 05:55 AM
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I bought the tips from the dealer - they are OEM parts! Just remember you need 2!!
thanks and around how much are they?
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By YYimports on 09-22-2005, 06:43 AM
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thanks and around how much are they?
You need to do some searching around here Pete. The entire accessories catalog is scanned and sticky'd in the general forum. These are suggested retail prices.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=687

Call Pacific BMW or Circle BMW parts, they have the best prices and will be lower than what's listed in the catalog.
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  #40  
By D-Rock on 09-22-2005, 06:15 PM
so there $32 for both of them
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  #41  
By topsouls on 09-22-2005, 06:32 PM
Should be $32 each.
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  #42  
By D-Rock on 09-22-2005, 06:39 PM
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Should be $32 each.
thats not to bad
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  #43  
By Mitesh on 09-27-2005, 05:35 AM
indents on tail pipes

Those pipes look awesome. Do you see the indents of those pipes? I ordered a set but returned them because of the indents. The 330 has chrome pipes that go all the way to the silencer box... i am waiting for those to arrive.
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