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      04-18-2011, 11:18 PM   #1
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downpipe install in 626?

Hey guys, I'm thinking about picking up some down pipes but I need a place or person to help withhe install because I'm not mechanically inclined to do it myself lol. Ltbmw charges around 250 but my budget is limited. Does anyone know a good shop that can do it for under 200 or if anyone kind enough on the forums can help me do it for around that price range? Thanks I'm advance!
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      04-18-2011, 11:56 PM   #2
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I would just get it done at LTBMW rather than try to save $50 or so...esp knowing they treat everyones car like its their own!
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I would just get it done at LTBMW rather than try to save $50 or so...esp knowing they treat everyones car like its their own!
+1. Longs price is extremely competitive with everyone out there.

most of the time you looking at 275-300 from what ive seen.

also, cant beat their waiting room. hd tv, xbox, ps3, arcade machine, and assorted goodies laying around the table! om nom nom nom
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I had mine installed by jachien (forum) member. See if you can get a hold of him through pm as i no longer have his phone number. Think he charged me around $100 for the install.
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+1. Longs price is extremely competitive with everyone out there.

most of the time you looking at 275-300 from what ive seen.

also, cant beat their waiting room. hd tv, xbox, ps3, arcade machine, and assorted goodies laying around the table! om nom nom nom
Oh no doubt, LTBMW is the shit. I was just there this weekend, just looking for alternatives because I'm low on funds. I'm picking up the PLM dp's for 275 so it's kind of hard to justify the 250 install price .. but then again the labor is intensive. I'm more looking for a forum member or an experienced person to help me out, I'm not mechanically inclined but there's a DIY .. I'm just afraid to attempt it myself lol
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I had mine installed by jachien (forum) member. See if you can get a hold of him through pm as i no longer have his phone number. Think he charged me around $100 for the install.
I'm trying to contact him .. unfortunately his posts are from 09 Do you happen to have his email or anything?
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Hitting up jachien this weekend for the install! updates to come!
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I would just get it done at LTBMW rather than try to save $50 or so...esp knowing they treat everyones car like its their own!
+2

Not worth getting it done wrong to save a couple bucks, LTBMW did a great job on mine.

Yeah it is a little sticker shock compaired to the prices I was used to paying getting evo parts put on, but hey it's a more expensive car.. so what do you expect. Just need to do the mods at slower pace.

BTW I had some fitment issues with the PLM pipes, and went with Active Autoworks, fit much better. Goodluck!
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He is mobile and will do it for $180 and will be done in less than 1.5 hours.
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Not worth getting it done wrong to save a couple bucks, LTBMW did a great job on mine.

Yeah it is a little sticker shock compaired to the prices I was used to paying getting evo parts put on, but hey it's a more expensive car.. so what do you expect. Just need to do the mods at slower pace.

BTW I had some fitment issues with the PLM pipes, and went with Active Autoworks, fit much better. Goodluck!
lol forum member jachien is gonna help me out for 100 .. i think that's a good discount from 250.
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Daniel Ross (714-606-1174)

He is mobile and will do it for $180 and will be done in less than 1.5 hours.
thanks, i'll hit him up if my current installer falls through
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LTBMW... nuff said
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Let me know if you would like to set something up.
Thanks Paul, LTBMW is good people no doubt. I've been in and out of LTBMW for various installs from spacers to fender rolls to LCI tails etc.. I'm just trying to get the most out of my buck on installs so I could spend more on other mods.
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lol forum member jachien is gonna help me out for 100 .. i think that's a good discount from 250.
yea the dude knows his stuff.
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Quick Update:
Had my PLM downpipes installed by forum member jachien over the weekend. Real friendly guy and seemed very knowledgeable of what he was doing. He worked on the dp in his garage and we were just choppin it up about lakers, cars, etc. lol. He finished the job in a little under 2 and a half hours. Overall, a very good experience and customer service at a fraction of the price of other body shops I was quoted for. Almost forgot to mention, he also works at Wide Open Throttle in Cerritos, so he knows what he's doing. Although he's not active on the forums, shoot him a quick PM over at jachien and he'll respond.

Review of the PLM catless dp's:
Wow these are actually really nice for a set of ebay dp's. Welds were good and fitment wasn't too bad. An experienced tech could get the job done in 2 1/2 hours. It added a nice subtle growl to my stock exhaust system, nothing too obnoxious. Sounds comparable to an aftermarket exhaust system.Slight odors at first but they fade away. I would definitely recommended these dp's for those who don't have the cash to spend on some AR's, these will do just fine.
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^ what he said, long is the man!
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Quick Update:
Had my PLM downpipes installed by forum member jachien over the weekend. Real friendly guy and seemed very knowledgeable of what he was doing. He worked on the dp in his garage and we were just choppin it up about lakers, cars, etc. lol. He finished the job in a little under 2 and a half hours. Overall, a very good experience and customer service at a fraction of the price of other body shops I was quoted for. Almost forgot to mention, he also works at Wide Open Throttle in Cerritos, so he knows what he's doing. Although he's not active on the forums, shoot him a quick PM over at jachien and he'll respond.

Review of the PLM catless dp's:
Wow these are actually really nice for a set of ebay dp's. Welds were good and fitment wasn't too bad. An experienced tech could get the job done in 2 1/2 hours. It added a nice subtle growl to my stock exhaust system, nothing too obnoxious. Sounds comparable to an aftermarket exhaust system.Slight odors at first but they fade away. I would definitely recommended these dp's for those who don't have the cash to spend on some AR's, these will do just fine.
good review, im meeting up with Jaychien this saturday so he can install my AR Downpipes

Can't wait, awesome price too!
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Quick Update:
Had my PLM downpipes installed by forum member jachien over the weekend. Real friendly guy and seemed very knowledgeable of what he was doing. He worked on the dp in his garage and we were just choppin it up about lakers, cars, etc. lol. He finished the job in a little under 2 and a half hours. Overall, a very good experience and customer service at a fraction of the price of other body shops I was quoted for. Almost forgot to mention, he also works at Wide Open Throttle in Cerritos, so he knows what he's doing. Although he's not active on the forums, shoot him a quick PM over at jachien and he'll respond.

Review of the PLM catless dp's:
Wow these are actually really nice for a set of ebay dp's. Welds were good and fitment wasn't too bad. An experienced tech could get the job done in 2 1/2 hours. It added a nice subtle growl to my stock exhaust system, nothing too obnoxious. Sounds comparable to an aftermarket exhaust system.Slight odors at first but they fade away. I would definitely recommended these dp's for those who don't have the cash to spend on some AR's, these will do just fine.
LTBMW should recruit this guy!
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