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      02-22-2013, 04:53 AM   #1
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330d Exhaust Chrome Tips

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I'm planning to get a rear diffuser & need to 'bling up' my exhaust tips!

I don't want a new exhaust back box, so some chrome tips will do! I see BMW sell them for around 100!!!!!!!

Is there anywhere else I can get these chrome tips cheaper, that will fit the 330d pipes?

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      02-22-2013, 04:55 AM   #2
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Research a local plating company and have your original ones re chromed, should cost in the region of 40 You don't say where you are, but the one I use accepts items by mail -

Prestige Electro-Plating

Unit 6 Cliff St Industrial Estate, Mexborough, South Yorkshire, S64 9HU

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      02-22-2013, 05:10 AM   #3
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Research a local plating company and have your original ones re chromed, should cost in the region of 40 You don't say where you are, but the one I use accepts items by mail -

Prestige Electro-Plating

Unit 6 Cliff St Industrial Estate, Mexborough, South Yorkshire, S64 9HU

Tel: 01709 577004
How can I get the originals off, aren't they welded on?
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Original tips on six cylinder cars (not sure re 335) are pushed on, replacements will have a grub screw, same applies for four cylinder single exhaust tips.
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      02-22-2013, 07:51 AM   #5
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The BMW ones are expensive but they are exceptional quality and will stay looking great for many years with a little care. Cheapo ones rust to nothing very quickly.
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      02-22-2013, 07:57 AM   #6
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So the BMW chrome tips are actual replacements & not just covers?
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      02-22-2013, 10:25 AM   #7
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I have the replacement BMW Chrome tips.
I picked them up from BMminiparts. Cant remember exact cost, but it was about 40-50.

TBH, I wouldn't bother. Had them on for a few months now, and they just look as grimey as the stock tips.
When you give them a clean they look great. But after a few drives its back to grime.

After I took off my stock tips, I gave them a good clean. They actually don't look half bad once cleaned up.

IMO, if the cost was 30-40 this would be a great product. At 40-50 itss questionable, and at 100 its insane.
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      02-22-2013, 04:01 PM   #8
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I have the replacement BMW Chrome tips.
I picked them up from BMminiparts. Cant remember exact cost, but it was about 40-50.

TBH, I wouldn't bother. Had them on for a few months now, and they just look as grimey as the stock tips.
When you give them a clean they look great. But after a few drives its back to grime.

After I took off my stock tips, I gave them a good clean. They actually don't look half bad once cleaned up.

IMO, if the cost was 30-40 this would be a great product. At 40-50 itss questionable, and at 100 its insane.
Thanks for the heads up..... I think I'll give them a miss!
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Are there currently chrome tips on your car or just the standard exhaust. If just the standard then I disagree with the above poster, the chrome ones are worth the cash and make a big difference to the car. They aren't hard to keep clean, just give them a rub when you wash the car.
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      02-22-2013, 04:30 PM   #10
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Are there currently chrome tips on your car or just the standard exhaust. If just the standard then I disagree with the above poster, the chrome ones are worth the cash and make a big difference to the car. They aren't hard to keep clean, just give them a rub when you wash the car.
They don't look like chrome but they might just need a clean? I got a 330d m sport - should they be chrome?

Is it easy to swap the tips? Are they clipped or screwed on?
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      02-22-2013, 04:35 PM   #11
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I cleaned my 330d exhaust pipes with auto glym intensive tar remover as they were covered in baked on road tar. They now look must better. Still not mirror like though
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Mine must just need a clean? I've now read the bmw tips fit over the existing tips but somewhere else that they are riveted on!?

Or do I go the powerflow route, will cost the same..... decisions, decisions!?
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The standard 330d tips aren't chrome, that's for definite. Mine are a bit of a state at the moment, but when I detailed the car last summer, I used some 1400 wet & dry sandpaper to get rid of all the soot and rust deposits, and a metric feckton of Megs Metal Polysh to get them shiny again.

I'd have a look at the costs of tips from Powerflow or the equivalent - they'll be stainless steel so easierto keep clean.
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      02-24-2013, 07:47 AM   #14
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The standard 330d tips aren't chrome, that's for definite. Mine are a bit of a state at the moment, but when I detailed the car last summer, I used some 1400 wet & dry sandpaper to get rid of all the soot and rust deposits, and a metric feckton of Megs Metal Polysh to get them shiny again.

I'd have a look at the costs of tips from Powerflow or the equivalent - they'll be stainless steel so easierto keep clean.
Cheers, I'm gonna go the powerflow option - there's a garage near me that does them..... just need to decide the size!
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      02-24-2013, 08:13 AM   #15
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ive got a 330d back box for sale, and a m sport rear diffuser too. pm if interested!
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My 330d M Sport tips are chrome :-/
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ive got a 330d back box for sale, and a m sport rear diffuser too. pm if interested!
Cheers but I've already got an m sport & got the performance diffuser on its way!

I'm gonna give my pipes a clean when the weather picks up.... I might be surprised!?
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Cheers but I've already got an m sport & got the performance diffuser on its way!

I'm gonna give my pipes a clean when the weather picks up.... I might be surprised!?
Autosol metal cleaner.
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