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      03-26-2013, 06:52 PM   #1
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Big ugly dent on N52 BMW PE mid pipe

Hi fellow members,

Did your N52 BMW PE midpipe have 3 or 4 big ugly dent when you bought it new?

Are those dent there for purpose?

I am so curious!!
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      03-26-2013, 06:53 PM   #2
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yes on purpose, dumb huh?
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      03-26-2013, 08:11 PM   #3
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Yes i believe they are for clearance and fitment... LOL i was worried when i unpacked mine and noticed the dents
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      03-26-2013, 08:34 PM   #4
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I was thinking the same thing last time i looked under there. Im dropped a little on springs but i didnt remember hitting anything. I just assumed it was supposed to be like that
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      03-26-2013, 09:20 PM   #5
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It has some flattened sections by design. I have no idea why because there seems to be plenty of clearance.
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      03-26-2013, 09:31 PM   #6
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BMW engineers put them there for one reason or another. Whether it is back pressure, sound or some other super german reason. These guys think everything out.
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      03-26-2013, 10:04 PM   #7
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Hmm...where have I seen this before?
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      03-26-2013, 10:15 PM   #8
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DENTS?! you're screwed. time to file a CC claim
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      03-26-2013, 10:23 PM   #9
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search next time. so many threads on this.
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      03-27-2013, 03:21 AM   #10
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typical PE exhaust question haha, don't worry and ENJOY!!!
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I too was like "Uhhh wtf" when I saw it on mine. Lol

It's normal though. What really sucks is what happened to me and forum member [shicobico] < think that's how you spell it. During shipment, stress was being put on the tips and it's not a perfect circle one of them if you look closely. Ugh, every time I look I see it.
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they beat their wifes with the pipes before shipping them out
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