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      09-01-2013, 06:47 PM   #67
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You did a great job on the cutout. That is the best one I have seen by far! Any fitment issues with this system? Still have stock ground clearance?
NO FITMENT ISSUES Because it's made in Germany and we know how precise Germans are . Did the whole install in my garage in ~6 hrs as I was taking my time with beer and the neighboors bugging me . Anyway, Remus and Alan from Mod Bargains made sure I had the correct cutout template for the bumper.

As far as cutting the exhaust all you have to do is look for a small dot notch on each pipe. Notch = Cut Point. Super easy. Cutting the mufflers took 15 min for both with ryobi sawzall.

Here are the tools used for the cutout install and muffler cut:



BTW I tried Hotchkiss V Brace and don't fit e92 I have it restored and will post it for sell but it should work for e90 so that was a bummer. If you want it PM me. $100 + shipping Fedex would be around $50. I have grinded all surface rust off, primed it, then used rubber car undercoating for rust proofing.



Here is the last video for you all.

Thanks for all support and comments.



OH ya..... this is how low I sit on my Bilstein PSS 10s for all of you that read the post from the beginning.

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NO FITMENT ISSUES Because it's made in Germany and we know how precise Germans are . Did the whole install in my garage in ~6 hrs as I was taking my time with beer and the neighboors bugging me . Anyway, Remus and Alan from Mod Bargains made sure I had the correct cutout template for the bumper.

As far as cutting the exhaust all you have to do is look for a small dot notch on each pipe. Notch = Cut Point. Super easy. Cutting the mufflers took 15 min for both with ryobi sawzall.

Here are the tools used for the cutout install and muffler cut:



BTW I tried Hotchkiss V Brace and don't fit e92 I have it restored and will post it for sell but it should work for e90 so that was a bummer. If you want it PM me. $100 + shipping Fedex would be around $50. I have grinded all surface rust off, primed it, then used rubber car undercoating for rust proofing.



Here is the last video for you all.

Thanks for all support and comments.



OH ya..... this is how low I sit on my Bilstein PSS 10s for all of you that read the post from the beginning.

if it fits E90 I will take it!
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if it fits E90 I will take it!
It's made for 335i and it doesn't fit e92 as it hits X cross pipe so I guess it has to fit e90. PM me your location in IL I'll get a quote for shipping. Looking at your SIG... DAMN....Hows those RB Turbos treating you ?
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It's made for 335i and it doesn't fit e92 as it hits X cross pipe so I guess it has to fit e90. PM me your location in IL I'll get a quote for shipping. Looking at your SIG... DAMN....Hows those RB Turbos treating you ?
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It's made for 335i and it doesn't fit e92 as it hits X cross pipe so I guess it has to fit e90. PM me your location in IL I'll get a quote for shipping. Looking at your SIG... DAMN....Hows those RB Turbos treating you ?
Thats totally wrong because I have it on my E93...I had to change out the rear control arms to a E92 to make it work on mine! But I have it on my E93 for over 3 years...This brace is a solid piece!
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Thats totally wrong because I have it on my E93...I had to change out the rear control arms to a E92 to make it work on mine! But I have it on my E93 for over 3 years...This brace is a solid piece!
Will it fit E90?
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Sorry had to post this!

look at 5:03 a little below the mirror
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Will it fit E90?
I am not sure....It was made for an E92 chassis. I am not sure why OP said it didnt fit. As for E90 I am not sure.
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I am not sure....It was made for an E92 chassis. I am not sure why OP said it didnt fit. As for E90 I am not sure.
Ya it will fit e92 chassis if you delete the x pipe / resonator where the brace can clear it. Otherwise back to washers again... and forget that. I'm done with the exhaust mods. I like the way it sounds (making people go deaf when pedal is to the metal) and how it performs now.
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Thats totally wrong because I have it on my E93...I had to change out the rear control arms to a E92 to make it work on mine! But I have it on my E93 for over 3 years...This brace is a solid piece!
Ya do you have stock exhaust with X pipe? Trust me e92 is hitting the X pipe. Ya it will fit if you delete the X Pipe / resonator or use washers. I'm missing like 1 inch for clearance. Also you have e93 so I don't know maybe your exhaust sits little higher where it actually clears this brace. Can you post pic just curious.
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Yeah I don't have Oem exhaust. I have a complete catback exhaust and even then I had no clearance for the Oem brace in the rear. The midpipes had no clearance but with the hotchkis brace it cleared it.
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I can confirm cn555i and I've also had the brace with the OEM Exhaust and the HKS Exhaust on my e92 AND e93.
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I can confirm cn555i and I've also had the brace with the OEM Exhaust and the HKS Exhaust on my e92 AND e93.
Hmmm that don't make sense then. I guess my car is different.
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I can confirm cn555i and I've also had the brace with the OEM Exhaust and the HKS Exhaust on my e92 AND e93.
Hmmm that don't make sense then. I guess my car is different, but did you have the x pipe with stock exhaust because if it was deleted then it would explain it?

Maybe my exhaust hangers are stretched too much.... will check again today just for the hell of it.
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Honestly from what I've heard/read about the VRSF exhaust I think you might not have it properly installed. You should be able to reinstall your vbrace with spacers. I would get in touch with Tiago and talk to him about it he would be the best source to get information on this.
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Honestly from what I've heard/read about the VRSF exhaust I think you might not have it properly installed. You should be able to reinstall your vbrace with spacers. I would get in touch with Tiago and talk to him about it he would be the best source to get information on this.
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As for Hotchkiss v brace check this post out. http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=236854 check post 14. I'm contacting HP Autosport to see if they know because they know a lot!
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OK so the reply i got from HP Autosport was that on some cars you have to space the brace away from the exhaust system. On SOME..... So having said that i guess it really depends how low your exhaust sits. You could probably adjust the exhaust hangers and see if it fits. I'll try that today if still don't fit i have a sale pending so it's going out the door. I'm not going the washer route again.
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Hey guys, so i made a video of the 335i Exhaust on my car showing how the stock pipes bend along with the resonator behind the stock V brace plate and remus exhaust install. As you will see this Hotchkiss brace will not fit my car even if I bring exhaust brackets 1 in. So i didn't even attempt it but at least I took a video for you all so you can see how it is installed. I'M DONE WITH THIS FOR NOW! Enjoy!!!

Watch in HD i have a crappy cell cam but it will do..... sorry for camera shake but had to crawl like a worm.

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Is this going to affect the sedans too cuz I looked under my 335xi and I didn't see the V-brace just the plate.
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Made a DIY if you want the hotchkis on a E90...have to have E92 braces.

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You can use the cross brace from an m3. It is a 3 part design.

The left and right sides are independent of each other and it uses the exhaust hanger/brace to tie them together but is not needed for install.

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