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      08-06-2015, 01:56 PM   #89
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No on that. in order to pass visual, the headers need a CARB label welded onto them. There is a lot of testing required to get that (not to mentions only specific types of aftermarket catylists are allowed to be used in California).

A better question is "how stock do these headers look". if they look close to stock, a smog tech may not notice (or care) and just test your car anyway.
I think there's an afe label right at the beginning of the header. Maybe find some way to cut and weld a bmw stamp and spray the whole header with vht header paint and let the 2 years of driving in between smog to make it look stock.....I would.

Op I need a sound bit/videos of your set up. Dyno is going to help out purchasing one, unless you want to sell yours.
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      08-19-2015, 01:37 AM   #90
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Uhh, can we get that dyno update yet?
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Uhh, can we get that dyno update yet?
Let's get those numbers!!
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Let's get those numbers!!

I'm afraid you're beating a dead horsepower.
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Thanks man... Yeah I'm excited to get it, I'm hoping the noise will not bother me. I don't know how AA headers can be tolerable with 2ndary cat delete + PE, wow... I am crossing my fingers that the AFE header+AFE mid pipes will be tolerable enough.. I do have the oem mid-pipes worst case.
Bringing up an old thread, but I have the afe mid pipes along with the BMW PE installed currently, and I'm on the verge of buying the afe headers since I need to replace my cats anyway (codes 29F5 and 29F4). I hate drone and it's pretty non existent with the setup I have now, but love the crackles and pops though. I just had a question for you since you already have the same exact setup I plan on having. Do you have a lot of drone with your setup? I don't want to shoot myself in the head on long drives listening to drone in the cabin. That rice a roni sheit isn't for me and if you think the drone is just too much, I may just stick with OEM. Any advice would be much appreciated bro. Thanks.
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I went ahead and pulled the trigger on these headers. I was really trying not to especially with a $1400-$1500 price point. I did a google search and found them for $1146 shipped!!!!!


I will be installing them myself. I'll make sure to write a good review along with my current bolt on setup and AA tune.
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I went ahead and pulled the trigger on these headers. I was really trying not to especially with a $1400-$1500 price point. I did a google search and found them for $1146 shipped!!!!!


I will be installing them myself. I'll make sure to write a good review along with my current bolt on setup and AA tune.
Well?
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I went ahead and pulled the trigger on these headers. I was really trying not to especially with a $1400-$1500 price point. I did a google search and found them for $1146 shipped!!!!!


I will be installing them myself. I'll make sure to write a good review along with my current bolt on setup and AA tune.
Well?
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I went ahead and pulled the trigger on these headers. I was really trying not to especially with a $1400-$1500 price point. I did a google search and found them for $1146 shipped!!!!!


I will be installing them myself. I'll make sure to write a good review along with my current bolt on setup and AA tune.
Well?

Still in the box, lmao. I live in AZ it's been so hot I'm being lazy with the install.
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Finally got some time ceramic coated my headers ceramic coating the mid pipe and install is coming soon!!!!!!!!

320g sanded
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ceramic coating for 2k heat VHT ALUMINUM color!!!

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Finally, onto the second phase!!!
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      08-16-2018, 01:19 AM   #102
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All done!!!!!

IT IS LOUD paired with the afe mid-pipes.
I'm hoping it will settle down a bit... if not I'll have to deal with it.

Reset lambda values, air fuel, IM

I can't wait to feel the difference after some miles put on.[IMG][/IMG]
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Nice work. How was the installation? Looking forward to your feedback!
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All done!!!!!

IT IS LOUD paired with the afe mid-pipes.
I'm hoping it will settle down a bit... if not I'll have to deal with it.

Reset lambda values, air fuel, IM

I can't wait to feel the difference after some miles put on.[IMG][/IMG]
looks nice
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Nice work. How was the installation? Looking forward to your feedback!
I will be completing a DIY in the install section of the forum on my next day off..
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