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Post by Simon 3.2M » Wed Oct 27, 2021 7:58 pm

One of the flanges has rusted through on the M where it mates to the back box. Does anyone have one for sale or know of any options?
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Post by XMetal » Thu Oct 28, 2021 6:42 pm

Rogue Engineering or Supersprint makes one. I have the Rogue Engineering on my car - not much louder than stock. If yours rusted out, then sourcing one locally would probably be in the same condition. My stock pipe that was taken off when switching to the RE pipe looked brand new after about 50k miles on it. But then again, I'm in sunny California where it barely see rain.
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Post by Adam D » Sun Nov 21, 2021 5:53 pm

Simon 3.2M wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 7:58 pm One of the flanges has rusted through on the M where it mates to the back box. Does anyone have one for sale or know of any options?
If it’s the flanges between the back box and x pipe then these can replace them as a solution.

https://www.i6automotive.co.uk/vehicle- ... t-e46.html
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Post by Simon 3.2M » Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:19 am

Adam D wrote: Sun Nov 21, 2021 5:53 pm
Simon 3.2M wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 7:58 pm One of the flanges has rusted through on the M where it mates to the back box. Does anyone have one for sale or know of any options?
If it’s the flanges between the back box and x pipe then these can replace them as a solution.

https://www.i6automotive.co.uk/vehicle- ... t-e46.html
Thanks Adam, it’s actually the metal of the exhaust that has failed so it either needs a repair or a sleeve - thanks though mate 👍
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Post by PDJ » Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:15 am

Simon

You could cut 50mm off and get a piece of stainless pipe the correct size and shape the end the same as the original was it is just a small flare of the pipe then have the new bit TIG Welded on

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Post by Adam D » Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:46 pm

Simon 3.2M wrote: Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:19 am
Adam D wrote: Sun Nov 21, 2021 5:53 pm
Simon 3.2M wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 7:58 pm One of the flanges has rusted through on the M where it mates to the back box. Does anyone have one for sale or know of any options?
If it’s the flanges between the back box and x pipe then these can replace them as a solution.

https://www.i6automotive.co.uk/vehicle- ... t-e46.html
Thanks Adam, it’s actually the metal of the exhaust that has failed so it either needs a repair or a sleeve - thanks though mate 👍
The metal of mine was getting thin where the clamps were, the clamps have bought me a bit more time . Pricing up oem back boxes x2 and the X pipe was over two grand :cry:
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Post by Simon 3.2M » Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:12 am

The x pipe is £900 - the boxes are fine fortunately. Still bloody expensive though!!
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Post by RedUn » Wed Nov 24, 2021 7:11 pm

Go for a rogue one :thumbsup:
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Post by R60BBA » Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:13 pm

RedUn wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 7:11 pm Go for a rogue one :thumbsup:
Import tax is the issue.

Tbh same with Supersprint since Brexit. However I am aware that Evolve (SS’ UK supplier) are currently doing 30% off Supersprint products as part of Black Friday.

If it was me though I would replace with a genuine BMW resonated x-pipe. Whilst historically SS have been known to make the best aftermarket exhaust systems for pre-turbo era BMW M cars, lately all I seem to hear about them are issues in quality assurance and lack of post-sales customer support.

@Simon3.2M give Martin Seggie of Douglas Park Hamilton a try - it may work out cheaper than a new SS or Rogue centre section and the exhaust will be good for another 15 years + of driving.

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Post by AndyBeech » Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:57 pm

Get any half decent exhaust shop to cut off the flanges on both the x pipe and back boxes and fit a sleeve. Should cost around £100 to do both sides. Unless you have to keep it original for some reason there is literally no difference (apart from the size of the hole left in your wallet!).

I've had this done myself a year or so back when I had the same problem. You'd be nuts to splash out on a new x-pipe IMO just for the flanges, unless you want an aftermarket system.
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Post by Simon 3.2M » Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:58 am

AndyBeech wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:57 pm Get any half decent exhaust shop to cut off the flanges on both the x pipe and back boxes and fit a sleeve. Should cost around £100 to do both sides. Unless you have to keep it original for some reason there is literally no difference (apart from the size of the hole left in your wallet!).

I've had this done myself a year or so back when I had the same problem. You'd be nuts to splash out on a new x-pipe IMO just for the flanges, unless you want an aftermarket system.
Wise words mate - I’ve bought a sleeve and was thinking of doing just that if all else fails. My only concern is the alignment of the boxes afterwards.
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