Im currently building a 1 series hatch with m3/m5 running gear with 1m body panels as a cheaper alternative to the 1M,
I love these cars but im really unhappy with the way bmw uk ignore their duties to their customers. -these pipes keep braking and yet we're all forced to buy aftermarket pipes to make them reliable then change them back for servicing etc in case bmw void our warranty.
Then we have to hope our cars arent driven off by thieves whilst bmw work out how to make them take longer to steal then a mk1 ford fiesta..
Its a joke and the reason ive told bmw the next time it breaks im backing it, demanding my money back and buying a porsche,
If i wasnt building a 1M themed 1 series (using my own 1M as a reference/benchmark) id be doing the same as you guys and risking my warranty in exchange for reliability - but really we should all get together and demand a recall with a bmw upgraded metal pipe....
rant over -jamie