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      11-16-2012, 12:06 AM   #1
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VRSF DP's do fit RHD 135's!

Hi all,

thinking of getting some VRSF 3" N54 catless Downpipes. I have a few questions;

How much real-life performance benefit do DP's add, considering I currently have Cobb Stage 1, so I assume I can go to Stage 2?

How much louder will the stock exhaust be with the DP's?

How much $$$ to have them installed?

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      11-16-2012, 12:31 AM   #2
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Hi all,

thinking of getting some VRSF 3" N54 catless Downpipes. I have a few questions;

How much real-life performance benefit do DP's add, considering I currently have Cobb Stage 1, so I assume I can go to Stage 2?

How much louder will the stock exhaust be with the DP's?

How much $$$ to have them installed?

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I was thinking of getting some VRSF downpipes as well. If you were in Sydney I'd propose sharing shipping =

From what I've read, you will get about a 20-30hp improvement by changing to 3" catless DPs. If you are able to change to a more aggressive tune by changing the DPs I'd think that the gain would be even more than that.

Davo135i's car had AR DPs with stock exhaust which I heard when we went to Wakefield in September. It's maybe mildly louder at most but there's a change in the tone of the exhaust. There's a slight increase in the mechanical nature of the sound which I assume is attributable to being able to hear the turbos.

As for how much to get them installed I'm not entirely sure. I'd guess an experienced installed could do it in under 2 hours from what I've read. I want to try and install them myself though, which I've heard can take all day for someone who's inexperienced
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      11-16-2012, 12:38 AM   #3
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http://www.vrspeedfactory.com/vrsf-3...in54ex100.html

Down to $320. When I try and place an order, and put in my address, it still states that shipping is free! I'm tempted to place an order and see what happens.

I just rang Southern BM in Melbourne, and was informed that the VRSF one's might not fit RHD cars. Does anyone know if they do or not?
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Install is not cheap because its a b%$#* of a job, noise is nice especially under WOT. Real world performance gains I dont believe are as good as all the vendors make them out to be but of course it all helps

Will VRSF DPs fit RHD cars? you need to be careful on anything thats not AR Design in my opinion. I had some iCarbon ones a while back and they didnt fit so the workshop needed to make some modifications to the pipes...$700 later in install costs. AR are more expensive but they have been proven to fit RHD cars so just check it out first.
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I spoke to Tiago from VRSF with the exact same queries you guys had.

Shipping is not free like it says on the website. It is in fact US$88 last time I checked with him.

I asked him about fitment and he assured me that they would fit an RHD car without any problems and did not require the relocation of any O2 bungs etc etc. I.e. should be a direct bolt on. I'm pretty sure that they have a guarantee on fitment but that would obviously require sending them back to the US.
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I spoke to Tiago from VRSF with the exact same queries you guys had.

Shipping is not free like it says on the website. It is in fact US$88 last time I checked with him.

I asked him about fitment and he assured me that they would fit an RHD car without any problems and did not require the relocation of any O2 bungs etc etc. I.e. should be a direct bolt on. I'm pretty sure that they have a guarantee on fitment but that would obviously require sending them back to the US.
Without scaring you guys, iCarbon told me the same thing. Has anyone in Aus had a set of these installed yet and can confirm fitment?
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A guy in Perth has fitted one in his 335i with no issue and I'm going to get mine fitted next week.

Shipping was $89

$390 to install.
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More cons than pros IMO. If you really want more power then DP's are a must
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More cons than pros IMO. If you really want more power then DP's are a must
Do you mean more pros than cons?
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Damn those are cheap.

I wonder if any install issues? Looks similar shape/design to AR but hard to tell until it comes time to put them in.
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      11-16-2012, 01:29 AM   #11
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Awaiting confirmation from VRSF re RHD fitment, anyone from Melbourne want to share the shipping?

Would be good to get a discount somewhere on fitting too!

Anyone know where to get them installed in Melbourne? Got a quote of $440 from Southern BM
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Do you mean more pros than cons?
pros = POWER! ... +5%
cons = illegal ($10k fine & $100k fine to installer), no pink slip, smell, noise

For 1M's not really worth it as different DP's, but 135i's definitely do DP's and meth if chasing power.
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I'm keen to get a set, I'm in Sydney, probably 2 x 5Kg express bags from Aus Post from Melbourne?

Unless someone in Sydney wants to split shipping too?

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A guy in Perth has fitted one in his 335i with no issue and I'm going to get mine fitted next week.

Shipping was $89

$390 to install.
+1 my guy did this

not sure if 335i have more clearance then a 135i though?
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I've had these on my E92 335i and for about 5 months and love them sound and performance I'm in Sydney so if any one wants any info you can pm me.
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I just had my installed today... bought about 6 months ago from Burger Tuning "Active Autowerkes"...

i am running a JB4, on map 1...

The drive home was in traffic... So i didn't get a chance to try them out.

but as the comments above have said... not a huge sound difference , but definitely notice the turbo whine more...
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I've had these on my E92 335i and for about 5 months and love them sound and performance I'm in Sydney so if any one wants any info you can pm me.
Possible to hear it live? Wanna see the diff between stock and with DP
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anyone from Melbourne want one? I'm going to order one tomorrow. Shipping is $78.
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Does the DPs cause bad smell inside the cabin whilst the car is in motion?
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update on shipping;
$78 for 1 set = $398 delivered
$125 for 2 sets = $382.5 delivered
$175 for 3 sets = $378.3 delivered

Anyone from Melbourne interested?

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I'm keen to get a set, I'm in Sydney, probably 2 x 5Kg express bags from Aus Post from Melbourne?

Unless someone in Sydney wants to split shipping too?

Simon
I'm in sydney too. just wondering how much the instalation will be?

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update on shipping;
$78 for 1 set = $398 delivered
$125 for 2 sets = $382.5 delivered
$175 for 3 sets = $378.3 delivered

Anyone from Melbourne interested?

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When are you ordering?
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