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      03-16-2010, 09:31 AM   #45
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Anyone with the AA axel back please confirm whether their exhaust tips are off-center and hang to the right? My installer tells me this is just the way it is...
wouldnt settle for off centered tips. I would contact AA and have them send you out another axle back. good luck
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      03-16-2010, 09:56 AM   #46
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wouldnt settle for off centered tips. I would contact AA and have them send you out another axle back. good luck
Seems like this is pretty common though... wish I knew it was a part of their design before hand. Maybe they should include some clamps?
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      03-16-2010, 10:16 AM   #47
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Seems like this is pretty common though... wish I knew it was a part of their design before hand. Maybe they should include some clamps?
i really doubt that its part of the design, i mean who designs something not to fit perfectly, could be at production something changed slightly to make some offset to the right

i would def call them and find out, if its a design issue, we should be seeing more threads poping up w/ the some issue
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      03-16-2010, 10:28 AM   #48
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My boys are hangin to the right. Have been since install. I'm doing the hose clamp fix....
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      03-16-2010, 10:29 AM   #49
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wouldnt settle for off centered tips. I would contact AA and have them send you out another axle back. good luck
Group buy.

Group return and replace?

Or else group free hose clamps!
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      03-16-2010, 11:56 AM   #50
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The Exhaust is fully adjustable so it should not be off center. It would seem if the installer is not adjusting the exhaust to the desired level. I personally was in the install bay when we installed the exhaust for the instruction manual. If you are having trouble please feel free to contact our technical support department. We will be happy to help you with any fitment issues.
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      03-16-2010, 12:09 PM   #51
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Yep...your installer is a boob. Mine was done, by me, in the driveway, on some jackstands in about 30 minutes and it's straight and centered. Easy as can be.
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      03-16-2010, 01:30 PM   #52
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The exhaust is adjustable for HEIGHT, NOT side to side.

Easy fix though.
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      03-16-2010, 05:33 PM   #53
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I'll have a go at adjusting it myself laster today although I know of at least 3 other forum members with this exhaust hanging to the right.
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      03-16-2010, 06:33 PM   #54
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Yep...your installer is a boob. Mine was done, by me, in the driveway, on some jackstands in about 30 minutes and it's straight and centered. Easy as can be.
Yeah, although I had a local performance shop do the installation (Meisterschaft Touring HP), I seriously doubt it's the AA. Sounds like you need to switch garages.

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      03-23-2010, 12:01 PM   #55
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Active Autowerke Signature 135i Exhaust

I have attached a link for the instructions. This should help anyone who is having the "leaning to the right" issue. If you have any problems or questions feel free to contact my technical support department.



http://www.activeautowerke.com/pdf/Product97.pdf
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      03-23-2010, 12:03 PM   #56
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Active Autowerke Signature 135i Exhaust

I have attached a link for the instructions. This should help anyone who is having the "leaning to the right" issue. If you have any problems or questions feel free to contact my technical support department.



http://www.activeautowerke.com/pdf/Product97.pdf
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      03-23-2010, 12:04 PM   #57
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Active Autowerke Signature 135i Exhaust

I have attached a link for the instructions. This should help anyone who is having the "leaning to the right" issue. If you have any problems or questions feel free to contact my technical support department.



http://www.activeautowerke.com/pdf/Product97.pdf
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      03-23-2010, 12:09 PM   #58
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There is an instruction manual on www.activeautowerke.com that will assist anyone who is having fitment issues. I have the link here for you http://www.activeautowerke.com/pdf/Product97.pdf
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      03-23-2010, 12:30 PM   #59
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Active Autowerke Signature 135i Exhaust

There is an instruction manual on www.activeautowerke.com that will assist anyone who is having fitment issues. I have the link here for you

http://www.activeautowerke.com/pdf/Product97.pdf
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      02-28-2013, 12:34 AM   #60
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Did the removal today. Few notes on the ActiveAutowerke install guide. I did this on a 2008 135i vert install...

1) I couldn't find an E10 torx anywhere. I'm not sure it exists. I think the correct torx bit is t45. This was also a really hard screw to reach. I used a 3/8" rachet and had to remove a part of a little plastic cover to get my hand close enough. (I'll try to get a picture later).

2) To remove the 2 bolts on the flange connecting the axle back to the midpipe, I needed a 14mm wrench and 14mm socket. One for holding the nut in place while you use the other to remove the bolt. The instructions only list the socket. Neither of my 14mm bolts was a torsion spring. I wonder if the last owner parted back to stock and didn't install the OEM exhaust properly?

3) I'm not positive but it may be easier to undo the 18mm nut holding the exhaust hanger towards the middle of the car BEFORE undoing the 2 14mm bolts for the flange. I did the 2 14mm bolts first and then when I went to do the 18mm, the rubber hanger was kind of hitting my wrench, and I htink this was because of removing the 14mm flange bolts first.

Basically, there are three exhaust hangers. Two very close to the rear bumper, and one a little before the flange. Undo the torx screw first to get the rear-middle hanger off the car. Then undo the 18mm nut attached to the hanger near the flange. Let this hanger stay hooked onto the bolt until you're ready to remove the exhaust. Then undo the 2 14mm bolts on the flange. These 2 hangers you've already undone will come off with the exhaust. Now the only thing holding the exhaust should be the one hanger on the driver side rear of the car and the hanger near the flange that can just slide off the bolt very easily. There are also 2 thin metal bars that are in a 'V' shape underneath the car. These will help support the flange end of the exhaust. I haven't done it yet, but it looks like you'll have to wiggle the exhaust around the bar. I was able to push the exhaust off the last hanger with the help of a little WD-40. It was hard though.

I had my jackstand in the way so I wasn't able to pull the exhaust off, but it was moving around freely and I think using ramps, I should be able to slide it out without removing the 'V' bars. Will work on it tomorrow and post more info.

Sorry to bump an old thread, but I wanted to add more information. Overall, I wasn't satisfied with the quality of the install guide. Will put the AA exhaust in soon and see how that goes and report back. I'll also try to get pictures/video.
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      06-05-2013, 01:18 PM   #61
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Just got it on this morning.

Very high quality piece. Great welds, great polish, tasteful tips. MEAN sound. Can't get the car out of the garage because of snow, but it sounds pretty pissed now. I'll get a vid up in this thread when I can get the car outside, ha.
Install was typical cake axle-back stuff - no surprises. I will say the kit could use 2 washers for the bolts, luckily I had 2 on hand. Sorry about the filthy 1er and the crappy pics...
Wait... isn't this a cat-back?
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      06-05-2013, 03:31 PM   #62
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Wait... isn't this a cat-back?
No. Axle back.
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      06-18-2013, 07:09 PM   #63
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      07-18-2013, 05:43 PM   #64
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I installed my AA exhaust last week and I am incredibly satisfied. Sounds far better than any other axle backs I've heard(Berk, Dinan, BMW perf) and I may be dreaming but I feel like my turbos spool much faster and have a larger band of boost. Overall super satisfied. As far as the exhaust sitting to the right, I had no issues. It is dead center and I did not need to adjust anything.
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      07-18-2013, 08:21 PM   #65
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I have an AA axle back and I love it. I do notice that I have a slight right side bias. Its so small that it really doesn't matter, and I'm very picky about these things. Have switched back and forth with stock a few times and it always ends up in the same place. At Bimmerfest Saturday I'll try and find others with this exhaust and take some pics for comparison.

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