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      11-23-2012, 02:09 AM   #45
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Update 2:

Mechanic said the fitment of VRSF is not as nice as AR ones. Let's leave it there.
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      11-23-2012, 03:40 AM   #46
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I honestly don't know why you guys source out the "cheapest" untested products to install on your $70K plus cars..

Obviously, the manufacturer will tell you the fit is OK..He is after a sale...

Listen to Stu@BMR and pay the extra bucks, for the AR design DP's and save possibly hundreds in install costs, as you know the AR's will fit, first time every time..

The extra you pay for the AR's, will be peace of mind and saving on a crap fitment by cheap imitations..

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100% correct, spent the bucks on the good stuff, leave the crap for some other market we don't need this rubbish in Aus.
If you bring it to Advan for fitting i will charge you by the hour rather than a fixed price as per the AR dumps.
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      11-23-2012, 05:15 AM   #47
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Update 3:

I got the car back, couldn't feel the difference with the car (no vibration, no rattle, no noise) except turbos spool are now much more noticeable + it is faster .
Exhaust smells different now but it's not bad at all *edited*.

I've given my mechanic and my feedback so it is your choice now to buy VRSF or AR.

Hopefully this is useful for you guys.
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      11-25-2012, 08:48 AM   #48
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There were a very small batch of AR DPs that had to be modified. This is no longer the issue and was a one off production run issue.

These were all fixed prior to sending out and all DPs purchased from BMR Autowerkes fit 100%.

Our current range of AR Design N54 Downpipes fit perfect straight from the factory.
Good to hear

An employee of mine has just purchased a 335i. He asked me last week what catless DP's to buy. I was weary about recomending VRSF (did not know about their guarantee) and heard that there might have been a design change to the AR's that prevented RHD fitment which had me buggered as to why they would have done that.

It will be easier to recommend a set of DP's now..
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      11-28-2012, 03:19 PM   #49
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Here's a review from one of our suppliers in the UK regarding RHD fitment for those that require some reassurance

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      12-18-2012, 04:53 AM   #50
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I took the punt and ordered a set of VRSF down pipes. Got them for under $400 inc shipping to Melbourne. From ordering to receiving them took 2.5 weeks.

When I got tyres a fortnight ago from Tyrepower Hawthorn, they recommended Active Motorwerke in Clayton, as their head specialist "Jin", used to work for BMW & was renouned as being one of the best. They are a BMW & Mini specialist, doing servicing, mechanic repair, upgrades etc.

I got the VRSF DP's installed by Active Motorwerke today. I rang Steven to set up a time yesterday, and they managed to fit me in for today.

They fit RHD 135i's fine! A little more adjusting the rest of the exhaust etc, but when all bolted together, there was no issue with clearance.

In my opinion, for just under $400 fully shipped, the VRSF DP's are awesome value.

Anyone in Melbourne I strongly recommend Steven & Jin from Active Motorwerke in Clayton (www.activemotorwerke.com.au). The guys really knew their stuff & were fantastic to deal with - I'll be using them again that's for sure.

I was also informed by Tiago that VRSF are going to bring out a slightly modified version for the RHD market. I don't know when, or what's actually different, but I can say for certain that the current ones fit!!!!!

AR Design DP's = $895 inc Aus delivery inc GST from BMR
VRSF DP's = $400 including shipping

Both fit 135's!
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      12-18-2012, 07:36 AM   #51
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I took the punt and ordered a set of VRSF down pipes. Got them for under $400 inc shipping to Melbourne. From ordering to receiving them took 2.5 weeks.

When I got tyres a fortnight ago from Tyrepower Hawthorn, they recommended Active Motorwerke in Clayton, as their head specialist "Jin", used to work for BMW & was renouned as being one of the best. They are a BMW & Mini specialist, doing servicing, mechanic repair, upgrades etc.

I got the VRSF DP's installed by Active Motorwerke today. I rang Steven to set up a time yesterday, and they managed to fit me in for today.

They fit RHD 135i's fine! A little more adjusting the rest of the exhaust etc, but when all bolted together, there was no issue with clearance.

In my opinion, for just under $400 fully shipped, the VRSF DP's are awesome value.

Anyone in Melbourne I strongly recommend Steven & Jin from Active Motorwerke in Clayton (www.activemotorwerke.com.au). The guys really knew their stuff & were fantastic to deal with - I'll be using them again that's for sure.

I was also informed by Tiago that VRSF are going to bring out a slightly modified version for the RHD market. I don't know when, or what's actually different, but I can say for certain that the current ones fit!!!!!

AR Design DP's = $900 + shipping
VRSF DP's = $400 including shipping

Both fit 135's!
Hows the sound?? I believe vrsf dont come in ceramic coating? did you do it out side?? Cause I asked tiago and he said they dont do coating for now. i'm going to order mine in the new years with another forum member.
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      12-18-2012, 08:09 AM   #52
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AR Design DP's = $895 inc Aus delivery inc GST
VRSF DP's = $400 including shipping

Both fit 135's!
fixed

but still very cheap and if it works, why not.
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      12-18-2012, 04:30 PM   #53
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UPDATE:

Steven sent me through some photos during the install:








I'll post an update on the sound, haven't really given it a good fang. I need to update my Cobb Map from Stage 1 to stage 2. Even at 100km/h, the exhaust is louder/throatier. The car appears to have more mid range torque.

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      12-18-2012, 05:17 PM   #54
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Looking good! Thanks for taking the time to post pictures!
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      12-22-2012, 12:42 AM   #55
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notice much in terms of a smell?
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      12-22-2012, 01:21 AM   #56
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Jesus, if ever there was a line shit it's this "smell issue".
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Jesus, if ever there was a line shit it's this "smell issue".
If you can smell your exhaust YA GOIN TOOOOO SLOW
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Jesus, if ever there was a line shit it's this "smell issue".
if you could smell something in the cabin... it'd be an install issue wouldn't it?
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