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      06-09-2013, 11:25 PM   #67
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Are these similar to the BMS dp's? Has anyone put a set on a 1m yet?
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      06-12-2013, 11:00 AM   #68
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We've had these DP's out about 1.5 years longer than the BMS and judging by their import records, we have 2.5x as many of them out there in the market. We have quite a few of these on 1M's

We use an investment cast inlet/mouth which is superior to the conventional pipe/flange setup in terms of flow, quality and consistency and we're a bit less expensive, even more so when coupled with our other VRSF products. Lifetime warranty and fitment guarantee still applies.
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      06-13-2013, 04:13 PM   #69
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      06-18-2013, 04:52 PM   #70
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I just had these pipes installed on my 135 and I swear it feels like its rubbing the chassis. I can feel the whole car vibrating more than before (And I had other DPs on there before). Additionally when I turn the car off it feels to me that the pipes rattle against the chassis. I'm going to get it up on a lift later and take a look. Don't believe it's installer error either it was done by the dealer while they replaced my turbos.
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      06-18-2013, 08:11 PM   #71
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I just had these pipes installed on my 135 and I swear it feels like its rubbing the chassis. I can feel the whole car vibrating more than before (And I had other DPs on there before). Additionally when I turn the car off it feels to me that the pipes rattle against the chassis. I'm going to get it up on a lift later and take a look. Don't believe it's installer error either it was done by the dealer while they replaced my turbos.
I do apologize for the inconvenience you're experiencing, the V2s were designed to eliminate this kind of problem with inexperienced installers but it seems we didn't make them completely fool proof

Taking an aftermarket part to a dealer and expecting the same result as an Indy isn't going to result in a great install. The dealer is accustomed to installing parts that only fit one way. Since these have no brackets to fix them in one position, an inexperienced aftermarket parts installer can easily overlook clicking the downpipes correctly.

We've sold over 200 of the V2's and haven't had one issue that didn't involve install error. We also had a couple sets sent out to replace previously misfitted sets and they've been praised for the amount of clearance in comparison.

I suggest taking it to a place that's familiar with installing non-oem parts if you want to rule out the installer.
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      06-19-2013, 01:44 AM   #72
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The install was done by a BMW Performance certified dealership that has done the turbo replacement on countless fully modded cars. I got the car on the lift and it is indeed rubbing the lower control arm. I poked around down there and it seems like everything is installed flush and there is no exhaust leak so it doesn't seem likely they're not installed flush on the clamp...

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I really hate to play the blame game here but if they were such a competent installer, why would they leave the downpipe resting up against the sub frame and give the car back to you expecting the job to be complete? This is where my claim of inexperience with aftermarket downpipes lies.

That short pipe can be adjusted about one inch clockwise before the rear 2 bolt flange becomes unaligned and an exhaust leak would occur. Again, these don't just fit one way, they're v-band flanges which means they fit in many ways. If someone just clamps them up before properly aligning them against the clearance points, they may run into issues.
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      06-19-2013, 10:22 AM   #74
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I really hate to play the blame game here but if they were such a competent installer, why would they leave the downpipe resting up against the sub frame and give the car back to you expecting the job to be complete? This is where my claim of inexperience with aftermarket downpipes lies.

That short pipe can be adjusted about one inch clockwise before the rear 2 bolt flange becomes unaligned and an exhaust leak would occur. Again, these don't just fit one way, they're v-band flanges which means they fit in many ways. If someone just clamps them up before properly aligning them against the clearance points, they may run into issues.
Got it thanks. I'm taking the car back to the dealer to have them fix this tomorrow morning. Pretty irritated with them now as I also came to find out they stripped the bracket that holds the midpipe up as well
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The first thing I'd do is loosen up both mid pipes at the 2 bolt flange, then loosen up the rear turbos v-band and then wiggle the passenger side pipe clock wise. Then tighten up each side progressively to make sure nothing shifts out of the way
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