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meathead
11-12-2004, 01:03 PM
am I just asking for trouble to "tweak" one or two of the outlet pipes in order to line things up better? Titanium seems pretty flexible, but..

I have just about burned up all my other options. The thing just don't fit quite right. But Damm, it sounds GGGOOOOD! (sounded really really good with no exhaust at all, though, lol!)

Thanks!
MMMEAT

Silverton, Oregon
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2003 White/Cinn Cab, Alum tr,smg, xenon, HK, winter, hardtop,GC Gizmo,Hawker Battery, other 'lil fun things, Coming soon-Eisenmann TI Exhaust

2001 740i sport, Anthracite/Grey, some cool stereo stuff..

ChuckD
11-12-2004, 01:09 PM
The welds on the tips will break before the Ti bends.

I had the eisenhaus TI on my 02 and it was a great exhaust but a royal PIA to get it somewhat centered. It never was perfect.

I wound up having to flip some of the stock hangars backwards and go to a muffler shop to have the guy massage the connecting pipes a little.

Be careful and don't let the tubes get too close to the valance as it will melt!

meathead
11-12-2004, 01:21 PM
fook, came back to find the tube rubbing on the valance. D'oh! Now how it settled back there is beyond me. There's just not enough space between the two "inside" pipes to straddle that middle section of the skirt. They just need a little push, dammit! You sure they'll break the welds? I noticed the bracket's titanium was pretty bendable..

BTW, I talked to a guy at Meistersheif, he actually owns the same car and exhaust. He commented that he had a buddy who had one installed, and the installer litterally "took a pipe and pushed on it to get it to line up". I asked "you mean inside the pipes?" He said "yeah, as a matter of fact, that's what happened". Right before that he said he wouldn't try to bend the tubes either, though..Go figure.


Thanks a bunch for the response!


MMMEAT

Silverton, Oregon
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2003 White/Cinn Cab, Alum tr,smg, xenon, HK, winter, hardtop,GC Gizmo,Hawker Battery, other 'lil fun things, Coming soon-Eisenmann TI Exhaust

2001 740i sport, Anthracite/Grey, some cool stereo stuff..

txse46m3
11-12-2004, 01:26 PM
I miss the sound!

Same thing with my car, and Eisenhaus says this is "normal". Lemme guess...you need to lower the passenger side and move the drivers side to the outside....

Some washers on the passenger side between the chassis and rubber mount.

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ChuckD
11-12-2004, 01:34 PM
but I tired every manner of straightening the one tip that gave me issues. It would not budge and I didn't want to gorrila wrench on a $2000 exhaust. The tips are going to be much tougher to bend than theat mounting tab because they are circular.

Before you go nuts reorienting things. You might just check that the valance will clear both sets of tubes given a different orientation of the can.

If it will fit the valance. Then you can try flipping some of the brakets.. elongating/slotting the mounting tab holes on the exhaust to give you more adjustment. Eventually you may get to a point where the connecting pipes will not let you orient the muffler in the desired direction anymore. And that is where the muffler shop guy comes in.

On mine he put the car on a lift and stuffed very large crow bars between the connecting pipes to slightly bend them allowing that last 1/8" that was need to get off the valance on one side.

If the tips were'nt so huge it likley wouldn't be a problem. Such is the price for greatness.

Good luck!

meathead
11-12-2004, 01:43 PM
So how did you get the thing to "move left"? The washer idea is tiits. That should help. I hadn't thought of actually lowering the passenger side. But that would be easier than raising the driver's side, I'll bet. Does this washer trick help at all with pushing the driver's side pipes over about 2mm by chance?

Didja see the pics I emailed ya?

Thanks!!


MMMEAT

Silverton, Oregon
<img src="http://members.roadfly.com/meathead/roadfly6.jpg" 180height 380width>
2003 White/Cinn Cab, Alum tr,smg, xenon, HK, winter, hardtop,GC Gizmo,Hawker Battery, other 'lil fun things, Coming soon-Eisenmann TI Exhaust

2001 740i sport, Anthracite/Grey, some cool stereo stuff..

meathead
11-12-2004, 02:21 PM
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MMMEAT

Silverton, Oregon
<img src="http://members.roadfly.com/meathead/roadfly6.jpg" 180height 380width>
2003 White/Cinn Cab, Alum tr,smg, xenon, HK, winter, hardtop,GC Gizmo,Hawker Battery, other 'lil fun things, Coming soon-Eisenmann TI Exhaust

2001 740i sport, Anthracite/Grey, some cool stereo stuff..


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