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Excuse my thickness, what's "rail" method? (archive)

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Posted by Gil on June 25, 2001 at 21:58:07:

In Reply to: who has done the fivespeed conversion with the posted by RAIL method RobS. on June 25, 2001 at 21:46:02:

I've done the "use existing 02 type mount" method, using existing crossmember.

You need to deal with exhaust pipe and flange clearance that no one seems to mention. Using the existing crossmember results in it being very close to the exhaust pipe and the flange. It's almost like you want to use something thinner overall than the 02 crossmember, regardless of what you use (320i cross member, eg.)

Gil
72 Tii



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