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Found RD Catalog...on my computer...it states (archive)

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Posted by Jo on August 30, 2001 at 14:34:04:

In Reply to: Re: I did it last night on my 535i in 4 hours w/he posted by Jason Schieck on August 30, 2001 at 13:53:34:

rear muffler "requires modification to original equipment rear valance for tailpipe tip clearance". I guess this is what you are talking about and not the headers? Hope you trust your muffler to do the "mods" with you absent... I guess RD makes the muffler dimensions with the assumption that you are using their rear valance???

Good Luck, Jo.

I explained the procedure 15 post below.
Remove cat, remove manifolds, cut cat. pipes, place RD headers (with the tube flanged), place cat. See if it fits, install everything back on and weld the tubes.

Easy job with a lift, or hard of the body with jack stands.

Your shop wants to get a lot of money from you...

I can help you if you are in MI or Ontario, else you will have to fly me in....

'89 535i


i just got a call from my shop and they said it does not fit without heavy modification to the rear....according to my shop, any feedback??

Jason


it was explained to me that it was too long, like 2 feet too long, they said they could cut it but that then the rear muffler would not fit without sheetmetal modification...





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