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      01-22-2018, 07:19 PM   #1
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Downpipe question

Looking for a downpipe for my 2015 435ix. I was on vrsfs website.

I was completely shocked to see the downpipe has a flex section. Thst alone was shocking. I then saw the price of $500.

Am I doing something wrong here. Am I seeing the right pipe? It includes a flex section???

What's the most popular downpipe for these cars?
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      01-22-2018, 07:52 PM   #2
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VRSF downpipe is $249 .. Does not have a flex section

We carry it if you are interested
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Looking for a downpipe for my 2015 435ix. I was on vrsfs website.

I was completely shocked to see the downpipe has a flex section. Thst alone was shocking. I then saw the price of $500.

Am I doing something wrong here. Am I seeing the right pipe? It includes a flex section???

What's the most popular downpipe for these cars?
There is a picture on the vrsf website that shows a pipe with a flex joint but that does not apply to our cars from my understanding. But the catless downpipe from VRSF is $249.
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There is a picture on the vrsf website that shows a pipe with a flex joint but that does not apply to our cars from my understanding. But the catless downpipe from VRSF is $249.
Correct thats the 3.5" version
That being said price is the same for both models, OP must have been looking a completely different product
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My bad Yes mike I will take it. Can u send me a link and I'll order it now while I have the time
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And this is the one for xdrive.
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      01-23-2018, 12:51 AM   #7
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And this is the one for xdrive.
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I purchased most of my parts from Mike, definitely the guy to see, fast and always helpful. Not a paid advertisement either lol I have a 435i with vrsf downpipe, love it! The shop who installed it used an o2 extension, so far its been 3 months with no check light.
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yeah i am gonna order some stuff from them today
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      01-23-2018, 03:58 PM   #10
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Looking for a downpipe for my 2015 435ix. I was on vrsfs website.

I was completely shocked to see the downpipe has a flex section. Thst alone was shocking. I then saw the price of $500.

Am I doing something wrong here. Am I seeing the right pipe? It includes a flex section???

What's the most popular downpipe for these cars?
The downpipe shouldn't have a flex section (N55 version)

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Looking for a downpipe for my 2015 435ix. I was on vrsfs website.

I was completely shocked to see the downpipe has a flex section. Thst alone was shocking. I then saw the price of $500.

Am I doing something wrong here. Am I seeing the right pipe? It includes a flex section???

What's the most popular downpipe for these cars?
I believe you looked at the wrong piece. Let me know if you need any further help, I noticed you made a lot of threads with questions. Sounds like you want to learn and we've been helping guys in the platform since 2008.
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      01-24-2018, 12:52 PM   #12
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I am a newbie when it comes to exhaust too. Can either one of you guys (vendors) send me a PM for a catted DP for my 2014 F32 N55 car? Thanks
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I believe you looked at the wrong piece. Let me know if you need any further help, I noticed you made a lot of threads with questions. Sounds like you want to learn and we've been helping guys in the platform since 2008.
i do . i am also searching obsessively. what i have learned is that the platform is on the cusp of a big evolution with the obd flash tunes coming out so old information isnt the greatest info. I am seeing a sharp difference of opinion from the users (they like the bm3 and the mhd) and the vendors (they still love the jb4). I am getting great info from both. I have heard some very intriguing feedback regarding the jb4 and how good it works despite the "evolution" that is occurring.
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i do . i am also searching obsessively. what i have learned is that the platform is on the cusp of a big evolution with the obd flash tunes coming out so old information isnt the greatest info. I am seeing a sharp difference of opinion from the users (they like the bm3 and the mhd) and the vendors (they still love the jb4). I am getting great info from both. I have heard some very intriguing feedback regarding the jb4 and how good it works despite the "evolution" that is occurring.
JB4 still has it's place, even on the older platforms of the N54 as there are sometimes things a flash tune can't overcome on these platforms. With flash tuning, they are always growing and expanding. When flash tunes are their infancy, historically, they have a few hurdles and growing pains but overall in the end they do well with the right people behind it.

As far as tunes go, that is something I leave up to the end user, so they get what they need/want.

The hardware is still all the same, intakes, charge pipes, fmic, ETC so that much is still relevant so to speak.
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I've ordered multiple parts and have used all 3 vendors that are in this thread (check out my build thread... I have quite a few parts ) ... highly recommend each one of them... have always had a great experience. Thank you vendors for your support on here and our platform.

I won't get into the JB4 vs. BM3 debate, but message me and I can give a better detailed analysis of them. FYI, none bias opinion here... I have run both for extended periods of time... currently on BM3 solo (so there is my take on it lol)

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i do . i am also searching obsessively. what i have learned is that the platform is on the cusp of a big evolution with the obd flash tunes coming out so old information isnt the greatest info. I am seeing a sharp difference of opinion from the users (they like the bm3 and the mhd) and the vendors (they still love the jb4). I am getting great info from both. I have heard some very intriguing feedback regarding the jb4 and how good it works despite the "evolution" that is occurring.
I love both , each one has its pros.

Flash:
-smoother power delivery if done right
-better control over fueling, ignition ,etc..

JB4:
-Traction control (limit boost by gear and RPM). One of the most important features in real life.
-failsafes to protect your engine if anything goes wrong or if one of your sensors fails
-Does not need any tuning experience to make adjustments
-has a resale value

I would not say one is better than the other, its more about what you are looking for.
I have always used both together on my cars.

Keep in mind flash is now also separated in to 2. Some still require you to remove the ECU and the newer technology where you do not have to remove ECU anymore.


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I've ordered multiple parts and have used all 3 vendors that are in this thread (check out my build thread... I have quite a few parts ) ... highly recommend each one of them... have always had a great experience. Thank you vendors for your support on here and our platform.
Our pleasure
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I've ordered multiple parts and have used all 3 vendors that are in this thread (check out my build thread... I have quite a few parts ) ... highly recommend each one of them... have always had a great experience. Thank you vendors for your support on here and our platform.

I won't get into the JB4 vs. BM3 debate, but message me and I can give a better detailed analysis of them. FYI, none bias opinion here... I have run both for extended periods of time... currently on BM3 solo (so there is my take on it lol)

Good luck!
yes i am going to spread our my purchasing bc they all help and that seems right to me.

id love your input.
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What is this O2 extension you speak of that prevents CEL from catless DP?

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I purchased most of my parts from Mike, definitely the guy to see, fast and always helpful. Not a paid advertisement either lol I have a 435i with vrsf downpipe, love it! The shop who installed it used an o2 extension, so far its been 3 months with no check light.
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Just got vrsf dp. Shocked no gaskets. Everyone reuses?
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Just got vrsf dp. Shocked no gaskets. Everyone reuses?
Buy OEM gaskets/clamps.
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Buy OEM gaskets/clamps.
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