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Hey guys,

I just got my SS x-pipe in the mail and I am awaiting my Kelleners exhaust. I know a lot of the people on this board are starting to switch to tubi style exhausts, but I just love the sound of the Kelleners w/ x-pipe.

I have actually only heard this setup in video clips so I cant wait to get it installed so I can hear it in person.

by the way, BMWUSA, I know you just installed your kelleners and x-pipe. How did that go for you?

Thanks,

Mark
 

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WOW that's gonna be LOUD. I'll listen for you up in Carlsbad.. :1: :1: :1:
 

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WOW that's gonna be LOUD. I'll listen for you up in Carlsbad.. :1: :1: :1:

Haha, I hope you will be able to hear me!!!

I'll try to get some vid clips up once its installed, I can't wait!!!

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As one who not only did the install on my own car for the xpipe/kelleners setup and also helped Josh with his, its really not that difficult. Measuring is the issue and having something that will cut through the pipes...that was our largest set back was that the sawzaw that we were using just had the blades chewed to crap in about half a pass through any pipe. And since you need to cut 4 pipes, it takes about 8 blades...

If you use a torch, make sure that you clean the spackle out of the pipes with a file just to ensure the best outside diameter fit and that the inside is as restriction free as possible.
 

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SC'dKellenersM5 said:
As one who not only did the install on my own car for the xpipe/kelleners setup and also helped Josh with his, its really not that difficult. Measuring is the issue and having something that will cut through the pipes...that was our largest set back was that the sawzaw that we were using just had the blades chewed to crap in about half a pass through any pipe. And since you need to cut 4 pipes, it takes about 8 blades...

If you use a torch, make sure that you clean the spackle out of the pipes with a file just to ensure the best outside diameter fit and that the inside is as restriction free as possible.

Thanks for the tips. So what pipes do I need to cut through. I exhaust is used, but the x-pipe is brand new.

Do I need to cut the x-pipe? the exhaust? or both?

Im assuming the exhaust will easy to put on because it was already installed on another car.

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I drive through Rancho Sante Fe every day - I wouldn't be surprised if you've seen me. 01 black m5 with tubi exhaust -

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jhendershaw said:
I drive through Rancho Sante Fe every day - I wouldn't be surprised if you've seen me. 01 black m5 with tubi exhaust -

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Jason
When I was looking for M5s back in 2002 I looked at a used one and drove it through Rancho Santa Fe. That was the first time I drove an M5 and that was a great testing ground. From the coast, up Del Dios highway and back, then through the back roads. Seems like just yesterday. Since then I sold my M5 my the mention of Rancho Santa Fe brought back great memories. The build up of checking out a number of M5s and finally getting one was awesome.mmmmmm

Oops, sorry to highjack the thread MChap. :1: :byebye:
 

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When I was looking for M5s back in 2002 I looked at a used one and drove it through Rancho Santa Fe. That was the first time I drove an M5 and that was a great testing ground. From the coast, up Del Dios highway and back, then through the back roads. Seems like just yesterday. Since then I sold my M5 my the mention of Rancho Santa Fe brought back great memories. The build up of checking out a number of M5s and finally getting one was awesome.mmmmmm

Oops, sorry to highjack the thread MChap. :1: :byebye:
Chuck, no problem with the hijack. Ya I love taking drives through Rancho Santa Fe. Its a lot of fun twisties and the roads are usually empty if you can find the right ones. I think us North County SD guys need to get together sometime, I would really like to meet some other M5 owners (as of now I have yet to meet any other owners in person)

Jason, I'll look around for you. My car is antrhacite metallic if you're looking for me (and hopefully once I get my kelleners put on you'll here me too!)


Thanks for everyone's input,
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The stock pipes will need to be cut to the crimp where the two pipes actually have been welded together on the OEM setup.

The xpipe wil need to be trimmed about 2" on the ends where it will connect to the kelleners exhaust.

Mark,

easy is only in the eye of the beholder. By all means it is not complicated but certainly it is not easy. There are quite a few things that you will probably want to look into if you are doing this as a DIY job.
 

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SC'dKellenersM5 said:
The stock pipes will need to be cut to the crimp where the two pipes actually have been welded together on the OEM setup.

The xpipe wil need to be trimmed about 2" on the ends where it will connect to the kelleners exhaust.

Mark,

easy is only in the eye of the beholder. By all means it is not complicated but certainly it is not easy. There are quite a few things that you will probably want to look into if you are doing this as a DIY job.
Rob,

Most likely I will get it installed at a shop, I don't really want to mess around with the cutting, etc. because Im sure I'll probably screw something up!

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I would suggest that you do alot of questioning of shops in your area then. While this isnt a complicated install, it does involve quite a few steps and if someone just walks into it without either working on BMW's before or taking the time to understand what the project requires, there might be complications at the end or anywhere in the process.
 

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Good luck on your install, as Rob said it is pretty straight forward, I took picture document each step but just have not had time to put together a DIY thread, if you have access to a lift I would think you could do it, other wise I would take it some where, Josh
 

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SC'dKellenersM5 said:
I would suggest that you do alot of questioning of shops in your area then. While this isnt a complicated install, it does involve quite a few steps and if someone just walks into it without either working on BMW's before or taking the time to understand what the project requires, there might be complications at the end or anywhere in the process.
Rob, I understand. There is a place in my area, Group 5 Motorsports, that is a well known BMW tuner shop in the San Diego Area. I have already gone over the process with them and they understand there is some cutting, etc involved.

However, if any of you SD guys know another place to go, I am open to suggestions.

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Hello Mark,
Good luck with the install. Please do let us know what you think when you are done (and post some sound clips if possible.) Thank you!!
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Rob, I understand. There is a place in my area, Group 5 Motorsports, that is a well known BMW tuner shop in the San Diego Area. I have already gone over the process with them and they understand there is some cutting, etc involved.

However, if any of you SD guys know another place to go, I am open to suggestions.

Mark
I have no recommendations, but would be interested to where you take it & how it goes. I may have the same thing done later this summer & would like to take the car someplace that's done this before! :cool:
 

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I have no recommendations, but would be interested to where you take it & how it goes. I may have the same thing done later this summer & would like to take the car someplace that's done this before! :cool:

I'm planning on taking it to Group 5 motorsports. I called today and I'm going to make an appointment tommorow.

I am getting my x-pipe, exhaust, and my KW Variant 1 coilovers all installed and they said it would take around 8 hours. From you guys that have these parts, does it take around 8 hours? Or are they trying to get some extra $$$ out of me?/

thanks for your input,
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I'm planning on taking it to Group 5 motorsports. I called today and I'm going to make an appointment tommorow.

I am getting my x-pipe, exhaust, and my KW Variant 1 coilovers all installed and they said it would take around 8 hours. From you guys that have these parts, does it take around 8 hours? Or are they trying to get some extra $$$ out of me?/

thanks for your input,
Mark
Depends on the suspension, my friends and I got the exhaust on in two hours and none of us had ever actually put one on before and about thirty minutes of this time was waiting for more sawsall blades while one of our friends ran to the store to get more, so maybe it takes longer if only one person is actively working on it, or maybe it takes 6 hours to place the suspension, could be wrong but coudlnt you do the suspension yourself in your driveway or garage with just a jack and simple hand tools and save some money? might be worth a try, Josh
 

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Yeah, they said its the suspension that takes 6 hours because they have to remove the entire back seat, put in on a lift, etc, etc, etc, etc. So the exhaust is technically the "easier" part to install.

Mark

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Depends on the suspension, my friends and I got the exhaust on in two hours and none of us had ever actually put one on before and about thirty minutes of this time was waiting for more sawsall blades while one of our friends ran to the store to get more, so maybe it takes longer if only one person is actively working on it, or maybe it takes 6 hours to place the suspension, could be wrong but coudlnt you do the suspension yourself in your driveway or garage with just a jack and simple hand tools and save some money? might be worth a try, Josh
 

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All my parts have been installed!!!

I'm picking my car up tomorrow at noon, I can't wait!!!

Ill give a nice write up about the new exhaust, x-pipe, and coilovers after I drool over the sounds, handling, and looks of my new mods for a couple days!!

Mark
 
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