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Old 11-09-2012, 05:52 PM
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Mein Auto: 1997 BMW Z3 1.9 5MT
Adjusting Supersprint exhaust fit

I had a good import shop install a NOS (new old stock) Supersprint exhaust on my 1997 Z3 1.9L. It is the DTM style with two chrome tips.

The inside tip contacts the edge of the opening in the bumper. The shop said they tried but could not correct this. The muffler end just needs to move maybe 3/8" more outboard to center the tips in the bumper's opening.

The shop thinks that the Supersprint's front pipe will have to be bent to move the tips over. I am thinking that the tips can be more easily moved over if the flange between the cat and the Supersprint pipe is loosened, the tips are centered in the bumper opening, and the flange is re-tightened.

The flange mates with a bit of swivel allowed by the springs on its bolts and the steel doughnut gasket. And I think a little bit of swivel at the flange, pivoted through the hangers, should be able to shift the tips at the far end by 3/8". Am I correct?
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