I replaced my (pretty much non-existent... they weren't holding anything) muffler hangers about 2 months ago with ones from Pelican Parts (P/N: 18211177708), realoem diagram:
I had to wrench down super hard on my c-clamp to raise the muffler in order to get them on the actual hangers that were bolted to the frame, and when I unloaded the muffler's weight from the c-clamp they both stretched out quite a bit and knew they wouldn't last.
I took advantage of a BMWCCA sponsored undercarriage inspection at a local shop today, and sure enough they were hanging on by threads.
Question is, does anyone know of any reinforced muffler mounts, or a better way to hold the muffler up without buying the rubber rings? The tech at the shop said they buy only original parts, however I know they order all the parts from the dealer because the owner told me. The tech assured me that they would hold up better than the ones I got from Pelican Parts. I am somewhat skeptical of this because I'm almost positive the OEM BMW hangers will be rubber as well, similar in strength to the ones from Pelican.
I searched the forums and the web to no avail... what to do? :dunno: