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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Sat, Apr-24-2010, 01:24:01 AM   #21
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If it's not too far off you can use heavy duty zipties to compress the rubber mounts in a manner that raises the tips slightly. I'm very picky about my exhaust tips being perfectly symmetrical. That's what I did and it's been fine for a couple of years so far.
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Old Fri, Aug-26-2016, 08:35:52 PM   #22
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try adjusting the two flanges where the muffler connects to the sec 2, loosen the bottom two nuts on both flanges a little bit and start by adjusting the top ones first, tighten the top two nuts a bit more than the bottom ones, it helps and by doing that it makes the exhaust tilt up a little bit therefore closing the gap in between the tips and the diffuser.
Bump, but for future reference this only offsets the gaskets inside and around the pipes. And tightening with an offset gasket results in bent bolts or flanges.

My hangers are in good shape and everything is torqued to the specified amount. How much spacing should there be between the tips and diffuser? Anyone use longer bolts with washers for lateral adjustment of the muffler?
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Old Fri, Aug-26-2016, 10:27:55 PM   #23
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I hate to hijack this thread but I'm gonna bump with a pic of my suuuuuuper low hanging exhaust. The car's on jacks right now so I'm gonna give adjusting it another shot. The right solo exhaust hanger was torn so until I get new ones, It's been swapped to the front-most hanger on the left side. The other two hangers look completely fine to me.

Any suggestions are appreciated.

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