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      03-06-2018, 06:21 AM   #1
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FABSPEED CATTED DP group buy EOI

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Would be keen to arrange a group buy for Fabspeed catted downpipes delivered to Australia. Just wanted to gauge interest - please let me know and I will be happy to lead if sufficient numbers.

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      03-06-2018, 10:54 PM   #2
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I'm interested, just need to check with service dept whether there would be implications for warranty (I'm there tomorrow & will ask).
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      03-07-2018, 06:08 AM   #3
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Sadly I ordered mine 3 weeks ago and it arrived today else I'd definitely have been keen.

I'd be very interested to hear the position regarding warranty David.m , as this was not something I considered.

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David please let me know how you go and I will contact my own BMW dealer here in Sydney. Hope it works well specka ... please let us know what you think after installation and a video clip would be great also.
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I'm intrigued as well.
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I'm interested, just need to check with service dept whether there would be implications for warranty (I'm there tomorrow & will ask).
David, like the other folks said, please report back
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I'm interested, just need to check with service dept whether there would be implications for warranty (I'm there tomorrow & will ask).
Interested in what the dealer says re warranty.

Seems cheaper than a MPE.
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and also what happens in the case of a CEL in relation to dealer response?
just doesnt seem worth it for me
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and also what happens in the case of a CEL in relation to dealer response?
just doesnt seem worth it for me
Dealer will never give you their blessings on anything triggering cel
However since its a hi flo cat it might not trigger cel.
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Dealer will never give you their blessings on anything triggering cel
However since its a hi flo cat it might not trigger cel.
check out the fabspeed thread, its rare, but there are reports of CEL trigger after 10/20k miles
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David please let me know how you go and I will contact my own BMW dealer here in Sydney. Hope it works well specka ... please let us know what you think after installation and a video clip would be great also.
I will report back once the install is done for sure. I have MPE coming end of month and was going to get it all installed at once, but might do the DP first so can judge things incrementally.

Maybe the MPE wont even be worth it, given the lack of any performance gain and what I anticipate to be an amazing sound with the Fabspeed mated to the stock exhaust.
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Got a reasonable & expected response from North Shore BMW, only affect on warranty would be any problems caused as a consequence of having the non-oem cat installed.

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check out the fabspeed thread, its rare, but there are reports of CEL trigger after 10/20k miles
I can remember reading about one case involving a Fabspeed but think that car may have had other mods/tune?(& I can't find it now).

I'm wanting a little boost in the exhaust note but want to keep the stock pipe/muffler, the Fabspeed seems to be the most reliable option (the extra HP I suppose won't go astray
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Got a reasonable & expected response from North Shore BMW, only affect on warranty would be any problems caused as a consequence of having the non-oem cat installed.

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check out the fabspeed thread, its rare, but there are reports of CEL trigger after 10/20k miles
I can remember reading about one case involving a Fabspeed but think that car may have had other mods/tune?(& I can't find it now).

I'm wanting a little boost in the exhaust note but want to keep the stock pipe/muffler, the Fabspeed seems to be the most reliable option (the extra HP I suppose won't go astray
Thanks David that's very helpful!!
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shanil89, mate I'm out of the group buy as I've placed an order with BMR Autowerkes to supply/install the Fabspeed sportcat. The price they've given me is only $2-300 more (factoring in shipping/GST/duties) than if I supplied it for them to install (which they are happy to do). I'm happy to pay that bit extra for local warranty.

I had a couple of telephone conversations with Stuart from BMR and it certainly appears his business is worthy of the high praise I've read on this forum.
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Hi Guys - update today is I got the Sportscat installed today byt the good people at Maranello Motorsports in Melbourne. Not a BMW workshop but absolute professionals and extremely happy with the service through purchase of the Fabspeed from the USA through to install.

The car sounds better, louder though not terribly. The note is better, sharper and pops from the exhaust are now more like cracks. Unfortunately the Eventuri sound is really doing my head in so detracting from the experience a bit.
I haven't been able to give it a proper thrashing as it was gridlock all over Melbourne tonight but will be doing so over the weekend.

Funnily enough as I left the workshop I pulled up alongside another BSM M2 and the poor bastard driving copped the Windscreen washer guys who insisted on pouring their shitty water on his windscreen and splashed all over the bonnet etc, and of course, a black car on hot dusty week in Melbourne will now need a wash. I had my money at the ready was going to pay the guy to NOT touch my car. If that was anyone on here, I feel for you mate!
Anyway I digress.

If youre considering the DP and are local I am happy to arrange a listen to help you make an informed decision.
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shanil89, mate I'm out of the group buy as I've placed an order with BMR Autowerkes to supply/install the Fabspeed sportcat. The price they've given me is only $2-300 more (factoring in shipping/GST/duties) than if I supplied it for them to install (which they are happy to do). I'm happy to pay that bit extra for local warranty.

I had a couple of telephone conversations with Stuart from BMR and it certainly appears his business is worthy of the high praise I've read on this forum.
would you mind sharing how much bmr is quoting for the part?
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would you mind sharing how much bmr is quoting for the part?
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I've got the fabspeed catted DP coupled with a Dinan catback and can't get enough. The sound is perfect now - a lot more turbo spool noise and butt dyno says low down torque is more immediate. Under spirited driving the cracks are very loud and overall produces a much raspier howl

I got it from mike@x-ph.com, delivered in 7 days. Strangely the receipt in the box was under $1000 AUD?

If anyone is in Sydney and wants a listen before pulling the trigger let me know.

Re warranty and downpipes, its the tune to remove CEL that causes warranty issues. This is why I chose Fabspeed over Wagner which is preferred by local suppliers but have plenty of reports of CEL. All the cat does is block out smell and comply with emissions. BMW will struggle to draw any relation to any other part of the car bar the exhaust.
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I've got the fabspeed catted DP coupled with a Dinan catback and can't get enough. The sound is perfect now - a lot more turbo spool noise and butt dyno says low down torque is more immediate. Under spirited driving the cracks are very loud and overall produces a much raspier howl

I got it from mike@x-ph.com, delivered in 7 days. Strangely the receipt in the box was under $1000 AUD?

If anyone is in Sydney and wants a listen before pulling the trigger let me know.

Re warranty and downpipes, its the tune to remove CEL that causes warranty issues. This is why I chose Fabspeed over Wagner which is preferred by local suppliers but have plenty of reports of CEL. All the cat does is block out smell and comply with emissions. BMW will struggle to draw any relation to any other part of the car bar the exhaust.
Does it drone?
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Not that I have noticed. Does not have the MPE drone at 3k rpm

That said I drive with the windows down in Sport or MDM 95% of the time
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shanil89, mate I'm out of the group buy as I've placed an order with BMR Autowerkes to supply/install the Fabspeed sportcat. The price they've given me is only $2-300 more (factoring in shipping/GST/duties) than if I supplied it for them to install (which they are happy to do). I'm happy to pay that bit extra for local warranty.

I had a couple of telephone conversations with Stuart from BMR and it certainly appears his business is worthy of the high praise I've read on this forum.
Hi mate.. Can you let me know when you install, as would like to have a listen.. In fact I know Stuart from BMR well from my 1M days with Advan Performance..
Is the install at the Advan workshop Auburn?
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Hi mate.. Can you let me know when you install, as would like to have a listen.. In fact I know Stuart from BMR well from my 1M days with Advan Performance..
Is the install at the Advan workshop Auburn?
Didnít you get a M performance exhaust with your car?
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Didnít you get a M performance exhaust with your car?
Correct.. Not installed yet, as dealer wont get delivery until mid April.
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