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Exhaust tips

Post by rcw600 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:57 pm

Sorry if this has been discussed before but I haven't found a clear answer through the search function.

The exhaust tips on my M235 are, quite frankly, utter crap. They started pitting within a few months, and despite my efforts to keep the car looking good these really let it down. I have seen aftermarket tips on sale but haven't found any reliable reports as to whether these are actually any better than the stock ones. Does anyone have decent experience (i.e a couple of years or more) of any aftermarket tips that last?

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Re: Exhaust tips

Post by bbm135i » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:27 pm

I'd also like to know this as mine are looking very tired. If anyone has the BMS tips it would be good to know how they are getting on with age! :?

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Re: Exhaust tips

Post by msej449 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:25 pm

I got mine powder coated, after reading positive posts on this and other forums. They now look like this

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and once done, you realise just how poor the original manufacture is: the powder coating is very thick by comparison, and in my case, the coating shop did inside as well as outside. Cost was £50 but I'm assured £35-£40 is more typical. After a couple of winters, they're doing OK, although I do wonder if matt would work better than gloss.

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The issue with powder coating is that the dull and sooty main tailpipe is still visible inside the tips. Other tip solutions cover this area with a large internal sleeve.
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Re: Exhaust tips

Post by Sie » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:30 pm

I have purchased these but still waiting for them to arrive. My friend has had a set on his car for about 6 months so far and still look great

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/m.aliexp ... 52489.html


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Re: Exhaust tips

Post by NL-Mike » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:04 pm

You might have found it already but this would be a quick and inexpensive thing to try first? viewtopic.php?f=74&t=110549.

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Re: Exhaust tips

Post by StuM140i » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:57 pm

Sie wrote:I have purchased these but still waiting for them to arrive. My friend has had a set on his car for about 6 months so far and still look great

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/m.aliexp ... 52489.html


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Here are mine

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I had to modify mine by cutting 50mm off the tail pipes to avoid the wheel barrow look

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Re: Exhaust tips

Post by OllieT » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:38 am

StuM140i wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:57 pm
Sie wrote:I have purchased these but still waiting for them to arrive. My friend has had a set on his car for about 6 months so far and still look great
<snip>
I had to modify mine by cutting 50mm off the tail pipes to avoid the wheel barrow look
Looking good! Did you also have to remove the locating pin on the exhaust?
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Re: Exhaust tips

Post by StuM140i » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:36 am

OllieT wrote:
StuM140i wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:57 pm
Sie wrote:I have purchased these but still waiting for them to arrive. My friend has had a set on his car for about 6 months so far and still look great
<snip>
I had to modify mine by cutting 50mm off the tail pipes to avoid the wheel barrow look
Looking good! Did you also have to remove the locating pin on the exhaust?
Yes, done at same time. It was a easy job as exhaust was off as I was getting a mod pipe delete. The fitter welded my tips on too for perfect alignment.

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Re: Exhaust tips

Post by Sie » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:57 am

StuM140i wrote:
Sie wrote:I have purchased these but still waiting for them to arrive. My friend has had a set on his car for about 6 months so far and still look great

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/m.aliexp ... 52489.html


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Here are mine

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I had to modify mine by cutting 50mm off the tail pipes to avoid the wheel barrow look
They look great. Im hoping I can get away without cutting mine as I have a 235 and from what I've read pretty much any tip will fit a 2 series.

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Re: Exhaust tips

Post by StuM140i » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:15 am

Sie wrote:
StuM140i wrote:
Sie wrote:I have purchased these but still waiting for them to arrive. My friend has had a set on his car for about 6 months so far and still look great

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/m.aliexp ... 52489.html


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Here are mine

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I had to modify mine by cutting 50mm off the tail pipes to avoid the wheel barrow look
They look great. Im hoping I can get away without cutting mine as I have a 235 and from what I've read pretty much any tip will fit a 2 series.

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Fingers crossed then.

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Re: Exhaust tips

Post by Creepy Coupe » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:22 am

I bought these from Jon Basset at cotswold. They come with the clamps for around £110. I had to cut my factory exhaust by 120mm. No problem in situ with a chain pipe cutter.

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Re: Exhaust tips

Post by rcw600 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:29 pm

StuM140i wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:57 pm
Sie wrote:I have purchased these but still waiting for them to arrive. My friend has had a set on his car for about 6 months so far and still look great

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/m.aliexp ... 52489.html


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Here are mine

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I had to modify mine by cutting 50mm off the tail pipes to avoid the wheel barrow look
These look good. Are they the OEM BMW M-Performance ones? I looked into these and know they aren't directly compatible but can be made to fit. Is that something a decent car mechanic could fit?

Thanks
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Re: Exhaust tips

Post by Samp4856 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:57 pm

bbm135i wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:27 pm
I'd also like to know this as mine are looking very tired. If anyone has the BMS tips it would be good to know how they are getting on with age! :?
ive had the BMS tips on mine since December when i got the car, gave them a ceramic coat from new and regularly wax them every 3/4 weeks, no issues so far, and they do look so much better than standard!

excuse how dirty the car is

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Re: Exhaust tips

Post by StuM140i » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:30 pm

rcw600 wrote:
StuM140i wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:57 pm
Sie wrote:I have purchased these but still waiting for them to arrive. My friend has had a set on his car for about 6 months so far and still look great

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/m.aliexp ... 52489.html


Sent from my ANE-LX1 using Tapatalk
Here are mine

ImageImage

I had to modify mine by cutting 50mm off the tail pipes to avoid the wheel barrow look
These look good. Are they the OEM BMW M-Performance ones? I looked into these and know they aren't directly compatible but can be made to fit. Is that something a decent car mechanic could fit?

Thanks
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Re: Exhaust tips

Post by bbm135i » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:29 pm

Samp4856 wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:57 pm
bbm135i wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:27 pm
I'd also like to know this as mine are looking very tired. If anyone has the BMS tips it would be good to know how they are getting on with age! :?
ive had the BMS tips on mine since December when i got the car, gave them a ceramic coat from new and regularly wax them every 3/4 weeks, no issues so far, and they do look so much better than standard!

excuse how dirty the car is

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Sweet, they look awesome. What ceramic coating did you use? Think I might have to order some! :mrgreen:

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