M5POST
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   M5POST - BMW M5 Forum > F10 M5 Forum > F10 M5 DIY Guides

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      04-15-2020, 10:49 AM   #1
Blaxwil
Second Lieutenant
146
Rep
264
Posts

Drives: 2015 M5
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Atlanta

iTrader: (0)

Professional Install or DIY

I've been sitting on a full Eisenmann Sport Exhaust with midpipes and Fabworx Downpipes for a few months now. I have a local shop who's familiar with installing both at a decent price ($800). However with all the social distancing should stay away from a shop? I also usually feel better about doing things myself.

I've seen videos on how to do the downpipes job and believe I could handle without a problem however I'm a little concerned about the exhaust.

Should I let the professionals tackle this job or take pride in doing it myself??? I don't have a lift either. Just 2 hydraulic jacks and stands.
Appreciate 0
      04-17-2020, 08:44 PM   #2
Flying Ace
Lieutenant General
Flying Ace's Avatar
United_States
4012
Rep
10,699
Posts

Drives: M6GC ZCP, X5d
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: SF, CA

iTrader: (5)

For virus issues, I say you just need to wipe down the interior after the work is done. Study has shown the virus lives on surfaces for a few days, but if you just leave the car alone for a few days, virus should die.

Whether you should do the work or not because of trust, hard to say. Major concern would be at leaks, right?
Appreciate 0
      04-18-2020, 04:11 AM   #3
Blaxwil
Second Lieutenant
146
Rep
264
Posts

Drives: 2015 M5
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Atlanta

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Flying Ace View Post
For virus issues, I say you just need to wipe down the interior after the work is done. Study has shown the virus lives on surfaces for a few days, but if you just leave the car alone for a few days, virus should die.

Whether you should do the work or not because of trust, hard to say. Major concern would be at leaks, right?
Thanks. Appointment set for next week. I'll feel better knowing it was done right. Will update with pics and maybe a sound clip.
Appreciate 2
Ickdeep5392.00
94jedi603.50

      05-03-2020, 11:48 AM   #4
94jedi
Major
United_States
604
Rep
1,087
Posts

Drives: 2009 e92 M3
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: United States

iTrader: (0)

Good call. If it was just DP's, might be worth a DIY but at $800, I think that's a good deal for install of both.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      05-07-2020, 12:29 PM   #5
Ickdeep
Brigadier General
Ickdeep's Avatar
United_States
5392
Rep
4,132
Posts

Drives: '13 F10 M5 | '15 F15 X5
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Seattle, WA

iTrader: (3)

Garage List
I'd recommend getting it installed via a shop. I thought about doing the downpipes myself but I found a local Euro tuning shop that did it for $300 with the use of a lifted and more tools that I had.
Attached Images
 
Appreciate 1
94jedi603.50

Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:26 PM.




m5post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST