These are the properly modified M52/S52 steel tubular headers as required by the Spec E46 racing class rules.
They are carefully checked for any defects or cracks before undergoing modification for use on the M54B30 engine. To ensure clean welds, each header is completely media blasted to remove years of build up. Then the secondary air ports are welded completely closed so no leaks can occur. Additional welds are made in strategic spots to prevent cracking and leaks, which may occur due to track/race abuse. The mating surfaces are smoothed for optimal seal using stock gaskets (either S52, M52 or M54 may be used.) We also offer a header installation kit for your convenience.
Note: whenever possible we attempt to use the stock original studs, unfortunately these are a known weak item when rust or other debris set it. If the stock studs are irreparable, an aftermarket solution must be used instead as the studs are not available from BMW. A simple nut and bolt will suffice. We recommend using an exhaust lock nut (no nylon) and high-temp copper anti-seize to ensure ease of future maintenance.
**There is no guarantee that all the original studs will be in place. Any questionable studs will be removed automatically during modification. Please check the option above if you want absolutely no studs to remain.
Customer Supplied Manifolds: You may choose to provide your own exhaust manifolds to have them modified by MSW. Generally turn-around for this service is one week. After you place your order, securely pack your manifolds and ship them to the following address with your order number written on the box or a printed copy of your order inside.
Morehead Speed Works
Attn: Header Service
347 Riverchase Way
Lexington, SC 29072
Require the complete Spec E46 exhaust system to install in the E46. Direct replacement in the E36 328i and M3.
Modified in the USA!