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      01-22-2013, 08:55 PM   #45
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do you have issues with that black cross bar bracket rattling on the pipe? Didn't have much room and couldn't get that to install without touching the pipe so I left it off. I hope it won't be an issue
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middly - I see that you painted the insert part of your M5 diffuser white as well. Any regrets with doing this? ex. scratches, paint chips... It's left black on the M5s.
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      01-30-2013, 04:39 PM   #47
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middly - I see that you painted the insert part of your M5 diffuser white as well. Any regrets with doing this? ex. scratches, paint chips... It's left black on the M5s.
actually I love it this way and no issues at all. thanks...
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      01-30-2013, 04:40 PM   #48
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do you have issues with that black cross bar bracket rattling on the pipe? Didn't have much room and couldn't get that to install without touching the pipe so I left it off. I hope it won't be an issue
no, not at all..
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      03-02-2013, 12:36 PM   #49
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I have a question for you. I am trying to install M5 diffuser on my 13 550i with msport package and can't seem to install the bottom black diffuser piece. It's keep touching the metal bar that has sensor strip on it. Please advise.
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I have a question for you. I am trying to install M5 diffuser on my 13 550i with msport package and can't seem to install the bottom black diffuser piece. It's keep touching the metal bar that has sensor strip on it. Please advise.
Sensors must be relocated when putting the M5 diffuser on a non M F10 car. There are many threads on this so just do a quick search. You must either buy the M5 sensor holder and install it or move your current rear comfort sensor to a new location. GL
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My car is a Mpackage f10. I thought the layout for bumpers for m5 and 550i mpackge is the same.
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      03-02-2013, 11:36 PM   #52
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M5 exhaust has a wider setup close to the same but as others have said plastic tab has to be cut and sensors relocated otherwise a perfect fit.
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Are you guys talking only about comfort access sensors?
I do not have comfort sensors in my F10. Only parking sensors. Will I have issues with M5 dif?
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      03-03-2013, 02:10 PM   #54
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I dont think you will have an issue then. I have comfort access on mine so I decided to cut the plastic piece and move one sensor in the back. And its still not fitting for mine. I have to take all the sensors and relocate them somewhere else and then install it. Debating on if I should go through all the hassle or not.
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I dont think you will have an issue then. I have comfort access on mine so I decided to cut the plastic piece and move one sensor in the back. And its still not fitting for mine. I have to take all the sensors and relocate them somewhere else and then install it. Debating on if I should go through all the hassle or not.
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I dont think you will have an issue then. I have comfort access on mine so I decided to cut the plastic piece and move one sensor in the back. And its still not fitting for mine. I have to take all the sensors and relocate them somewhere else and then install it. Debating on if I should go through all the hassle or not.
Did you end up installing the diffuser? I'm in your shoes right now as I trimmed a lot of the plastic off as seen in the pix. the long tubular wire, is that the sensor? if so, is that the piece you relocated to the back? Thanks.

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      12-06-2013, 03:24 AM   #58
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Middly, since you have much experience with the exhaust, given your custom build, do you think an akrapovic M5 evo exhaust would bolt right up to an F10 550i, specifically a 2014 LCI? Thanks in advance.
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      12-06-2013, 10:29 AM   #59
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Middly, since you have much experience with the exhaust, given your custom build, do you think an akrapovic M5 evo exhaust would bolt right up to an F10 550i, specifically a 2014 LCI? Thanks in advance.
I think that the akra M5 exhaust would be the perfect exhaust for the 550 with minor modifications. If this exhaust was available when I bought my car, that would of been the way I would have done it.
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Nicely done. Be interested in knowing how the tips we're applied to the M5 mufflers. I'm trying to do the same thing with my 535 and another brand exhaust. But same concept....
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midly off subject but where did you get that rear window diffuser from? Painted on your own or from factory. Thanks nice car.
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Did you had to modify the M5 Diffuser to fit the M Sport Bumper?

Very Clean looking ride! Congrats...
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Did you had to modify the M5 Diffuser to fit the M Sport Bumper?

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itsa direct fit... all you have to do is remove the plastic frame behind the bumper and M5 diffuser will snap right in.
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midly off subject but where did you get that rear window diffuser from? Painted on your own or from factory. Thanks nice car.
got it from ebay and had local body shop paint and mod it a little so it sits a little lower...
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Nicely done. Be interested in knowing how the tips we're applied to the M5 mufflers. I'm trying to do the same thing with my 535 and another brand exhaust. But same concept....
extended the tips with a small piece of pipe and clamped the new tips to them...
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How much labor is it just to replace the mufflers ? How much should I expect for a shop to charge me ?
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