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Putting the Feelers out - any 2.5Si/3.0Si backboxes out there?

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:25 am
by enzed4
As the title says, I'm putting a search out for a backbox / muffler from a 2.5Si or 3.0Si (I believe they're identical). The reason being, I think I can buy one in the UK, get it sent to DLV for the 'mod' and ship it here to me in NZ, for less that the cost of shipping my backbox to the UK, getting it modded and shipping it back.
Obviously price will be the factor. I don't know what these are going for, so it may not be viable. But if I don't ask, I won't know. :?
Any unwanted backboxes lying in a garage somewhere, perhaps because the Z4 now has a shiny new custom job or Eisenmann/Magnaflow etc... ?
Thanks :thumbsup:

Putting the Feelers out - any 2.5Si/3.0Si backboxes out there?

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:41 am
by MACK
Might be worth you contacting Mike (DLV) directly and seeing if he can source and mod the box for you given your circumstances. He doesn't seem to have too many issues getting his hands on them, it will make doubly sure you get the right one and might even work out cheaper/easier all round .

Putting the Feelers out - any 2.5Si/3.0Si backboxes out there?

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:49 am
by enzed4
MACK wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:41 am
Might be worth you contacting Mike (DLV) directly and seeing if he can source and mod the box for you given your circumstances. He doesn't seem to have too many issues getting his hands on them, it will make doubly sure you get the right one and might even work out cheaper/easier all round .
Already done that, thanks, and Mike's keeping an eye out, but thought we might have better luck if I asked the forum as well.

Putting the Feelers out - any 2.5Si/3.0Si backboxes out there?

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:51 pm
by greg81
I take it the 2.2 box is different? I've got one I'm planning to put up in the next couple of days

Putting the Feelers out - any 2.5Si/3.0Si backboxes out there?

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:59 pm
by john-e89
enzed4 wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:25 am
As the title says, I'm putting a search out for a backbox / muffler from a 2.5Si or 3.0Si (I believe they're identical). The reason being, I think I can buy one in the UK, get it sent to DLV for the 'mod' and ship it here to me in NZ, for less that the cost of shipping my backbox to the UK, getting it modded and shipping it back.
Obviously price will be the factor. I don't know what these are going for, so it may not be viable. But if I don't ask, I won't know. :?
Any unwanted backboxes lying in a garage somewhere, perhaps because the Z4 now has a shiny new custom job or Eisenmann/Magnaflow etc... ?
Thanks :thumbsup:
I'll ring a BMW breakers near to me in the morning, it's 7PM here now, and ask if they've got one in, if they have and if you cover the postage cost I'll go and fetch it one day next week and post it up to Mike.

Putting the Feelers out - any 2.5Si/3.0Si backboxes out there?

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:15 pm
by jamesditchy
I got one from a breakers a couple of weeks ago. Done a search on eBay and got it delivered for £90 then Mike worked his magic on it. Keep searching eBay and search for z4 breaking in the newly listed section :driving:

Putting the Feelers out - any 2.5Si/3.0Si backboxes out there?

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:00 am
by Bmwjay
I got one here off of a 3.0 litre I just purchased

Putting the Feelers out - any 2.5Si/3.0Si backboxes out there?

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:26 am
by Ducklakeview
enzed4 wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:25 am
As the title says, I'm putting a search out for a backbox / muffler from a 2.5Si or 3.0Si (I believe they're identical). The reason being, I think I can buy one in the UK, get it sent to DLV for the 'mod' and ship it here to me in NZ, for less that the cost of shipping my backbox to the UK, getting it modded and shipping it back.
Obviously price will be the factor. I don't know what these are going for, so it may not be viable. But if I don't ask, I won't know. :?
Any unwanted backboxes lying in a garage somewhere, perhaps because the Z4 now has a shiny new custom job or Eisenmann/Magnaflow etc... ?
Thanks :thumbsup:
I can get one for you no probs from my new contact. Pm me.

Mike

Putting the Feelers out - any 2.5Si/3.0Si backboxes out there?

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:39 am
by enzed4
Overwhelming response - thanks everyone :thumbsup: :ilz4f:
Looks like Mike might have things sorted - I'll send you a PM Mike.
Cheers