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View Poll Results: What configuration would you get if you purchased aFe downpipes?
aFe Catless Downpipes 8 42.11%
aFe Catted Downpipes 1 5.26%
aFe Catless Ceramic Coated Downpipes 6 31.58%
aFe Catted Ceramic Coated Downpipes 4 21.05%
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      11-09-2011, 01:58 PM   #1
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aFe Z4 Downpipes

Hi Zpost,

I've been talking with our rep over at aFe about bringing some downpipes to the Z4 community for a while now and I'm finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

I just received word that they are having a meeting today about manufacturing Z4 downpipes. This is great news for the Z4 community! This meeting is to assess the market and discuss plans on whether to go through with this or not, so it does not necessarily guarantee any downpipes. But I'm confident aFe will bring downpipes to the community as we have a very close relationship with aFe and they rely on us to relay our BMW customer's wants & needs.

I'll keep my eyes & ears open to keep you updated on aFe's progress on the downpipes. Also, feel free to address any concerns, voice any opinions, and ask questions - I'll be checking periodically and I'll try my best to help you guys out.

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      11-09-2011, 02:42 PM   #2
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Good news, let us know about the outcome.
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      11-09-2011, 11:42 PM   #3
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For the love of god please make us some downpipes. And while you're at it, an upgraded intercooler.
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      11-09-2011, 11:56 PM   #4
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Finally! I wonder if it costs that much to add new design in their manufacturing process. They obviously have some hungry for downpipes potential customers.
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      11-10-2011, 01:54 PM   #5
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UPDATE 11/10/11:

Meeting has been moved to Monday.

Also I added in a poll - vote away!

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Man, I hope this works out. Finding downpipes are harder then obtaining Krytonite. I'm ready to buy whatever lol, coated, black white grey antything.
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Man, I hope this works out. Finding downpipes are harder then obtaining Krytonite. I'm ready to buy whatever lol, coated, black white grey antything.
Hahaha I agree!

By the way, is there anyone in socal that is willing to loan aFe their Z4 for product development?

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      11-14-2011, 12:52 AM   #8
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Hahaha I agree!

By the way, is there anyone in socal that is willing to loan aFe their Z4 for product development?

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Depending on the timeframe. How long will they need car for?
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Depending on the timeframe. How long will they need car for?
I'm not 100% sure. But I know when they used my car for the N54 downpipes, they borrowed it for about 3 days for one week and 2 days for another week to double check everything.

But it's definitely worth it, they either usually hook it up with a free set of downpipes or discounted one.

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      11-15-2011, 03:40 AM   #11
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I'm not 100% sure. But I know when they used my car for the N54 downpipes, they borrowed it for about 3 days for one week and 2 days for another week to double check everything.

But it's definitely worth it, they either usually hook it up with a free set of downpipes or discounted one.

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Well, in case if it takes just couple of days I can donate my car. If I get them free
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      11-15-2011, 03:20 PM   #12
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UPDATE 11/15/11:

*Found a ZPOST member willing to loan car
*AFE is going to be in contact with the ZPOST member soon
*AFE has a lot projects going into 2012, and they will try to fit in the Z4 Downpipes project.

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      11-18-2011, 04:58 PM   #13
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UPDATE 11/18/11:

Our aFe rep came down today to visit and here's what I found out:

1. Z4 Downpipes are definitely good to go
2. aFe is currently in the process of expanding and is moving their R&D department into a new buildling so this may delay any production of downpipes until February.
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      11-21-2011, 04:13 PM   #14
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UPDATE 11/21/11:

Our AFE Rep has confirmed the following projects:
1. Z4 N54 - INTAKE,EXHAUST, DOWNPIPE
2. Z4 N55 - INTAKE,EXHAUST, DOWNPIPE
3. Z4 M52(nonturbo) - INTAKE, EXHAUST

If you have any of these vehicles that you can loan, send me a PM. In return, AFE is giving you a free unit once they are produced.

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UPDATE 11/21/11:

Our AFE Rep has confirmed the following projects:
1. Z4 N54 - INTAKE,EXHAUST, DOWNPIPE
2. Z4 N55 - INTAKE,EXHAUST, DOWNPIPE
3. Z4 M52(nonturbo) - INTAKE, EXHAUST

If you have any of these vehicles that you can loan, send me a PM. In return, AFE is giving you a free unit once they are produced.

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Too bad I live in Florida, otherwise I'd donate mine

Edit- I know it's a bit early to ask. But about how much do you reckon the downpipes for the Z4 N54 would cost?
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      11-22-2011, 12:01 AM   #16
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Nice and very excited!

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Not sure on pricing - It's way too early to guesstimate. However, I do know that aFe will release at a very competitive pricing. I assume that the pricing can't be too far off than the N54 downpipes price.

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Wish you guys were in NJ. I broke my leg the other day. Car will be idle for awhile..bummer. Will take a set when they are done though!
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Wish you guys were in NJ. I broke my leg the other day. Car will be idle for awhile..bummer. Will take a set when they are done though!
Oh that's not good - wish you a speedy recovery! As soon as they are released I'll contact you with pricing!
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Update 12/19/11 -

*AFE has found two forum members that will loan their cars to AFE for R&D
*AFE is planning to get started on the E89 Z4 product development in January.
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