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Default Charge pipe quality? Recommendation - 10-12-2020, 03:09 PM

Aftermarket charge ***** vary wildly in price.....wildly.

from $50 to $350 dollars.....

Can anybody share any experiences with the cheaper end, ebay/china specials?

I'm not one to skimp on parts...but when that part is a welded metal tube I wonder if it's worth stumping up...
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Default charge pipe - 10-13-2020, 06:19 AM

I have a 135i. I bought a BMS charge pipe.
I had to unbolt my power steering pump from the fender to get the pipe installed. The lower end was held up by the lines.
I didn't see any videos or posts saying to do that. It was the only way it was fitting in.
Super tight fit. I put some oil on the inside of the silicone fitting so the sleeve would actually rotate on the rough charge pipe coating when trying to fit it in.

I went with the non BOV type. It wasn't expensive and it works.


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Default 10-13-2020, 12:59 PM

I went with the BMS pipe as well and it fit great on my 2007 335 I went with the dual diverter setup....


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Default 10-14-2020, 12:31 AM

Thanks for the replies. Yeah I think BMS with the stock diverters is the right way for me. I'm not really wanting the big blow off sound :D

Great reviews on that BMS pipe and looks really well made.
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Default 10-14-2020, 05:47 AM

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Thanks for the replies. Yeah I think BMS with the stock diverters is the right way for me. I'm not really wanting the big blow off sound :D

Great reviews on that BMS pipe and looks really well made.
I went with the forge performance diverter valves.....


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Default 10-20-2020, 04:07 PM

Forge DVs have been known to stick, i had some and think they did. Would go with Turbosmart if doing it again. Stock ones leak.

Think BMS pipe is fine, main thing with CP is fitment and theirs fits.


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Forge DVs have been known to stick, i had some and think they did. Would go with Turbosmart if doing it again. Stock ones leak.

Think BMS pipe is fine, main thing with CP is fitment and theirs fits.
Thanks I'm going to go with the BMS pipe. I'll look to source some replacement DVs too.
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