An F30 N55 Downpipe is regarded as the best hardware upgrade to get the most power from your N55 powered F3X BMW. The ARM N55 Catted Downpipe offers the same benefits as the catless option with added benefit of reduced exhaust odor.
The stock N55 downpipe comes from the factory with a catalyst that severely restricts exhaust flow. Upgrading your downpipe unlocks power, improves turbo spool, allows you to run stage 2+ tuning, and increases the exhaust note of your N55 powered BMW all at once. An N55 downpipe upgrade is the first hardware upgrade every N55 owner should invest in.
The ARM N55 Catted Downpipe is built with mandrel bent SS304 stainless steel and backed by the ARM Motorsports Lifetime Warranty. The ARM N55 Catted Downpipe starts with a 4" diameter at the precision CNC machined turbo v-band connection. It transitions to the 5" 200 cell sport catalyst, and gradually reduces to a flared joint to optimize exhaust flow while matching up to the stock midpipe v-band connection perfectly.
The ARM N55 Downpipe features two O2 sensor bungs to allow for reinstallation of the OEM oxygen sensors. The O2 sensor bungs are located higher up on the ARM downpipe to avoid stretching the O2 sensor wires during installation. A tune or CEL Delete will be required to avoid a check engine light from displaying on instrument panel.
By improving exhaust flow the ARM N55 Catted Downpipe prepares your F-Series BMW for the higher boost tunes. If you already have a software program for your N55 chances are these tune files are already pre-loaded into your software waiting for you to flash after your downpipe installation. Most tunes require an upgraded downpipe and FMIC to run properly, if you don't also have an intercooler upgrade check out our F3X FMIC. The ARM N55 Catted Downpipe will allow you to run any tune that requires a downpipe upgrade. Stage 2 N55's can see power around 400whp and 400wtq.
In addition to helping your N55 make more power and torque, it significantly improves the exhaust sound. While the downpipe only accounts for approximately 20% of the entire exhaust system, upgrading it will produce a noticeable increase in volume, especially under full throttle and on cold starts. If you're looking for a more extreme sound, you can pair the ARM N55 Catted Downpipe with a full exhaust. The ARM N55 Catted Downpipe is compatible with any aftermarket exhaust that can connect to the stock N55 downpipe.
The ARM F-Series N55 Catted Downpipe is designed to fit the vehicles listed on the chart below with a 4" EWG Turbocharger only.
|BMW||F20||M135i xDrive||N55 3.0L|
|BMW||F21||M135i xDrive||N55 3.0L|
|BMW||F30||335i xDrive||N55 3.0L|
|BWM||F31||335i xDrive||N55 3.0L|
|BMW||F32||435i xDrive||N55 3.0L|
|BMW||F32||435i Gran Coupe||N55 3.0L|
|BMW||F33||435i xDrive||N55 3.0L|
|BMW||F34||335i xDrive||N55 3.0L|
|BMW||F34||335i Gran Coupe||N55 3.0L|
|BMW||F36||435i xDrive||N55 3.0L|
|BMW||F36||435i Gran Coupe||N55 3.0L|