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Old 10-24-2003, 09:09 AM   #1
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Sup People,

I'm just trying to get some feedback about BPM products. Let me know if you guys have any of their products, what you think of them, what you think of the company, ect. Or if you don't use their products let me know why...

I'm thinking about purchasing some of their stuff for my car so I'm just trying to get some general feedback about their products and the company...

Here's their website if you don't know what I'm talking about..

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Old 10-24-2003, 08:39 PM   #2
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BPM had a very rough start on NASIOC.

Terrible customer service. They had tons of problems with their exhaust systems. Still not sure if they ever sorted it out fully.
Always one excuse after another.

I had one of their twister turbobacks, sold it. Bought a Turboxs turboback, car ran alot smoother, pulled harder and lost the boost spikes I was having.

My opinion is stay away from BPM like the plague.
There are plenty of other vendors with better products at cheaper prices, and made in the USA

just my 2 cents

ps When BPM first appeared on this site we were warned by people from the UK who had gone through what we were about to expirence. I didn't listen.

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Old 10-24-2003, 10:47 PM   #3
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I think you would be lucky to even find a shop in the US that still sells their stuff!
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Old 10-25-2003, 08:06 AM   #4
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Hmmm...I spoke with BPM [mario] some weeks back. He was more than helpful answering all my questions on manifolds and strokers.

I also have a full stainless twister MK3 tb , no boost spike, and love the product. Personally, I think the quality of their products is of a very high standard compared to a lot of other brands on the market.

Tommi, send him an email...he'll definately help you out.
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Old 10-25-2003, 10:40 AM   #5
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Yeah, they tend to be helpful presale......good luck.

If you find a vendor who has the stuff in stock, its a different story. if it needs to be ordered, I'd personally not bother. while they make a great exhaust product at a fair price, the hassel was rarely worth it as things went on.
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Old 10-25-2003, 01:21 PM   #6
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Hmmm...I spoke with BPM [mario] some weeks back. He was more than helpful answering all my questions on manifolds and strokers.

I also have a full stainless twister MK3 tb , no boost spike, and love the product. Personally, I think the quality of their products is of a very high standard compared to a lot of other brands on the market.

Tommi, send him an email...he'll definately help you out.
Like I said my expirence with them was awhile ago. They also responded to my email almost immediately. But after the sale, like Z1 said, goodluck.

You've been warned.

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Old 10-27-2003, 05:48 PM   #7
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BPM is "ok" they make a nice turbo back/downpipe but i'm so dam unhappy with their downpipe coating "HPC" it looks like a rusted nail...but it work fine still, but i figured if you pay 1k+ on a product then it should at least look good!
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Old 10-28-2003, 12:02 AM   #8
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We do agree with your statements and like any other company who exports we have suffered delays, some growing pains and the USA vendor market settling as a result of initial fallout of vendors and brands.

Some of the vendors who started in the WRX field are no longer in it and this affected availability as the market shifted and settled.

Competition has increased as others have mentioned and this allows the market greater choice and fulfilment of orders becomes more critical for companies abroad.

BPM do have and maintain a good dealer base as is seen on the following url

http://www.bpmsports.com/worldwide/americas/usa.htm

Further to this BPM will announce stage packs just after SEMA which will certainly shake the status quo.

You will also catch the Dyno Comp/BPM 2.5 Sti at SEMA booth #11918 opposite from Brembo.

The USA visit will strengthen our distribution lines with our vendors , making BPM product readily available.

BPM Display stock can be viewed at Renick Motorsports and Dyno Comp.

As to the downpipe issues, we did have a problem with HPC and have since shifted to full 304 stainless on the downpipe and offer an extremely cost effective replacement to exisiting BPM customers such as 516_WRX_V2. [Please email us]

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Old 10-29-2003, 01:05 AM   #9
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Well, I have dealt with BPM.

I bought a TT Series axleback and put it on. I like it, cause it looks stock, but it is loud as heck, almost RFL territory. The pipe was 3" and our mids are 2.5", so I had to do some hacking. The axleback still leaks. The hangers are all messed up, all short, too long and everything.

I contacted Exeter Subaru, who was a vendor. They told me to contact BPM. I did and they responded quick (Matt I think?). But they told me to go to the hardware store to find carriage bolts that will fit the muffler. So the underside of my car looks like Home Depot.

The muffler is a solid peice, its just that it doesnt fit. Just spend the extra money and buy something that does.

That is just my experience. Falls into the book of "you get what you pay for" in lifes expereinces.
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Old 10-30-2003, 03:49 PM   #10
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I bought the MKIII Twister.

I luv it! Sounds BadA$$!!!

However last month the mid-pipe hanger snapped off creating a very noticeable exhaust leak.

Lucky for me I part-time at a performance shop, we patched the hole and welded the "stock" mid-pipe hanger in its place. Needed something done ASAP so I could go racing that night.

So today, day before race day I notice that one of the hangers on the Twister muffler itself has snapped off. Going to tack it and go racing, full repair next week I suppose. At this point I plan to drop the WHOLE system and re-enforce the welds on all the hangers.

Itís really a damn nice product, looks and sounds great, but I am very disappointed at the lack of craftsmanship.

Oh and the exhaust gaskets straight from Aus were in such bad condition they were folded in half. Thank God DynoComp is local, Rich spotted me a gasket. DynoComp is great!


One more issue and the BPM TBE will be for sale and a TurboXS TBE will replace it.
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Old 10-31-2003, 12:33 PM   #11
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I have the BPM Gt turbo back.
Cant be happier with the harley like sound it produces.

Have had no problems with it so far. Though I got it 2nd hand and the guy before me had to replace the mid-pipe cat once.

And on that fact can I order a mid race pipe from you guys? And how much would it run?
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Old 11-07-2003, 01:36 PM   #12
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I have what I beleive to be one of the first BPM's installed in the states. We put it on in March of 01, my car is the 2nd one registered in the US, and I drove it for a while before I did the paperwork (yes I work for a Subie dealer) I have had it on the car now for over two years without any failures. The downpipe is only just now starting to develop a small bit of surface rust, which I will sandblast and re-coat with Black X-tremeTM . My entire system is still the original system that I got from them way back when.

The sound is fabulous, the fitment and quality of the piece are exceptional, and the customer service from BPM has been great the entire time. Even now that it has some age on it, it is still a great piece!

I would encourage you to get it if you can. [
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Old 11-07-2003, 07:05 PM   #13
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yeah te guy that had mine had his on uncoated for over a year and only surface rust I got my DP jet hot coated and the rest of the system looked fine but I still painted it in silicone HT paint and high temp engine paint.
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Old 11-12-2003, 11:32 PM   #14
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I have the BPM top mount and I have no complaints about it.
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Old 11-14-2003, 10:58 PM   #15
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I have a bpm turboback with the stainless downpipe. Have had no isses with it as of yet. I had the old downpipe that was HPC coated, however it rusted. BPM offered to replace it for stainless for 150 dollars. Only took two months of daily emails to get it accomplished. Great customer service

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Old 11-19-2003, 01:35 PM   #16
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Like WRXedUSA, I have a BPM TT.
The construction and finish are top-notch.
The sound was awesome!

I also hacked my oe mid to get it to fit and contacted BPM about getting a BPM mid to match but was told that it wasn't available.
I ended up having a custom 3" mid made locally.

I could never get the two bolt flange to seal with either mid so I had a terrible resonance inside since the leak shot straight up into the trunk.

I could also never get the rear box to hang straight, no matter how I adjusted the "adjustable" hangers.

With the factory mid, the muffler rubbed on the rear heat shield so I had the custom mid made a little shorter to fix it.

So, to summarize, I have a MRT rear section on now but I mis the BPM's sound. So I'll try to get it to hang straight but I have no idea how....
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Old 11-20-2003, 12:05 AM   #17
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I just finally installed my BPM MarkIII twister TurboBack and i absolutely love it, the sound is out of this world. Everybody who has heard and and/or been in the car has left with a smile. The quality of the item was not the problem however. Getting the downpipe to fit was a MAJOR PITA. Turns out BPM's "Bolt On" isnt actually just a bolt on. The Dowpipe doesnt clear the rear trans crossmember so I had to take it to a shop and have a small portion of the crossmember grinded off to get it to line up with the studs on the turbo. After we ground it away to fit it was smooth sailing, but expect to run into this problem when doing the install on it.

PS. I had the install done at PHASE2 motorsports in Randolph NJ. They are a great little shop that actually know what they are doing. Great prices and some very cool guys run the place. I'de definately recommend them.
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Old 11-20-2003, 12:08 AM   #18
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yeha I had a problem with my DP fitting with my Helix up. had to use a tranyn bolt rather than the studs they sent, but wsa a helix problem not the BPM
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And just like that 3wks later I get my hangers and reducer that fit the stock USDM midpipe.

The boys from Brisbane came through. When it gets anymore warmer than 2d Celcius I'll change it out.

I'm glad they came through, because there product is a really solid piece, its just Exeter Subaru did not give me the correct parts.


Props to Brisbane for customer service. Call Mario if you got probs, they seem to care as evidence of my experience.
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Old 12-04-2003, 03:44 PM   #20
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I have a BPM Twister turbo back and im with the look, performance, and sound.

I also have the BPM short shifter.
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Old 12-08-2003, 12:34 AM   #21
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I have the Twister MKIII downpipe and cat back. The downpipe exterior completely flaked right off the pipe. Nothing but a big rusty ol' pipe. I will admit the exhaust has a loud, unique growl to it, which I like. But it looks like crap to put it mildly. The cat back has seemed to stay intact on the outside, but one of the spirals inside the muffler itself worked its way loose and made a LOUD metallic rattle. I had to wedge a screw between the spiral and inside of the muffler wall to shut it up.
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I've seen Tynanosaurus wrx,s downpipe and its pretty ugly..its like flaky..looks like crap..all flaky and brown..looks worse than metal headers.....the rest from there back looks good ..but the downpipe looks like crap...sounds good though..just make sure that front downpipe is stainless...maybe it wont look so bad...and believe it or not the screw did help
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...The cat back has seemed to stay intact on the outside, but one of the spirals inside the muffler itself worked its way loose and made a LOUD metallic rattle. I had to wedge a screw between the spiral and inside of the muffler wall to shut it up.
I'd get ahold of WRXedUSA and get the contact info for BPM, they sent him the correct parts for his TT.
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Old 12-10-2003, 01:09 AM   #24
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If you goto the bpm website. Then click on the "Twister Spec" link... your sent to porno-pop-up land...

Very interesting.
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Yeah, you're right.
So nasty, yet ohhhh so good.
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