| Rogue Engineering IKON Exhaust |
Like all Rogue Engineering products, the IKON exhaust system is entirely designed and developed in the US in our facility in Hohokus, NJ. By doing the development, fitting, evaluation and testing here, you're assure a product that not only looks and sounds great, but a product you can have installed with confidence.
The budget-minded enthusiast will quickly notice that our first IKON offering, for the BMW E46 325/330 is price much lower than the DMS exhaust. With a price of only $554.95, this is undoubtedly the most affordable BMW specific exhaust offered to date. Isn't it time an affordable exhaust solution be available for the E46?
By utilizing a custom-made, single muffler (instead of producing two, individual mufflers in the DMS system), RE is able to save manufacturing costs with this simpler design, and pass this savings to our performance customer. Many enthusiasts do not pay particular attention to the shape or size of the muffler, as long as it fits well and sounds good. The RE IKON fits this bill perfectly.
For real world exhaust performance gains, this typically means replacing the largest restriction, the catalytic converters, located in the factory exhaust manifolds. From there, free flow aftermarket catalytic converters could be added downstream, after the exhaust gas velocity had an opportunity to accelerate out of the engine, allowing for the most LEGAL gas velocity allowable. This course of action, however, is typically can exceed more than $3000 plus installation.
Replacing the ENTIRE factory exhaust system (resonators and rear muffler) with larger tubing WITHOUT addressing the largest restriction is an exercise in futility. This kind of exhaust ""upgrade"" will generally cost needless additional installation charges, fit issues (can 6 clamps on an exhaust REALLY fit like factory?), and ultimately, drain your wallet faster than a Bugatti Veyron.
Fits BMW E46 2001+ 325/330 including iX, wagon, convertible. Does NOT fit '99-'00 323/328.
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Although we do not produce BMW intake systems, we recognize the popularity and their use in conjunction with an exhaust system. The RE IKON E46 system produces a deep, melodious tone, and compliments many popular intake systems on the market.