As of February 25, 2011, Redhot Japan (Dixis) filed for bankrupcy and is no longer in business. We're maintaining this page as a reference of the cool products we used to get from them.
Once in a while, a truly unique product presents itself. The Dixis
Spirt Titanium exhaust system for the E46 M3 is no exception.
The Dixis Spirit E46 M3 exhaust system is entirely made from
titanium. The only parts that is not titanium are the flanges that
connect to the intermediate pipe on the vehicle and some of the hardware
that connect the exhaust to the factory hangers. Other than that,
everything from the tubing, muffler and tips are titanium.
Because of some of the very tight radius
bends, you will notice that some areas of the exhaust have multiple pieces
of titanium creating the bend. The pieces are meticulously TIG
welded with welding beads that speak of true craftsmanship. This is
the kind of quality one would expect from a product from Japan.
Each exhaust is completely fabricated to
order. In other words, Dixis Japan does not stock these systems, nor
can they produce them in any quantity. Each exhaust system takes approximately
2-3 weeks to produce. Add another week for shipping (by air courier)
and you're waiting more than a month for this product. Dixis can
only physically produce approximately 15 exhausts per year!
When Rogue Engineering originally
commissioned Dixis to produce these exhausts, we asked them to make a few,
subtle changes from the versions that had already been seen in the
US. First, we changed the tip OD to 76mm (3") from the original
70mm size. Secondly, we specified that the ends of the tips not
be blued from the burning process. The end result tip design that
fills out the factory rear valence area better, and shows better without
the blued ends.
At a scant 14 pounds (yes, only FOURTEEN pounds), it is 38
pounds LIGHTER than the stock OEM exhaust system. Because
the muffler body is much smaller than the OEM system, it also cannot
muffler the same amount of sound as stock. If you're looking to add
a unique sound to your E46 M3, look no further. Exhaust volume is
controlled by your right foot! Step on it for maximum grins or ease
into the throttle to sneak by the police officer. The choice is
As to the actual sound itself, think
Honda CBR600RR (yes, the motorcycle). The tone is not for the faint of
heart, or those even trying to pass their car off as stock. If you
want more volume from your exhaust, this is the ticket!
Videos and Sound Clips coming soon!
These are available ONLY by special order. Lead time is 6-8
weeks, with a 50% non-refundable deposit required at time of
This product is NLA.
To place an order, or get in line for
one, contact us by phone (201-783-8600) or by email
with your contact information.