Engineering E46 IKON Exhausts
Rogue Engineering is
proud to introduce our IKON exhaust systems, its
latest offering to the performance exhaust marketplace.
New Tip Style!
The RE IKON E46 with
dual 76mm mirror polished tips
Meticulous TIG welding
throughout the system
New Tip Style!
The RE IKON E46 exhaust
RE Logo stamped on bottom
of the muffler
Previous Tip Style Shown
76mm Dual-Staggered Tips
fit OEM and most aftermarket
Previous Tip Style Shown
Tips exit just enough to
match the rear valence
here for a Video of the IKON Exhaust!
Why offer multiple systems?
With the cult-like popularity of our original Rogue Engineering DMS
exhaust system, one would ask why we would jeopardize sales by
offering a competing product?
Truth is, with the rising costs of
materials (nickel based materials such as stainless steel and
aluminum), it is difficult to find exhaust manufacturing pricing to
go lower anytime soon. Since the entire DMS
system is custom (including the labor intensive dual muffler
design), we wanted to offer something at a lower price point,
without sacrificing quality. Thus, out of necessity, the IKON
product line was born.
What makes the IKON unique?
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 our DMS
exhaust. With a price of only $550, 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? We thought it was the perfect time.
By utilizing a custom-made, single muffler (instead of producing two,
individual mufflers in our DMS
system), we are 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.
How much performance should I
expect to gain?
our testing, replacing only a muffler or even the complete exhaust
system on an E46 yields small measurable gains. Of course, these
minute gains may be depicted on a carefully constructed dyno
chart. Rogue Engineering looks at an exhaust with reality in
mind, designing our exhaust to deliver great looks and sound, with
minimal issues of fit. Of course, all of this at an affordable
price would be a bonus. These are features that the Rogue
Engineering IKON deliver!
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.
Just because the IKON exhaust system is easy on the wallet does
not mean you are getting short changed. Features of the RE
IKON E46 system include:
- Only 21 pounds (replaces the 30 pound unit
from the factory)
- Full 304 Stainless Steel construction
- Mandrel bent, dual 57mm tubing (stock is
dual 50mm), allowing for increased air flow yielding positive performance
- Mill-finished pipes and muffler, mirror polished
dual 3" angle cut, double-walled, staggered tips.
- Entire exhaust utilizes TIG welded construction
- Deep tone (stock center
resonator is retained)
- Maintains BMW factory warranty
- Rogue Engineering logo tastefully stamped in
the body of the muffler
- Adjustable mounting positions allow variable
positioning with aftermarket bodywork
- Can be clamped or welded (because factory exhaust must be cut, professional
Fits BMW E46
2001+ 325/330 including iX, wagon, convertible.
Does NOT fit
Rogue Engineering Development at
By using a more conventionally
shaped muffler, we are able to spend more time fine tune the exhaust
flow and sound being emitted from the exhaust. Unlike other
companies that offer "muffler-only" solutions for E46
applications, we have found through our research and polling, that
many of these systems are simply too quiet, not allowing enough
sound to be emitted.
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. Have your cake and
eat it, too!
If you have pictures of your
IKON on your BMW, email
them to us and we'll put them in an IKON gallery for all to see!
Because of packaging, oversize
shipping charges apply.