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Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
Talk about driveline improvements, NA tuning and DME tuning your E46 BMW here. This includes diffs, intakes, exhausts, chips, software and OBD tuning.

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Old 05-08-2012, 07:36 AM   #1
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aFe 325/330 Cat-Back Exhaust?

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Old 05-08-2012, 08:38 AM   #2
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afe exhaust is a good product but never heard of modbaargins but the price is good. What about shipping? Any new place I deal with if they don't have paypal I avoid them. Good Luck.
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:26 PM   #3
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You have a BMW and haven't heard of mod bargains??
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:52 PM   #4
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It's going sound good with stock headers. LOUD with aftermarket.

It'll probably make comparable power to the Magnaflow (which includes an X pipe that helps with rasp and some power scavenging).

Magnaflow made 6whp less than my single 3-inch.

Just depends on why you want the exhaust and how much money you want to throw around. AFE claims those number for their intakes, too. No way that's happening.
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:02 PM   #5
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I'm not looking for numbers. Just sound.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:29 PM   #6
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Rogue Ikon sounds great and it's pretty cheap.
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:13 PM   #7
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Rogue Ikon sounds great and it's pretty cheap.
Thanks Aggie. I was looking for the most complete exhaust system though.
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Why? If you just want sound, Don't bother.

Ikon plus headers is the best my car has ever sounded. Arguably better than TSE3.
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No never heard of them, maybe because I am from Canada . I am a auto parts supplier and use Keystone mainly because of the price and freee shipping , but maybe I should take a look>
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Why? If you just want sound, Don't bother.

Ikon plus headers is the best my car has ever sounded. Arguably better than TSE3.
I don't want really loud. I usually come home to my house at 2 AM and I don't want people starting revolts.
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Ikon + Headers wasn't loud

Also, if you don't want loud, don't pick a system that has no resonators and a smaller than stock muffler.

Seriously, the Ikon sounds good.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:01 AM   #12
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Ikon + Headers wasn't loud

Also, if you don't want loud, don't pick a system that has no resonators and a smaller than stock muffler.

Seriously, the Ikon sounds good.
Alright thanks. My res is cracked and muffler. I'm gonna buy an OEM res for 200 and then buy a BMW performance or DINAN to throw on the end for 600
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I'm actually going to be trying to get this installed today or tomorrow so I'll have an update with some pictures... So far I like what I see though, I've got the box sitting right next to me... Running stock headers... I had headers on with Rogue DMS which was pretty loud, so that's why I went back to stock. From what I've seen seeing there's just one muffler and no resonators, probably best without headers in the car, but that's just my preference.

Stay tuned, and feel free to ask any questions on it since I've got it right next to me!
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I will for sure! Now that it is getting hot out my muffler crack sounds even worse now...
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Just took a few iPhone shots with it today. Better pictures were taken with a nice camera, those should be up on the website later on, but from what we've heard, it sounds unbelievable... I do have a nice drive after work today back home, with a good mix of street driving and highway, so I'll report back with any drone problems if any. Here's the shots I took (sorry for the quality):







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Old 05-15-2012, 03:22 PM   #16
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Great fitment. In for dyno
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Dyno has already been done on a Mustang Dyno:



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On a real car, I've seen that one.
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On a real car, I've seen that one.
what do you think about the credibility of that dyno and its hp numbers?

i would love to hear this exhaust with a quality recording device.
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