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      09-08-2012, 11:53 AM   #1
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Question Any Experience with Megan Racing Axle-Back System for 328?

I've been looking for a replacement for a damaged PE muffler (not gonna pay for an entire new PE system just because no one will sell the muffler seperately)

I keep coming across the Megan Racing Axle Back Systems - they are made from T304SS and appear to have quality welds + at an asking price range of $400-$500 shipped, it is an attractive option.

Has anyone installed one of these on a 328, and if so, what are your impressions and sound clips?


Before you all get jumpin ugly about these being 'cheap chinese crap'
  • First off - they are made in Taiwan, not China
  • Secondly - The system they make for the M3 seems to be a fairly big hit among the M3 crowd on this forum as having good fitment, good sound with little to no drone (most of those guys are also catless so that says something) & good pricing vs. the $2k+ systems available - if you don't believe me - do a Search for yourself...

If it's good enough for an M3 - it's certainly good enough for a 328


I see WheelAddicts carry them for the M3's, E92-Lighting has one version for 328









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I posted the same questions a while back, but got no responses. They do look nice though!
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Well, from the sound clips I heard of the M3 system it didn't sound bad at all.

But it's definitely not the same sound between the V8 and the 6 (which I never thought it would).

On the M3 it has a low tone at idle and lower RPM's - then switches over to a more Euro high pitch at upper RPM's.

By that clip it doesn't sound any different at idle than stock and is all high pitch after that...

All of the M3 clips were with cat delete & hi flow X-pipes which may also make a difference if the above clip is with cats and res
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sounds really stock LOL
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Do you guys know any good mufflers for a 328 that are on the cheap side. I know the PE is the best but it's to expensive for me. Can you guys recommend me anything?
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Well, I like the MagnaFlow setup - but it also includes a new set of midpipes WITH a resonator.

You can get them for around $600 from some of the eBay vendors that sell them and have 'Make Offer' in their auctions.

You can also just go with a MagnaFlow muffler ONLY for between $100 & $200 - but that entails getting a muffler shop involved and their labor cost also.

Lot of info on the MF if you do a 'Search'


There's also the new muffler delete setup with the drone eliminator from ActiveAutowerks - going for $499 shipped during their pre-buy only (which is gonna end very soon)

I'm sooo tempted just to go with that, but everything about a muffler delete is generally against my way of doing things...
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sounds really stock LOL
Yeah, that's disappointing...
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We need to find some Take Off & Drive By clips

Doesn't matter how inexpensive it is if the sound is no different than stock
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We need to find some Take Off & Drive By clips

Doesn't matter how inexpensive it is if the sound is no different than stock
+1 I am also interested in this set up but I think that us the worst example of an exhaust clip I have heard so far. I have faith that this muffler sounds decent, Megan shouldn't be lazy and take more than just 24 sec on youtube to market this muffler, and since this was posted by them they should invest in a better camera and mic.
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      09-08-2012, 05:23 PM   #11
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im surprised bout how stock that sounds as well... lol. maybe it'll sound different with the rest of the PE piping. you can also look at the AA axle-back. i'm sure it sounds better than megan
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      09-08-2012, 05:33 PM   #12
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That's what I was wondering - how it would sound with no resonator? Hopefully that sound clip is stock system with only muffler change, because I can't believe it sounds that lame compared to the M3 clips.

I emailed MeganRacing to see if they had any sound clips of the 328 system with res delete or secondary cat+res delete...
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it will sound pretty stock with the factory resonator still in place, it looks lighter though..just picked up a 2006 330i..going with a customer magnaflow set up, doing secondary cat delete, replace heavy resonator with a magnaflow 4in round resonator and using a 5x8 muffler, all for about $400 installed..weight saving around 50 pounds
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Bump...

Anybody with hands-on/ears-on experience?
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I got a reply back from Megan Racing - they have NO sound clips whatsoever. Guess you just have to 'poke and hope' with their product

At any rate, I went with RE IKON & PE res delete midpipes. It has exactly the sound I was looking for...
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Where did you buy your Ikon muffler?

I am also considering the Remus Muffler.
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Bought the IKON off a member here - with real low miles, and in 'as new' condition
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I contacted both Megan and E-92 lighting, a reseller last week.

Neither has bothered to responded to date. But this seems to be the way of "the new world".

So I went with AA for an exhaust, and a tune. And they do answer the phone and return emails.
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I contacted both Megan and E-92 lighting, a reseller last week.

Neither has bothered to responded to date. But this seems to be the way of "the new world".

So I went with AA for an exhaust, and a tune. And they do answer the phone and return emails.
Its been a year since you had your AA muffler and im curious what your experience has been? I heard there were alot of drone issues, im in the market again for an exhaust and am considering the AA or Ikon. Not looking for something too loud and def least drone as possible also thinking about leaving my cat on as well.
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I contacted both Megan and E-92 lighting, a reseller last week.

Neither has bothered to responded to date. But this seems to be the way of "the new world".

So I went with AA for an exhaust, and a tune. And they do answer the phone and return emails.
Its been a year since you had your AA muffler and im curious what your experience has been? I heard there were alot of drone issues, im in the market again for an exhaust and am considering the AA or Ikon. Not looking for something too loud and def least drone as possible also thinking about leaving my cat on as well.
My experience was awful drone. Really bad. Interior panels I didn't know could rattle rattled. Wife hated it, baby hated it. Everyone riding in my car commented on it.
FWIW, mine was installed at AA, and during the test drive even AA said it droned badly.

Tried repositioning, clamping differently, cork trick, nothing changed.

I finally took it off after a few months, sold it and found an MMW V2, and couldn't be happier. Zero drone, nice sound.

My resonators and cats are and were still in place.
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Its been a year since you had your AA muffler and im curious what your experience has been? I heard there were alot of drone issues, im in the market again for an exhaust and am considering the AA or Ikon. Not looking for something too loud and def least drone as possible also thinking about leaving my cat on as well.
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My experience was awful drone. Really bad. Interior panels I didn't know could rattle rattled. Wife hated it, baby hated it. Everyone riding in my car commented on it.
FWIW, mine was installed at AA, and during the test drive even AA said it droned badly.

Tried repositioning, clamping differently, cork trick, nothing changed.

I finally took it off after a few months, sold it and found an MMW V2, and couldn't be happier. Zero drone, nice sound.

My resonators and cats are and were still in place.
Sorry to hear you had to find out the hard way, you saved me some time and $$ tho. I have heard too many Drone complaints and dont want to be the next victim. Ill look into MMW V2, thanks 4 the update
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