Date Added: Wednesday 19 June, 2002
I bought this Exhaust a couple of months ago and I'm very pleased with it. The sound it makes is slightly louder than the stock MX5 exhaust - I'd estimate around 20% louder (bear in mind the stock exhaust is quiet to begin with). There is a deeper note to the exhaust, however it is not a pronounced boom, just more of a purr.
The finish to the ehaust tip is very good - nice and shiny! The tip itself is much bigger than the stock exhaust and gives the back of the car a much more purposeful look. Although the tip is 90mm wide, the piping inside the exhaust before the tip is not 90mm, and when new, you can see inside the tip where the exhaust quickly becomes narrower as the material is shiny before you've got some exhaust carbon on it. However, after a few miles with the exhaust on, you can't see this, and it looks more like you could shove your arm down the pipe!!
The exhaust fitted first time fine by my local Tyre & Exhaust Shop. They had a bit of trouble getting the mid-section into the car but it fitted after a bit of "persuasion". The mid-section is bigger than stock. I'm sure the ametur DIY-er wouldn't have any trouble at all.
All in all, a fine buy if you're after a bit more grunt and a tiny bit more power.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]