Date Added: Wednesday 23 June, 2004
The garage fitted this at the time of my MOT. It took just under an hour and involved lots of swearing apparently. I would therefore suggest this is attempted by only the most mechanically competent.
The garage also say it is very heavy (a consideration if you are planning to fit it yourself). A point of note this is the same garage that fitted the catalytic converter for the mk2 to my car (see my review). They didn't need to cut a section out of the bumper merely adjusted the bracket on that side.
It is a bit ostentatous. I thought it would be a smaller version of the tailpipes found on a Honda S2000, but they are bigger. The only disappointing thing is the blatantly visible inner part of the pipe. It does make it look a bit like you've stuck a couple of those tailpipe covers available for £10 in car accesory stores. Perhaps IL motorsports should have cut back the inner pipe by an inch or so to make it less obvious' i am sure this will disapear once carbon has covered it.
The sound is louder than stock and has more burble at low revs (up to 3000) over that the sound of the engine starts to take over a bit. When you change down and double declutch there is a blat from the exhaust and a short rasp letting passers by know this car means business.
It doesn't make as much noise as the size of the piper would suggest so therefore you avoid sounding like a souped up Saxo or Impreza driver.
it looks great
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]