Date Added: Wednesday 02 April, 2008
Firstly, this arrived a week before I had time to fit it and sat next to my tv. Looked so good I considered keeping it as an ornament... having fitted it now I am glad that I put it on the car!
Rust and baffle rattle from the old 'standard' box combined with the offer price from MX5P made this a no brainer.
Fitted in the dark, under axle stands, on my drive. Job is a simple one, only sticking point are the Cat bolts, but I de-Cat'd recently so not an issue for me. I would say that it is easier to lever the exhaust rubbers from the car with a screwdriver rather than try to free the exhaust from the rubbers and leave them in place. This also makes fitting the new system easier. I had to hack saw my old unit in half as I couldn't wriggle it out in the space under the car - no loss though!
New unit fits a dream. With the de'cat and a JR cold air kit the car sounds very racey. I think a lot of this is down to the induction kit resonating through the system, particularly 2-3000rpm. No popping on the over run so although loud it is pretty civilised. My dad thinks it sounds lovely and he is quite grumpy - must be pretty special!
Has cleaned up nicely with very little effort after my first 1000 miles since fitting. Looks like new again.
Might be too loud for some people but I love it. Performance gains? Perhaps. It certainly feels faster, which is what matters, and it is ever so cheap! Looks 100 times better than the old pea shooter.
Now I just need the courage to re-instate my power steering!
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]