Date Added: Tuesday 17 February, 2009
The exhaust fitting: I read on the net that the exhaust could be a hassle to fit for novice hobby mechanics like me. I therefore got the local mechanic to take care of it. My car is 1993 model, and is roughly taken care of so it had a lot of rust underneath, which caused a little use of force to get all the bolts loose. I watched the whole process and there was no fitting problem whatsoever! Excellent build and finish quality. Now that I've seen the fitting prosess I think I could have done it myself if I had the possibility to jack the car up and work under it. I even paid less than half of what those fancy exhaust-shops wanted for the fitting, so my smile is quite big right now.
The sound: At first I was disappointed. This is my first exhaust upgrade ever, so I guess I expected too much. In the workshop it sounded raspy, in silent surroundings. But when the car got warm, I picked my buddy up and we went straight to the nearest and longest stretch of tunnel: WOW! I already loved the high-rev characteristic of the 1.6 but really, WOW, this was awesome. Really good noise when the rpm's rise! Raspy and meaty without too much droning. We are car guys but have never driven something with an aftermarket exhaust so this was definetley a pleasant, biblical experience :-) RECOMMENDED to every MX-5 driver, a exhaust upgrade is a must on these little fun machines...
I bought this exhaust roughly a week ago. The delievery was quick (I live in Norway). This is my first personal purchase from MX5part.co.uk and I will recommend them to all MX-5/Miata drivers.
Next stop: Headers and air filter!
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]