Date Added: Monday 15 February, 2010
Jonathan Lawes must be extremely unlucky, because this exhaust isn't that loud. I know it, and the noise testers at Oulton Park confirmed it - it sailed through their noise test, and I also had the de-cat pipe fitted too.
It's certainly louder than standard, but it lends the car a healthy, crisp exhaust note, not the hideous bassy blare you get with hot hatchbacks with massive back boxes fitted. It's very slightly boomy on motorway runs, but then again I don't have any soundproofing left in my Eunos, so I'm hardly surprised. It's not in any way unpleasant, and I think it lends the MX-5 the aural edge that it should have - the whisper-quiet OE exhaust it replaced seemed well out of character. Highly recommended, and at £136, it's an utter steal, frankly. Beautiful to look at, superbly well made, and a doddle to fit - I had this and a de-cat pipe fitted by my local independent tyre/exhaust place in about 25 minutes, and they complimented it on its fit.
They also said it sounded glorious. ;-D
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]