Date Added: Wednesday 12 March, 2014
This is a good tailpipe with a nice sound that matures over time. It's easy to fit but needs a bit of elbow to manipulate it onto all three hangers and mate it to the angled bracket. The difficult part is getting the old one off - grinding the nuts off without damaging the studs (unless you have new studs!). If ordering make sure you get the nuts and the gasket. The Mazda nuts for this model are an unusual pitch - M12 x 1.5 mm, as these were not available I fitted it with manifold nuts from a BMW. This is the second one of these I've fitted, the original I transferred from my previous MX5 (sadly part exchanged). It has a good life span beyond the guarantee but eventually failed, fracturing between the weld from the inlet pipe and the box, although it probably did 80,000 miles. I was pleased to see that the stud holes now fit the standard studs of the original Mazda center pipe, I had to bore out the holes on the first one. Overall I'm very pleased with this tailpipe, good value for money.
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]