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Stainless Steel Centre Section, IL Motorsport, MX5 Mk2.5

SKU: SI7968

Courtesy of IL Motorsport in Germany, this top quality, 100% stainless steel mid section for the Mk2.5 exhaust has 54mm pipework and a centre resonator giving freeer gas flow and a more agressive sound :-))

This pipe is also TUV approved for use across Europe and can be use in conjunction with either the original rear box or the new IL Motorsport Stainless Rear Silencer for a completely TUV approved exhaust system.

Fits all Mazda MX5 Mk2.5 models, 2000>2005 with manual transmission only.



Based on 16 reviews

Jack Arnold
Could do with being louder/unsilenced, but other than that it is a well made part and easy to fit. It does require removing the rear ladder brace to route past the diff. I haven't had any clearance issues with the fitment either, plenty of space between the exhaust and other components.
05/06/2023 12:17:09
Mark Foxton
Beautifully well made. It really seems a shame that it isn't that visible under the car because when you open that box it has some definite 'wow' factor about it. It seriously looks like it's been hand made by a master welder, the quality is that superb.Fitting was excellent, with included gaskets and bolts, although I would recommend buying some stainless bolts and nuts to match. It would be a shame to end up damaging this due to rusted bolts if it ever needed taking off.
27/06/2018 12:16:11
Robin Stubbs
Excellent piece of kit,fitted easily with stainless back box s1222. Usual excellent service from mx5 parts! Slightly deeper note to exhaust but not intrusive.
20/10/2017 12:16:13
Ash Williamson
I am so glad I have finally gone for it and fitted this mid pipe. I've had just the S1222 back box on the car for a year, then I added a Pipercross Induction kit. But it's with this centre section that the sound has really transformed. It has a really low grumble which increases to an angry shout the higher the rpm,and when you let off the accelerator, it burbles beautifully. It is loud though, nowhere near P1 Impreza levels, but make no mistake, it definitely has that 'modded car' sound. It's no shrinking violet. But I love that. I never have the car stereo on now. I just listen to the tune of the exhaust and the growl of the induction. It's pretty addictive. In terms of performance increase, I don't know exactly. With a cat back exhaust system and an induction kit, perhaps it has improved a bit. It feels pretty peppy and responsive that's for sure. What I do know though, the car doesn't sound strained like it used to so I certainly enjoy a lot more whatever power it is producing. In terms of fitting: pretty simple really. I actually didn't have to take my chassis re-enforcement frame off. I was able to slip the old and new pipe through without issue at all. Because I was matching up the new pipe to a relatively new back box, the gasket supplied sealed that no problem. However, this type of gasket didn't create a tight seal from the cat to the new pipe and water started leaking out pretty badly. I had scrubbed the rust away but clearly it was still too far gone. I've used exhaust paste to fix it and should it start leaking again, (but hopefully not!) I have bought new exhaust compression gasket rings. Make sure also you do your research about the rear oxygen sensor and how best to remove it. If you do, the whole job should be a pretty quick and straightforward swap. And the result will be very satisfying.
26/08/2017 12:16:13
Ian Taylor
Item was quickly dispatched as on back order well packed a quality item and fitted perfectly too now I have a complete stainless system sounds nice revs more freely I feel the staff member knew his Mazda inside out very knowledgeable many thanks Ian taylor
24/04/2017 12:16:14
Chris Coleman
Bought with the twin tail pipe, good quality sounds great and feels more revvy than the stock exhaust. required minor adjustment to fit, top marks to after sales support, fast response to mails and fast easy resolution to the issue i had.
07/05/2016 12:16:17
Matt Burke
Fitted the Stainless centre section and IL single exit back box to my 1.8 mk2.5, sounds great. Really sings at the top end and not too loud at low revs. Had to replace the exhaust mounts as it is very tight around the dif and it kept knocking.
13/11/2015 12:16:19
Barry Stroud
What a sound! This, coupled with the SI222 back box, makes a lovely burble at idle and a fantastic roar at medium revs especially under load. The car accelerates a bit quicker too.It comes in a huge cardboard box.I had it fitted by a local garage for £45 and it took just 50 mins.It looks like it will hit the diff but it just clears...just!You'll need 1 round gasket ring (SI2083), which isn't supplied, for the cat flange and exhaust paste for the silencer flange even though a gasket should be enough.
08/07/2015 12:16:20
Rob Wills
Bought with the single stainless rear box (SI222). Delivery good - ordered just before the BH weekend and they arrived just after. Nice looking bits of kit, although the welding is far from the prettiest out there.All fits together nicely once offered up, although it did take a couple of attempts to get the gasket between the centre section and the rear box to seal all the way around. Once on, sounds lovely - quiet when cruising but a with a faint burble in the background. Gets louder when the fun pedal is pressed though, which is what you want.Would have been nice if there were some washers included with the nuts and bolts - they are only just bigger than the holes they go through. A couple of standard spiral wound gaskets would have also been useful too, as the flange on the cat had rusted quite a bit and the gaskets supplied are only useful when connecting brand new faces.Much better that the old pipe that was on there, but be prepared for some cutting and swearing to get the old one off!
09/06/2015 12:16:20
Stuart Bromley
Arrived the following day. Stabilizer bars have to be removed but the quality of the pipe work is first class. Fitted in conjunction with the ss back box. Sounds just right - slightly louder & deeper than the standard box, you hear the exhaust now not the engine but not too loud, Good kit :-)
24/03/2012 12:16:35

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