Date Added: Tuesday 18 September, 2007
Ordered he exhaust in the afternoon, it arrived the next morning; excellent delivery service and well packaged.
Needed to replace the exhaust on my 5 before selling it, this dual exhaust seemed like an excellent option at only £200.
Removed the existing dual tip back-box that cost twice as much and twice as big, which was custom made less than a year ago by longlife.co.uk (Battersea). Saving it for a supercharged/turbo car.
Fitting the new exhaust was no problem at all. Removed the previous exhaust system, preserving the back box, but discarded the corroded silenced mid-pipe. My car had been de-Cat’ed previously so all that was required was a new, straighter stainless steel through pipe to the new exhaust mid-pipe and back box.
The only concern I had was the level of noise from the new exhaust, considering the lack of a Cat and Silenced Mid-Pipe. These concerns were allayed when the car was started and revved several times. It sounded excellent! Turns heads everywhere, but only for the right reasons! Doesn’t sound like a cheap-skate boy racer.
The ONLY real criticism I have is the lack of a bracket on the near side (left) pipe. We welded a new one on, because without it the back-box was hanging at an awkward angle due to the weight of the box.
Can’t comment on the cut-out template as my rear bumper already had two exits.
Overall a great product for the price, nice throaty sound and as usual excellent MX5Parts service. HIGHLY recommended.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]