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Postby hold on tight » Mon May 04, 2015 5:38 pm

I'm really enjoying driving my MX-5. I love everything about it, - except for one thing; it's too bloomin' quiet!
An engine which revs like this one does, deserves a right rip-roaring blast from the exhaust.
It's a 'Y' plate S-VT model. Any suggestions?
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Re: exhaust

Postby DTB » Mon May 04, 2015 6:37 pm

Depends how loud you want to go. The MX5Parts stainless steel back boxes are pretty good value for money, sound nice without annoying the neighbours, and if you're able to wait they are occasionally discounted in their sales.
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Re: exhaust

Postby scooobydont » Tue May 05, 2015 5:29 pm

I have an VVT too. I used these guys in Falkirk to make a custom back box when my original one disintegrated:

http://www.stainless-creations.co.uk/

You can pick the tailpipe you want and how loud you want it. They fitted it also. It was cheaper than buying one from mx5parts.

I had a slight issue when the box moved and it very slightly melted the bumper. Took it back to them and they repaired and touched it up without any issues, I was very impressed with the customer service. They were recommended to me by a few people and I will be going back if I ever need a zaust again.
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Re: exhaust

Postby zebedee » Wed May 06, 2015 12:01 am

+1 on the recommendation of Stainless Creations. Used them for my MK3, and been very happy with the exhaust.
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Re: exhaust

Postby DTB » Wed May 06, 2015 9:14 am

Out of curiosity guys, what price were you for the zorsts from Stainless Creations? I'm all in favour of using a local supplier whenever possible.
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Re: exhaust

Postby scooobydont » Wed May 06, 2015 5:57 pm

DTB wrote:Out of curiosity guys, what price were you for the zorsts from Stainless Creations? I'm all in favour of using a local supplier whenever possible.


Off the top of my head it was £160 I think, I needed a flange sorted as well which was £20 as well, it was fecked though.
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Re: exhaust

Postby zebedee » Wed May 06, 2015 6:05 pm

£580 for full system from the manifold back.

Might seem a lot but I had been thinking of getting a new back box silencer (which was actually still in good condition), which would have been approx £350. But while it was having a wheel alignment done it was noticed the mid exhaust section was cracked and all rotten, and prices ranged up to £450 for this section.

The system looks great and sounds good as well. Initially I thought it sounded a bit quieter than I had expected, but after 6 months with it I now feel any louder would be too unbearable for longer runs.

Short video here.
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Re: exhaust

Postby hold on tight » Sat May 09, 2015 8:46 am

Thanks guys, I'll be in Falkirk next week, and will call in to see them.
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