Customer Reviews: Packed Baffle Insert for RoadsterSport SINGLE TIPS. 2016-2018
Bought this to go along with my Roadsport Race exhaust. Considering the fact that the Roadsport Race is the loudest of the exhaust offerings, I'd say that with the baffle, the exhaust sounds great in terms of volume and tone. I leave the baffle in 100% of the time. With the baffle, the exhaust is only loud when you get on the gas, but even so, it isn't obnoxiously so (and this coming from an older person who definitely doesn't want to sound like he is trying to drag race everyone at the stoplight). When cruising around, and even at moderate highway speeds (speed limit), there is no droning and the exhaust sounds like a tame purr. All in all, I highly recommend this if you want to lower the volume of your exhaust. It works.
I originally got this part for road trips as the drone with the top up was pretty bad with my midpipe and roaster sport 3 muffler. My muffler came with the unpacked baffle but I felt like it made the car sound strange at idle and didn't do much on the highway to notice. this one was a world of difference and I actually ended up leaving this part in for good. It cuts way the drone out completely and I love the sound level for every day driving now especially with the headers in now. The only thing I miss about having it out is that you hear the little burbble on decel more and that sweet little pop between shifts.
From the day I drove my 2016 MX-5 off the dealerÃ¢â¬â¢s lot, I knew I wanted a bit more from my exhaust than the typical raspiness on acceleration and near silence on start up and idle IÃ¢â¬â¢ve come to associate with Miatas over the years. My only previous experience with aftermarket exhausts was with the Supertrapp glass pack I put on my first Miata in 1991. It had the tendency to attract young ladies within range for me to ask them out, then drove them away with constant booming drone whenever we went for a drive of more than a few miles.
After listening to way too many mp3 recordings and watching way too many YouTube videos, I took a chance on the RoadsterSport Super Q. Relatively easy to install with my car sitting on the floor of my garage, I was immediately in love with it when I pushed the starter button. Burbling start ups, growling acceleration, and purring idle or cruising along, itÃ¢â¬â¢s the perfect balance of power and good manners on the street for those of us old enough to know weÃ¢â¬â¢ll never drive our little hot rods on the track but are far from ready for Buicks and walkers.
When I got the Super Q, I took note of BrianÃ¢â¬â¢s video showing off the packed baffle, which he advises is perfect to make long road trips a bit more peaceful. Anticipating a cross-country adventure in a couple of months, I thought that for the price of a tank of gas, it was worth the risk. I must say it took me longer to pull the right size socket and find my tube of anti-seize grease than it did to change out the bafflesÃ¢â¬âbeyond easy! I planned to drive with it in for a couple of days, then put it back on the shelf until my trip, but I love it so much itÃ¢â¬â¢s never coming out! Where the Super Q is nice, the Super Q with packed baffle is sublime. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s like changing the station from Kris Kristofferson to Lou Rawls! Thanks for a great, affordable little part, Brian Goodwin.
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