Customer Reviews: RoadsterSport STREET SINGLE MX5 Miata Muffler, Just 12 pounds! 2006-2015
I have already give the RSS a review but the one thing no one has stated is that after about 1500 miles the muffler brakes in it has a drop in tone. I'm using on 2.
5l PHRT with no complaints great sound on and off throttle.
Got this to round off the complete exhaust system from 1.8 header to mid pipe with converter on a 2.5 swap sounds really good. Just finished 1100 mile road trip and all works very well never got to be to much hard top up.
having grown up in the muscle car era and exhausts that actually produced some sound, I needed to do something about the non-existent exhaust sound of the MX-5. The Street Single peaked my interest as it provided a straight through design with a single outlet very similar to the classic designs of the 1960's British sports cars I use to own and the Cherry Bomb mufflers I use to love as a young adult. Of course, I read the review. Listened to the Youtube clips. And heard people say it's too loud for street use, especially on an automatic. Nonsense! This is the perfect muffler for the Miata. This should be the standard muffler or at least a factory option for the car. It gave the car the deep throaty sound it so desperately needs. For me it reminds me of the deep mellow tone of a 60's-something Austin-Healey 3000 or Jaguar XK-E. I use my Miata for my daily commute (40 miles each way) and most of that is on Interstate highway. In no way is it too loud or produces what many call a 'drone'. I love it. If you want something quieter than this baby, I'd suggest staying with the stock unit. I totally agree that there is no need for dual exhaust on this car with a single down pipe. unneeded weight. unneeded complexity.
I got the Good-Win Racing Street Single exhaust installed a few weeks ago and I'm very happy with it. I was actually surprised by how quiet it was as I was expecting a "barely streetable" exhaust but it is very tame by my standards anyway.
Build quality is excellent. Very nicely polished stainless.
The price for this exhaust is very reasonable and I consider it a value purchase.
That stock exhaust is a freakin' monster but it came out easily by lubing up the hangers and using a breaker bar as a pry bar to push the hangers off the stock muffler supports.
Install was super easy--stick the two supports in the stock rubber hangers--again easy with lube. Position the exhaust to square up the muffler and exhaust tubing flanges and two bolts. It is a good idea to re-torque the bolts after an hour or so of driving on the new exhaust.
I really like how Good-Win was smart enough to put the can on the passenger side of the car to help balance it. Removing 15lbs from the absolute tail of the car also helps the car's handling by reducing the polar moment.
The exhaust tone is excellent with a nice deep rumble at idle and more of everything at upper rpm but it's not annoying at all. If this thing had a volume control I'd turn it up a little (I'm coming from an S2000 race car).
There is no drone at all.
Two thumbs way up for the Street Single exhaust.
Received RSS 3 days after ordered it. The build and finish of muffler is very nice. There is no instruction come with the part. I was able to find some installation instruction online. It is also helpful from Brain's exhaust blog write up. Thanks to my best friend Steven C. who has some experience in installation of RX8 exhaust. It took him about 1 hour to install it. The most difficult part of installation is remove the factory muffler from hanger. Hand wash soap helps a bit to lubricate and reduce friction of the rubber hangers. The RSS fit perfectly to the factory mid-pipe. We reused the factory gasket. There is no leak after installation. The sound of the RSS is just right. It sounds very classy. Very deep sound. I personally don't like loud exhaust like Harry Davidson motorcycles. The muffler provides sound almost like deeper sound of Infiniti G35. Sweet spot of the muffler is at 3000 rpm. The appearance is perfect. Since NC1's rear bumper doesn't have the obvious cut of 2 holes, it looks like factory quality. I am not sure about the Q muffler. However, if you worry about too loud, it shouldn't be. My 3 years old son enjoys it as well. He hates loud noise. You can't find better muffler than this. Appearance, ease installation, sound, weight reduction, price and customer service all 5 stars. Thanks Brains coming up with a perfect product.
When I bought this vehicle for the wife last year, I had already heard all the stuff about NC models losing touch by adding weight. I agreed. I never understood the need for dual exhaust on a 4 cylinder motor. Also, never heard any aftermarket duals worth 400+ dollars to add little sound quality, let alone be lighter. Then I found the Street single. THIS IS THE WAY THE CAR SHOULD COME FROM THE FACTORY.The tinny staccato becomes a full sound, zero drone on accel and the little you get on decel is a non issue IMHO even with top up. It makes it sound like a sports car instead of an econo box.You do notice the 15 lbs it removes from the tail. The wife loves it and I'm not even using the baffles (I'll save those for the header next season). Weight is the enemy, this exhaust defeats the enemy!
This exhaust is perfect coupled with the Racing Beat race mid pipe. I couldn't be happier and now can't drive this car enough. Time to head to the mountains!
Love it !!! The sound is perfect. Not too loud just right. Nice tone, not that high pitch you hear from the Hondas. Got it Saturday evening and put it on the car Sunday morning. At cruising speeds it's barely louder than stock but when you downshift or stomp on it you hear that sweet music. Happy, Happy, Happy !!!
Received my GWR RSS on Tues. and wanted to give a Five Star recommendation. Removal of the OEM and install of the RSS were simple and with the aid of a few nights of spraying the OEM nuts/bolts with penetrating oil, things went easy.
I could not be happier with the RSS. As far as any drone associated with using the RSS on a autotrans NC, both my wife and I found it to be absolutely a non-issue. The sound from the RSS is a full deep throaty sound as close to classic sports car sound as I imagine possible with catted mid pipes and stock headers. It really sounds great, with no raspy ricer civic bapbapbap coming off the throttle. Leave it in "D" or paddle shift your heart out, it sounds great on upshifts as well as down.
The finish is excellent, and the weight savings significant.
Truly, it is the muffler that should come standard on new Miatas. My car is stock and it is pretty much used for fun outings either solo or with my wife. For me, anything quieter would be less than I'd hoped for, and anything louder would be overdoing it. Really nice!
Brian - got it today, put it on after work. Wow! You guys nailed it - the sound is perfect! Better than the Race Single. Thanks for producing such a good quality product. The wife even likes it...
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