Good-Win Racing Mazda Performance Parts

Racing Beat RX8 Header


RX8 2004-2011 · Exhaust

Part Number: 61-0296

Application: 2004-2011

Reg. Price: $536.00

Sale Price: $529.00


Racing Beat RX8 Header
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After many months of engine dyno testing, production refinements, and a couple of supplier turnovers, Racing Beat has released their RX-8 header! As developed and tested on Racing Beat's engine dyno, the Racing Beat header produced a peak horsepower improvement of over 4 HP.

The Racing Beat RX-8 header is constructed using 100% stainless steel for superior quality, performance and appearance. Racing Beat's exclusive cast stainless-steel mounting flange has been designed to allow the smooth transition of the exhaust gas flow from the engine to the primary tubing. Incorporated into the flange design are critical emission control air passages that were included on the OEM flange design. These small passages allow air to be pumped into the exhaust ports to aid in more efficient catalytic converter function.

While this header is not considered emissions legal for street use, Racing Beat's RX8 header does not remove any catalytic converters, and is equipped with an oxygen sensor fitting and retains all emissions control functionality. The Racing Beat Header utilizes 1.75 OD, 14 gauge (.083"), mandrel-bent, 304 stainless steel tubing and features an exclusive Racing Beat engine-to-header flange.

All required mounting hardware, an outlet gasket, and instructions are included. A engine-to-header gasket is NOT supplied with the kit, but the stock unit can be re-used unless it shows signs or damage, leakage, or extended wear.

*Legal in California only for racing vehicles, which may never be used upon a highway.

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Brian, Thank you!!! We last spoke in November about some upgrades for my 2011 MX5 soft top. It has finally warmed up in NE Ohio and two relaxed weekends of wrenching on my car were well worth the effort. Installation of the RoadsterSport ceramic coated street header was straight forward and took under 8 hours, including a 40 minute test drive and cleanup of the garage! Combined with the RoadsterSport Q exhaust, the sound is fantastic and the increased torque, horsepower and performance make it a blast to drive. The addition of the Cobalt shock tower brace, Racing Beat sway bars, ILM front power train and X braces really enhanced the ride - minimal body roll, comfortable and very responsive. Your recommendations really helped transform the car from great to fantastic. Your research, product development and candid recommendations make you a standout in the industry. My only questions are - what's next on my list .... And how soon will my wife want the same upgrades on her 2012 PRHT ... Again, thank you!!! Charles G

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