Good-Win Racing makes and sells more MX5 Miata Exhausts than any other company, and we use that experience to help YOU find the best MX5 exhaust choice. We provide an estimate of how much louder each exhaust choice is over stock sound levels in the product description for most of our MX5 Miata exhausts. We have MX5 Miata exhausts designed for street use, race use, as well as MX5 Miata exhausts designed to handle a performance header or supercharger. One VERY important factor to consider is how factory options change the listening environment of the MX5 driver. The driver of a manual transmission soft top equipped MX5 Miata has a VERY different vehicle in terms of sound dynamics than does the owner of an automatic transmission equipped folding hardtop MX5 Miata. Street drivers of otherwise stock manual transmission soft top equipped MX5 Miatas tend to prefer exhausts choices such as our best selling RoadsterSport II or our Racing Beat dual tipped exhaust. However, owners of automatic equipped MX5 Miatas, and any MX5 owner with a folding hardtop, usually prefer the RoadsterSport SuperQ Dual exhaust. All owners considering further modifications such as performance headers, performance midpipes, and superchargers, are strongly encouraged to consider the RoadsterSport SuperQ. Finally, we offer "Race" singles that are designed for the sound limits of SCCA events and tracks such as Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, though some will find them appropriate for their street use. If you have any questions about which MX5 exhaust is best for you, please contact us today.
UPDATE....A revolution in exhaust technology finally in a Miata application, our new HELMHOLTZ midpipe features an exclusive side branch resonator that massively reduces the standing wave 'boominess' inside the exhaust system BEFORE it gets to your muffler of choice! Cuts the 'booming' frequencies of 120-130hz by 48+db inside a top up Miata cabin which is a common source of complaints with aftermarket exhausts on the MX5. Result is all the FUN throaty sounds you want, and no drone!
After reading many other positive reviews on both the GWR and Miata forums I finally decided to buy this product. My main concern for many months was whether or not I was up to the task of installing the header. But with the excellent instructions on Brian's forum as well as several Miata forum threads it turned out easier than I expected.
After receiving notice that the header would arrive on a Friday afternoon, I began the disassembly process. After about 3 hours I had the stock manifold out. Later that afternoon the new catted header arrived right on schedule. And it is a thing of beauty. I opted for the stainless version. Installation on Saturday morning took another 3 hours, although I could have shaved some time off of that but I was actually enjoying the process of double checking torque values and cleaning up my engine compartment. I already have the GWR catted midpipe, so that connection was a snap.
I put everything back together, reconnected my battery, and went for a drive. NO CODES! Nice throaty sound with my RSII muffler, and a significant boost in power and low/mid torque. Another happy camper here. I since have added a M-E tune and I feel I have realized all of the gains that Brian has achieved on his 2012 project Miata. I've put several hundred miles on my Miata since the install with zero problems. This is the car that Mazda should have built all along. Thanks Brian.
-- Ron P.
Hello Brian, the swaybar and endlinks came in today. I am very pleased with the packaging and it arrived on time. Also thank you for excellent customer service and correcting my order no-hassle. I will definitely be ordering from Good-Win Racing again.