Customer Reviews: Racing Beat Power Pulse CX-5 Exhaust 2013-2017
After looking high and low for exhaust upgrades for the CX 5, I found myself purchasing Racing Beat Power Pulse.
Pros: Adds a great look to the backside of the vehicle.
Noticed a slight increase in MPG in town.
Sight more power off the line and when skyactiv comes alive around 3.5k and 4k.
Took about 30 min. to install without jacking up the car. (soak those rubber mounts with a lubricant.)
Cons: Not show car quality welds.
Spot welds are very noticeable on muffler.
Exhaust tone is a bit on the mellow side unless your in the power band or at a cold start.
Weight is just about the same as stock.
In closing I wished other exhaust builders would step it up and build a axle back. I'm not totally dissatisfied but I'm glad I paid less than most for this exhaust system.
Purchased this for my 2014 AWD CX-5 2.5l to give it a bit more of a "zoom-zoom" sound. Installation was beyond easy and took about 20 mins tops. We backed up the car on a hill and didn't even need to jack the car up to install it. This exhaust is about 10-15% louder then stock and has a nice deep tone. The 2.5 Sky-active Mazda's tend to have loud engines to begin with so adding the RB Power Pulse balances the car and brings that noise to the rear. When your slowing down to a stop you can now hear the car downshift instead of just feeling it which is an added bonus. You can hear the exhaust the most during the lower RPMS (1k-4K) range where the car tends to hangout if you drive an automatic. When you are at cruising speed the exhaust is close to stock (sound level wise) which means 0% drone if you were wondering. I also own a NC Miata with a GWR Roadster II exhaust (25% Louder over stock) in comparison the CX-5 tone is very similar but doesn't have the burbles and just slightly quieter. This is why I give it about a 10-15% louder then stock. If you purchase this exhaust and its not loud enough for you then you could always delete the resonator. If your using your CX-5 as a family car this exhaust is a perfect option when considering exhausts. Overall an amazing exhaust and kudos to Racing Beat on developing this product.... Too bad our cars didn't come stock with it.
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