A Revolutionary Helmholtz Chamber Race Muffler for Max Fun!
PART NUMBER: 61-1733
Most FUN Miata race muffler right here, yet not for everyone!
Call it Dual Personality, Call it Jekyll and Hyde, this is the Rebel in our exhaust lineup and the sound level result depends on what you are doing with the gas pedal and the gear selection. Slam the gas to the floor and run for redline and you get a wonderfully throaty throbbing exotic racing rumble with lots of burble that sounds BETTER than an MX5 Cup Car. BUT when you close throttle you do NOT get the drone and cabin resonance of those pure race cars, instead it gets relatively mild on decel and when just cruising in top gear on the freeway. What we have here is the first Miata Race muffler sane folks can really live with every day without pissing off the wife or the neighbors (unless they WANT to).
Continuing with the dual personality, with the top DOWN it makes lots of fun sound as you work the gears, yet with the top up and cruising just a mild purr on mild acceleration and very little drone when you close the throttle or engine brake or run light throttle up hill.
The secret to getting all this fun without the pain of drone on decel is the exclusive Helmholtz chamber included in this design. In fact, this design is ALL Helmholtz and no traditional sound absorbing materials unless you get the optional race baffle.
Tarnish Alert! One downside of making this minimum weight is no fake double walled tip to keep the outside metal looking pretty, you must expect with this single walled choice that it will tarnish with heat because that's what happens to single walled stainless steel. If that will bother you, get any of our other choices that has a double walled tip and weighs more as a result (see our SuperStreet Single and TwinTip in particular since they are based on same straight pipe design).
How did we do it? We outfitted our 2016 with a computer and sound spectrum analyzer and microphones and drove it under varying conditions and loads with and without muffler. We then use that data and some special software to calculate the particulars of the Helmholtz chamber to precisely knock down the frequencies we do not want to hear in the car while allowing the good throaty burble fun sounds to pass through. In brief, FUN when you want it, and mild when just cruising. The Helmholtz chamber knocks down over 40db of sound in the 120-130 hertz range. That does NOT mean no bass sound, it does mean massive reduction of drone you otherwise get with a straight pipe design
All this in a 12 pound design, a big drop from the 20.5 pound factory muffler. Includes a straight through high flow design from the midpipe out the polished pipe tip for max power.
SHIPPING NOTE...ships factory direct to you. All POLISHED 304 stainless steel construction and LIFETIME warranty. Uses stock hangers and connects to either our midpipe or the stock midpipe.
NO BAFFLE INCLUDED but takes our optional Race Baffle that slides in and lowers sound level for the extra long drives or between racing weekends (baffle sold separate on this website).IF you have more than 20,000 miles add a fresh donut gasket, our item 61-2144, factory part number RFK2-40-581) The factory designed the joint between muffler and midpipe as BOTH a flex joint and a sealing point and the impregnated graphite 'donut' gasket slowly grinds itself thinner and thinner. Those under 20k miles usually find the original still works great, those over about 20k miles usually best to start with fresh donut.
Proudly made in the USA, emissions legal in CA and every other State of the Union.
BRIAN'S APPLICATION NOTES: Mild when cruising on otherwise stock ND, delivering a classic sports car BARK and THROATY RUMBLE when you wind it out to redline, lots of fun burble when just playing with the throttle around town. Easily UNDER our local SCCA sound limits on otherwise stock Miata (our SCCA limit here is 93 db at 50 feet and even in the rain our testing found it easily under our strictly enforced sound limits). Also easily under the most strict 92db days at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca when used on otherwise stock ND. Result is TONS of fun, will make many of you laugh out loud. You also get the best performance from the straightest and cleanest flow out the exhaust cutout you can get, and much lower weight. Nonetheless, this choice is NOT for the faint of heart!!! The most common question we will get on this one is: "will it be too loud" and we cannot answer that one for you because the "right" sound level is a matter of entirely subjective personal preference. We can say our experience with thousands of customers has taught us that Automatic transmission owners prefer our SuperQ choices. And if our RoadsterSport SuperQ is 10 to 15% more sound than stock (depending on use of removable baffle), this RACE is a full 50 to 55% more sound than stock when on throttle, though perhaps just 20% over stock when cruising home in high gear and low rpms. Not designed for use on car with header or midpipe change, designed for max fun on otherwise stock exhaust system. Adding header adds a massive amount of sound, thus we suggest customers considering adding a header should look to our SuperQ choices. The issue with using adjustable length midpipe with this three hanger design is that customers rarely get the length correct and that can put too much stress on the connection between helmholtz chamber and straight pipe, so if you insist on adding midpipe with this design be careful to get length of midpipe accurate (hangers aligned nicely straight up and down for midpipe) and use thicker hanger from the rear to better support the bigger midpipe.
Slant cut to dress it up just a bit!
Ride Along with our RoadsterSport Race in a Launch Edition owned by local customer Mark Booth below, big thanks to Mark for the great video!
Note the RACE does not include any baffle but we offer an OPTIONAL
Packed Baffle that gives you the ability to quiet it down significantly. Adding our RoadsterSport Midpipe doesn't change the character of the sound but adds ANOTHER 20% more sound over and above what you get with the RoadsterSport Race. Below is a sample of that sound combo of our RoadsterSport Midpipe and this RoadsterSport Race muffler courtesy of our own Ryan Passey:
BRIAN'S INSTALL NOTES:
Installation of this Miata exhaust is SUPER EASY using the stock hardware already on the car...just two stock 14mm bolts to loosen! When you open the big box you will find separate foam wrap on the exhaust tip, leave that foam around the tip during your install to protect the polished tips and your car's soft plastic in the exhaust cutout. Use gloves. Note the 'bolts' from the factory are actually studs with springs and nuts and the factory usually jams the nuts on so hard that unbolting it will bring the stud out too. If that does not happen then use a 13mm long socket to unscrew the studs, or use jam nut technique where both nuts are put on one stud against each other and then wrench used on the inner of the two to back out the stud. Then lube up the stock exhaust hangers with dish soap and yank stock muffler back and forth to work the soap into the rubber hangers and then the muffler will slide off those rubber hangers easily. Then hang the new muffler on the wet and soapy rubber hangers and torque 'bolts' with the springs back in place to 30ft/lbs. Now you can remove foam tip wrap. Note the muffler to midpipe joint is a ball socket connection for the first time on a Miata, it is designed to move a lot on that very special stock high density ball socket gasket, so please do not add sealants that will gum up that dry ball socket joint. Our pipe size is bigger than OEM for best flow, that means the stock donut gasket sinks a bit deeper than with factory muffler. Our flange is designed as a dual purpose item that allows going to flat gasket if you later go 2.5 inch midpipe, at which point the midpipe has a flex joint to replace function of the donut. After install hold you hands about 2 inches from gasket connection with car running to check if you feel 'puff puff puff' indication of leak against your hands, if you do check your install or replace the factory gasket (our item 61-2144, factory part number RFK2-40-581 )
Local Fast Buddy Jeff Cawthorne laying down fast time in his new ND. Our RoadsterSport Race muffler adding some sound!
And leaving the line at SCCA autocross event:
Another Great Customer Video
Finally, TWO customers with this Race muffler, one following the other on the sort of fun canyon drive that Miata dreams are made of!
Dyno Results! From Grassroots MotorSports Magazine's testing, 8 hp from just a muffler on ND1...when the muffler is a straight pipe design like RoadsterSport Race and SuperStreet Single Tip and SuperStreet Twin Tip.
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Install was simple on our 3k mile Miata. Absolutely love the sound. Very happy with the product and would recommend to all ND owners
Installed today....it's like my Miata has seriously come alive after swapping the stock muffler with this Goodwin "Race" bolt-on. WOW! What a difference! Cold start sounds great, but where she really shines is at 4000+ rpm. Very happy so far, and it's honestly a whole new (and better) experience getting on the gas and now hearing some real sound coming from this little four banger. Good times
The item arrived just a couple of days after the order was submitted. The stock exhaust removal was easy but despite penetrating oil use, the nut was stuck on the bolt... no problem... as I read the instructions and read the trouble shooting discussion on miata forum. I was ready with couple of 9/16" ID washer which slides over the wide portion of the bolt/stud. this was to compensate for the larger diameter of the Race exhaust and fit of the doughnut. installation took less than half an hour(sprayed penetrating oil on the nut about an hour earlier) without any leak.
At idle it sounds just a tad louder than the stock. At lower rpms 0-4k there is a bit of low frequency boom but that is to be expected. Tolerable and noticeable. Above 4k the drone is gone and sound is great. I can actually hear my exhaust now.
At highway speed, the wind and tire noise is so loud that I cannot tell any difference in sound.
Great purchase! highly recommended
A very high quality product. Good looking and just the sound I was wanting. Installation was a breeze, thank you Good-Win, thank you Mazda.
I can highly recommend this product!
I. Love. This. Exhaust.
I recently bought a 2017 RF, but coming from a Fiat 500 Abarth, the stock Miata exhaust was far too tame for my liking. I waffled a bit about which one to go with, till I saw a post from Brian on one of the forums comparing the two, saying it was basically the same, but a little quieter when cruising. So I took the chance and ordered one.
It arrived super fast and was packed exquisitely. Removing the OEM and installation couldn't have been simpler. I think the entire process took me less than 90 minutes, and that includes 20 minutes spent trying to get one of the studs out of the socket it got stuck in when I removed it from the OEM muffler.
IMO, this is what the Miata should have sounded like from the factory. Throaty, aggressive, and trumpet-like above 5k. Nice and mellow when cruising. Almost no drone at all at normal cruising RPMs. I giggle every time I lean into the throttle, and I smile just pushing the button to fire it up.
Can't say enough good things about it. If you're on the fence, just buy it.
Excellent build quality, wonderful sound track, with only one complaint. The mid-pipe to muffler coupling does not seal properly. I even paid ~$50 for a new gasket and replaced the old gasket, but the problem continues.
Thanks for your review! If you're seeing condensation dripping from that junction, that is normal and does not mean there is a leak. You can verify if you have a leak by holding your hands around the junction and feeling for air escaping while the engine is running.
-- The Good-Win Racing Team
I put the first Race I purchased on a 2016 Club with the BBR turbo. The second one went on the 30AE. The third one is a Christmas present for my GF's future ND2 once we find it
I have also installed the Race on four friend's ND Miatas. The installation is quick and easy and the fitment is good.
The Race is a quality product, provides great sound and I love that sound on each of the Miatas I have installed it on for a total 2 on my cars and 4 on friend's cars and one more to be installed on the GF's ND2 once we find it.
This exhaust turned out to be exactly what I hoped it to be! Loud and fun when on throttle and quiet and not much louder than stock when cruising in 6th gear. The best part is that the tone of this exhaust is not your typical "straight pipe" ricer sound. It is a much more refined and "grown up" tone that actually sounds great for a 4 cylinder engine. It is a perfect match for this car and has really injected so much more personality into the car than I ever expected. Cant wait to take the car to the blue ridge mountains in a few months and hear that exhaust echoing on the rock walls and tunnels! Some say it can add an MPG or two, but so far mine has gone down by one or two MPG. But that's just because I want to hear that exhaust haha.
The exhaust came well packaged and had no damage on it upon delivery. I was really impressed with the build quality of the system, as the welds are beautiful and the fit on the car was perfect. I put a metal coating product from AMMO NYC on the single wall tip, so hopefully I can mitigate the tarnishing over time. Super easy install once you get some soapy water on the exhaust hangers. Probably only took 20-30 min total to swap out the stock muffler. Would definitely recommend this exhaust to anyone looking to extract that sports car sound, but could see how it is not for everyone.
One of the best purchases I've made for my MX-5, and my only regret is not buying it sooner. The exhaust is only loud during cold starts and full throttle. Otherwise, it is only slightly louder than stock if you are cruising along. It wakes the car up and makes you want to drive.
The exhaust is significantly lighter than the OEM exhaust, construction is top-notch, and shipping was three business days after I purchased it online. No supply chain issues with Good-Win Racing.
The hardest part of the installation was removing the rubber hangers, but some soapy water did the trick. After that, it is only two bolts to remove. You don't need to jack the car up. I did the installation in my apartment garage in about 30 minutes.
Before getting the exhaust I was hesitant and I did my research and looked up videos and I called different places in the Escondido and they were going to charge me a few hundred to install it and Rockys Miatomotive was less than a hundred to install it and he was quick to install it and was an interesting person and when he first turned the car on after installing the exhaust I knew I made a great choice and I drove the car home back to the Escondido area and it was phenomenal the sounds was nice especially down shifting to third and second at mid-high rpms, I had the install for a month now and has been great I have noticed it has saved me MPGs as well about 1.3 but I have an AEM Filter too and drive it well lol but great exhaust tone nice not raspy or obnoxious but performance tone, satisfied with purchase, the exhaust was a little dusty when I looked at it but I cleaned it with a Mirco cloth and it was all good. :)
Always the highest quality from you guys. And I mean always. I pulled my other exhaust I got from you out and then I realized that I needed to extract studs and switch them over to the other exhaust. I sat up with the exhaust in my lap and the studs came out with fingers LOL zero rust. I just love things made by people that appreciate quality. It is literally a 5-minute swap Jack it up couple of jack stands bing bang boom.
Okay well Fair notice I do have the large mid pipe and header system so I installed this Muffler just to mess about with my friends. When we go to J D M Meats I slap it in for the smile that gives me but it is super loud this way. Oddly enough even with it being ridiculously loud when you get on it it is quiet on the highway. The Herzog chamber technology is truly incredible. I pulled it off my car and put my original super q from the set I purchased here back on my car and let my friend with a 2017 install it and his is superstock nothing done to it and it sounds really good. Really good Ã°Å¸âÂ
Now if you do have headers and the high-flow mid pipe like I do it is obnoxiously loud when you really get on it and cold start. But boy is it fun LOL. You can't feather it out and drive Ultra soft and it is almost not noticeable but once you get on it it's as loud as it can be. Like I said very fun.
This is a thing of beauty. The sound is perfect. Thank you.
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