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Thats not a particularly realistic sound clip. In reality,the kakimoto is much louder. Also, I don't think its made too well, as I've heard of lots needing welding repairs. 4" tip (or larger), so depending on the rest of your system, you might get a few knocking sounds unless you modify the rubber exhaust hangers.

Bit of an exhaust for kids, IMHO.
 

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Yeah, I've seen the ad for this exhaust - the tip it too large (for me) and the owner is scared to demonstrate it above 3kprm....

Is there any exhaust available for the miata that doesn't sound like a fart in a bean-can?
 
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Yeah, I've seen the ad for this exhaust - the tip it too large (for me) and the owner is scared to demonstrate it above 3kprm....

Is there any exhaust available for the miata that doesn't sound like a fart in a bean-can?
There are plenty of tame cupholder crowd options from name brands like RB, FM, Borla, Thermal, Pacesetter, etc.
 

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I think people miss the point. I don't think the Kakimoto system is a great quality exhaust to be spending your hard earned (or someone else's) on. Just because its Japanese, doesn't make it great. There are plenty of other Japanese systems, much the same price, which are far higher quality. I also dare say, if you do like the look, a specialist exhaust builder can make a system far higher quality and better fitting than a mass produced system. I've seen some truely exquisate systems built and fitted by UK exhaust makers for the same or less money as supply only from some mass produced brand. But I suppose brand counts above all.

Another factor to consider is that this exhaust has been made for a RHD car. The poster has a US-spec Miata, in Portugal. 9 times out of 10, there are no problems fitting an aftermarket RHD exhaust to a LHD car, and vice versa. But on occasion, you do get slight fit problems, due to the differences in downpipes. I have had a lot of problems with fit using a German-sourced header and a UK made catback. This same catback fits perfectly with stock headers (rhd) and Japanese headers. Maybe the cahnge in fit was due to the quality of the German header, or maybe a desire to clear LHD car steering columns. Its something to exercise a little care; unless you know the exhaust will fit a LHD car perfectly, or you are getting it super cheap, be very careful. I guess, in Europe, these exhausts go for 600-700 Euros and up, whereas a quality stainless steel European-made exhaust will cost, typically, 450-550 Euros.

I still don't like Chav Motors, and that doesn't make me a rancid fart, does it?

Have a look at a Larini system:
http://www.larinisystems.com/

Some great videos of various Italian exotica being raked.

The 100mm tip system is a bargain, and well designed and made. Plus a lifetime warranty, which you won't get with Kakimoto. I'm sure they will oblige you with a different tip design. I know these systems sound great from the outside (proper, grownup, deep sound, without the numbing droning you get with some of the loud sports systems.

Kakimoto system:


Larini 100mm:



System:



On the Larini website, you can see the Larini single tip system. I linke the mid-pipe design. Very straight, no mid-silencer. Compares well to the Borla system for gas flow, and I still think the Borla represents one of the best systems (in terms of releasing more power) around.

Delivery to the EU is cheap as well. This will probably be my next exhaust (though technically my Mongoose is supposed to last until the end of time, free of charge....).
 

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I have already enquire Larini for a price to Portugal, it will be around 400 euros ($527). I love the sound of the system.

here some sound clips from the Larini system

4" tip
http://www.mazda-mx5-shop.com/video/Larini4Inch.mov

3" tip
http://www.mazda-mx5-shop.com/video/Larini3Inch.mov

The main pipe i think is around 50mm (2")

The BBK system from ILMotorsport is around 550 euros

I know a company especialized on fabricating exhaust, and a system is around 200+Taxes, but have to leave car for 2 days, just to go there and come home is around 140 in petrol and toll, all add up is near 400 euros.
 

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I have already enquire Larini for a price to Portugal, it will be around 400 euros ($527). I love the sound of the system.

here some sound clips from the Larini system

4" tip
http://www.mazda-mx5-shop.com/video/Larini4Inch.mov

3" tip
http://www.mazda-mx5-shop.com/video/Larini3Inch.mov

The main pipe i think is around 50mm (2")
You'll find virtually all aftermarket exhausts will use a 2" dia. pipe. Unless you are going FI, there's no reason to demarcate from the stock diameter in this respect.

I know a company especialized on fabricating exhaust, and a system is around 200+Taxes, but have to leave car for 2 days, just to go there and come home is around 140 in petrol and toll, all add up is near 400 euros.
Although more hassle, perhaps a good option; you'll get precisely the exhaust you want. probably quality is much better than mass market. However, depends on the quality of the stainless steel used; as a minimum, you need SS304 throughout. Watch out if they are using silencer componants stamped "Powerflow"; these are South African made, and cheap.
 

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