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Raceing Beat Dual tip Muffler

[6/25/2009] Reviewed by: Stan Ziembienski - harleyj1947@comcast.net

Applicable to: '99-'05 1.8 liter

Raceing Beat Dual Tip Muffler

I have a 2002 Miata MX5 LS. I wanted to replace the stock wimpy sounding muffler. After reading several reviews and contacting an individual who also placed a review, I was convinced to go with the race beat duals. Removal of the stock muffler was a snap, just lube up the bolts and rubber hangers with WD40 or a silicone spray. The part that took me the longest was cutting out the notch for the other tip only because it had to be absolutly perfect and believe me, I was scared. Useing the supplied template and makeing sure it was taped perfect I scribed a line with a sharp tip marker. The directions say to make another dotted mark 1/8 away from the template mark. I dissagree with that much, a 1/16 is plenty because you will spend too much time sanding. When Idone with the finish sanding, you could not even tell that it was not a factory cutout. It was absolutly perfect because I did not rush it. I purchased this muffler from Raven Wing who had the best price and extreemly h! elpfull with my purchase. This muffler when new is somewhat quiet at idle but has the nice sports car sound when you get on it and the two tips out the back look awesome. I highly reccomend this muffler if you are an adult and you don't want to listen to an anoying droan while cruising.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely


Racing Beat Dual Outlet Muffler

[6/16/2007] Reviewed by: Bill Latsha - wjlatsha@ptd.net

Applicable to: '99-'05 1.8 liter

Racing Beat Dual outlet muffler, with outlet on each side of the car.

I want to give you some feedback on the Racing Beat Dual Muffler I put on my 2002 Miata. I will compare this to the Racing Beat Single, Borla 'Touring' Dual, and the Silverline Dual. I have had all of these on my Miata in my search for a muffler I could deal with. * "Background info" My main problem was a LOUD "Bass Drone" between 2,000 RPM, and 3,000 RPM, with the most annoying sound around 2,500 RPM, which came inside my car, not the Loudness heard outside the car. The Racing Beat Single, and the Silverline Dual got louder as they broke in up to about 300 miles, and then mellowed around 500 miles. The Racing Beat single had a sound that was "Livable", but the Bass Drone from the Silverline Dual was more than I could take. The Borla “Touring” Dual was so loud right from the start I took it off after a week.

* "Racing Beat Dual Feedback" I have about 2,800 miles now on the Racing Beat Dual muffler, and I feel I will be able to live with this muffler on my Miata. When this muffler is cold, it sounds really good to me. It has a neat throaty sound when you first start it cold. When cold, it is reasonably quiet, with a nice sound. When it gets good and hot it does get louder. It "broke in" a lot slower than the other mufflers. It continually got louder up to around 500 miles. It continued to be loud right up past 1,000 miles. At around 1,400 miles I noticed it starting to "mellow" a little. At 2,800 miles right now, it is somewhat mellowed to where I can live with it. (Getting to like it! ) The RB Dual Muffler does not have a Bass Drone around 2,500 RPM, but is more bass, and loud between 1,000 and 2,000 RPM. I notice this when first starting out from a stop, and slowing to a stop before I push the clutch in to stop. But this has mellowed some too. Overall I say this Racing Beat Dual "IS" different from the others. It has a nice sound outside the car when accelerating. I recently got compliments from others on the last club drive we did. At 3,600 RPM on the 4 lane Highway, it is as quiet as the factory muffler. This is great for my Daily commute to work. The only small negatives are the loud bass under 2,000 RPM, and how loud it does get when really heated up. But I can live with this as it does not have that annoying bass drone inside the car. I love the looks of the Racing Beat Dual tips sticking out the back of my Miata! The welding and polished metal looks super too! Quality is tops! I feel this is definitely the best Dual muffler (of what I have tried) for someone who does not want a real loud muffler. It makes a statement, without being annoying. Installation instructions were very good, especially for the Cut out. But If you remove it, you will have the cut-out still in the bumper.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely


Power Pulse Muffler by Racing Beat w Power Pulse Connecting Pipe

[11/29/2006] Reviewed by: Christopher Caird - cairdchr@hargray.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.8 liter

The product is of very high quality. The polished muffler is beautiful is amazing and offers a very nice chrome touch to a 97M. The reflective surface and welds are solid. I ordered mine with the "Sport" connection pipe which is a cat back system and of the same build quality of the muffler. The packaging of the product in all bubble wrap is a testiment to the care and quality they RB takes with this system.

I had a shade tree garage do all the work for me and they were done in less then 30 mins. After seeing the work done, I kicked myself for not having attempted it myself. As other reviewers will atest, the greatest obstacle is getting under the car to actually do the work. After that, it appeared to be smooth sailing. The sound and note quality is exactly the way I desired. It is a bit louder then stock but in a way that makes the driver know they are in a roadster. The burble as you cruise around is sooo very satisfying. It's great between 1-4000rpm. Once you push it to and past 5000rpm, it doesn't break up or sound like a buzzing bee. I am convinced that the exhaust note has raised my passion for my little car by 2x.

I'd like to state that most reviews often deal with the new experiance of a product. I have reserved my comments until I had the product on my car for well over 2 yrs (2yrs 4mths). I have logged short to long (8hrs) trips over the course of this time period with the PP system. The exhaust not on long trips do not punish a driver in any way. It is actually better then OEM. I have to state that the craftmanship and note quality have not faded/degraded or in anyway changed. Once my 97M exhaust gets warm, the soothing burble note is great and makes me grin every time. I would recommend this product to folks looking to hear a little more out of the exhaust. My father (65) has a 96 A pack and after hearing mine, is convienced he will do the same when his OEM exhaust goes on him.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely


Racing Beat Dual Tip

[4/30/2006] Reviewed by: Tim Downing - tdowning@iw.net

Applicable to: '90 - '97

Cat back Dual Tip by Racing Beat

Installed over a year ago.

Superior quality and finish, adds a whole demension to the rear view of the car. Sound is great, no buzz. I have the connecting pipe with baffles, not the straight pipe and it is plenty bold. Also had a Magnaflow catalytic converter installed and with the Monsterflow intake it is a wonderful package. No doubt a boost in performance.

Not an installed item


Racing Beat dual spread tip exhaust

[2/24/2006] Reviewed by: Rich Pilotte

Applicable to: '99 + 1.8 liter

Stainless steel, dual outlet muffler with shielded tips.

Beautiful workmanship- even the flange is cast stainless. Etched "Racing Beat" on the side of the tips very classy. Perfect fit. Easy off and easy on. Cutting the bumper was the touchiest part- no "do overs". Supplied template was easy to align and a Dremel tool made the perfect cut. Roadside tip sat a little lower but bending the hanger bracket with a pry bar leveled it just right. Sounds so mellow at low r.p.m.s and husky at 3500 plus.

There was a 2006 NC next to the lift and the Racing Beat system made the O.E.M. dual setup look cheesey.

Difficult to remove without leaving damage


Racing Beat Power Pulse Muffler

[11/3/2005] Reviewed by: Garrett Gatlin - Garrett@SilverMiata.com

Applicable to: '99 + 1.8 liter

Power Pulse High Flow Muffler for 99-05 Miata.

I received my muffler in less than a week from www.OKMiata.com. The most difficult part of the install was getting my old muffler off. I followed the simple directions included with my new muffler including the suggestion to use WD40 to loosen the old bolts and hangers. The new muffler went on very well and looks EXCELLENT.

This is one of the best mufflers I have ever installed on a car. The exhaust I built for my 97 Honda Del Sol sounded loud and obnoxious at high RPM. Not so with this muffler. It is barely louder than stock and reminds me much of the new 2006 Miatas. My car now sounds like it should have when I drove it off the lot. I'm very happy with the money spent.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely


Racing Beat Power Pulse muffler with Resonator

[8/15/2005] Reviewed by: Andy Y

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.8 liter

Racing Beat Power Pulse muffler with Resonator

Installed on a otherwise stock 94R. Very quiet system, it may actually be more quiet at the upper rpms than the stock system. Sounds like the stock systems except without that "putt putt" sound. I don't think there is any power increase t all, maybe a little in the higher rpms.

Over 30 minutes to remove completely


Racing Beat Exhaust

[7/28/2005] Reviewed by: Ryan - ryanweis@charter.net

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.6 liter

Racing Beat muffler, pipe and high flow catalytic converter from MMMiata

The car failed emissions so I was in for some exhaust work. While getting the cat I decided to get everything else too. This system moves the 02 sensor from the manifold to the pipe just behind the cat, but the shop that installed it wouldn't run the wire to the new sensor, just plugged the old hole and installed a new sensor I bought. Spliced on a new wire when I got home and ran it down the transmission tunnel with zip ties. Fairly easy.

Thought I would be disappointed when I saw how big the can is on the muffler. I didn't want to be obnoxious, but it suits the car quite nicely. Doesn't stick out too far and fills the hole under the bumper perfectly. Under light acceleration and cruising, it's a pleasant sound (like a Triumph my dad says). But get on it and you can make it sound quite aggressive. A K&N filter in front really opens up the airways. It doesn't sound tinny or high pitched like some tuner cars. Noticable increase in pep. Quite nice for 1600cc! Only drawback so far has been the irregular idle, like the car's relearning how to breath. Occasionally dies at stops after decel.

Over 30 minutes to remove completely


Racing Beat Dual Tip Exhaust

[5/19/2005] Reviewed by: Ian F.G. Dunn - IFGDunn@msn.com

Applicable to: '99 + 1.8 liter

Dual tip stainless steel cat back.

Purchased from Moss. It installed relativly easy on my '01 LS with few tools, only something to cut the bumper and a ratchet to bolt in the new exhaust. It took me about an hour to install due to my fanatical checking and rechecking of the placment for the template required to cut the bumper.

The tone is very nice if you want something that won't attract attention. If you want something that screams "look at me!" then this exhaust is not for you. The look is simply superb, I think this is the way the Miata should have come stock. Placing the OEM muffler and the RB duals side by side on the ground you can see that the RB is top notch quality. The welds are precise and its got a beautiful shine to it. Overall, its a great purchase for someone who wants a more "mature" sounding exhaust, i.e. it doesn't sound like an angry bumble bee.

Difficult to remove without leaving damage


Racing Beat Power Pulse (Single Tip)

[4/26/2005] Reviewed by: Rei Smith - reismith@alltel.net

Applicable to: '99 + 1.8 liter

Aftermarket low flow muffler

Great sound. Combined with AEM Short Ram Intake provides significant power improvement in the midrange. Installed by local muffler shop for <$40.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely


Racing Beat (Single) Power Pulse

[1/27/2005] Reviewed by: Jack Mortimer - jgmortimer@aol.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.8 liter

Stainless steel muffler and connecting pipe on my '96. It cost $75 to have installed by a local muffler shop. Purchased from Go Miata.

I've had it for 2,000 miles and I'm extremely pleased. The sound is perfect for me. The volume is a bit louder than stock but falls short of being embarassingly loud. The depth and quality of the sound is exactly what I wanted. I get a lot of compliments on it. My wife says "it changes the car from sounding like a toy to sounding like a sports car", and I agree completely. This muffler is the best upgrade I've done to my car.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely


Racing Beat single tip muffler

[10/22/2004] Reviewed by: Gary Kretschmer - kretschmerg@ci.boulder.co.us

Applicable to: '99 +

Racing Beat single tip power pulse muffler purchased from Goodwin. Received in excellent condition due to above average packing. Exhaust tip looked huge while in the box but ended up complementing the car nicely.

Installation was straight forward and took twenty minutes with help from my son. The rubber hangers can be a little tricky. I found that a pair of channel locks helped. I used them to gently pry and stretch the rubber hangers off of the hanger bars on the muffler. The re-install of new muffler took two minutes at most.

Not anywhere near as loud as I was expecting. With top down it doesn't sound much louder than the stock muffler. Top up it is a little lower in tone especially in 3rd gear between 4 and 5K rpm. I'm satisfied, but if your looking to make a significant difference in sound quality this may not be the muffler for you.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely


Racing Beat Single Tip Stainless Steel Exhaust (Power Pulse)

[8/5/2004] Reviewed by: Robert Fischer - rob_fischer@hotmail.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.8 liter

This is the single tip cat-back exhaust from Racing Beat.

Installation was easy. Bolts right onto the stock cat, hangs in the stock hangers, looks great. I had to remove the passenger side rear tie down hook to prevent the exhaust rubbing during quick right turns. This exhaust is a little bit louder than stock and a bit lower in tone as well. Not too loud, though, a good mild upgrade. I've had it on for about 1,000 miles and am very pleased. Fit and finish is impeccable, the stainless steel is highly polished, looks great. The single tip is larger than stock and fits the stock bumper cut-out perfectly.

Over 30 minutes to remove completely


Racing Beat Power Pulse muffler

[8/1/2004] Reviewed by: Tim Langdon - timandcuquis@yahoo.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.6 liter

Product is entirely 304 stainless steel with a thick flange.

Easy to install, hangs on three original rubber mounts. Everything lines up well, and no knocks against frame or suspension components. I did not, however, match it with the PP connecting pipe- I modified the existing one and made my own flange, and did the welding. On the road, I noticed that it breathes freer, especially from about 4000 on up to redline. It's louder than heck at WOT, but I live in Alaska away from the big urban centers, and coincidentally, since I've installed it, I haven't had one moose run out in front of me, which I consider good. It goes great with the 4 into 1 header, and the "test pipe" that I installed. It sounds raspy when cold, then smoothes-out when warmed up. Reminds me of the early Ninja I used to have.

Great product for the price- excellent quality, and good fit. Most noticeable power improvement from around 5000 up, when it really starts pulling. Noticeably heavier than stock, though, which is a consideration for those weight conscious racers who are looking to shave off every unneeded pound.

Not an installed item


Racing Beat Single outlet Muffler

[7/15/2004] Reviewed by: Ken Turnbull - kmt@westman.wave.ca

Applicable to: '90 - '97

Racing Beat Pulse Exhaust with racing mid pipe

Under 30 minutes to install. No hassels

Looks and sounds exactly as expected even with the non resonator midpipe I don't think it is too loud, just right.

Difficult to remove without leaving damage


Racing Beat Dual

[7/6/2004] Reviewed by: Allen Keele

Applicable to: '99 + 1.8 liter

Racing Beat Dual Tip Cat-Back Exhuast

Excellent purchase for my 2000SE.

Bought and installed the dual tip exhaust last November. Excellent fit; no modifiction necessary other than cuttign a second exhaust outlet per the excellent directions and template provided by RB. Oval tips look awesome with the car. No real performance gain noticed. The sound is only slightly louder than stock, with a deeper tone perhaps. Fit and finish are wonderful. No problems after 8 months on the car. Still looks like new. The look is worth the money to me. Since other anticipated exhaust mods (header/mid-pipe) are sure to increase the sound level, I am glad the cat-back is relatively quiet.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely


Racing Beat Twin Tip Exhaust

[6/22/2004] Reviewed by: Jay Condrick - condrickj@comcast.net

Applicable to: '99 + 1.8 liter

Polished Stainless Steel exhaust with Twin Tips

Easy Installation, template provided to cut out lower bumper fascia.

Easy bolt on application. Hardest part is getting the damn rubber hangers off but the whole thing went smoothly. The system itself is beautifully polished, seems a shame to hide under the car. I took it for a nice ride after installation; the sound at idle is just a little deeper, barely discernable. At WOT it has more of a "bark" and after an hour or so I noticed a bit of snarl during abrupt throttle lift off- overall very nice. Best Father's Day gift ever!

Under 30 minutes to remove completely


RB Dual-tip Cat-back Exhaust

[6/4/2004] Reviewed by: Richard Olsen - rdopso@cox.net

Applicable to: '99 + 1.8 liter

The Racing Beat dual-tip exhaust product I installed is a high quality stainless steel cat-back exhaust for 2001-2003 manual transmission Miatas. Its also available for other Miata models as well. This highly polished product would look good sitting on your coffee table as artwork. The slightly oval, 3.5 inch dual exhaust tips are higly polished and engraved with the RB name. The exhaust is heavier than stock but is far better engineered and built.

Having never installed an exhaust before, I was pleasantly surprised when I completed the install with no problems in less than an hour without having to jack up the rear of the car. Removing the two nuts holding the old system to the pipe studs was a snap after spraying them twice the previous evening with WD40. I sprayed the rubber hanger grommets with silicone then simply worked the three hangers out of the grommets by hand in a couple of minutes. Installing the new cat-back was nearly as easy, including cutting the notch in the bumper for the second exhaust tip.

The RB dual tip cat-back exhaust looks and sounds great. The exhaust note is slightly louder and lower in tone that the stock unit, but is not objectionable to me in any way. It has a bit of a low tone rumble at idle that increases in loudness through the rpm range. I have not noticed any real performance enhancement, but the great sound gives the perception of better performance. I would rate this exhaust system as first class in engineering and construction. The installation was simple and can be down by just about anyone who knows which end of a wrench to hang onto. This is not an inexpensive cat-back system, but its definately worth the cost. Best of all, the system looks and sounds wonderful, and substantially enhances the fun of driving my Miata. I highly recommend this system for both looks and sound, as well as general quality.

Over 30 minutes to remove completely


Racing Beat Dual Power Pulse Exhaust

[6/4/2004] Reviewed by: Kenny Reyes - kenmanleo@yahoo.com

Applicable to: '99 + 1.8 liter

Racing Beat Dual Power Pulse Exhaust

The instructions to install the muffler were excellent and easy to follow. Make sure you use some WD40 a few hours before to loosen the nuts holding the muffler to the connecting pipe. I used the provided templet and a utility knife to cut out the opening for the extra tail pipe with no real difficulties. I did not even jack up the car, I just put some blocks under and made sure the parking brake was secure and installed it with no problems.

The muffler too me sounds great or should I say the lack of sound. When I first started the car and reved the engine up I couldn't really tell much of a difference. It is slighty deeper than stock and it was just what I was looking for. I wanted the look of a dual exhaust but without all the noise. I had a 99 miata and now I own a 03 and on the 99 I put a BSP dual on it and it was much louder. As for performance the car revs freer now. From 1 rpm to 7 it is now one smooth transition. Since I live in CA I did not get the headers back because of CARB regs but I'm looking for an altenative probably something custom but this is a start. One other thing the tips on the Racing Beat website look circular but they are actually oval but still look good on the car. I would recommend this product for those looking for a good exhaust and do not want to look and sound ricey coming down the street.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely


Racing Beat Power Pulse Muffler

[5/25/2004] Reviewed by: Lyle Johnson - johnsonl@biotek.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.6 liter

2-piece stainless steel cat-back exhaust system

Do I hang it on the garage wall or under the car? It is beautiful. Great quality finish, sweet welds, flanges, thick large diameter pipe and a perfect fit under the car. After a relatively easy install (four bolts?) I broke out the metal polish and buffed off my fingerprints. I installed this 8 months ago. After about 2 months, the exhaust lost it's "breathy" hollow sound and developed a satisfying "whop". It has a deep tone that belies the little 1.6 liter motor. It sounds as good as it looks, and it looks terrific. Pulling out of the driveway, it sounds powerful, not like the teenage buzz bombs that wake the neighbors. Still, it's hard to resist putting my foot into it every time I take it out.

I appreciate the quality of OEM parts in general and have learned to be careful not to upgrade to dubious quality aftermarket bits. After installing several different brands of [junk] performance exhausts [on other cars] over the last 20 years , I've learned that you never regret buying the best.

Not an installed item


Racing Beat CAT Back Muffler/Exhaust

[5/17/2004] Reviewed by: David Caird - idcaird@aol.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.8 liter

Racing Beat CAT back "Power Plus" Muffler (Single Tip) and PP Connecting Pipe w/Presilencer (Required). My Miata is a '97 M Type with 39K and has not seen a "winter" (Live in MA)

I have had previous experience with the excellent RB Intake w/K&N filter. If anything the Power Plus system is of even higher quality! Almost too pretty to install UNDER a car...even a Miata!

System initially installed locally by Monroe because I don't have anything to lift the car for access. After installation I began to hear a thumping noise from the right rear which was pronounced during right hand turns. Also got, but not always, a thumping at idle when on an uphill. Not on Lefts. Guidance w/in 24 hrs by Email from RB. RB sent me a new connecting pipe at no cost with a "revised" design. Real Solution: '97 M have left and right "tow hook" assemblies attached at the rear of the car...each with 4 bolts. The RB system is just long enough for the weld on the rear RB muffler bracket to contact the right rear "tow hook" assembley under certain driving conditions.I removed the 4 bolts, removed the tow hook assembly, replaced the bolts so they won't get lost and the pounding/banging/thumping went away:) Do it again...YOU BET!!! Overall: Great product. Great response time. Not too loud, not too soft...just right!!!

Over 30 minutes to remove completely


Racing Beat Twin-Tip Muiffler

[5/16/2004] Reviewed by: Eric Freeman - captaineric@msn.com

Applicable to: '99 + 1.8 liter

Stainless steel muffler with dual, side-by-side exhaust pipes

Excellent product! Clear instructions made installation very easy, even cutting out the urethane bumper cover for the larger tips. Sound is fantastic, everything I wanted. A nice mellow rumble that really comes alive at higher revs. Makes driving those mountain roads that much nicer being able to hear the engine.

Highly recommended if you want a good exhaust system upgrade that doesn't look like a S2000 or Mustang. I've always been partial to an exhaust with two pipes next to each other.

Difficult to remove without leaving damage


Racing Beat Twin Tip Stainless Muffler

[2/1/2004] Reviewed by: Marc Teitelbaum - no3minus@hotmail.com

Applicable to: '99 + 1.8 liter

Stainless steel muffler with twin tips (not DUAL). http://store.miataparts.org/racbeattwint.html

Installs fairly easily. Recommend using WD-40 or some such on the 2 bolt for a few days prior to installation.

Sounds slightly louder than stock at idle and low throttle. Nice growl at higher RPMs and WOT. Pipes that connect to stainless tips got some surface rust in the first few weeks after installation, but an abrasive sponge and water took care of most of it. Now the area looks a bit "heat stained", which is fine!

Over 30 minutes to remove completely


Racing Beat Power Pulse Muffler with Power Pulse Connecting Pipe

[12/13/2003] Reviewed by: Ross Cabais - TypeGTV@aol.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

The muffler is all chrome and is heavier than the stock piece. The connecting pipe is also pretty heavy. The flanges on the two are THICK and, as a whole, are very high quality pieces.

The hardest part about this install is that I did it at home and couldn't get the car high. I had to go out and buy ramps. The stock exhaust bolts are very tight. If you don't have the car it's very difficult to remove. That's basically the hardest part. Bolting up the pieces will take you around 5 minutes. All the gaskets and hardwear are included. The nuts and bolts are standard though. The connecting pipe and the muffler connect right where the rear brace is so you don't have to take it off.

Great product. The exhaust tone is very slightly louder than stock. It won't attract attention from cops. The only problem I've had with it is when it cools down it "ticks" from the metal expanding and the way I bolted it up. I haven't really gotten around to adjusting that. Don't really notice a change in power.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely


Racing Beat Power Pulse Muffler

[9/21/2003] Reviewed by: Gregory MacDonald - Gregorymacdonald@att.net

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.6 liter

304 Stainless steel Muffler, Cat back

Great product, best system for the money, wen't with the NON resonated style...to make more noise.

Would buy again, everything I bought from Racing Beat has beed perfect. Good folks, great products. I too have there springs, swaybars and adjustable endliks.

Difficult to remove without leaving damage


Racing Beat Power Pulse Muffler

[7/16/2003] Reviewed by: Bob Rendos

Applicable to: '99 + 1.8 liter

Racing Beat Stainless Steel Power Pulse Exhaust with single tip.

Beautifully made, sturdy, solid muffler. Not quite as shinny as the pictures but still a great looking muffler. Installed without problems, excellent fit. Very quiet at cruising speeds, maybe quieter than stock. Nice growl while on throttle. Very highly recommend this product.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely


Racing Beat Dual exhaust

[6/17/2003] Reviewed by: Ed Hamilton - EvenRedHome@aol.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.6 liter

Very well made exhaust and 'power pulse pipe' with chrome tips. Purchased over the internet from GoMiata with no delay or hitches.

I think this product is made better than stock. The fit and install were a breeze. I was very impressed with the heft and quality of manufacture. Installation cured a couple of phantom rattles I hadn't been able to track down.

I love this exhaust. It quietly rumbles at idle, mildly burbles without popping at deceleration. During acceleration it is all business, belting a powerful growl that belies the mild 1.6 liter stature of my stock engine with mild intake modification. My newest favorite game is to slowly cruise to my parking space on the fifth floor of the parking garage at work, trying to run just the right RPM to set off car alarms on minivans and SUVs. My record to date is three on one trip through the garage. Kewl. No complaints from wife or neighbors.

Difficult to remove without leaving damage


Racing Beat dual exhaust

[4/15/2003] Reviewed by: Ric Wylet - Rawsno@attbi.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.6 liter

Racing Beat dual Exhaust and midpipe for 1.6 Miata. from Go Miata

Right out of the box it was "wow" at first sight the finish is perfect and its almost a shame to have to hide it all under the car.The exhaust note is at idle slightly louder and deeper than stock, but as you go up throught the gears the sound deepens and a great Jag like growl begs for more throttle. I really love this sound!

Intallation was straight forward, be sure to lube the old system bolts days before installing.I used a sheetrock knife for the other cutout and it worked well, lightly sand when done, The included template is perfect! Ny drivers side pipe hung about 3/4in lower than the right so I fixed this with a stainless hose clamp around the rubber mount.I am a novice wrencher, If i can do this, so can you!

Over 30 minutes to remove completely


Racing Beat Power Pulse Stainless muffler

[3/14/2003] Reviewed by: john mardesich - miata@96k.com

Applicable to: '99 + 1.8 liter

Stainless high-flow muffler. Polished muffler canister fitted with stainless steel inlet and outlet pipes, 2.25-inch Straight-Flow internal design. Finished with a 3.5-inch polished 304 stainless steel tip.

Beautifully made piece, gorgeous welds, beefy flange and hangers. Install was easy, same as a stock muffler. Fit was perfect. Performance: This is my only mod so far. Noticeable improvement in mid-range torque and throttle response. Just slighly louder than stock but with a much more pleasing tone. Tip fills the cutout in the bumper perfectly.

Perfect for someone who wants a quiet performance muffler. Highly recommended!

Under 30 minutes to remove completely


Racing Beat Power Pulse Exhaust

[1/12/2003] Reviewed by: Andrew Rodriquez - riot_nrrd@msn.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97

Racing Beat Power Pulse Exhaust and Connection Pipe. 2.25" pipes. Presilencer.

Excellent fit. Spend more time getting the old one off than putting the new one on! After hearing all the horror stoies about fitment, was very pleasantly surprised.

QUIET!!! Almost quieter than the stock exhaust. But eliminates the "putt putt" feel - much smoother. An excellent product for us more low profile types.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely


Racing Beat Dual Exhaust

[12/30/2002] Reviewed by: Dave Conover - conillust@earthlink.net

Applicable to: '90 - '97

Stainless Steel Dual exhaust muffler and connecting pipe (catback)

This system is absolutely beautiful. The quality of the product is spectacular. Total installation ttime was about an hour and a half. Very easy to install, in fact the OEM exhaust was harder to remove than the new one was to put on. Over all the easiest exhaust job I've ever done on any car. Removing the extra cutout for the left pipe was a breeze using a rotozip tool and aligns perfectly very easy to do. Hats off to Mazda and Racing Beat.

A couple of things to note. Because this system is a bit heavier and the pipe diameters are larger, clearance around the connecting pipe is less and in a hard corner to the right the system rubbed against the frame bracing. Maybe new hanger gromets would help here, I resolved this with a temporary fix using a small cable attached to one of the muffler hanger braces and the body frame. Another note is sound. It sounds great, is noticeably louder than stock, not annoying but if your looking for something quiet this is not the ticket. It has a nice low rumble note at idle and when you shift through the gears, well it's hard to keep your foot out of the throttle because it's so fun to listen to. I would say it has some what of a european sound to it. There is a noticeable increase in HP or at least effective use of whats already there. I would say it feels like around 10 HP. Overall it's made the car fun to drive, and just looks so cool from the back. I wo! uld buy it again.

Difficult to remove without leaving damage


Racing Beat Power Pulse Exhaust

[12/18/2002] Reviewed by: Wallace Welch - wwelch@doc.gov

Applicable to: '99 + 1.8 liter

The SS single tip, basic Racing Beat exhaust system, with improved finish and cast flange.

Outstanding. The Racing Beat replaced a very dissapointing Sebring exhaust system that did not perform as well as the Miata stock unit. The Racing Beat is lighter too.

I ordered the Racing Beat unit from the Crazy Red Italian and it arrived in Springfield VA within five days having shipped from their California location. Total work time, including jacking the left rear was under 1/2 hour. The slight downward angle helps sliding the right side hangers. This is a wonderful, superior product at a great price. As some have noted, the basic Racing Beat is on the quiet side with a slightly warmer note than stock. But no blap, buzz, or God awful droning when run with the top up. It has excellent free flow characteristics with a K&N filter in the stock box. Noise does not equate to low back pressure. Stock BMW exhaust systems are very free flow and quiet. The Racing Beat really performs and their instructions are complete. I recommend saving the donut ring until the last step before bolting. Just swing the flange back a bit and slip the donut ring in place.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely


Racing Beat Dual Outlet Muffler

[12/12/2002] Reviewed by: Nathan Noble - mazdaphile@hotmail.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97

A polished muffler with dual exhaust tips for 90-97 miatas(one exiting under the left and right hand side of the car) with required ressonated mid-pipe heatpainted black.

The muffler is very attractive and polished to a "near" show quality shine with build quality being first rate. Instalation was fairly easy, all instructions and cutting template as well as hardware are included. Once installed I noticed that the passenger side tip hung about an inch lower than the driver side tip. I remedied this by using a small hose clamp next the the appropriate exhaust hangar and tightened it to get it to match. The rear of the car now looks great.

As far as sound goes this system is very close to stock (I have been running a RB aluminum high flow intake, JR header, JR hi flow catalytic converter as well as an enthuza system for the past 10 months or so). I was surprised to find that Racing Beat doesn't even offer a non-resonated connecting pipe for those of us wanting a more robust exhaust note. I have an appointment with a local muffler shop to cut out the resonator and replace it with a straight pipe. LIKES: OE looks, build quality and exhaust note, should have come from the factory this way. DISLIKES: No resonator "delete" option, small allignment issue (though easily corrected). VERDICT: Ideal for those wanting to retain the "charming" exhaust note of the stock system while greatly improving the looks of you Miata's backside.

Difficult to remove without leaving damage

[3/18/2003] Update by: Nathan Noble - mazdaphile@hotmail.com

I recently had a local muffler shop remove the resonator and weld in a strait pipe, now the system sounds the way it should have from the beginning. The overall tone remains the same as before only now that the resonator is gone the volume has been turned up by about 15% or so. I definitely recommend this modification to anyone who wants their racing beat system to speak a little more clearly.


Racing Beat Dual Outlet Muffler

[6/23/2002] Reviewed by: P R Sykes - syko47@msn.com

Applicable to: '99 + 1.8 liter

Dual Outlet Muffler

Except for the fact the muffler was on backorder for about 2 months my overall experience with this product and Racin Beat customer service has been better than expected.

Considering I have never done any exhaust work before, the install was easy. It took me less than 1 hour without the aid of jackstands or ramps. The quality is excellent,the look is fantastic, the only thing missing is more rumble. I think my RB intake is louder. Even so I would highly recommend this product because of the quality and the looks.

Over 30 minutes to remove completely


Racing Beat Power Pulse Exhaust

[6/8/2002] Reviewed by: Clarence Morey - cmorey@houston.rr.com

Applicable to: '99 +

Stainless steel, hi-flow exhaust with 2.25" piping.

Very easy to install according to directions, and ididn't even need to jack-up the car. Great sound and looks.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely


Power Pulse Muffler by Racing Beat

[4/27/2002] Reviewed by: Mike Franklin - wmf5@prodigy.net

Applicable to: '99 + 1.8 liter

Stainless Steel Muffler for 1999+Miatas

Overall good experience with this product.

This is a good product. It was easy to install, the price was right,and the sound was about right for me. The old muffler came off with no problems and the new one fits in very nicely. It is more compact than the OEM and lighter in weight. It is also well hidden. You can hardly see it under the car. I think the Highly polished version is a waste of money. Do not expect loud sounds from this muffler. It is nicer sounding than stock, but really not that noticible. I completed the entire changeover in 40 minutes. This muffler is unpolished. However, it still looks good.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely


Racing Beat dual tip exhaust

[3/26/2002] Reviewed by: Bill Camperguy - camperguy@hotmail.com

Applicable to: '99 + 1.8 liter

Racing Beat dual tip polished stainless muffler.Installed on a 99 Automatic.

Beautifull workmanship! I had some difficulty installing this product but once it was installed it was well worth the effort.The flange that bolted to the stock exhaust mid pipe did not line up.I`m not sure if this was because it was a 99 or because it was an automatic.I had to ream out the flange holes about a 1/4 inch in on both sides.Being that the flange is 1/4 thick cast stainless it was lucky for me that my buddy let me borrow his carbide reamer from his shop because I dont think I could have done it with a drill or a file.Not without a couple of days spare time.

Once installed I was very pleased with the looks of this exhaust.The dual tips really finishes the back of the Miata.As far as the sound goes ,louder than stock but not ricey.It has a slight lower rumble at idle and a throaty sound when you get on it.I also have an Injen intake and the two make a very nice combo.

Difficult to remove without leaving damage


Racing Beat Dual Exhaust

[3/10/2002] Reviewed by: Anonymous

Applicable to: '99 +

Dual exhaust muffler

I've never installed a muffler prior to this installation, so I expected the worst. However, installation of the Racing Beat muffler was a lot easier than I thought it would be. As long as you treat the existing installation hardware with a lubricating spray, such as WD-40, and let it sit for an hour or two, you should have no problem installing this unit. I was also nervous about cutting into the bumper to make room for the second tip, but if you follow the directions, and take your time, it is easy.

The exhaust system looks great. With regards to sound and performance, you can hardly notice a difference in the sound of your exhaust or the performance of the vehicle. I would therefore probably consider this to be mostly a cosmetic upgrade.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely


Racing Beat Power Pulse Cat-Back Exhaust

[2/20/2002] Reviewed by: Sean Miller - sean@syonra.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

Polished Stainless Steel Muffler with black painted connecting pipe.

Fit and finish are as good as it gets from an exhaust system. Shipping was prompt, and all parts were in the box. Sound has to be heard to be believed. It's low and mellow and gets growly at full throttle. The tip sits very nicely in the cutout at the rear. This setup has not left my wanting anything else from my exhaust system! (Except maybe a header!)

After discovering that my downpipe was from some other car (?) I got the right one and the install was a snap.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely


Racing Beat "Reverse flow " Sport muffler

[8/2/2001] Reviewed by: Anthony M. Pagano - ikozebasara@yahoo.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.6 liter

A beautiful muffler and connecting pipe made of mirror polished 304 stainless steel, finished off with a VERY aggressive looking 3 1/2 in. polished exhaust tip.

Excellent customer service helped me select the right connecting pipe for my preferred noise level, and the product arrived promptly with everything included. Installation was as easy as removing the two cat bolts and hanging the new system. However, believe the other reviews when they say that those studs looove to seize. Even after soaking them in penetrating lubricant they did not want to back out. I ended up cutting them off, drilling them out and drilling two larger holes in the rear cat flange. After this, it was a snap.

OUTSTANDING looks. The most well made exhaust I've ever seen. I've noticed a subtle increase in low end power, and a nice bassy exhaust note that is barely louder than stock. (this has to be heard to appreciate it- no tinny, buzzy sounds.) Overall a great system that will probably outlast the car.

Difficult to remove without leaving damage


Racing Beat power Pulse muffler w/ Power Pulse connecting pipe

[3/7/2001] Reviewed by: Ray Grunch - grunchr@hotmail.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.8 liter

Racing Beat Power Pulse muffler with Power Pulse connecting pipe with pre-silencer.

Flawless install of a top-notch product; however, the system is very quiet only having a low to moderate growl. I am considering purchasing the "Sport" connecting pipe which has no pre-silencer. As-is, the system sounds great with no drawbacks, the price was right. No majorly noticeable power gains; however, the car runs through the gears a lot smoother. Only one complaint, the first hangar from the cat runs very close to the subframe. When hitting bumps in the road, a slight rattling occurs. I will try to cure the problem; however, this looks like a tough job.

I personally picked the product up at Racing Beat and they were very nice and helpful people!

Under 30 minutes to remove completely


Racing Beat Power Pulse Muffler

[4/22/2000] Reviewed by Martin Dawkins - Synfonic@excite.com

Applicable to '90 - '97 1.8 liter

Racing Beat Power Pulse Muffler and Racing Beat Connecting Pipe.

I ordered this system from Crazy Red. It was on back order and took 3 weeks to arrive. The service from Crazy Red itself was excellent. It arrived in a LARGE box with tons of padding and wrapping. The pipe and muffler each had 1 paint flake-off on them, but these are impossible to see once installed. It took a LONG TIME for me to get the bolts off the old one even though I used lots of Liquid Wrench. Besides taking off the 2 cat converter bolts, I had to take off 6 bolts to remove the rear U-shaped frame brace. ( I have a 96, and the brace is WELDED on each side to brace extensions which run from front to back on each side.) The O2 sensor was hard to remove also. Once everything was off, it took about 20 minutes to install the RB. This low-profile system looks GREAT. It has a large chrome tip with the RB emblem etched on both sides.

Definitely an excellent product. It yields 5-10 extra HP (different for each individual Miata). As far as sound, it has about the same volume as stock but the tone is quite different as follows (on my Miata) 1-3k rpm close to stock tone; 3-5K rpm throaty bass note kicks in; 5-7K rpm really cool growl!

Over 30 minutes to remove completely


Racing Beat Power Pulse Muffler

[3/18/2000] Reviewed by Jeff Jacques - jeff_helen@prodigy.net

Applicable to '99 + 1.8 liter

Racing Beat Power Pulse Muffler for M2

Extremely easy to install, flawless quality and fit; have used Borla on other cars, but didn't want the carbon fiber tip; the chrome tip on R/B's muffler looks nice; I was afraid it would have that ridiculous big-bore boy-racer look, but

size is just right. The main thing here is that my M2 has lost its "I'm a Corolla" exhaust note in favor of a quiet but throaty sports car sound, and the performance gain when used w/ R/B's intake system is noticeable if not overwhelming.

For removal/install, I squirted a little Windex on the hangers, then used Channel-Locks with one jaw on one side of the rubber block and the other jaw on the "knob" of the metal hanger on the other side of the rubber block to pop the hanger off; worked like a champ; for install, just used a little grease on the metal hangers of the new muffler. R/B does not supply a gasket w/ the M2 setup, figuring that the car probably isn't old enough to need a new one, but they will supply one anyway if you ask. 17mm nuts came off quite easily; used some anti-seize during re-assy.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely


[3/15/2000] Reviewed by Michael Muramoto - m_squared_usa@yahoo.com

Applicable to '99 + 1.8 liter

Stainless Steel, Black Aluminized Finish, High Flow Muffler with Single Tip

I installed this muffler on my 10AE, and found that it has a very nice fit. It had no problems with any of the hangers. I mostly wanted to improve the overall sound of the car without it getting too loud. Well, IMHO this is a *quiet* muffler. Although I can tell that there's a different muffler on when it’s WOT and high RPMS. I believe it revs more easily, but this could just be in my head. Although I was a bit disappointed in the sound change from stock to modified, I feel that the look is much better. A polished SS tip with a 3.5" outlet fits very well into the outlet area of the rear bumper cover. I originally thought that it was pretty huge, but now I feel it looks sharp when installed. I like the black paint (muffler "disappears"), but it had some significant paint drips that had run down the outside of the inlet pipe. They’re unseen when the muffler is installed. Some of the paint was flaking off in some areas, so I'm unsure of how durable the look will be.

Overall, I still have to say that I'm happy with it, and I'm getting more in tune with the way it sounds. It's a nice upgrade that won't really change the way the car sounds too much, but will enhance the overall look. The price point of $225 is the frosting on the cake.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely


Racing Beat Catback

[3/17/2000] Reviewed by Max Reddick - f64@gateway.net

Applicable to '99 +

Racing Beat after market Muffler.

Recently installed. I took the thing to a muffler shop and had them do it.

This is the perfect muffler for the owner who wants a modest increase in power without attracting too much attention. The strengths of the muffler are its price and its look. The increase in low end torque is also nice. The oversized tip is to die for. The sound is for the discriminating taste. Up to 4000, it is hard to know that you have a differently muffler, but take it up to 7000, and there is no mistaking the low grumble. It is not so loud that the neighbors complain, but loud enough to bring a smile to your face.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely


Reviewed by: Marty Verdoorn - mverdoorn@miatadriver.com

Black muffler w/chrome angle-cut tip and a stainless steel connecting pipe.

I'm very happy with the sound of this muffler. I had a Dynomax muffler on my car for two years. It was very loud at 3000 rpm. My wife hated it. The RB muffler has a good growl at WOT, but is mellow when cruising. No booming at 3000 rpm at all. My wife loves it, so that means I love it. ;)

My seat-of-the-pants feeling with the RB is the same as the Dynomax. Both are better than the stock system. The difference is better sound and a much better looking chrome tip. The angle-cut tip is awesome. I highly recommed this product.
Over 30 minutes to remove completely

[4/17/2000] Update by Marty Verdoorn - mverdoorn@miatadriver.com

Applicable to '99 + 1.8 liter

Here is a quick update.

Well it has been over a year since I installed it. The tip still looks great, even after an Iowa winter. The sound is still great, but a noticeably louder than when it was new. To me that is a good thing. I still recommend it highly.


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