I'm just messing with You since said that on my Intake post a few weeks back. It's all good man, it does look sweet, and from video it doesn't sound too obnoxious......and honestly that's at wheels not crank so not horrible once add a mid-pipe is my guess. Also, because Dyno not real world set up, the intake results not as accurate as exhaust ones in my opinion. Yea Texas year round driving versus WV/PA mostly Winter and Fall driving definitely a difference from CAI versus Short Ram Intake. New exhaust is lighter since a straight pipe set up on passenger side . Bottom line I will probably still buy it, but might wait till the mid-pipe comes out to go with it, so can do it all at once.Yes its mostly for looks, hopefully some sound & a little weight reduction.
I know the intake sounds good. Living in Texas, I've been been a CAI or nothing man
From Gen 3 Mazda 3 videos on YouTube, it seemed like the Racing Beat one is very quiet, basically stock sounding. I had a Borla catback on my Integra, BMW, and Mustang and loved Borla. About 20yrs ago I would of jumped on Borla over CorkSport all day and twice on Sunday. I'm older nowdays and the Borla is a little more aggressive than my current taste. It was on CorkSport website that I saw the lead engineer say he was happy with Dyno results and those results will increase with the soon to come out mid-pipe.The Magnaflow is a catback.
Borla has an axle back, with significantly more sections that clamp together. That turned me off.
I'm not sure if they have announced a mid-pipe yet.
Racing Beat also has an axle back in the works.