Yeah it's been doing that from the moment we installed it, my mechanic can't find out why it does, though when it's in gear it doesn't sound loud. After a day of driving I find with a manual tx it's giving me a lot of backfiring, may just be that its still breaking in and I should tighten the bolts a bit, I'm getting my mechanic to look it over soon Overall I am extremely pleased though, it's certainly a head turner and that's what I wanted !!It looks better and sounds good. It sounds kinda crappy in the video when it's coming back down to an idle after a rev.
The video has nothing in comparison to the actual sound, the only downfall is on the highway at 3k rpm it drones like hell and actually will cover my music. Otherwise I'm happy with it, the only other mazda i found that was louder than it had a straight pipe from his headeri see... i wish i knew someone around chicagoland to hear it in person... im sure the videos dont do it justice :/
It's not uncomfortable just driving around town, the best scenario if you don't want to hear it as much is keep the windows down. With the windows up the sound just resonates inside my hatch.damn, that loud with the racepipe? How is it without the racepipe? You say youre happy with it... if you could start over, would you get it without the racepipe? you got the highflow cat with it too?
Another option is to use sound deadener around your car such as dynomat, but that would get very expensive.It's not uncomfortable just driving around town, the best scenario if you don't want to hear it as much is keep the windows down. With the windows up the sound just resonates inside my hatch.
I've heard of doing that, the resonator delete but I really would rather not cut my stock exhaust. Unfortunately, this limits me tremendously:/Another option is to go a different exhaust route. On our 2.5 we have my old speed muffler and a resonator delete. It's plenty loud and sounds nice. You could also do a resonator delete and a racing beat muffler. Those sound great.
No it doesn't my exhaust got rid of the 2nd cat and I.haven't had any errors what so ever.come up, better yet, I get better highway mileage... in city I tend to play with the gas pedal a bit more for sound so I haven't lost or gained anything there.Is a 2nd cat delete going to cause a CEL?