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Repost for the morning crowd: NB Miata pro-tip

Does your NB Miata have a stock exhaust? Do you want a little nicer sound without spending $400+ for an aftermarket muffler, or even more for a FULL PERFORMANCE EXHAUST, GUARANTEED +2 HP?

Find an OEM Mazdaspeed Miata muffler and bolt it right on. From the cabin while driving, you don’t hear a whole lot of difference: low and midrange has a little lower tone, high RPM is decently louder. While I haven’t driven it on the street without the hardtop yet, I really can’t notice much difference while driving the car, even with the windows down.

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HOWEVER today was race day. Here are some comparison videos, both using the exact same audio setup and placement:

OEM non-Mazdaspeed muffler:

And now the OEM Mazdaspeed Miata muffler on a naturally aspirated 2002 Miata:

So, to recap: Mazdaspeed Miata muffler gives an otherwise stock NB Miata some nice extra sound for cheap. I bought mine off a guy in the local Miata Facebook group for $25.

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