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    5,000 rpm - there be torque here! Greasemonkey2000's Avatar
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    Some one say custom exhaust? Look no further than Abe with ARTech! http://www.artechfabrication.com

    Here is the setup he built for Warbird..


    ....very cost effective too, imo. Some installed pics:













    Here is a post with the cost breakdown:
    Quote Originally Posted by Greasemonkey2000 View Post
    Well Abe said he doesn't mind but bear in mind this is custom work and since he isn't a big business I'm sure his material cost can fluctuate so prices could very well be different.

    Here is a breakdown of the cost:

    $0- o2 sensor bung added to header
    $50- vband added to header
    $35- for flex section added to the header
    $160- 2.5" vband cat w/o2 sensor
    $225- 2.5" resonated midpipe
    $425- 2.5" 5x11x22 dual outlet magnaflow muffler
    $50-turn down tips
    $945-Total plus shipping

    A 2.5" test pipe is only $70 and the smaller 5"8"x18" muffler with dual outlet would have been $325. You go to a normal single outlet muffler and that would probably be almost another $100 less, that is just a guess on my part. Someone on cr.net that got a 2.5" resonated midpipe and single outlet muffler said it was around $600 from Abe.

    I really think it is a great value compared to any OTS (off the shelf) options and will be much easier to install/remove due to the vband connections and a reasonable weight for a comparable system. For example a Racing Beat exhaust with dual outlet muffler, resonated midpipe and a high flow catalytic converter would have cost $729 plus shipping.

    Abe is a pleasure to deal with but one downside is it may take 2-3 weeks for him to make it but he only does it part time, iirc, and when you are talking custom anything then it almost always takes longer. For more information email Abe at abe@artechfabrication.com, he usually got back to me in a day or two.
    Just remember this was a little over 3 yrs ago so a price increase wouldn't be surprising. I was super happy with the exhaust, it is still on the 97M, it was very deep and not much louder than stock which is what I wanted.
    '01 NB2 aka MisF1re: http://mazdaroadster.net/showthread....218#post207218
    '97 M aka Warbird, gone but not forgotten: http://mazdaroadster.net/showthread....B&goto=newpost
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    4,000 rpm - entering the fun zone MaRcOp01o's Avatar
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    Dam the exhaust looks great! I can aleays appreciate proper pieces of anything from some dudes garage that’s real talent. I will definitely look into it!

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    5,000 rpm - there be torque here! Greasemonkey2000's Avatar
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    Also Abe aka ARTech does turbo manifolds/down pipes so if you decide to turbo, one stop shop as far as the hot side parts go.

    P.S.- His work is known for its quality and I have yet to hear any complaints about him or his work.
    '01 NB2 aka MisF1re: http://mazdaroadster.net/showthread....218#post207218
    '97 M aka Warbird, gone but not forgotten: http://mazdaroadster.net/showthread....B&goto=newpost
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    4,000 rpm - entering the fun zone etikoner's Avatar
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    RM01A is my choice for the roadster. Or maybe an ARC Ti exhaust.

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    It sure looks TOP NOTCH to me!!! How does it sound? I have a Borla (now that's got to go) and I've had other Borla's, but this one has a HORRIBLE DRONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLZinn2 View Post
    It sure looks TOP NOTCH to me!!! How does it sound? I have a Borla (now that's got to go) and I've had other Borla's, but this one has a HORRIBLE DRONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I presume this was directed at me since I was the only one that posted pics. It sounded incredible! Very deep and not much louder than stock which is exactly what I wanted as the plan was to supercharge which would increase volume and thus making it louder.

    It was the deepest/best sounding exhaust on a naturally aspirated inline four cylinder motor I had ever heard. Which is why I plan on getting another exhaust from Abe besides the quality, obviously. Also his customer service was excellent, typically got back to me via email in 24-48hrs. Again he works full time and does this on the side.
    '01 NB2 aka MisF1re: http://mazdaroadster.net/showthread....218#post207218
    '97 M aka Warbird, gone but not forgotten: http://mazdaroadster.net/showthread....B&goto=newpost
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    4,000 rpm - entering the fun zone MaRcOp01o's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by etikoner View Post
    RM01A is my choice for the roadster. Or maybe an ARC Ti exhaust.
    If you know where a TI ARC exhaust is my next post on this site will be me installing it.

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    Wow this looks super proper! and sounds great.

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    For my white car I've got two exhausts - Old School Corn*s 2" off the car and RM01A on the car.

    I'll never sell the corn*s, it's a work of art, the sound it makes is, well, an event - but it is 1 piece so hard to store. And it isn't really motorsports /police friendly. A friend of mine knows EVERY TIME I drive through his town with this exhaust on.

    The RM01A is a lot quieter and probably even lighter and because of its wider bore capable of delivering more power.

    The ultimate off the shelf .. between track and 'event' probably the new style corns - they make them in wider bores too - and they took the multi-piece style to heart to make shipping much easier.

    But the miata's exhaust needs are simple, so an exhaust shop should be able to make something beautiful for a good price.

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    4,000 rpm - entering the fun zone MaRcOp01o's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by atlex View Post
    For my white car I've got two exhausts - Old School Corn*s 2" off the car and RM01A on the car.

    I'll never sell the corn*s, it's a work of art, the sound it makes is, well, an event - but it is 1 piece so hard to store. And it isn't really motorsports /police friendly. A friend of mine knows EVERY TIME I drive through his town with this exhaust on.

    The RM01A is a lot quieter and probably even lighter and because of its wider bore capable of delivering more power.

    The ultimate off the shelf .. between track and 'event' probably the new style corns - they make them in wider bores too - and they took the multi-piece style to heart to make shipping much easier.

    But the miata's exhaust needs are simple, so an exhaust shop should be able to make something beautiful for a good price.
    The corns has always been a personal favorite of mine just from how normal and stock the exhaust looks. I have a Mazdaspeed Yumex catback in perfect condition and for the mean time I am going to run that until i can decide down the road which exhaust will be best or go custom.

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