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Old 11-03-2003, 10:11 PM   #1
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Racing Beat Catback Exhaust

I emailed Jim Langer over at Racing Beat just to get some info on their up coming catback and here is what he had to say.


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Thanks for the interest in our new exhaust for the RX-8. Mr. Oku, Racing Beat's co-founder and chief exhaust designer, has been spending a great deal of time developing an exhaust for the RX-8. While we expect to see MANY exhaust systems for the RX-8 hit the market, we assume that many will be a very simple straight-through canister design, and will be VERY loud.

We have undertaken countless hours up to this point trying to develop a muffler that, 1) makes power, 2) produces an exhaust note that compliments the stature of the RX-8 and it's driver. It is hard to imagine that someone will be willing to spend upwards of $30000 for a car, only to have it sound like a $10000 Honda Civic. Some will, but we intend to design our system to those that don't!

We do not have a part number assigned for the RX-8 Exhaust system just yet, but we can place your name on a priority list. Just give us a call and have one of the sales reps place your name in our system. You will be not be charged until the systems are ready for delivery, and only after we have contacted you to confirm that the system is still required.

I will be glad to address any question that you might have regarding the development of this new exhaust, feel free to contact me at the number below.
Mr. Oku please hurry, the Mazda Amex card is burning a hole in my pocket.

Edit: RB Put up the part number and they are expecting a Late Dec release

http://www.racingbeat.com/FRmazda4.htm

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Old 11-03-2003, 11:32 PM   #2
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Sounds promising.

I really like the borla. I get to hear one in person soon on Speed Racer's Rx8. I was convinced.....But Racing Beat has a great reputation....and this sounds very promising.:D
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Old 11-04-2003, 03:22 AM   #3
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Looks good!
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Old 11-04-2003, 04:26 PM   #4
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my amex card already put the hole in my pocket

but cash is king
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Old 11-04-2003, 04:27 PM   #5
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Mike, I thought you already bought the Borla...?
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Old 11-04-2003, 06:08 PM   #6
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nope
I'm holding out for greddy, hks, apex
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Old 11-04-2003, 06:42 PM   #7
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Why? What's wrong with the Borla? Just curious...
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Why? What's wrong with the Borla? Just curious...
Nothing that I know of, itís just a matter of preference. RB has been working on and racing Mazda rotaries since the 70's. The experience and the quality is why I favor them.
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Old 11-05-2003, 12:42 PM   #9
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Fair 'nuf.
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Old 11-06-2003, 04:57 AM   #10
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no matter what the hell anyone says...a straight through exhaust is going to get just about the same amount of power...im still waiting for someone to do a custom exhaust..can anyone contact jesse james to make one of his custom pipes??
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Old 11-06-2003, 11:03 AM   #11
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no matter what the hell anyone says...a straight through exhaust is going to get just about the same amount of power...im still waiting for someone to do a custom exhaust..can anyone contact jesse james to make one of his custom pipes??
Go to westcoastchoppers.com and fire off an email to them.. You never know, they might just do it. Have you ever heard an unmuffled rotary? Trust me, you can't go with a straight through ext. It is very very loud.
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This is the one that I'm waiting for!

Forget the borla, the RB one should last for a very very very long time! These guys know what they are doing!
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Old 11-10-2003, 09:51 PM   #13
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Longer than a million miles???
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Longer than a million miles???
Mazda might pay you a dollar per mile if you can get the RENESIS to last that long.
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Racing Beat has launched the product page for this upcoming exhaust. Can't wait for this one...

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Old 11-16-2003, 02:38 PM   #16
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Looks expensive...
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Old 11-17-2003, 02:15 PM   #17
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the RB one should last for a very very very long time! These guys know what they are doing!
What kind of warranty does Racing Beat offer?
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Racing Beat has launched the product page for this upcoming exhaust. Can't wait for this one...

Racing Beat RX-8 Exhaust
Is that a picture of the entire system? It looks like it's just a rear section (axel-back).
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Old 11-17-2003, 02:46 PM   #19
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Is that a picture of the entire system? It looks like it's just a rear section (axel-back).
From the link:

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Yes, we are getting closer to the completion of our cat-back exhaust system for the new RX-8!
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LOOKS great but hate to see the price especially converted to australian dollars .
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I would guess that retail on the exhaust will be $699

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Old 11-17-2003, 10:47 PM   #22
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As a 1st gen owner, I can safely say that I have never heard of a Racing Beat exhaust system failing on a RX-7. Racing Beat typically overengineers their exhaust components because of the extreme heat and pulsation coming from a rotary engine's exhaust. Not only that, but the sound quality from their products is outstanding. Nothing sounds sweeter than a N/A rotary with the full RB system.
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Guys,

We are working on the new design of our system... getting close to being finished.

We have spent the last week running several aftermarket systems on a 6-port engine on our engine dyno. We compared the Borla, JIC, stock, open exhaust, and several of our prototype units.

The results showed us exactly what we were suspecting all along... power gains from ANY aftermarket exhaust will be modest. Mazda simply did not leave large untapped power gains behind. PERIOD.

We also took the opportunity to run "on chassis" sound level tests at various RPM points, both under load and at cruising speeds. We completed two runs, one with the driver's window open, the other closed.

I will be presenting the results of this testing in the near future.

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I would suspect that the biggest restriction is the cat on the car.

Any chance of creating an aftermarket cat [even though the laws are tough] with the exaust sytem?

Or have you tested an open pipe on the car with not much of a gain?
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When you said open exhaust, did you mean you also replace the catalytic converter with a straight midpipe? Did you guys fabricate a manifold to replace the stock one or you keep the stock exhaust manifold?

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We are working on the new design of our system... getting close to being finished.

We have spent the last week running several aftermarket systems on a 6-port engine on our engine dyno. We compared the Borla, JIC, stock, open exhaust, and several of our prototype units.

The results showed us exactly what we were suspecting all along... power gains from ANY aftermarket exhaust will be modest. Mazda simply did not leave large untapped power gains behind. PERIOD.

We also took the opportunity to run "on chassis" sound level tests at various RPM points, both under load and at cruising speeds. We completed two runs, one with the driver's window open, the other closed.

I will be presenting the results of this testing in the near future.

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