By now its well known that a non-resonated catalytic converter pipe on the RX-8 can produce a overwhelmingly loud exhaust and cause “drone” in the cabin at motorway speeds, but if you require a modest, quieter exhaust tone, then the Racing Beat dual resonated pipe is your answer. Designed to provide the ultimate combination of performance AND sound, this pipe is sure to be a hit with RX-8 owners.
Racing Beat offers a full 304-stainless steel catalytic converter replacement pipe with dual resonators for RX-8 racing applications. Fitted with two (2) specially designed resonator units specifically for the RX-8 chassis. Both our resonated and non-resonated pipe versions are a direct bolt-on replacement for the stock catalytic converter section. Our replacement pipes utilize a genuine OEM rear mounting flange for a secure fit to the stock (or an aftermarket) exhaust system. Each replacement pipe is equipped with a sensor fitting for the oxygen sensor.
(Note: With some cars fitting this part may cause the “check engine” light to be illuminated, but performance and all other engine systems will not be affected. Essex Rotary offer out Stage 1 ECU Flash that can disable this CEL)
Important: Whilst this is a perfectly safe modification to normal aspirated RX-8’s, If your engine has a Turbocharger or a Supercharger fitted, fitting this de-cat pipe will make the exhaust gasses escape more freely and could increase the boost level causeing the engine to detonate with out the ECU being remapped.
Removal of the OE catalytic converter/pre-silencer section will result in a noticeably louder exhaust tone, and is Illegal to use on the UK Roads.
This part is sold for Off Road/Track Use Only