Whew! The past year was a wild ride as Racing Beat experienced overwhelming demand for almost every item in our product line. We’ve been working long hours and weekends as finished product leaves our production building and then heads directly to the shipping table. Now, limited raw material availability, significant cost increases, and supply chain delays are continuing to impact our product availability. If we’re temporarily out-of-stock on an item, bear with us, we’re pushing as hard as we can. While many of us have greater issues that concern us, the joy and passion of our Mazda vehicle can be an ideal and momentary distraction from daily life. We invite you contact us personally with any questions or comments regarding our products, we’re here to assist. Thank you for your continued support.
Work is underway on exhaust systems for both the sedan and 5-door versions. As with most new Mazda applications, there typically is a delay with the introduction of new replacement parts in the dealer distribution chain – critical for the comparison and design of our welding fixtures. We’ve finally gotten our hands on a OE muffler for the sedan model and prototype work and test fitting has begun. Since the 2019 Mazda 3 features a completely new rear suspension configuration as compared with the earlier model, unfortunately a complete muffler redesign is required. We’ve since had access to a 2019 sedan model, we’re confident that the sedan/5-door muffler shapes and configurations are similar, but the muffler outlet tubes on the 5-door are significantly shorter – meaning there will be a completely separate exhaust for both the sedan and 5-door models. Prototype work and test fitting will continue through the spring of 2020, more to come.
Good news for our widely popular ball-joint sway bar end link housings! While our sway bar end link kits that contain these housings have been incredibly popular, we’ve struggled to keep these on the shelf due to the laborious two-step manufacturing process. We’ve FINALLY sorted it out with a new vendor, but in the process it yielded an unexpected bonus, the new housings will now be produced using a stronger, forged aluminum housing! Even better news….they’ve arrived and are back in stock!
The new 2018 Mazda 3 models are in the showrooms and we’ve confirmed fitment of the Racing Beat Exhaust systems on these new models. We have exhaust systems available for both the sedan and 5-Door HB versions, these systems have proven to to very popular with Mazda 3 owners over the years. Super sounding – deep, low growl, without any harsh or droning tones.
We’ve recently updated the tip on our 2004-09 Mazda 3 5-Dr and Mazda 3 4-Door exhaust systems to a more aggressive 4″ OD style! This new tip looks great on the Mazda 3 and adds a bit more aggressive punch to the appearance. Check out these new systems in the Cat-Back Exhaust section on the website.
Parent company Centric has recently changed the name of the Power Slot brake component line to the more familiar StopTech brand name. These are the same components, just packaged and marketed under the StopTech name. We offer an extensive line of the most popular StopTech Mazda applications in both slotted and drilled/slotted rotor configurations.
Racing Beat offers Power Pulse Exhaust components for all most 2.0/2.5 ltr Skyactiv Mazda 3 applications. After making its debut on Mazda’s Club Sport SEMA project vehicles these Racing Beat Skyactiv exhaust systems are now available for your Mazda 3!
Racing Beat exhaust systems for the 2012-13 Mazda 3 2.0L Skyactiv are now available! We offer versions for both the sedan and 5-door models, these systems look and sound great. Check them out in the “Mazda 3 – Exhaust – Cat-Back Systems” section of the website.
Developed by Racing Beat specifically for Mazda’s Skyactiv engines, these fully stainless steel systems are dyno-tested and tuned for optimal performance. Assembled in our California production facility, these Skyactiv exhaust systems feature our new, more aggressive ST-tip.
Racing Beat is back again in the just-released Xbox game, Forza Horizon. Unlike a typical racing game, Forza Horizon is an open-world game which allows the game player to explore, race, and drift along the vast highways of Colorado while attending the fictional Horizon Festival. The goal of this game is to earn fame by competing in various competitions while driving fast, destroying property, avoiding traffic and causing general mayhem along the way!