Has anyone done a muffler delete??
The piping is 2.5 and the tips outlet is 4. I think the stock outlet is about 3. I bought the y pipe and tips on amazon so it saved the guy a lot of work so he only charged me $160 which was the best quote I got out of about 5 different places.
Honestly I don't want to spend the $$ on a CS exhaust.. looking for a similar sounds on the cheap.
Appreciate your feedback.Cutting off the tips will not get you a similar sound as a CS exhaust. The CS exhaust replaces the existing mufflers and catalytic converters with their own, and changes the pipe diameter. I'm not sure about the CX-5 exhaust but sometimes they will ditch the OEM cat and replace it with a resonator, or add additional resonators to get the desired sound.
If you want something that sounds different, you might want to look into muffler replacements instead of a muffler delete. Otherwise, if you want a muffler delete, I posted a few links to YouTube videos that will give you a good idea of what to expect when you do a muffler delete on a Mazda 2.5T.
I don't agree with a lot of the chirping going on in this thread, but you should be aware of it. People don't say these things or form these opinions for no reason.