FM V8 dual exhaust system (no headers)
- Product Review (submitted on August 20, 2019):
I completed the installation process yesterday of exhaust system supplied by Flyin’ Miata. In short, it was fantastic.
In more detail, I assembled the whole system outside of the car and rolled it under on furniture dollies. Next, I hung the muffler on it’s hangers and moved forward to connect the hanger at the transmission and finally connected the strap clamps onto the headers.
The biggest challenge I encountered was getting the system hanger bracket into place under the transmission mount. That was time consuming and necessitated the removal on the preload plate. I hope I won’t regret that later.
Obviously, there was some twisting of segments to achieve clearance, such as on the passenger side at the rear of the T56, which is very tight, but otherwise was just time consuming, not difficult.
The one hiccough I had was stripping the t-bolt on one of the band clamps. They are stainless, which is nice for appearance and longevity but they aren’t very rugged. I’ll replace it when the car is running and driving if and when it becomes a problem.
The welds of this system are consistent and beautiful and are worthy of jewelry status.
I’m very pleased.