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Muffler mounting position

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by texastacobueno, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. Mar 15, 2010 at 7:33 PM
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    texastacobueno

    texastacobueno [OP] Effin A Cotton, Effin A

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    so I had my FM 50 series installed today and it sounds great, I drove it home, the wife loved it and all was well with the world. Well When I went to admire the work I realized they mounted the muffler in a strange position. Instead of mounting it flat the mounted it vertically. Now it doesn't hit anything and its not in the way, as well as it is mounted very securely. My question is, is this going to affect the durability of my muffler? or have a negative side effect on my engine?
     
  2. Mar 15, 2010 at 7:34 PM
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    Rucas

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    i think thats just how FM mufflers get mounted?
    Ive see it like that on others
     
  3. Mar 15, 2010 at 7:36 PM
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    colinb17

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    you should be fine. they may have oriented it like that in order to better center it under the factory heat shield...at least that's what i did with my 40
     
  4. Mar 15, 2010 at 7:58 PM
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  5. Mar 16, 2010 at 1:47 PM
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    check out the build thread
    mines vertical too, just how its done
     
  6. Mar 16, 2010 at 2:13 PM
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    Janster

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    Muffler only?
    I'm guessing they had to mount it that way to line things up with your original piping...

    I have a FM 50 dual exit catback variety and mine is mounted flat. I removed all the original piping after the cats.
     
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