Borla Muffler Removal
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2000 Miata SE
I drove the car on a recent trip and could not get used to the drone of the engine. At speeds between 55 and 60 mph there is a definite drone that I do not like to listen to. I would rather listen to my radio and talk to the person riding with me. So, the Borla muffler is coming off my 2000 SE.
Since I had made a cutout in the rear bumper cover to match the dual tips, I wanted to make a stock muffler that had dual tips. I purchased a tip from The Parts Group to make a non-functional dual tipped stock muffler. I also purchased a short piece of exhaust pipe from the local parts store.
The original OEM muffler appeared to be stainless so I used some stainless wire for filler and welded the parts together with a gas torch. I took measurements from the Borla muffler so the tip locations will match. I also dented the new piece where it crosses the existing exhaust pipe to make it fit better.
The new attachment of the new tip looks crude, but all that will be seen after it is installed will be the muffler tips.
I think it came out as I planned.
I put it on the car in about 15 minutes. I am getting good at swapping mufflers. A little WD-40, a jack with jack stands and the right wrench is all that is necessary.
As I mentioned when I put the Borla muffler on the car "Time will tell!" (how long it would stay on the car). Time is up! I like a quiet car and she is quieter now.