Borla Muffler Removal

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2000 Miata SE

Borla Muffler


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.

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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.