Just finished installing my Roadster Sport Race muffler. Total newb mechanic so it took me a bit.
But the results are absolute riot. It's quiet at idle and alley/drive way speeds. It's bold with your foot down. But not substantially more volume at high RPM. Fun sounds as you down shift.
Being a newb -- got some newb questions.
1 - are there torque specs on the bolts to the mid pipe? They were pretty hard to take off so I put 'em on pretty hard. But I'm sure there's more science to it then that. I actually have a torque wrench -- love the chance to use it
2 - it seems like there were nuts on the back of the original muffler but they were welded on. these spring loaded bolts I think of as 3 parts -- bolt, spring, and nut. but there's no nut if its welded on to the original? It seems the plate on the race muffler is thicker -- does that make up for no bolt?
3 - do the rubber hanger thingies really work as well when used the second time. they seemed alot easier to put on than take off. I might have had everything pretty well lubed or I may have a better idea of what I was trying to do when putting them back on. Just seemed a little too easy.
4 - is there a break in period in terms of performance. i have a OFT tablet and I hear that I can send in data log of a 3rd gear pull but I should wait till I get my exhaust. So I have it, do I do the pull now or should I wait a while? In terms of sound should I expect changes as time goes on?
Appreciate the help and appreciate the muffler. Zoom Zoom.