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Problem with muffler

I just got my borla muffler in the mail today and when i took it out of the box i looked in the outlet and there was some wire looking stuff hangin out between the outlet and the inside tube going through. Is this a problem or will the stuff sticking out burn off?
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i think borla uses steel wool packing, so im sure thats all it is, i wouldnt worry about it
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ya steel wool is what it looks like. why would it be hangin out?
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the muffler basically has a perforated pipe and its packed (literally stuffed) with steel wool as the sound deadener, a little poking out is not big deal, if it bothers you a lot stick some pliers in there and pull it out, but i wouldnt be concerned
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ya its just packing inside nothing to worry about just put on and enjoy
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alright good. i feel better because i was definately about to get mad
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Hey Glad to hear you got a borla!!!! My muffler was the same way...Dont worry about it at all......It'll eventually burn off.....And then get louder as the stainless steel wool burns down, as well as the fiberglass packing inside....

BTW, what are the specs of the muffler, what type and size piping u going to run...ect?
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would mothers polish mess the metal up on the muffler? this is a stupid question but i just want to make sure
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LOL, is the outside of it scratched up..? Both of mine were, i wouldnt worry about it being scratched, but i think a buffer would help.
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Hey Glad to hear you got a borla!!!! My muffler was the same way...Dont worry about it at all......It'll eventually burn off.....And then get louder as the stainless steel wool burns down, as well as the fiberglass packing inside....

BTW, what are the specs of the muffler, what type and size piping u going to run...ect?
I don't think I would wait around hoping the SS wool will burn out. That is one of the reasons the Borla is such high quality. I have had Borla on my Mustang for several years, and they sound about the same as when I installed them. Now this so-called 1200* fiberglass or ceramic matting touted by other manufacturers is another story...it won't last.
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I don't think I would wait around hoping the SS wool will burn out. That is one of the reasons the Borla is such high quality. I have had Borla on my Mustang for several years, and they sound about the same as when I installed them. Now this so-called 1200* fiberglass or ceramic matting touted by other manufacturers is another story...it won't last.

I know its not going to burn out, I meant the packing will burn down a little (the break-in-process) and it will get louder once that happens.

BTW, Borla is the best muffler ever!
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I don't think I would wait around hoping the SS wool will burn out. That is one of the reasons the Borla is such high quality. I have had Borla on my Mustang for several years, and they sound about the same as when I installed them. Now this so-called 1200* fiberglass or ceramic matting touted by other manufacturers is another story...it won't last.
So are you saying i should pull it out?
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LOL, is the outside of it scratched up..? Both of mine were, i wouldnt worry about it being scratched, but i think a buffer would help.
ya its scratched up a little bit but the mothers did a good job...lol

My setup is SI/SO 2.25" in and out, and im gonna run 2.25 the whole way and split to duals behind the spare tire to go out to tips on a 45 degree angle....ooo i cant wait
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Sweet...BTW i have a soundclip of mine getting posted in a few days.
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Sweet
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the sound clip is posted in another thead but here it is

http://www.zabeard.com/zabeard/image...meet/borla.avi
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