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    FAE Install w/muffler delete

    • Year: Choose Below Brand: Malibu Model / Trim: Wakesetter 247 Cost: $500-$999 DIY or Professional Install: I installed it / created it Manufacturer(s) of primary products: Fresh Air Exhaust Platform Type: Fiberglass Engine Type: 383 Hammerhead

    Decided to pull the trigger on the FAE setup with the deletion of the old Silent Ride muffler.  Being local to the FAE folks (Larry/Christina), I had the ability to drive down to their modest little shop in Spicewood to pick it all up.  They are truly good people, extremely friendly and helpful.  I could have done the muffler delete using mandrel bends from another vendor, but I decided the cost savings wasn't that much and I like to support the small business folks.  The install was very simple and straight forward, the removal of the old Silent Ride muffler was probably the biggest pain of the entire process.  All parts married up perfectly and definitely created much more room for impeller replacements! 

    I opted for the one piece Y with blended welds and installed flappers.  I waited to purchase around Black Friday and Christina knocked $125 off the order total.  Hope this post helps anyone who's been thinking about the FAE.

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    Nice job.   So much cleaner inside without that muffler.  Curious what you think of the noise, if any different w/out muffler, etc. once you get it on the water.   It is definitely gonna be more quiet if you have't had FAE before.   So nice.

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    Any feedback on the noise relative to before the upgrade?    I'm installing my FAE soon, and plan to leave the muffler in place, but I'm wondering if it might be quieter with the muffler removed.

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