FMF "Q" Update
Posted October 28, 2002 - 03:51 PM
Yippy Fricken Skippy! I have heard a lot of bad press about FMF recently, But they have treated me right. Hope this helps anyone with the same problem.
Posted October 28, 2002 - 06:23 PM
Posted October 28, 2002 - 06:43 PM
Posted October 28, 2002 - 06:48 PM
Posted October 28, 2002 - 08:22 PM
FMF sells it like this, of course, so they can use the same can for different models. Or maybe they don't have a welder, I dunno.
In my case I noticed those little screws coming loose a few times and tightened them, but the can ripped out of them entirely during a race about two months after I bought it. So keep an eye on those screws, and check the holes in the collector and can where these screws fasten because hard use and/or a few drops can oval out and possibly tear the collector here.
Having said all that I liked the way my 426 ran with the Q on there. It made surprisingly good power considering the substantial drop in noise level. It does lose some snap in the mid range compared to a stock can, but seems to rev just as well.
If the rear mount wasn't the equivalent of a hose clamp and innertube I'd have nothing but praise for the FMF Q.
Posted October 29, 2002 - 06:07 AM
Posted October 30, 2002 - 03:02 PM
I hope you didn't think I was giving you a tough time. Not at all. Just very glad to see a satisfied customer of a great company in this business. When they keep us happy and help out with our collective legal issues where they can, they deserve to be rewarded by others that also stand to benefit from their actions.
Their products may not be perfect for every personal taste. But there aren't many companies that support our land use advocates or amateur racing to the extent that FMF does. And they know their business well. We should at least support them for that. Glad you like your Q.