Looking at getting an HMF competition series with a FMF Mega bomb header. Does this combo work? I have a 2010. Looking for mostly low and mid end power. Going to be used for a mix of trail and track riding thanks
I don't see why the mega bomb setup wouldn't work, although i feel that the powerbomb setup makes plenty of power for a MX track as well as for the trails. I've had mine on an MX track, before i upgraded to the FCI, 06 KX cams and 15/37 gearing, and it had plenty of grunt off the bottom end coming out of turns.
I can't speak from experience, but I can tell you what I think.
I think the FMF muffler has some to do with where the power is with the whole system but ain't all of it. It seems a little restricted though. It does better with the little ring out up on top.
I think I can agree that the HMF muffler would work better. I just do not have my finger 100% on why. But the HMF does flow more freely. I just can't exactly see why the FMF don't and is more of a quiet muffler.
As far as headers, I think the FMF Powerbomb moves the powerband down some. It don't have the punch the Jardine does. The delivery is slower and the strength is there sooner... it don't try to jump ahead of itself. It's good.
I would think the Megabomb would move the power down even more and you would for sure want an open muffler.
I have learned a lot more in recent months comparing Jardine, FMF and Dasa, etc... Where the header steps and what diameter it moves to when changes where the power is... and the muffler can either support, enhance or destroy that.
The Competition series has 3 different db inserts and the performance series is a straight through design with almost no restriction. Idk myself what the baffling in the competition series is like. Either pipe would be a good choice IMO.
I am not sure there is any difference other than the end cap and badge vs sticker?
My friend has the comp on his 400X. It is a 2" core with a 4 bolt euro end cap. Pretty polished part for looks and an internal turn down. Behind it is a recess for the spark arrestor which is the simple sink strainer style.... and I am thinking the other style quiet cores would drop in there as well.
Maybe the muffler and core are the same essentially. Maybe they are not?
Can one of you with the other make a comparison?