Having owned my 2004 360
Spider for nearly a year now, I decided to roll up my sleeves, dust off the tools and make my first set of modifications before summer actually shows up...
My project included the purchase and installation of Steve Bisel's (aka Forza Componenti) Exhaust Bypass Valve Controller (with remote) as well as Ferrari's Racing Exhaust System, which was purchased from Ferrari of Tampa Bay.
I have posted several videos for you to see (and hear) the end result. This first video is the 360 at idle following both the exhaust bypass and racing exhaust installations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f--nMYsy2UE
The second video provides some footage and sound clips of the system at higher RPM's.
In the video clips, I am opening and closing the exhaust bypass valves via the remote control that comes with the system manufactured by Steve Bisel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-Z50tuW5gw
Needless to say, I am more than pleased with the system that Forza Componenti has manufactured. The build quality is second to none, and Steve was extremely helpful in encouraging me through the process. Frankly, the system is very straight forward and can be installed within a 90 minutes if you already have the Racing Exhaust System installed, and a slightly longer if you need to remove a few more items to complete the install. I do believe most of you could perform this mod without issue. I ended up mounting the bypass controller in a location that was easy to get at as I was already removing the rear challenge grill, rear tires, etc in order to remove the stock exhaust for the Racing Exhaust System. While I thought my stock 360 sounded good before these modifications, I am completely blown away with what she sounds like following the mods.
Ferrari's Racing Exhaust System sounds incredible when you open it up, but with the exhaust bypass system installed, you get to enjoy that glorious sound under 4,000 RPM's. (No, I haven't installed the ECU's that came with the Racing Exhaust System, however Ferrari of Tampa Bay is sending out the ECU's to be mapped should I elect to install them at a later time)