Project Cappuccino: A Wee Bit O’ Power
Power Getter Bend Detail
Fujitsubo designs and builds all of their exhaust systems in-house and backs up their work with ISO9001 certification and dyno proven results. Fujitsubo even supplies OEMs like Nissan with exhaust systems for the R35 GTR. The craftsmanship is top-of-the-line as one would expect from a quality Japanese company.
Old Fujitsubo Exhaust
Our old exhaust is an OEM replacement also made by Fujitsubo. It’s made of mild steel and has crushed bends. It needed to go even before it rusted out.
Fujitsubo Exhaust Comparison
The biggest improvement Fujitsubo makes with the Power Getter is changing the muffler arrangement. The factory exhaust uses a big, baffled OEM-style muffler. This muffler must be oriented sideways to fit under the Cappuccino. This requires a tight 90° bend into the muffler and out the tailpipe while dodging the differential. Fujitsubo uses two smaller glasspack mufflers that can be run in line with the tubing. This removes the tight back pressure-inducing bends and shortens the exhaust path. The glasspack mufflers should also be freer flowing.
Fujitsubo Cappuccino Muffler Comparison
You can also see the tortuous path the stock exhaust must take to dodge the differential and make it to the tailpipe. You can also see the hollow hangers Fujitsubo uses to secure the new exhaust. The new exhaust weighs less than the muffler section of our old exhaust. Removing this huge muffler will also have a positive effect on handling as we’re dropping around 15 pounds of dead weight located behind the rear axle.
Fujitsubo Exhaust Inner Detail
Fujitsubo uses thin-walled 304 stainless steel in all of their exhaust systems. All joints are TIG welded by hand. You can see the attention to detail here as Fujitsubo even grinds away the welding scale on the inside of the exhaust to reduce turbulence.


    1. Thank you! I’ve been enjoying learning all about this platform and I’m glad folks enjoy what I’ve put together.

  1. Awesome. 3 cyl motors sound a lot like straight 6’s the same way the inline 5s of RS3 and TTRS sound like their 10 cyl big brothers.

  2. Duralast? Yuck. I wouldn’t count on any longevity out of that coil. Parts store brand stuff is awful quality in my experience unless something has recently changed. Looks like NGK and Delphi still supply coils for a 98 Metro for under $50. I’d go with one of those.

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