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Old 05-15-2013, 06:46 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I think that I need to go with the bigger holes in mine, because I went with four 3/8" and four 3/16" in each, and it is much better, but still not that really nice sound that you all are talking about. What about the "punch" down the middle about which I have read in other posts? Do you guys recommend that? Using a punch seems better than a hole saw to me, because that would leave a lot of metal shavings in the exhaust-even after using a magnet..........you are kind of working blindly 8 or 9 inches down the pipes.
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:09 PM   #12 (permalink)
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2 screws and the chrome tip comes off. Better to remove it than damage it.
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If you are going to drill the baffles it its safer to pull the chrome tip off then drill. One screw screw on bottom one on the tire side.
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An air hammer worked wonders on my cat. :-)
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cat removal.... she's loud enough as it is with a full face helmet
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I think that I need to go with the bigger holes in mine, because I went with four 3/8" and four 3/16" in each, and it is much better, but still not that really nice sound that you all are talking about. What about the "punch" down the middle about which I have read in other posts? Do you guys recommend that? Using a punch seems better than a hole saw to me, because that would leave a lot of metal shavings in the exhaust-even after using a magnet..........you are kind of working blindly 8 or 9 inches down the pipes.

I tried that. 1" hole saw with a 12" extension will do it. It won't go in at first you have to spin the bit a little then it goes it. The problem I found, here again my thoughts, is that either way you look at it the 1302 cc engine is still pushing the exhaust through a 1" pipe. In my opinion that is very small. You could always try punching through the second baffle plate but BE CAREFUL! (I spun a drill bit off inside the pipe leading me to remove the baffles completely)

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With Cobra pipes and no baffles, it was ear bleeding loud, but now I am used to it, so it does not bother me
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Old 11-02-2013, 03:24 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Bringing this post back from the dead but....

I'd like to remove my chrome tips while I attempt this baffle removal, and all I see are welds... Where are these screws located and will removing them require breaking the welds? If so will these mythical screws be able to hold the tips in without the welds?
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No screws man not in the factory I've done two sets and best bet is to get a hole saw that goes barely over the baffle (part sticking out of the back) then get a 3 inch hole saw get it dead center and drill out first plate. Then to get the baffle out use a long flat head screw driver and beat be side the baffle and the back baffle plate all the way around it and baffle will just fall out. It may be required to stick the screw driver in baffle and wiggle it around to break welds before beating screw driver in beside it. Not bad once you see how everything is mounted in there.

Taking the top off is really no good done this the first time didn't work out good. Need any help with any of it pm me.


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Well, I started kinda late today, and ran out of daylight. I had already drilled some holes in the back plate, so I started off by drilling more holes. I then cut the metal between the holes with a cold chisel. I wasn't able to clear enough of the back plate to allow me to break the welds by wiggling the baffle around. I'm not sure if I should clear more away, and break the welds first, or just start working on the back plate.

The goal is to remove the front plate, and baffle while leaving the back plate as intact as I can.

I ended up taking off the exhaust thinking it would make it easier to work on the bottom part. Doesn't really make it any easier.

On the plus side, she sounds absolutely mean with no exhaust. WAY to loud when you give it the slightest twist though...
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