Author Topic: Anybody taken a set of stock mufflers apart?  (Read 6004 times)


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Re: Anybody taken a set of stock mufflers apart?
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2012, 11:11:02 am »
AZ - expect it to be an exercise in frustration. These things are built like a sealed up automotive miffler; not like a straight pipe muffler that can be repacked. I tried to get inside my zx9 muffler; it has the same construction. cut it open, and you're basically going to destroy it and probably play h*ll trying to put it back together. there's multiple levels of metal sandwiched and welded together internally. UGH - Steve

I kinda eluded / hinted to that, but some folks will torture themselves...heheheheheh

Learned something tonight.  Know what the rivets on the end of the muffler by the midpipe hold on?

That little collar.  Nothing else.   ::)

So next step is going to be finding someone with a chop saw to cut them to the desired length.  Then I'll remove the cap from the part I cut off and get some cheap baffles, since the pipes will be so short I might be able to use just a single baffle.

he needs to understand that the individual sections are all welded together and that he will virtually destroy the thing before he gets it disassembled.... 8)

they'll end up in the rubbish..... ;)

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Re: Anybody taken a set of stock mufflers apart?
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2012, 12:50:27 pm »
Mebbe not....
Ya'll are the proof that saying "it won't work", isn't always right.

He might figure something out that others/we haven't tried.
For instance, he's planning to use a Chopsaw.... I never though of that. Did you?
One of the things we all  love is for someone to tell us it isn't possible.
Then we do/try it anyway. (Even when we do things that aren't logically worrth the effort).

So, I say,,, AZ,, don't give up yet. GOFORIT.......

Try the Chopsaw and see what you can figure out.

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Re: Anybody taken a set of stock mufflers apart?
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2012, 01:47:34 pm »
Remember the good ol' days when we just bafflectomized the mufflers and called it good. Now there are crazy people
cutting up pipes and mufflers and building 4 into 1 exhaust systems. Oh wait I told off on myself.
Here is what happens when you get the exhaust sickness !!!
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Re: Anybody taken a set of stock mufflers apart?
« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2012, 04:22:22 pm »
Next time I'm back home in Phoenix, I'm gonna run by my friend Mont's shop, I'm sure he's got a chopsaw.  I don't think I'm going to be able to keep a hacksaw normal to the axis of the can.

And maybe I will utterly fail.  Who knows?  The pipes I got are pretty rough, and I picked them up cheap so it's not like I'm wrecking a set of good pipes. 

rubber side down,

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