RE: [DMCForum] Mufflers..
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RE: [DMCForum] Mufflers..

Like the classic 'turbo' mufflers?  These types were designed to
overcome the high heat in turbo apps by the diamond baffle pattern.
They can still be pretty loud.  I had them on my Chevy and didn't like
them much.  They tended to be very raspy under load.  I much preferred
the glasspacks I put on later.

I tried every muffler manufacturer two years ago looking for something
for my D.  The only ones I could find that fit were either the Walkers
or Supertrapps.  It is a very tiny muffler -- 9" body -- and not much of
anything else would fit.  

I was going to repack another set of 21959's as they were only like
$9.50 each last I checked.  It was actually the Walker tech support
fellow who recommended the carbon-fiber packing trick.


-----Original Message-----
From: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Marc Levy
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2006 7:47 PM
To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: [DMCForum] Mufflers..

Thanks for the info Dave..

I was looking at some of the "chamber" muffler
designs.  I know they are not as free-flow as the
"packed" mufflers, but I would guess they make less
noise..  They also don't ever change their noise level
(packed mufflers tend to wear out).

Any comment on that idea?

--- Dave Stragand <dave.stragand@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

> Marc,
> You can tune the sound level of a lot of mufflers by
> changing/adding the
> packing.  You can get carbon fiber packing for
> motorcycle pipes that is
> very resistant to high heat (better than fiberglass)
> from places like JC
> Whitney.
> You can cut open the muffler (open a flap) pack it,
> and have it welded
> back up for around $15 or so, at least around here. 
> I hope to be doing
> that exact thing to the Vixen this spring.
> -Dave

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