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Post by weirdbeard on Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:54 pm

The baffles in my Cobra pipes where hacked.. I could not get them out and they were sounding like crap. I looked into some shot gun drag pipes, but they were like $300.. I decided to try and make my own.. I figured I could not make it sound worse.

But I did.. I installed some baffles and wrapped them with header wrap.. They sounded like s*it and it ran down the road not so good. Thats the first start on the video.. The second start is with no baffles.. It sounds better.. Hard to tell it on the video, but its got a deeper sound.. It runs better too. Still not 100% happy with the sound, but I think I can live with it for a while.
My forearms are all itchy from this header wrap crap.

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Post by 01YZF6 on Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:42 pm

sounds 100% better on the second round ! nice work !
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Post by weirdbeard on Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:57 pm

Thanks man. Very Happy Shes running better too.
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Post by joeyputt on Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:30 pm

Those are bad ass bro! Great job and thanks for the cool video!
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Post by weirdbeard on Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:35 pm

Thanks a lot Joey. Wink
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Post by joeyputt on Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:05 pm

You are welcome bro, thats a well earned pat on the back for a job well done, and it is always cooler to build them yourself instead of buying them, cool soundtrack too!
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Post by hayweed on Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:37 am

Very nice. What size pipe did you use? If you have the baffles out you mat want to put them back in without the wrapping on them. Just play around with the back pressure a little to see if she will run any better. And great job on the pipe build. cheers

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Post by weirdbeard on Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:19 pm

Thanks Hayweed. The pipe is 1.75" until the very end and I stepped it up to 2" so I could use the chrome tips.. I might play around with the baffles more later.. I am going to run it like it is for a while and see how it goes.. I will check the plugs after a 100 miles or so and see what they look like.

This thing has 4 spark plugs.... confused
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Post by ZombieNNN on Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:51 pm

Very good video footage and a nice sound. Good job.
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Post by hayweed on Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:38 pm

They have 2 intake and 2 exhaust plugs. Don't ask. I couldn't explain it if I tried. But it won't run right if you leave the exhaust plugs unhooked. Ford had a 2.3l 4cyl that had 8 plugs in it. And if the coil went bad on one side it ran like crap.

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Post by 01YZF6 on Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:34 pm

hayweed wrote: Ford had a 2.3l 4cyl that had 8 plugs in it. And if the coil went bad on one side it ran like crap.

I owned one of those, it was a mustang convertible....and imagine my surprise the first time I went to change the plugs ....lol
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Post by Guest on Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:54 pm

Great job on the pipes. wait till you get the new K&N filter I have for you. Let that baby breath. Cool video too.

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Post by weirdbeard on Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:13 pm

Hammer wrote:Great job on the pipes. wait till you get the new K&N filter I have for you. Let that baby breath. Cool video too.

Welcome to the group Hammer! Thanks! I can't wait to to install the K&N filter. cheers
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