Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Sydney, , Australia
creating Termi adjustable baffles
I love the sound of my open pipes, however there have been times when I wish I could turn down the volume without reducing the pipes to the sparrows fart sound with the baffles installed. I tried to source some alternative baffles without much luck, other than a $200 quote to custom make some.
Problem is I need to keep the stock baffles for the yearly rego inspection so I didn't wanted to modify them. Thought about it and then realised a free fix. As per the attached photos, I cut the pipes at an angle and drilled a hole so I could bolt the baffle back together for the yearly roadworthy inspection.
The cut down baffles, when installed, still give a great sound but at about 60-70% noise volume. This is exactly what I was looking for. So I now have three choices:
1. no baffles and beautiful full sound.
2. cut down baffles, lower but still beautiful sound -and my neighbours no longer leave dogshit piles on my driveway.
3. stock baffles with a sparrows fart sound, but acceptable for the yearly inspection.
I guess if you were after an even lower volume, then it would probably be an idea to leave more of the pipe length on the main baffle.
This might be a totally pointless thread, but it solved my problem about lowering the noise a bit whilst still retaining the stock baffles for roadworthy inspections. Oh...and it was totally free. Only tools required - a hacksaw and a power drill.
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