Repacking exhausts - loose or tight
Posted April 12, 2006 - 05:38 AM
Posted April 12, 2006 - 05:53 AM
I have repacked the CRD absolute performance 2 exhaust ... I packed the thing tight. Should an exhaust be loosely packed or shouldn't it make any difference?
It makes a difference.
If you have packed it too tight the sound waves will not penetrate and therefore will not be obsorbed ---it will BARK, as yours seems to be doing.
Similarly, too loose and there wont be enough obsorbant material to do its job.
So, how tight do you pack it? The best I can describe it - like a reasonably firm pillow. Some packings come prepacked - you just slip them over the perforated pipe. If you can have a feel of these type when next at a bike shop then that is how you pack your exhaust because these dont get compressed anymore when inserted.
Posted April 18, 2006 - 09:55 PM