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Thread: Mufflers Vs Straight Pipes

  1. #1
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    Default Mufflers Vs Straight Pipes

    Folks,
    I am getting around to cleaning up the D4D in terms of paint and fixing the more cosmetic things. When I bought the tractor it had a FLECO brush cab with a muffler that stuck above the limb risers. It did not take too many hours for me to learn I need to be more careful with limbs contacting the exhaust stack and bending the pipe.
    So what did I do? I cut the exhaust stack down so that it did not stick up too high but know that being more aware would be a better approach. So now the question.
    I'd like to put a new exhaust muffler/stack on and make it long enough to push the exhaust above my eye level. So, can i just put a straight exhaust pipe on (chrome would look good) or should I just use a new muffler that does just that (muffle the noise)? I guess I would get a bit more horsepower with a straight pipe but maybe there's a reason I need a real muffler such as back pressure??

    Any thoughts would be appreciated!!

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    Default Go for the pipe

    Go with the straight pipe and just wear hearing protection. Most of them came without mufflers in the first place.

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    Default Chrome Pipes

    Hi Jim,
    I always wear a hard hat with ear protection even though I'm under the brush cab. Those limbs find there way inside and having the hard hat and ear protection has saved my cranium a few times already.
    Anybody no where to find a nice chrome pipe?

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    Default Muffler

    If you still want to muffle most the noise without loosing performance you can install a straight through muffler, not one with the baffles in it.

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    Default Chrome Source

    Steve at this site is good.
    http://www.crumequip.com/
    He does alot of John Deeres
    Clay

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    Default Thanks

    Hi Clay,

    Thanks for the information. I'll give him a call and see what he has to say.

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