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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-27-2012, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
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Removing a D&D Slip on Baffle

Has any one removed a D&D Baffle? I would like to modify it a bit but it seems to be press fit in. I was thinking of drilling a small hole and using a slide hammer, but I'm not sure if there is a spot weld holding it in place. I tried using a vise grip in the center edge of the baffle, but it won't budge. Any ideas?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-31-2012, 09:35 AM
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Has any one removed a D&D Baffle? I would like to modify it a bit but it seems to be press fit in. I was thinking of drilling a small hole and using a slide hammer, but I'm not sure if there is a spot weld holding it in place. I tried using a vise grip in the center edge of the baffle, but it won't budge. Any ideas?

Thanks for the help-Rob.
Remove the 1 screw or bolt at the end of the muff toward the inside facing the wheel. There are no spot welds holding the baffle in. Yes, you'll need to drill a small hole and use a slide hammer. It is very tight. Be patient and walk away when you're p/o'd!! After you remove it you'll find it wrapped in fiberglass mats, held on with stainless wire wrapped around the mats. Removing the matting gives it more of a rumble. Not overly loud, but a slight increase over the stock D&D. I have one ready to go that I took off mine if you're interested.

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Thanks MDSR, I just wanted to make sure before I start drilling and yanking. I am trying to get a little more rumble at idle without losing torque. I really like the looks of the stock exhaust headers and the D&D complements that.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-05-2012, 04:38 PM
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Where's the best place to drill the hole and excuse me for the question, what is a slide hammer?

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-05-2012, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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I haven't done it yet, I would drill on the long side of slash. A slide hammer is other wise known as a dent puller used in auto body work. these can be bought fairly cheaply at Harbor Freight and Tool. Look under body working tools.
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Great thanks. If you think of it, take some pictures of the process. I was also considering doing this so just maybe, I'll give it a try.

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