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"lollipop" placement

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  1. dahudch
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    I just bought a '99 with cobra pipes. The previous owner had cut the baffles out. After looking online for replacements to give me the low end back, I found some information about a tunable "lollipop" baffle. I put it in yesterday (didn’t cost a dime...I squirelled away nuts and bolts!) and it does help greatly on take offs. My question is this. All the instructions I read call for the thing to be placed 1 inch from the end. Is there a reason for this? Can I move it further down the pipes closer to the mounting brackets simply to give a cleaner look, or will that mess things up? Need to figure this out before I drill in the middle of my pipes! (first hole will be gone when I slash cut the pipes).

  2. retzdaret
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    I'm sure it will help some if it's a little further up the pipe. It will be a lot harder to install further up there.

  3. quicgmicg
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    I just bought a '99 with cobra pipes. The previous owner had cut the baffles out. After looking online for replacements to give me the low end back, I found some information about a tunable "lollipop" baffle. I put it in yesterday (didn’t cost a dime...I squirelled away nuts and bolts!) and it does help greatly on take offs. My question is this. All the instructions I read call for the thing to be placed 1 inch from the end. Is there a reason for this? Can I move it further down the pipes closer to the mounting brackets simply to give a cleaner look, or will that mess things up? Need to figure this out before I drill in the middle of my pipes! (first hole will be gone when I slash cut the pipes).
    They also use Torque Cones to accomplish basically the same thing..and those are mounted right at the exhaust port.....

    so as long as you can physically get to it to put it in......in my opinion it shouldn't matter a whole bunch where they are in the pipe.

  4. dahudch
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    No problem getting it in yesterday. Used a telescopic magnet that i bought a few years ago to get a screw out of my mustang after i dropped it right in the block while working on the carb! haha

  5. Squrlej
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    What does this lollipop tuner do, make the sound softer or deeper? Can you post a link so others might see this or pic's. Always looking to tinker on something.

    Thanks

  6. dahudch
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    I believe this website has been posted before, but here it is again. They have a great explanation of what it is and how it works.

    nightrider.com/biketech/exhaust.htm

    I will post some pics when I get back in town and put it back together.

  7. retzdaret
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    The idea is to leave the sound alone (louder than with baffles) but give it some back pressure for a better low end torque.

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