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Old 27-06-2020, 10:03 AM
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When reinforcing the rear ARB mounts, is it only the chassis mounts that need doing? I seem to remember reading somewhere that the swing arm needed a bit of reinforcement, too? I've tried searching but most people have put pictures of there work that's now lost to Photobucket...

To those of you who've gutted / modified the standard back boxes - would you do it again? If so how far did you go with the removal of pipes? I've found quite a few threads on it... but wondered if anyone would not have done it / done it differently in hindsight.

Cheers,

Max

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Old 27-06-2020, 01:27 PM
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Hi All,

When reinforcing the rear ARB mounts, is it only the chassis mounts that need doing? I seem to remember reading somewhere that the swing arm needed a bit of reinforcement, too? I've tried searching but most people have put pictures of there work that's now lost to Photobucket...
I left the chassis mounts as-is and just had the mounts on the swing arm done on mine:

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Old 27-06-2020, 01:38 PM
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Many thanks, Ian - that's perfect.
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Old 28-06-2020, 03:33 PM
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Did similar to Ian on mine,


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Old 30-06-2020, 03:23 PM
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Hi All,

When reinforcing the rear ARB mounts, is it only the chassis mounts that need doing? I seem to remember reading somewhere that the swing arm needed a bit of reinforcement, too? I've tried searching but most people have put pictures of there work that's now lost to Photobucket...

To those of you who've gutted / modified the standard back boxes - would you do it again? If so how far did you go with the removal of pipes? I've found quite a few threads on it... but wondered if anyone would not have done it / done it differently in hindsight.

Cheers,

Max
Did the whole gutted back box experiment, see the sound below.

https://youtu.be/XrVK07kyqoY

https://youtu.be/z0zc92K6jN8

Now, I love my loud exhausts but this was just too much for me on normal driving - in the end I got a custom system made by an exhaust specialist and I’m much happier !

Each to their own though!
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Old 30-06-2020, 04:43 PM
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Thanks Dave - your car is impossibly clean underneath, a real credit to you.

Good feedback there Rags, that's pretty much what I thought. Yours does sound quite boomy on the vids. I don't think I'll be gutting mine... cheers!
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