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Old 01-12-2020, 11:58 PM
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Anybody know how to make a decent sounding DIY muffler for a predator 212?
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Old 01-13-2020, 07:35 AM
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Cut the flange off the stock muffler and weld a 1" 90 ENT electrical conduit on it. Cost - $4
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Cut the flange off the stock muffler and weld a 1" 90 ENT electrical conduit on it. Cost - $4
I appreciate the help!
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Old 01-13-2020, 08:29 AM
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Could be free if your good at scrounging...
I know I did one day.. and came up with something similar... Also out of EMT...
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I already had this so it was free. I assume the average person isn's a junk hoarder like me and will just buy one.
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The title above says DIY... Usually that means... Were all junk hoarders... Of some sort...
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I started with a header pipe, but sectioned it and added a pipe fitting that allows me to screw on a 13HP 'sausage' muffler.

The muffler sounds better than stock, but not as loud as the pipe alone.

BTW, I also did the other stage 1 mods, a better flowing air cleaner and jet (not shown in photo)

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I started with a header pipe, but sectioned it and added a pipe fitting that allows me to screw on a 13HP 'sausage' muffler.

The muffler sounds better than stock, but not as loud as the pipe alone.

BTW, I also did the other stage 1 mods, a better flowing air cleaner and jet (not shown in photo)

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Thanks! If my engine has less horsepower is it okay to use a higher horsepower muffler? I'd assume so but I want to make sure
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Using a muffler from a bigger engine(heck, even a car muffler) is a good way to keep power high while muffling. So yeah, no problems there.
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Heres a link to a video with sound if you want to hear it. Skip to the end where I am staying close to the camera (phone). When I am holding the phone and going more than 20 mph, you hear the wind

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Hey gegcorp, could you post a link to that muffler you used? That application is very similar to mine and I need to quiet it down for my boys.
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I got it at the local Tractor Supply Co, but other big box stores may have similar items... here is a snapshot of the item from the TSC online store:

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Do you guys think this would do well? I'd like to keep it as quiet as possible because of sensitive neighbors. Predator 212 I realize it's big but I'm hoping that will keep it quiet
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Oh ya itll help to keep it quiet... It just big thats all...
Bigger question is(pardon the pun... ) Do you have space for it and the bracketry to support it properly......
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Oh ya itll help to keep it quiet... It just big thats all...
Bigger question is(pardon the pun... ) Do you have space for it and the bracketry to support it properly......
I can fit it but how you you recommend supporting it like are there certain brackets I should get or would Jerry rigging be fine😂
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Cant really say, till I see what is it going into...
However to get it done... remember if the motor needs to be moved for tensioning of a chain... the exhaust needs to be allow to move aswell, if supported along its length from the motor attached to the frame( like in a car, with rubber mounts).

Some have made mounts that attach to the valve cover bolt or a bracket attached to the PTO mount... Even from the top brackets with those without a gas tank installed...
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Cant really say, till I see what is it going into...
However to get it done... remember if the motor needs to be moved for tensioning of a chain... the exhaust needs to be allow to move aswell, if supported along its length from the motor attached to the frame( like in a car, with rubber mounts).

Some have made mounts that attach to the valve cover bolt or a bracket attached to the PTO mount... Even from the top brackets with those without a gas tank installed...
That's the bike I've got to move the vertical part of the frame forward a tad to fit the predator. Think I could do some sort of bolting system where a brace comes off the muffler and bolts to the frame? And if I have to take it off I'd just take the bolt out?
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Mower mufflers flow and sound like garbage.

Grab a china scooter/dirtbike muffler off ebay. They have a great deep tone. Can get them for 10$ shipped. Just takes awhile! lol
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The title above says DIY... Usually that means... Were all junk hoarders... Of some sort...
You have NO IDEA!!! 😁
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