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post #1 of 3 Old Nov 26th, 2005, 12:18 pm Thread Starter
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Fiberglass + heat = ?

In keeping with my new resolution to ask for help with the unknown, the following: I put an exhaust extension on my LT trike to get it out past the body work. BUT......at one point the extension from the Remus silencer back comes within 1/8 " of the fiberglass body. Are there any problems with the temperature of the tailpipe this close to fiberglass ? Thanx for any....

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post #2 of 3 Old Nov 26th, 2005, 3:44 pm
 
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I think I'd like a little more room, 1/2 - 3/4 inch anyway. Won't be a problem while you're moving, just when you're idling or slow it will heat up. Fiberglass will get soft again when heated! When burning it throws smoke like an old tire!
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Dunno 'bout the fieberglass, but the stock LTs have a metalic coated, fibrous heat shield mat on the underside of the left side pack to protect it from exhaust heat.

I know you can get this kind of heat shield matting from most any body shop. Maybe sold as a hood liner or sound damper. Increase the distance if you can - add some of that stuff. Should be good to go.

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