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Unread 08-07-2008, 04:19 PM   #1
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Muffler question..

My friend got one of those chrome caps that you put on the end of your muffler. He said he got it at Schucks for like 10 bucks.

What do these do to the muffler and how does it enhance, or help anything?

Thanks

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Unread 08-07-2008, 04:23 PM   #2
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Nope just welds on there and looks "purty"....
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Unread 08-07-2008, 08:58 PM   #3
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Well if stickers add 10HP then chrome has to add at least 20HP.
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Unread 08-07-2008, 09:01 PM   #4
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Well if stickers add 10HP then chrome has to add at least 20HP.
Wrong.

Chrome plating is actually heavier than performance stickers, therefore it adds weight, hindering your 0-60 times, MPG, and the size of tire you can put on your stock height Grand Cherokee (ZJ or WJ), unless you have a Budget Boost, in which case you should contact Kevin @ kevinsoffroad.com, who would then kindly redirect you to Kolak, who could in turn sell you a performance exhaust system to recoup some of the perfomance lost by your chrome tip.


There, that should just about cover it.
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Unread 08-07-2008, 09:04 PM   #5
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It will weigh the back end down and wear out the bearing a lot faster. You have to add fuzzy dice to the mirror to counter the weight gain. A big racing "R" on the windshield will help too.
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The Whistles go WOOO WOOOO



(adds nothing but cosmetic value)
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Unread 08-07-2008, 09:07 PM   #7
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both of you are wrong..... after all of that you have to get some of them twin bladed wiper blades that have the 'spoiler' on them to reduce the windshield drag that the chrome tip creates when it pulls the back of the jeep down from said weight.....unless you have air bags in your rear springs........
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Unread 08-07-2008, 09:11 PM   #8
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This is great, 8 posts of trainwreck and zero help
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Unread 08-07-2008, 09:14 PM   #9
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All the tip does it make your exhaust pipe appear pretty. If you haven't figured it out we are messing around

p.s. don't forget to check your muffler bearings
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Or just tie a 12 lb fish to a one foot pipe.
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p.s. don't forget to check your muffler bearings
dude I have been meaning to do that.. thanks!
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The Whistles go WOOO WOOOO



(adds nothing but cosmetic value)

"By that time you should be up making breakfast!"


if you do decide to do it please make sure you have your pipe tucked up so you cant see the first 6" shiny and then the rest of the rusty part. it will save you many a laughs from coming in your direction.
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If your checking your muffler bearings, check the blinker fluid too!
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Couple the muffler tip with a tornado and fuel magnet and you will be pulling low 10's at the track while getting at least 30mpg!!!
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