One area of maintenance that gets overlooked way too often is repacking your muffler – but if you’re running any kind of aftermarket exhaust, sooner or later you’re going to have to do it. Check out our video guide on doing your own, to make this job a little less of a hassle!
OEM exhausts use a series of baffles to muffle exhaust sound, and are built of thick steel and aluminum to be quiet and durable. The down side? They are really heavy, and aren’t great for performance.
Aftermarket exhausts are the answer to that problem; they flow better, sound better, and are almost always good for a bump in horsepower. But they also have a down side; the packing burns up inside them, and you have to replace it!
This can be an annoying and messy job. Fiberglass can be tough to work with, and if your exhaust is assembled with rivets, that’s one more obstacle getting in between you and replacing that packing. In this video, we go over repacking exhausts with both loose packing and pre-made packing mats, and show you how to deal with those pesky rivets a lot of your mufflers are put together with.
This job isn’t complicated, but it can be a little frustrating, so check out the tips in our video before you tackle your own!
Do you have any tips for repacking your muffler you can share? Let us know about them in the comments below!