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post #1 of 6 Old 06-19-2013, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
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Lexx Exhuast Packing

I have had my Lexx fitted for about 6 months , and it is showing what i can discribe as a brownish heat spot in the middle of the exhaust.
Is it time to renew the packing
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post #2 of 6 Old 06-19-2013, 11:08 AM
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Are you running with the quiet tip in it? Or wide open? If wide open it is loud and allows plenty of air through it. It also acted like it was eating my packing so I repacked mine but it was like new inside, but I didn't have any brown spots.
If you are running the insert then maybe I would look inside.....just to be safe...? I can't say either way for sure. But a brown spot means heat imho. Do you run it on the highway at higher RPMs etc or in the upper rpm range off roading etc? If so then maybe it is time? If you take it apart carefully it should go back together if it doesn't need it. That is from what I experienced when doing mine. I installed top quality packing just for peace of mind when I did it and chucked the old packing if I recall correctly.

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post #3 of 6 Old 06-19-2013, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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Are you running with the quiet tip in it? Or wide open? If wide open it is loud and allows plenty of air through it. It also acted like it was eating my packing so I repacked mine but it was like new inside, but I didn't have any brown spots.
If you are running the insert then maybe I would look inside.....just to be safe...? I can't say either way for sure. But a brown spot means heat imho. Do you run it on the highway at higher RPMs etc or in the upper rpm range off roading etc? If so then maybe it is time? If you take it apart carefully it should go back together if it doesn't need it. That is from what I experienced when doing mine. I installed top quality packing just for peace of mind when I did it and chucked the old packing if I recall correctly.
The exhaust is stock with quiet tip and spark arrestor, i run it on highway as my daily commute, around the 4000-4500 rpm range The police do not like me speeding on US31 do not ask why i know this
I will take it apart and check see if the packing is blown out
When you say top quality ,any particular brand
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I'm not sure of the brand name but it was the most expensive choice I had, $50, it came with a screen and two types of packing if not 3 all ready to install. You are not running in the higher RPM range so it shouldn't be ready yet imho. But I have been wrong before...? You also run the same set up as it do so the amount of pressure with that set up is minimal imho also. As I said, take it apart carefully so not to destroy the packing, so if it is still good you could reuse it....? It isn't nearly as good as what I installed once you compared the two packing materials. The stock packing is almost just loose matting simply rolled around the exhaust. The new packing was sewn in layers and had some sort of netting around each layer and a screen to add to the entire packing also....it took a bit of getting it in the can but once you get it right it slid in effortlessly. Good luck and sorry I can't remember the name of it.....doh!

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post #5 of 6 Old 06-20-2013, 12:26 AM
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Do you remember where you might have sourced it from Willys? I need to repack my lexx that I bought used.
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