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Talon Evo exhaust install, all the gory details

mikegriffin84

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So no one else had to modify the bracket in this picture to make them fit Flat, I find that hard to believe.
Nope I just sprayed some lubes and tightened it down and the bracket bent and formed right around it nice and snug and moved on with my life. Now I do think they could modify that bracket to give a little clearance to make it a more refined premium product but my exhaust went on without a hitch. I am also very experienced in fabrication and repairs and I took a look for about 20 seconds and deciced it would work and be snug.
 
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MFG

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I installed an EVO i bought from another member here on the boards. I used the factory hardware and had no problems at all. This one fit like a glove. I used my factory rear cover that I cut down to keep my license plate in place. This exhaust sounds damn good!
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HavasuDave

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I installed an EVO i bought from another member here on the boards. I used the factory hardware and had no problems at all. This one fit like a glove. I used my factory rear cover that I cut down to keep my license plate in place. This exhaust sounds damn good!
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That is exactly what I want to do. So you used the heat shield on the evo and it fit under your stock shield? Would you mind telling me what you trimmed ? A photo would be great too! Excellent job!
 

MFG

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That is exactly what I want to do. So you used the heat shield on the evo and it fit under your stock shield? Would you mind telling me what you trimmed ? A photo would be great too! Excellent job!
I used the EVO heat shield with the Honda bracket and plastic. I did not used the Honda heat shield. The EVO is much smaller and does not come close to the bracket or plastic. The tip on the EVO was the only problem. here is a picture of the plastic piece before I cut it. I rode it yesterday and the bracket and plastic does not get hot at all.
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HavasuDave

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I used the EVO heat shield with the Honda bracket and plastic. I did not used the Honda heat shield. The EVO is much smaller and does not come close to the bracket or plastic. The tip on the EVO was the only problem. here is a picture of the plastic piece before I cut it. I rode it yesterday and the bracket and plastic does not get hot at all.
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Thank you so much, really nice job. How did you do such a nice cut job on the plastic?
 

MFG

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Thank you so much, really nice job. How did you do such a nice cut job on the plastic?
I used a small air angle grinder with a cutting wheel and finished it up with a grinder with a flapper wheel. I think you could make the same cut with a jig saw and finish it up with a hand file. The plastic piece is only $14.00 from Honda so not the end of the world if you mess up.
 
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HavasuDave

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I used a small air angle grinder with a cutting wheel and finished it up with a grinder with a flapper wheel. I think you could make the same cut with a jig saw and finish it up with a hand file. The plastic piece is only $14.00 from Honda so not the end of the world if you mess up.
You inspired me, I placed the order! Thank you so much for the information and tips!
 
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jamesh

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I used the EVO heat shield with the Honda bracket and plastic. I did not used the Honda heat shield. The EVO is much smaller and does not come close to the bracket or plastic. The tip on the EVO was the only problem. here is a picture of the plastic piece before I cut it. I rode it yesterday and the bracket and plastic does not get hot at all.
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Looks like you have ITP Terra Hooks. I have them in 32s on my X4. I love those tires. Probably not the best for pavement, but they have tremendous traction offroad and are one of the lightest tires out there. I wonder why they are not more popular.

Have you had any experience with law enforcement using those Texas plates? I called the DPS to ask about what can and can't really be done and the person told me it's controlled totally locally. So I doubt I'd be able to use them where I live in Arlington.
 

MFG

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Looks like you have ITP Terra Hooks. I have them in 32s on my X4. I love those tires. Probably not the best for pavement, but they have tremendous traction offroad and are one of the lightest tires out there. I wonder why they are not more popular.

Have you had any experience with law enforcement using those Texas plates? I called the DPS to ask about what can and can't really be done and the person told me it's controlled totally locally. So I doubt I'd be able to use them where I live in Arlington.
I have not pushed the envelop anywhere yet. I was out on some backroads last Sunday and passed a sheriff department deputy and he just waved. He probably would have waved anyway so I don't really think I have a answer to answer your question yet. I do figure I will find out sooner or later.
The ITP Terra Hooks are bad ass off road tires and not too loud on the road.
 
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