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At the risk of being flamed for even asking:

I use my Max in my neighborhood, and running people around at events where we limit speeds to 20 in the pits-

So I was wondering if anyone had any ideas for getting or make-it-myself a quieter exhaust sleeve I could slip on easily to accommodate these needs and just slip off when its go time.

Thoughts? Having a conversation driving through pits has its merits. Screaming "look at that hottie" is neither discreet or cool.
 

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The exhaust is actually pretty quiet if you are only cruising under 20MPH. The noise is from the engine. I suggest you put some heat/sound barrier on your interior panels and then re-install the foam dampening material on top of it. It will not make it golf cart quiet, but it will help out quite a bit. Here are a few pics of what I did to mine....

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Wow, thank you! I just assumed the exhaust would be the culprit. I will get on that!
 

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Have someone drive by you at a slow cruise....you will see it is pretty quite compared to a lot of things. It is noisy in the cab at any speed....
 

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^^^what heavy said^^^
The exhaust is very subdued on these machines.
Its The cockpit noise you're hearing and after speaking with 2 different companies that do sound deadening its not worth the money to try and rectify the cab noise.
B-Quiet sound deadening material was very helpful but didn't want my money.
 

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My buddy bought the blanket that goes over the center console and it really helps. After covering my inner with sound deadner I found that the gearshift slots let out most if the noise so I took a piece of black foam pipe insulation, cut it to fit around the override switch, then transferred the shift pattern to it. Cut the top of the pipe just like the pattern, On the bottom side I just cut a slit for travel and it made all the difference! Now I can hear conversation and music
 

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My buddy bought the blanket that goes over the center console and it really helps. After covering my inner with sound deadner I found that the gearshift slots let out most if the noise so I took a piece of black foam pipe insulation, cut it to fit around the override switch, then transferred the shift pattern to it. Cut the top of the pipe just like the pattern, On the bottom side I just cut a slit for travel and it made all the difference! Now I can hear conversation and music
Play DOH- great idea- do you have any photos?
 

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yes,pics please!
 

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X3 gotta see what your talking about. I think I got it but pics will help.

I agree, a lot of noise does come up thru the shifter cut out area.
 

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yeah pictures please!
 

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Keep getting Pm's on the shifter silence modification, so here we go
Start with Armacell pipe insulation it's squishier than most. I don't know if it's at the big chain stores or not, I just happen to be getting samples from them for an unrelated job. I wouldn't go with that styrofoam type stuff as it will just flake away over time image.jpg
Cut a piece about this long and remove the shift gate so you can access the bottom. Cut a section out that will go around the override switch. image.jpg
Flip over and mark out the shift pattern while holding in place. Remove insulation, using blades, cut the pattern out about 1/4" wide for the shifter rod. image.jpg
Using two sided tape or glue finalize the foam in place and slice the bottom portion of the pipe insulation in a single straight line not like the top, this will give the sealing from the upper section. Bolt down as quickly as possible so everything stays in place.
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No more heat or noise
 

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nice idea...I might try messing around with a piece of flat foam as I think it may be easier to work with than the round pipe insulating foam....
 

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Great idea. I would think the foam would need to be neoprene (like the pipe insul) or something similar to remain pliable.
 

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nice idea...I might try messing around with a piece of flat foam as I think it may be easier to work with than the round pipe insulating foam....
I tried the flat foam first and by the time you cut out the zig zag the heat and sound come right through. This gives a double seal using one piece. Lots of testing on this
 

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I tried the flat foam first and by the time you cut out the zig zag the heat and sound come right through. This gives a double seal using one piece. Lots of testing on this
Thanks....didn't know that. I appreciate the heads up and saving me the hassle of learning the hard way :smile:
 

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any one have comment for using this to isolate noise and heat from center console area?

Thermo-Tec 14130 - Thermo-Tec Thermo-Guard FR Heat Shields
 
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