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Hi guys, I have a 2006 650 Prowler and the darn muffler is burned out. Has anyone noticed that the 2008 650 and 700 have a redesigned exhaust system? It also does not produce at much noise. I am looking into buying the parts needed for the newer system and installing it. Has anyone done this? Does anyone have any input on this idea? I am looking at it this way, if I have to buy a new muffler anyways then why not but the newer system that is much quieter. Thoughts?????



 

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Hey desert cat,that is the reason they changed it.Not enough head pipe before the muffler.Too much heat at the muffler.You probably already know this but babbitts online will save you 10 to 25 percent on oem parts.And no tax.



 

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Great info sandchris, so if quiet is what I am after then it looks like I need to purchase the 2008 system and install it. Can you think of anything else I should consider before I buy this?



 

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Yes you need to check how it mounts.Your frame probably does not have the mounts welded in for that exhaust.Probably no big deal to copy ac mounts for that system.I would go look at one at the dealer or one of your buddies 07 or later.And the heat shield under the bed would be my biggest concern.But again i would not be afraid of it.
Hows your parking brake on that 06 holding up?



 

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I bought mine used and it did not work. Found the cable smashed under frame. I replaced it and it seems to be working good. Do you know any one with the newer exhaust system that could take some pictures of the mounting? If not I will go back to the dealer. Speaking of the mounting you're right I will need to fab a plate/heat shield like the OEM. What kind of exhaust are you running?



 

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Yep 2006 was the first year.I built my exhaust myself due to engine change.Sorry I dont know of anyone that has newer than a 06.Fmf actually makes a stainless steel slip on that i thought was a little quieter than the stock one.It has no packing to burn out and looks great.Plus you would not have to fab anything.It is probably cheaper than the late model stock setup.



 
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