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post #41 of 42 Old 05-31-2018, 11:21 AM
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Old thread revival.

Just installed the Hyde plate and love it. The right side mount on the muffler hanger bolt needed some weight/muscle to flex the plate to grab the thread, otherwise it was a 10 minute install job with the included connectors.

What I really like is the tight molded fit, ground clearance, sound absorption or lack of sound resonance, and I actually really like the look!

Finally found a plate I like!
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post #42 of 42 Old 04-20-2019, 06:49 AM
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If anyone is considering a Hyde plate, buying this longer bolt makes installation way, way easier. (on a 2017) The muffler side attachment is a JIS spec bolt, which no supplier has locally. The Hyde plate's biggest weakness that I can see is the hardware supplied is useless and an easy DIY project.
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