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    Where did this come from - sticky foam inside my ski?

    Hey guys.

    Was taking a look at my ski (2011 GTI 155 Limited) on a rainy day today in the garage and found this at the bottom of the bilge in the stern near the drain plugs...

    I've never seen it before and have no idea where it came from. It's a 4inch x 1/2 length of foam with some glue it seems on one side. I figured it was glued to something inside my ski. Any ideas of where this could have been inside my ski?

    Thanks
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    Just guessing, looks like a pad that goes between resonator and hull

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    Quote Originally Posted by icdoo View Post
    Just guessing, looks like a pad that goes between resonator and hull
    That is EXACTLY what they are!

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    Either Flux capacitor wedge or exhaust bearing spacer.












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    resonator pads - indeed!!!

    Well, guys I think you nailed it!! I looked up the parts trying to find foam, etc....

    I finally found, it!! BRP calls it 'Neoprene Seals' and they are indeed from between the resonator!! I went out and got my hand slightly down around the resonator found that:
    1. There was one location that was still sticking... and no neoprene pad! AH HA!!!
    2. I checked around the back of the resonator as much as I could and found that all of the other pads (3 not counting the one that fell off) are ALL FALLING off!


    My Question: What is the harm in running with out them?

    It is VERY difficult getting in behind there, but I may just be able to stick some glue on them and try to slide them down in place.

    The alternative is to find something similar - longer and wider that I could use in their places - haul the ones that are already coming off, off and install something better.

    Thoughts guys?
    Thank you!!

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    The alternative is to find something similar - longer and wider that I could use in their places - haul the ones that are already coming off, off and install something better.
    I.e. Styrofoam ?

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    How about you just get rid of that big waste of space, then its definitely not going to cause you any problems

    I couldn't see a problem with running without them. I'd say its just some sort of vibration dampening maybe

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    Ditch those strips and use a mat that's been replaced.
    Cut it too shape of resonater, place it under neath it.
    05 up mats will work.



    Quote Originally Posted by jeteffect View Post
    Well, guys I think you nailed it!! I looked up the parts trying to find foam, etc....

    I finally found, it!! BRP calls it 'Neoprene Seals' and they are indeed from between the resonator!! I went out and got my hand slightly down around the resonator found that:
    1. There was one location that was still sticking... and no neoprene pad! AH HA!!!
    2. I checked around the back of the resonator as much as I could and found that all of the other pads (3 not counting the one that fell off) are ALL FALLING off!


    My Question: What is the harm in running with out them?

    It is VERY difficult getting in behind there, but I may just be able to stick some glue on them and try to slide them down in place.

    The alternative is to find something similar - longer and wider that I could use in their places - haul the ones that are already coming off, off and install something better.

    Thoughts guys?
    Thank you!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by monaroman76 View Post
    How about you just get rid of that big waste of space, then its definitely not going to cause you any problems

    I couldn't see a problem with running without them. I'd say its just some sort of vibration dampening maybe
    Appreciate the reply, thanks!

    So, 'get rid of it' - sorry - newbie alert - what are some options here and won't that make the exhaust much louder? - I ride (launch) in some busy areas with houses usually early in the morning and dont want to bother the local folks. Any options for me, or shall I just put some dampeners back in place?

    Thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skoepp View Post
    Ditch those strips and use a mat that's been replaced.
    Cut it too shape of resonater, place it under neath it.
    05 up mats will work.

    I thought about using stryofoam, but yeah footwell or swimplatform mats would be perfect... If I had some, haha. Anyone have any old mats kicking around they are willing to part with?

    I am wondering what type of glue/epoxy to use once I install. I don't want it to be a danger or flammible or anything. Any thoughts on this guys?

    Thanks!!

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