I tried to remove my baffles (cobra slash downs) this weekend but only got as far as the tips. I could not get the baffles out. I did not want to do any prying or digging as I did not want to damage anything in the process. When I tried to put the tips back on but the lower one was so tight it wouldn't go. I left it off. Someone has suggested the I get the baffles out and cut them in half then reinstall them. What effects will the baffle removal have on the sound (I want louder) or the performance of the X all together? Has anyone done this?