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Paule253
post Sep 5 2012, 08:25 AM
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I'm riding a 2011 FLH and looking to replace the complete exhaust system. Everyone I ask has their own recommendation on what is best. I have limited my selection down to Rinehart and V & H, due to the high end quality of their systems. I want to replace the system to gain more performance more then just to have loud pipes. But I can not find any performance ratings on these systems. Does anyone know of a resource to find this type of information? Besides choosing a manufacture, I am debating going to a 2 into 1 system or stay with a true dual system. Any comments would be appreciated.
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post Sep 5 2012, 09:00 AM
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The only thing a different exhaust will do is either make it run worse or it will stay the same
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post Sep 5 2012, 10:04 AM
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http://www.danddexhaust.com/
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post Sep 5 2012, 11:27 AM
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From a performance standpoint the 2 into 1 is the clear winner. The worst choice for performance are the true duals. If sound is your only objective then either will work. My recomendation would be the V&H power duals head pipes (2 into 1 into 2) and either monster round muffler or hi putput mufflers from V&H or 4" Rineharts. Have spec'ed this setup for approx 50 bikes with great sound and performance results.

My 2 cents worth.
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post Sep 5 2012, 01:52 PM
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stay stock exhaust and spend the money on gas for bike trips (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/headbang.gif) (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/beerbang1.gif) (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/headbang.gif)
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post Oct 1 2012, 10:28 AM
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I'm also looking to get rid of the V&H bigshots on mine. Look great but lots of noise and not much performance. The D&D 2-1 looks like a good choice. Also looking at Thunderheader.
All the pipe makers yammer about how good their shit looks or how it sounds but few actually talk about power,especially top end horsepower. Shit,any bike can look good but power is king. If'n I could afford it,I'd have a blower on mine.
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post Oct 1 2012, 11:29 AM
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Full disclosure. I know Frank Drago a little bit. I've got his 2:1. Very happy with 'em. Been on the bike a couple years. You can "tune" the noise 3 different ways (baffles) going from really loud down to way louder than stock but not too obnoxious. Rush builds them to his specifications.

He will provide top drawer customer service.


http://dragosbikeworks.com/dragula_21_exhaust
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Moe Taters
post Nov 13 2012, 08:37 AM
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I always run 2 into 1's. had a bad experience with a Thunderheader.

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post Nov 13 2012, 11:34 AM
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I want to get rid of my D&D on my Road Glide!!
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post Nov 13 2012, 03:23 PM
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From my research this is still the best exhaust system I know of:
























































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chuck the wrench
post Feb 17 2013, 04:41 PM
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Like stated you would love the Dragos exhaust. ceramic coated inside and out 4 mils thick. 10 warr. on the header construction and 2 year bumper to bumper. great sound and built for performance. check him out at dragosbikeworks.
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