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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-05-2012, 06:13 AM Thread Starter
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I know its been asked a thousand times, but going through all the old posts about it was exhausting, so I figured I would get fresh opinions. I have a 2011 XC and want to put exhaust on. Basically just for sound for now. Not looking for raspy, but deep and tough. I would prefer not to have to remap or get a fuel processor yet. Just want some more rumble. Eventually I will end up with a full system, just not yet. So let the advice begin! Thanks!
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You could get away with just unplugging the 02 sensors, removing the weather strip, and just put on some of the slip ons that are available. (The ones people rebaffle) I have the Atom Bombs, they sound great! (nice deep low tone) especially for the money, very reasonable, there are a few others out there also nascar6 i think. I did end up getting the Stage 1 download though, made the bike run so much better

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What weather strip? And what is involved in the stage 1 download? Whi does it and how much? I was consideri g the atom bombs. Also the witchdoctors or raw design thumpers. They all seem decent
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I went w/the WitchDoctors baffled pipes...and they are EXACTLY what I wanted...just enough 'bark' when you roll on the throttle, a nice growl when you back off, and not too loud at cruising speeds that would interfere with hearing the tunes. No downloads/programming necessary at all...I had disconnected the O2 sensors last year and all the pops and bangs went away and installing the WDs didn't affect that improvement. Very happy for less than half of some of the other options out there.

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I know its been asked a thousand times, but going through all the old posts about it was exhausting, so I figured I would get fresh opinions. I have a 2011 XC and want to put exhaust on. Basically just for sound for now. Not looking for raspy, but deep and tough. I would prefer not to have to remap or get a fuel processor yet. Just want some more rumble. Eventually I will end up with a full system, just not yet. So let the advice begin! Thanks!
Take the pipes off cut off the end.. The baffles fall out.. Someone has the instructions on here.. I think it may hurt performance though but you are not looking for performance.. I did that to mine and it sounds good. I couldn't stand the sewing machine.. I do plan on getting D&Ds though probably this winter ..


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I went with the D&D slip ons, highly recommend them! They have a very very very DEEP rumble and not obnoxiously loud. I left the baffles in mine as i like how they sound going down the hwy, they are quieter than my screamin eagles were thru town but louder than my screamin eagles were while cruising. I put the Cee Bailey windshield and lowers on my bike however so it makes it much easier to hear everything on the bike while going at hwy speeds, thus the pipes may seem louder than they actually are compared to my Harley's screamin eagles. I think my passenger would probably not like me much if i took the baffles out of my D&D's lol! When i put my pipes on i also had the performance air cleaner and Cobra tuner installed all together, it still has some popping if you let off the gas suddenly, but its not bad enough to anoy me. Performance and fuel mileage has improved also. I also heard the Big Honkers, those were deep too but not as loud as the D&D's are.

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after spending too much time trying to figure the exhaust out,imho the d&d exhaust seems to be best bang for the buck, sound is great and performance is good. not too loud but just right

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after spending too much time trying to figure the exhaust out,imho the d&d exhaust seems to be best bang for the buck, sound is great and performance is good. not too loud but just right
Who has the best price on these?


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Not certain why anyone would think the D&D's were louder than the Big Honkers. If you run a search on this site, you will find that about 4 out of 5 reviewers think that the Big Honkers are significantly louder and have a more authoritative "bark". I went on a rally a few weeks back and heard these two side by side and agree that the Honkers actually sound better & louder but the D&Ds do LOOK better (mostly because the D&Ds are an entire pipe and don't use the heat shields under the bags).

Price-wise you have these options:
1) Lowest cost: Cut your own pipes and remove the core ($25-$75)*
2) Low-to-Mid: pay someone else to modify your pipes ($200-$300)*
3) Middle: Buy a set of Honkers & self install ($400)*
4) Upper-Mid: Buy the D&Ds & self install ($600)**
5) Upper: Buy new Thunderheaders ($800-$900) ***

* You can buy tips from any number of dealer (Witchddoctors, HotVic, etc) that will help make the pipes that use the OEM shields look a LOT better (prices run between $150 & $350 for just the tips alone).

** Since the D&Ds are ALREADY complete pipes, there is no need to add any additional aftermarket "tips" for the D&Ds.

*** The Thunderheaders come with some REALLY NICE tips on them that are probably worth $300 by themselves so that explains at least some of the additional cost.

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I've had the Victory Stage I exhaust, nascar6 exhaust, and the Atom Bomb exhaust... Anything is better than stock. Both the nascar6 and Atom Bomb exhaust are fine products but to my ears I really like the Atom Bomb exhaust. So now I have TWO cross bikes with that exhaust. I don't think you can beat it.

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