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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-17-2014, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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Default Hacker Ripper, RPW Thor or Bassani Road Rage 2-1?

Currently running stage 1 shotgun pipes and opened airbox and looking at these 3 exhaust options, we all know how expensive an exhaust is so I want to make sure I make the right decision before I buy.

If I go with the Rippers I'll get the packaged deal with the tuner, if I go with the one of the others I'll have to find out what the best tuner would be and go from there.

I will of couse be adding to my 100 CI as time and money allows for performance upgrades so I wanted to get any input from those that have been there, done that or just have info to add

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For performance, there is none better than RPW 2 into 1. Thor, Big Slash, Deal, or Big Deal. They have good quality, great sound and even better performance ! Bassani 2 into 1s have just as good performance but are known to drag HARD in turns. I think they may have changed the design to try and prevent that, but I still wouldn't want to spend almost 800 dollars and find out they still drag ! But I KNOW RPWs are the best 2 into 1s on the market for our bikes !

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The only advice I can provide is based on what I experienced with Hacker Ripper....every time I hear that companies name I just cringe...stay away!!!!!!!!!! Besides the horrible customer service their products are $hit. They used "ceracoat" to cover their pipes. Well apparently they had no idea how to accomplish this because it started to oxidize within 6 months after I installed it. I ended up having to re-coat my exhaust with a rattle can from AutoZone...wish I would have gone with a better company...These are my two cents
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I have heard Hacker makes good pipes but their customer service is crap. I emailed them Friday evening asking about some pipes and got a response back Friday night. I replied with another question Saturday morning and had a response Saturday afternoon. Ronnie Hacker was very professional and courteous with me. I ordered pipes Sunday through their website and they shipped Tuesday (Monday was a holiday). So they are on the way! Hope I have good luck with them. I got the Lake pipes to go on my 13 Highball.

Going to do the Lloydz timing wheel at the same time. I already have a VFCIII tuner. If you are looking to squeeze every pony out of your bike that you can, you need to get a new intake, 2 into 1 exhaust, a Power Commander 5 and someone that is good with a dyno. No other controller has the capabilities or reputation Power Commander does. I would have gotten a PC5 but the bike already had the VFCIII on it when I bought it.

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From all I've read, and from dealing with RPW service before, I'd only consider the Thor among those choices.


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Sounds like the RPW Thor is the best then

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I just installed the RPW Slash , they are awesome .

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Oh well live and learn...soon you'll see for your self what I was talking about the quality of the products and the their service when your trying to get them to re-coat their pipes once they start to rust...I wish you the best!
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Oh well live and learn...soon you'll see for your self what I was talking about the quality of the products and the their service when your trying to get them to re-coat their pipes once they start to rust...I wish you the best!
Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought you had expressed your disatisfaction with the Hackers, I have heard nothing but good about the RPWs so that is the route I will go.

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I think he is referring to me as I just ordered some Hacker pipes. I read many posts saying their pipes were good but the customer service sucks. I haven't received the pipes yet but so far I have been happy dealing with them. I hope the pipes turn out to be good. If not I will sure let you all know I made a mistake!

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