Originally Posted by NWrider
I have a 2012 Heritage classic and want to replace the exhaust. I stopped by the dealer yesterday to get a price on V&H Big shots long. He explained to me that they would not have enough back pressure and I would need to spend about $2100 (est) to make them work. He suggested I go with the Screaming Eagle Slip Ons for about $400 instead. Any thoughts, I am new to Harley's always had metric and don't want to make a mistake. Thanks for any help.
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Your dealer is hard-selling you SE pipes.
VH Big/Long/Short Shots have baffles, albeit barely. However, your bike also has O2 sensors that will make some adjustment in the AFR, and as long as you don't change to an open style air filter, the bike will be fine. Even at that, the AFR will be returned to the OEM setting (14.7:1) but it won't help with performance and temps from the engine.
Keep in mind, due to the reduced baffling and slowed exhaust velovity, you may see a slight decrease in mid-range torque, but in all likelihood, you probably won't feel it.
Funny shiit...... $2100 if you buy V&H, but buy SE, and you'll only have to pay $400.
I love the BS dealers come up with sometimes to get you to buy their stuff.