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Hey...I'd some more snarl in my stock 2009 Dyna Custom exhaust.

In listening to Harleys I really liked the Screamin Eagle slip ons.
Low register growl with a good WOT punch.

I am thinking of doing slip ons near term and VH double shots w/ Supertuner long term.

Question; What if/any HP/TQ gains can be realized from simple slip ons (doubtful but asking). I am thinking SE slip ons but for $500 I may go VH at $350.

Next; for VH double shots w/ opened air filter and ST tune...what HP/TQ could I realize? I don't think I need a dyno...thoughts?
Would it be better (more TQ gains) to go 2 into 1? I drove a Soft Tail with VH 2in1 and was nice but kinda "stuckout" a bit much.

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I had V&H slipons on my SB and really didn't like the sound ( too loud and tinnie ). I just put a Rush 2 into 1 on with 2" baffle on and I really like it. No Dyno numbers but seat of the pants say big difference in power and sounds great.
 

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I had V&H slipons on my SB and really didn't like the sound ( too loud and tinnie ). I just put a Rush 2 into 1 on with 2" baffle on and I really like it. No Dyno numbers but seat of the pants say big difference in power and sounds great.
Pics?

Any1 with full stage 1 dyno?
 

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I have V&H slips ons on my 2013 SuperGlide. Sound is fine to me. No measurable power difference since I have done nothing else to it mechanically.

The older Screaming Eagle pipes sounded good. Say back just a few years. Newer pipes meet all federal sound and emission levels. Little more rumble but not much.

When I went for new pipes my dealer asked me what I wanted it to sound like. I told him I liked the sound of my brothers 2004 Softail with screaming eagle pipes, and he told me the new ones are not the same. He talked me into the V&H.

Like I said....they sound good on my bike. At least I think so.
 

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I have V&H slips ons on my 2013 SuperGlide. Sound is fine to me. No measurable power difference since I have done nothing else to it mechanically.

The older Screaming Eagle pipes sounded good. Say back just a few years. Newer pipes meet all federal sound and emission levels. Little more rumble but not much.

When I went for new pipes my dealer asked me what I wanted it to sound like. I told him I liked the sound of my brothers 2004 Softail with screaming eagle pipes, and he told me the new ones are not the same. He talked me into the V&H.

Like I said....they sound good on my bike. At least I think so.
Yeah the local Harley shop has a box of VH slips in stock and I saw the bits. Very good looking...a 2 piece "gaurd" type construction giving a full dual wall look. Are they louder than the "new" screamin eagles?
The bike I saw with screamin eagle slip ons had a perfect tone/volume...I will have to see if they are "old type".
 

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Btw...on way home today passed what looked to be a Low Rider Dyna with VH 2 into 1 chrome. Stunning.
I almost bought a soft tail with VH 2 into 1 but opted for the Super Glide (less miles).

More input is welcome.

No super tuner/intake impressions?
 

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Different companies use different approaches to their systems. Some opt for looks over performance, some opt for performance over looks. I spent WAY too many hours researching exhaust systems, looking up comparison tests, going to bike shows, going to the drag strip. If it could be researched, I researched it.

In my opinion, learned by all the research I did and by word of mouth, from a performance perspective, Thunderheader tops the list. Bassani, Rush, and D&D are all good performance pipes.

Vance & Hines are considered the leader in the looks department while still achieving a performance upgrade. I know a lot of guys are going to disagree with me here and that's fine, to each his own. MY experience tells me what I stated above. You go to the dragstrip here and easily 8 out of 10 guys are running Thunderheader systems. There's a reason for that.

Bottom line is YOU have to decide what YOU want in an exhaust system. I'd suggest going to as many bike nights as you can and look around. Guys/gals LOVE to start their bikes up for someone to listen to them, and they'll give you feedback on what they are running. Good luck and post photos when you're done...
 

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If you're looking to go the slip on route short term, look into Cycle Shack slip on's. They're loud, as in setting off car alarms loud, but they have a nice deep rumble. They're also around $100-120 on Amazon brand new. I like mine a lot. I prefer the sound and look of traditional dual exhaust over the 2 into 1 setups. I'm willing to sacrifice a little performance for good sound and aesthetics though.

Please excuse that hideous gold eagle emblem on the battery cover. It's since been removed.
 

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you can worry about trying to squeeze every ounce of hp with a 2into 1 setup- or give up a few pony's and have some sweet sounding and looking pipes
 

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v/h straight shot slipons

I have the above mentioned on my 09 fxdc. havent done a the intake yet, but thinking of going with the s&s stealth set up...sleeper look.
 

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Thnx guys for inputs. I want to eventually do full exhaust, tune, air but for now...likely short term is slip ons.

I'm looking at screaming eagle, V&H and Cycle Shack and maybe Rush.
 
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