Good morning all, this is my 1st post here. I ride a 1992 FXSTC (high compression motor, Python II pipes since 1996). I am in the process of giving the machine a face-lift, costmetics for the most part, however, after a 3500 mile round trip from central Florida to 2009 Laconia and back, and listening to my buddy's bike with Python III for 5 days, I decided to retire my Python II (they have served me very well over the yrs - nothing wrong with them) for Python III - but they are not being manufactured for my 1992!!! so, for the 1st time I am considering short pipes based on the literature presented by some manufacturers such as: - Samson's Legend Series - shorties. - Hokker's Rebel Darksides. - Python's Staggered Duals. - Super Trapp's Mean Mothers II - shorties. - Vance & Hines Shortshot. I am fully aware of the price (performance-wise) you pay for running drag pipes, however these companies claim: "that their pipes have been developed and tested to significantly increase performance throughout the entire RPM range", "they allow top-end horse-power without sacrificing low-end torque" "better flow and scavaging properties" and on - "these new generation short pipes are not your parents drag pipes"!! ...blah, blah,blah Are any of the listed pipes any better or equivalent to my Python II? I am simply looking for an up-grade to my old Python IIs - performance and sound is what I am interested in. Good looking pipes thta are freaking loud is not what I want. ANY FEED-BACK WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. THNAKS.