True dual versus 2- 1 exhaust system

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by DCLARKE, May 2, 2014.

  1. DCLARKE

    DCLARKE Member

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    I am not sure I understand all the complexities of the exhaust system but which system would lead to better performance with a tuner and AC? Looking to stay with Rinehart or Vance and Hines. Are there others I should be looking at?

    Thank you!
     
  2. wazzle

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    It is said the 2-1 evacuated the exhaust better than true duals. If you haven't heard Cobra exhaust, check it out.
     
  3. dolt

    dolt Senior Member Contributor

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    Actually, the later 2:1:2 systems are producing numbers equal to the top 2:1 systems. So the choice really moves away from performance to what one prefers in looks and sound.

    Personally, I prefer the looks and sound of duals and am converting the RH TDs on my 107" '02 FLHT to the later under carriage exhaust system with a Fuelmoto X-pipe and their 4" Jackpot mufflers. I have to admit that I love the sound of the RHs and hope the new sound is as appealing but I will also admit that moving the heat from the rear exhaust head pipe running right under the seat is very appealing for a south Texas rider.

    True duals would be the last choice for me even though I am currently running a set of RH TDs on one of my bikes. The later merge collector/x-pipe 2:1:2 systems had not been proven when I went the TD route. If you prefer the looks and sound of a 2:1 system, both RH and/or V&H have good offerings. However, if you want to retain the look and sound of duals, a set of V&H slipons like the Monster Ovals would wake things up, or you could take the next step and match those slipons up with the V&H Power Dual head pipe for better results.
     
  4. Steve Cole

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    Lot's of hype out there that's for sure. Basically a well made exhaust and one that works well do not typically come in the same package. So it becomes more about looks and sound for a lot of people.
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Harley Davidson Forums Read this for a better understanding of how exhaust works. Keep in mind that bagger exhaust mufflers are BIGGER for a reason:s
     
  6. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I love the sound and looks of my RH TD's and am ok with whatever I am sacrificing in performance.
     
  7. wazzle

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    I forgot to mention the lifetime warranty Cobra offers
     
  8. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Your bike sounds good and you are not hurting your performance any with that set up, it is WAY better than stock at scavenging:s
     
  9. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Thanks Jack! New cams made it sound even a little better. Covers up my valve noise.......:(
     
  10. hillbilly81

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    it all boils down to whether you like one pipe or two I have had both.... going with the pro pipe on this one