Yup, I agree.
Uh huh ... yet another thread on the "Penis Pipe" (take a good look at it). Had one ... got rid of it ... did it sound good, yea ... did it perform well ... Yea, but not compared to some others. Looked like crap, rusted prematurely, heat shields looked like some cheap "Afterthought" and never fit well.
There are only two pipes that rule HD world for sound and power.
RB Racing's pro stock 2 into 1 and JBV Racing's Guppy III.
Everything else is nuthin but wannbe's.
I agree with all that. But it's a great sounding exhaust. Although everybody has different tastes. I'm glad were're not all the same..The Thunderheaders may sound okay, but the quality of the pipe could be better. And hope that you never have anything go wrong with it and you need to deal with their customer service. The company is run by members of the Hells Angels, and they do not believe in any kind of customer service.
I have the D&D 2into1. My friend has the Thunderheader.MEN,
The best sounding 2-1 pipe is a THUNDERHEADER !! Period!! Great performance ? Yep ! great sound ? yep!! Best 2 into one ?? YEP !!
I heard and saw the Hemi Softail in person....Holy Sh$t ! The only other motor that sounds that good on gas is Gates Performance 154 C I 200hp, they are both music to the ears.
I had a Thunderheader for years on smaller cube bikes and they performed great and sounded great too but when you get to a certain point and start getting serious you have to go to a stepped, big diameter pipe, with a meg and collector that has been tested and track and dyno proven on big hp motors. Other than a custom ONE OFF true dual or 2-1 stepped pipe, the above mentioned pipes are the only ones I know that are for sale as a complete unit to the general public for various types of bikes and fit the bill. I took out a big time builder 5 years ago in a dyno shootout who ran a Thunderheader-It was choking the engine off and even though he had 7 more cubes than me I put him on the trailer.
That being said, it's all relative and a pipe like the Guppy is NOT for everyone. You have to have the motor to appreciate and need it's size pipe diameter, and they still dont have it for Baggers yet. But I promise you, if you heard one on a healthy engine you would agree (go to their site jbvracing.com and click on the sound card of the hemi head softail-turn up your speakers!)