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Re: Sixlitre\'s Exhaust - long/pics
WD answered this one, but I have to kick in just a bit here...I think the answer is simple...if you have a stock motor (headers and K & N filter and what not is still stock in my book), then unless the factory gifted you with a proper sized exhaust, good muffler, and cat, any exhaust mod that is well thought out, using quality components, and sized just slightly bigger, will almost suredly yield HP gains and MPG (though how noticeable will always be a huge debate) without sacrificing the low end torque to any noticeable amount.
The factory never gifts you with anything unless you pay for it. A good exhaust from the factory can usually only be found in an expensive sports car...so....improvements can be made. the problem is most people (including many exhaust shops) don't understand the dynamics, or in the case of the shops, just don't care to ask the right questions of what the desired effect is...they just want your money.
WD... [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] I do see the pogo sticks...but....what is more distracting is the huge stock style "barrel" of a muffler. There are a number of excellent aftermarket mufflers out there that are low on noise and also take up way less space (low profile oval type).