Rated 4 out of 5 by 3
Rated 2 out of 5 by Andy0689 Yeah....ummm... Not for my XL
Picked these up and after three rides knew I wasn't keeping them. Very little difference from stock in sound and performance. Certainly not worth the money in my opinion.
Fit is good. What can be said? They're just like the stock mufflers. Inside, the only difference that I could see is that the baffle and the cat are switched around when compared to stock and the baffle is shaped differently. The mounting bracket for the heat shield isn't quite in the right place and as a result, the forward clamp doesn't quite clear the mounting point to connect the muffler to the bike. The hose clamp ends up a little slanted but doesn't affect the overall alignment so it still has a clean line on the bike.
Looks like stock without the baloney cut. If you don't have the end caps, the rear is an exposed end that really doesn't look that good. Not sure why they call them shorty because they are about the same length as the stock pipes. Probably longer if you were to add the end caps.
"...specifically tuned to deliver an aggressive exhaust note and improved performance..."
Sounds just like stock. I didn't have a stock set next to them running at the same time but as far as "aggressive exhaust note," I didn't hear it.
Performance difference was unnoticeable. I imagine these with an EFI download might make a difference but stock pipes with a download would probably make a difference too. HD, let's see a dyno chart for these so we can see the "improved performance."
So, $459 for the slip ons, $120 for end caps and another $160 for the buckshot heat shields. For about $740 you basically have a stock setup with Screaming Eagle stamped on the heat shield. Very disappointing.
August 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ANGEL Not so much louder as better.
I was expecting this to sound like the bigger bikes. But it's less pretentious than that. At idle, you get the gurgle and mild pops that the stock pipes are missing. My helmet muffles the sound but pedestrians and drivers notice the bike more at stoplights. At speed, it's a bit louder than stock. But it sounds more like a Ducati than a stock Harley 1200 or 103. It's a good sound a Sportster.
I opted for the black slip-ons and end caps but left the stock chrome header shields (instead of getting the black buckshot shields). A bit of chrome is good.
June 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bourbeez As advertised, great low end sound while keeping relations w/neighbors
Immense improvement over stock! These gave my 883 Iron the bark without making my neighbors upset. They have a nice low rumble that gets more throaty as you get up in speed. Highly recommend for those that want that true harley sound.
November 26, 2013