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theREALpendulum
09-23-2011, 01:55 PM
Anyone got some general rules for getting a deeper/throatier exhaust? I'm building a new exhaust this weekend and could use some tips.

MaxBell
09-24-2011, 02:09 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3653/3390182310_f86c82cb95.jpg

Lt. Dangle
09-24-2011, 05:36 PM
Umm...Resonators, muffler choice, type of piping, etc all play a part...What exactly are you looking for? Seems like a very broad question.

WarShrike
09-25-2011, 01:22 AM
Turbos make everything sound better.

Jlyons617
09-26-2011, 03:17 PM
What I've found, larger resonators/mufflers make the sound deeper. Think of it like a musical instrument, a trumpet is higher pitched than a Tuba. Also remember don't go too big with your exhaust pipe, or you'll lose MPG and a bit of power as well.

theREALpendulum
09-26-2011, 05:38 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3653/3390182310_f86c82cb95.jpg

No idea why this question warrants a face palm, but thanks for the sweet pic. Never seen it before!


Umm...Resonators, muffler choice, type of piping, etc all play a part...What exactly are you looking for? Seems like a very broad question.

Trying to build an exhaust for my bike that doesn't sound raspy and terribly high pitched. The rasp seems to be partially due to thin/weak piping... I think.


What I've found, larger resonators/mufflers make the sound deeper. Think of it like a musical instrument, a trumpet is higher pitched than a Tuba. Also remember don't go too big with your exhaust pipe, or you'll lose MPG and a bit of power as well.

I'm thinking about just doing a 4-1 merged header with a long resonator. MPG and power aren't really a concern to me, as long as I'm not losing 10+ MPG or 5+ HP.

Thanks guys. I didn't get a chance to build the exhaust this weekend. Hopefully next weekend.