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    Is there any benefit to a free flow exhaust?

    I've got a 2012 VXS with the stock exhaust still in place. I've got the parts to do a free flow exhaust on it. My other VXS already has the free flow on it and I don't find it to be much louder than my own. I'm wondering if there is any benefit to having the free flow exhaust versus the giant stock bubble thing back there. Does the free flow give any performance at all? 50 RPM? Does it keep the engine cooler? Put less stress on the engine with less restrictive exhaust? What's your experience with free flows on N/A 4 strokes?


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    It clears the engine bay up pretty good and allows the aftermarket storage buck to be used.......

    I can say that mine is much louder than it was stock.....

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    I went ahead and installed it a few minutes ago. After doing the other one, its really simple to do and I could go back to stock if it bugged me. I rode last weekend with two stock exhaust VXRs, my VXS with only the rubber curtains removed and my other VXS that has the rubber curtains removed and the R&D free flow.

    I asked my brother (who didn't know we had exhaust mods) after the ride if he noticed any difference in the loudness of each ski and he said no, it didn't stand out to him. I can tell my other VXS is a little louder with the free flow, but really not that much.

    Actually I was surprised at how much pulling the ribbon, adding an after market air intake and opening the hood for a little air makes in terms of sound. Makes the ski growl a bit

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    Growl.....

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    Well, whatever this sound is:




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    I have a free flow on gpr and a TDR water box and sound very good.....it clears right out..

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    Wow i'd Love to be riding thru there! thats awesome! and sounds good!

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    R&D Free Flow:



    DIY Free Flow:

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    Looks exactly the same except for color, good job.

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    Thanks, kinda wish I would have found another black one now.

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