Aftermarket Pipe opinions...which is the best?

45 replies to this topic
  • tricksta400

Posted December 31, 2004 - 06:42 PM


ok, heres the deal, i want to get a pipe for the ol' 05 450f and was wondering what the best pipe would be for it. I would like to get more beef off the bottom for coming out of corners. i was thinking about going with the fmf ti-4 silencer slip-on, any opinions?

  • ktmr

Posted December 31, 2004 - 08:09 PM


I put the Ti-4 on my '03 and I love it. It really rocks the bottom and mid-range very well.

  • John_Lorenz

Posted January 01, 2005 - 08:53 AM


Get yourself a White Brothers E2

Great pipe has a quiet insert that is 96db and the surprise is you wont mis a whole lot in power range.

You can remove it for race as well.

  • PimpdYZ

Posted January 01, 2005 - 09:41 AM


Dr.D pipe works well for me.. 98-99db

  • dmxracing

Posted January 01, 2005 - 02:55 PM


I really like the stock pipe on the 05. I put a complete Dr.d system on my 05 from my 03 and I like the feel of the stocker better.

I think the stocker feels more smooth...

  • riderman329

Posted January 01, 2005 - 04:47 PM


the only company the has what you really want is Yosh!

any of the systems are good!

  • smokin529

Posted January 01, 2005 - 06:06 PM


I agree with riderman! Yoshimura is the only way to go!!!

  • mxmhero

Posted January 01, 2005 - 07:19 PM


Just put a yosh on mine yesterday, Gonna get to try it tommarrow can't wait., The fit and finish is excellent.

  • yz426onNOS

Posted January 01, 2005 - 07:37 PM


Get yourself a White Brothers E2

Great pipe has a quiet insert that is 96db and the surprise is you wont mis a whole lot in power range.

You can remove it for race as well.

I agree! I had the E-series promeg with the tapered head pipe. I will only buy that pipe or the E2 again!

  • tricksta400

Posted January 02, 2005 - 09:35 AM


i was lookin at a yosh first, but the price scared me away, i was really leanin toward the fmf ti-4, but i don't know, anyone know a good website to buy from or does anyone have one for sale for under 200?

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  • bluerider450

Posted January 02, 2005 - 09:45 AM


you guys should give pro circuit ti-4 a shot it will do wounders way more then the fmf ti-4!!! :cry:

  • MC04

Posted January 02, 2005 - 10:04 AM


DrD seems to be one of the best pipes out there for the 450F. Not to mention one of the cheapest. That's what is going on my bike after I'm done with all the other stuff I'm doing to it.

  • JT_Thumpster

Posted January 02, 2005 - 01:07 PM


i really wanna try the powerbomb head pipe first witht he stock yz silencer than it i like that i will look at a new silencer as well

  • ward63

Posted January 03, 2005 - 05:13 AM


I run a yosh and would never run anything else, but it doesnt add a lot to the bottom. I think its a better pipe because it just keeps on reving when the other pipes will cut out. A friend of mine got a Thunder Ally and he said the low end was awsome with it.

  • Wyatt

Posted January 03, 2005 - 08:37 AM


I think you should go with a Thunder Alley. It is absolutley awesome on the bottom....especially out of corners. Much cheaper than many others also.

I have had one on my 426 and now on my 450...they are great. I recently broke my pipe and had to send it back to TA for repair. I put the stock exhaust back comparison. I realize how good the TA pipe is. Corners that I pulled out of in 3rd, I now have to shift down to second. The TA pipe adds a truck load of bottom end power.

I am a lugger. I tend to lug the bike and let the torque pull me out of corners. The extra low end is great for that.

I am sure that many other pipes are good, but for the price and performance, TA is hard to beat.

  • 226DAD

Posted January 03, 2005 - 09:01 AM


Big Gun !!!

  • grayracer513

Posted January 03, 2005 - 10:18 AM


I like the FMF Ti4 system with the Power Bomb header on my '03. Spreads out the power, and eliminates the blip that the stock exhaust creates at about 8000 that a lot of people mistake for a "hit".

However, a lot of the tests and comparisons I've seen on pipes for the '05, which is cammed and tuned differently, seem to show the Dr.D exhaust is a better choice for that bike. Not really a surprise, considering the influence Dubach apparently had in the making of the '05.

  • tricksta400

Posted January 03, 2005 - 12:12 PM


i like the sound of the TA pipe, but were can i get one? and do the slip-ons work good or do i need the whole system?

  • tricksta400

Posted January 03, 2005 - 12:16 PM


oh man are those things ugly

  • Wyatt

Posted January 03, 2005 - 12:50 PM


you just need the slip on unless you want a lowboy system

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