09 Vance & Hines vs. FMF

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  • CRFracer23

Posted November 11, 2009 - 08:59 PM


Looking for input between two specific exhaust for the 09. Vance and Hines Alumunium Pro or a FMF Ti Powercore 4 with a powerbomb or megabomb. Anyone have any input? Choosing between those two. Thanks :smirk:

  • Family Man

Posted November 12, 2009 - 09:04 AM


I would go with the aluminum pro, I reckon the vance and hines it the same as the WB. Excellent exhaust system. Whats the price difference between the two? I saw a guy lay his bike over from practically a dead stop and crush his mega bomb to the point it almost closed shut completely. Contrary I have beaten the heck out of my WB aluminum pro 2 and it has survived excellent. Only lost 2 bolts and had the muffler bracket come loose. due to a bent sub frame causing the tire to whack the exhaust repeatedly. A+.

  • grayracer513

Posted November 12, 2009 - 09:10 AM


Just for something to think about, both the PowerBomb and MegaBomb are available in stainless now, which makes them both less expensive and more durable.

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  • KJ790

Posted November 12, 2009 - 09:30 AM


The ti-powercore doesn't perform any better than the stock 06 silencer. It is shorter, better looking, and a little lighter, but it adds no performance. If you go with FMF, it is worth the extra $70 for a Factory 4.1 with a stainless midpipe. The best bang for the buck header from FMF is by far the stainless powerbomb. It is much more durable than a titanium header, and the performance difference between the megabomb and the powerbomb isn't worth the price difference IMO.

  • CRFracer23

Posted November 12, 2009 - 11:34 AM


What is the actual difference between the Ti Powercore and the Factory 4.1?

  • KJ790

Posted November 12, 2009 - 11:44 AM


What is the actual difference between the Ti Powercore and the Factory 4.1?

Factory 4.1 has a midpipe that tapers to a larger diameter before entering the silencer, then the core of the silencer tapers smaller as it gets to the end. The ti-powercore pretty much has a straight core with a fairly constant midpipe diameter. The factory 4.1 performs much better than the ti-powercore. The factory 4.1 (even with the stainless midpipe) is also a tiny bit lighter than the ti-powercore.

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