Ummmmm.........yep..........glad you said it.
QUOTE Matt from Alba 2 months ago:
We have performed several in-house testing sessions with multiple different configurations. The results are better than I expected! We have concluded on a design which yields excellent bottom, mid and top end horsepower. In testing several different header lengths, diameters, step locations, and every other variable you can imagine, we ended up with what I feel is the best all around and most useable power band for this machine. Furthermore we tested it on both a stock machine as well as a mildly built and aggressively built machine. The gains were proportional and to my delight, the chosen design worked equally well on the stock to fully modified engine!
The development phase is done! However, a prototype exhaust, while flowing the same as a production pipe, looks like about 45 pieces welded together to make 1 header (ugly and not structurally sound!). For this purpose we can not use a prototype exhaust for durability and reliability testing. I am having a couple made as they will be when we manufacture them. I will then be installing one on Caster's 700XX (can't use Matlock due to his contract with HMF). What better person to test the durability of an exhaust than a professional racer.
.......and........A full system exhaust will always create more power than a simple slip-on. Furthermore, be careful with modular style full systems. If the company offers a slip on canister, and header separate, then that means the header pipe is limited to the diameter of the stock header. A true full system exhaust will be developed from scratch and will not be limited to any stock dimension or variable.