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Best exhaust for Viking?

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    I want a deep toned exhaust for my Viking. Any recommendations?
     
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    I'm running the HMF. I like it much better than the stock. When I changed the exhaust I also added a tuner. If you change you will most likely need to add a tuner too. The tuner helps keep the engine and exhaust temps down. I haven't done anything with the intake yet and I'm undecided as to whether I will.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I’ll check it out.
     
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    After talking with the parts guy and service technicians at my dealer, I have decided to go with a clutch kit to get more bottom end power from my lethargic 700. I was also advised that a muffler and computer commander would probably be a no-no for my extended warranty. I still don’t like the sound, but at least I’ll have more seat of the pants power.
     
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    A good clutch set up is almost always the best bang for your buck on a CVT driven machine. Especially true when you add bigger/ heavier tires, but improvements can be huge even on a stock machine.
     
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    Will they even be able to know if there's a tuner on there? Is the tuner just like a programmer or is it a complete computer re-flash?

    I'd think if it was just a tuner you could pull it off before it went in for service and be ok...

    I can't figure out for the life of me why a muffler would void anything, but every dealer is different! and you definitely want them on your side.
     
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    They said the muffler would cause heat numbers to change, the tuner/programmer would solve that problem but that combination still wouldn’t beat the torque that the clutch will give me. Plus, total cost for clutch parts and labor is cheaper than muffler and tune.
     
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    The clutch wont gain any engine horse power like an exhaust/ programmer might, but it will get the power to the ground much better. It will likely register on your butt dyno even though it wont on the engine dyno, lol.
     
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    Ultimately I think that is what we’re all after anyway. LOL. Butt dyno. That’s great!
     

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