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V2K Exhaust?

I'm a new owner of a stock '08 and I'm looking for pipes with some roar to them. I'm leaning toward Baron Custom Big N Nasty's, possibly Cobra PowerPro 2 into 1 or Freedom Performance. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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When I had my 2006 V2K LT, I installed the Cobra HP 2 into 1 exhaust, and loved it. Improved the performance, and a very nice sound.
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i ran with cobra shorties for over almost a decade..then switched to freedom curves back in 2012.. the curves sound amazing.
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Did that Freedom exhaust involve any jet kit, fuel processor or O2 sensor mods?
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Did that Freedom exhaust involve any jet kit, fuel processor or O2 sensor mods?
No pipes (to my knowledge) require a jet kit or mods to the 02 sensor.

if your just changing out the pipes, no need for a fuel processor.

You only need a fuel processor when you change out the pipes AND the air intake.
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My 05 came with V&H Powershots and no baffles. Very loud and plenty of popping. Replacement baffles cost me $145. OUCH. On a positive note the baffles eliminated the popping.
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My 2010 came from the dealer with what I think are Hard Chrome 2 into 2 and they sound great but are REALLY loud. Bikers and non-riders alike are always telling me how good the bike sounds. If I lived nearby I'd let you give them a listen and trade you strait up for the stock system if you like them. I'm just getting old and need something a little quieter. I did an Iron Butt and was darned near stone-cold deaf for three days after.

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I have V&H Powershots on mine (with baffles). I still have some popping but how I run the throttle can make the difference between very little or more.

They're plenty loud when you're givin' it the gas but not too loud when just cruising. To me they also have a good tone. Some of the other pipes seem to have a higher-pitched rap or chime to them that really isn't for me. The Powershots seem to have a bit more "throaty" tone, at least that's the way I hear it.
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Thanks everyone for the input. I went ahead with the Baron Big N Nasty's. They have a low rumble and don't scream until you really get on it which I like. Now next will be the air kit and power commander.
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