I have Samson Long Slashers. When they were installed without any other modification, I will agree that they were a disapointment. I installed the 1 3/4 baffle and a power commander and now it's great. I like the sound. It's a lot louder than the stock pipes.
If I were to do it again, I would go with the Vance and Hines Powershots. I went with the Samsons because another Vrodder bought them and thought they were to loud. So I got them practally new at half the price.
I think they look good and the company was helpful with tech support. But the Power Commander or race tunner is a must in my opinoin. I tried the HD stage 1 download in my EMC but I still had dead spots. With the power Commander, I used the # 11 map and I love it.
I have noticed that the headers near the engine have blued some but I have seen this on VRods still on the show room floor.
I have the samson short slashers. They are very loud. But I love it that way. I did the pwr comdr III and a map when I bought the bike and it runs great. I raced with a guy with mods and we were going 115+mph before he started to pull away. btw I out weigh him by 70lbs. very pleased
I have the Samson Rip Saws and love the looks of them. I haven't been able to try them out yet since we got 5 inches of snow last night and they expect 5 again tonight. But I do love the sound. They are loud but I may try a baffle experiment come spring with a local bike shop. They are bent so you can't get the baffles in but I think that if we modify them we might be able to get them in and create some back pressure to make up for the projected loss of power. Either way, I love the way they look. :thumb: