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Best sounding exhaust setup for XL883?

I have a 2008 XL883. What would you guys recommend for a new exhaust system for the best sound as well as some performance increase? I guess I'm looking at pipes, mufflers, and an air cleaner.

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Well....I would say the RUSH slip on's have a nice sound and give some performance increase. I put them on my XL883 and now it sounds like a harley instead of a moped. They have a nice deep sound to them and have a good bark to them when you get on it, but at cruise tame down to a nice rumble. You can put on the rush slip on's up to a 2" baffle with out needing to remap, now when you change your air cleaner too, a remap would be in order.

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