The first point that stood out, was the catalyst design. Replacing this unit for a 200 or 100 cell sports catalyst we were able to achieve some moderate power and torque gains. the second design alteration was to remodel the way in which the exhaust gases interact from opposing banks. Replacing the two piece design for a single piece with our trademark tight radius, laminar flow X pipe, we were able to alter the exhaust pitch, and smooth out the imbalance, this resulted in a far more high revving race car like sound. This was a design innovated and pioneered by Kline, although many copycat designs have now started to appear.
The factory silencers, heavy, cumbersome, and restrictively chambered, produce a tinny note to the exhaust. We needed to enrich the sound, as well as improve gas transit, and simultaneously reduce weight. weight reduction and sound enrichment proved to be fairly straightforward with the simplification of the silencer design and removal of the multiple chambers. the addition of a single chamber volumetrically tuned towards low rev resonance, removed bass noise at cruising speeds, while a rich raucous screaming vocal is achieved at hard throttle above 4000rpm.