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Exhaust

At a whopping 22hp in stock form, the power to weight ratio is pretty sad if you are used to riding an ATV or sand rail. The 660cc engine is the same one that Yamaha uses in their Grizzly ATV (probably weighs half of a Rhino).

If you buy a Rhino to cruise the hard pack or maybe just use it to go camp to camp on the sand dune flats, it will be more than capable. On the other hand, if you want to really dune with your Rhino, you will be looking for more power real soon.

Intake, exhaust and jetting are very typical bolt-on type improvements that have been made to ATVs and motorcycles for years. Since the Rhino has an ATV engine, it is not surprising that most of the same aftermarket exhaust manufacturers now have offerings for it. The Rhino has different power/torque needs and also has a bit more space to work with so some companies have some unique solutions.

The biggest problem with changing out your OEM exhaust is to combine strong performance while minimizing noise output. On USFS land and in the state of California, off-road motorcycles are required to operate at 96db or less when tested with SAE J 1287 standards. Other states like Oregon (at the Oregon Dunes) have a 93db level. Noise regulation and enforcement is becoming a popular issue among non-riding residents, state forest personnel and legislatures looking to constrict the rapidly swelling ATV industry.

Many exhaust manufacturers are focusing resources on producing quiet exhaust products because they know their survival depends on quiet technologies that will increase the ever-sought-after horsepower. 

For our Rhino Exhaust Buyer's Guide we will focus attention on the manufacturers that provide the best performance with USFS compliant noise levels. The list below lists advertised noise level output. From our experience, the advertised levels for most if not all of these pipes is not accurate. Do your homework and ask questions before buying. If possible, listen to different pipes first hand before buying.

Also be aware that to achieve the most power improvements, aftermarket exhaust requires re-jetting the carburetor and opening up the air filter and intake.


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Yamaha Rhino Exhaust Buyer's Guide:

A stock Rhino comes in at approximately 91db. If you would like to be quieter than that, you can add a bolt-on ATV Silencer from Benz Silent Rider.

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  • AC Racing

Model: FLOW HD DUAL EXHAUST
Claimed db level:
Claimed HP Gain:
Exhaust Type: Complete
Retail: $749.95

Model: FLOW HD EXHAUST
Claimed db level:
Claimed HP Gain:
Exhaust Type: Complete
Retail: $524.95

Model: FLOW HD SLIP-ON EXHAUST
Claimed db level:
Claimed HP Gain:
Exhaust Type: Complete
Retail: $349.95

Website: www.acracing.com

  • Alba Action Sports

    Model: Alba Rhino Performance Exhaust Kit
    Claimed db level: +1db over stock
    Claimed HP Gain: 3 - 6 HP
    Exhaust Type: Complete
    Retail: $626.81

    The Alba system uses a Flowmaster Hushpower Muffler. This is an automotive muffler, coupled with a new Alba head pipe. No packing material is used.

    Website: www.albaaction.com

  • Big Gun Exhaust Systems

Model: EVO Sport Utility
Claimed db level: 94db - 96db with Big Gun Quiet Core
Claimed HP Gain: 4 HP
Exhaust Type: Slip-on + mid pipe
Retail: $329.95

Built and designed for Sport Utility. Comes standard with USFS approved screen type spark arrestor, Big Gun Quiet Core meets 94db and below state park requirements.

Big Gun - EVO Sport Utility Exhaust

Website: www.biggunexhaust.com

  • Black Rhino Performance

    Model: BRP/Flow Full Performance Exhaust System
    Claimed db level: 98db with Quiet Core
    Claimed HP Gain:
    Exhaust Type: Complete
    Retail: $579.00

    Model: BRP/FMF Dual Power Exhaust (Exclusive to Black Rhino Performance)
    Claimed db level: 96db with Quiet Core 
    Claimed HP Gain:
    Exhaust Type: Dual Exhaust Complete (available with FMF Powercore or FMF Powerline silencer)
    Retail: $799.00

A Forestry approved spark arrestor is included with each system.

Black Rhino Performance - Dual Exhaust for Rhino (FMF)   Black Rhino Performance - Dual Exhaust for Rhino (FMF)

Website: www.blackrhinoperformance.com


Repacking your silencer is important

Loud doesn't equal fast

Many of the exhaust systems built for Yamaha Rhinos use packing material to reduce noise output. The packing material does not last forever, and must be replaced.

Repacking your silencer regularly is important to maintain power and reduce unwanted noise. Don't think that louder is better for power. Too much air past the holes in the core of the silencer will make your performance suffer.


  • Dasa Racing

Model:
Claimed db level:
Claimed HP Gain:
Exhaust Type:
Retail: $

Website: www.dasaracing.com

  • DG Performance

Model:
Claimed db level:
Claimed HP Gain:
Exhaust Type:
Retail: $

Website: www.dgperf.com

  • DMC

Model: Afterburner Quiet
Claimed db level: less than 96db with S.O.S. (Save Our Sport) quiet insert
Claimed HP Gain:
Exhaust Type: Complete and Slip-on
Retail: $539.95 (complete), $329.95 (slip-on)

Complete system is over 5 lbs. less than OEM. Includes U.S. Forestry approved spark arrestor and DMC S.O.S. (Save Our Sport) quiet insert.

Website: www.dmc-on-line.com

  • Doug Thorley

Website: www.DougThorleyHeaders.com

  • DragonFire Racing

Model: DragonFire Racing Dual Guns
Claimed db level: 96 db with SuperTrapp disc diffusers
Claimed HP Gain:
Exhaust Type: Complete - Dual pipes
Retail: $899.00

Model: DragonFire Racing Single Gun
Claimed db level: 96 db with SuperTrapp disc diffusers
Claimed HP Gain:
Exhaust Type: Slip-on - Single pipe
Retail: $425.00

Standard system includes DragonFire Racing silencers which are louder than the optional SuperTrapp setup.

DragonFire Racing Dual Guns w/ SuperTrapp Silencers   DragonFire Racing Dual Guns    DragonFire Racing Single Gun Slip-on

  • Dubach Racing Development (DRD)

Model: SA System
Claimed db level: 96 db
Claimed HP Gain:
Exhaust Type: Slip-on
Retail: $334.95

Includes spark arrestor and meets USFS sound requirements.

Website: www.dubachracing.com

  • FMF Racing

Model: PowerLine
Claimed db level: 
Claimed HP Gain:
Exhaust Type: Slip-on
Retail: $349.99

PowerLine houses a series of precise baffles and chambers to lower sound -  no packing material. Forestry approved spark arrestor.

Also available - BRP/FMF Dual Power Exhaust (Exclusive to Black Rhino Performance)

Website: www.fmfracing.com

  • Gibson Performance Exhaust

Website: www.gibsonperformance.com

  

  • HMF Performance

Model: QS1 Ecosystem
Claimed db level: 96db with internal Quiet core
Claimed HP Gain:
Exhaust Type: Slip-on
Retail: $299.95

Includes U.S. Forestry approved spark arrestor and quiet core.

Website: www.hmfengineering.com

Website: www.dragonfireracing.com

  • Looney Tuned Exhaust (LTE)

Model: LTE Dual Exhaust
Claimed db level:
Claimed HP Gain:
Exhaust Type: Complete
Retail: $879.00

Model: LTE Single
Claimed db level:
Claimed HP Gain:
Exhaust Type: Slip-on
Retail: $389.95

Kits includes spark arrestor & quiet cores. Jetting included.

Website: www.lteracing.com

  • LRD

Model: TORC Utility Series
Claimed db level: 94db with LRD quiet core
Claimed HP Gain:
Exhaust Type: Slip-on
Retail: $349.95

Model: TORC Utility Series
Claimed db level: 93db with LRD quiet core
Claimed HP Gain: 5.6 hp (w/o quiet core)
Exhaust Type: Complete
Retail: $574.95

LRD -  TORC Utility Series Rhino Exhaust

Website: www.lrdperformance.com

  • Motoworks

Model: SR-4
Claimed db level:
Claimed HP Gain:
Exhaust Type: Slip-on
Retail: $299

Website: www.motoworks.com

  • nmotion

Model:
Claimed db level:
Claimed HP Gain:
Exhaust Type: Full
Retail:

Website: www.nmotionatv.com

  • Pro Circuit

Model:
Claimed db level:
Claimed HP Gain:
Exhaust Type:
Retail: $

Website: www.procircuit.com

  • Pro Craft (formerly Rhino Craft)

Model: R.C. 12 Double Pump Exhaust
Claimed db level:
Claimed HP Gain:
Exhaust Type: Complete
Retail: $

Website: www.rhinocraft.com

RhinoCraft - Dual exhaust

  • Pro-Tec

Model: MACH-1 EXHAUST SYSTEM
Claimed db level: Adjustable sound suppression system and Ultra-Quiet Insert available
Claimed HP Gain: 23% gain
Exhaust Type: Dual Exhaust - Complete
Retail: $879.00

Pro-Tec Mach 1 Rhino Exhaust

Website: www.pro-tecperformance.com

  • Ron Wood Racing

Model: Ron Wood Racing
Claimed db level: 96-98 db with SuperTrapp disc diffusers
Claimed HP Gain:
Exhaust Type: Complete
Retail: $585

SuperTrapp spark arrestor available upon request.

Website: www.rotax.net

Ron Wood Racing - Rhino Exhaust System

  • SuperTrapp

Model: IDSX
Claimed db level: 94 db
Claimed HP Gain: 5-7%
Exhaust Type: Complete
Retail: $494.00

IDSX features SuperTrapp's signature tunable disc diffuser exhaust systems. This system allows the rider to add discs to the IDSX to increase horsepower or subtract discs to increase torque and lower sound levels. Diffuser disc system doubles as a US Forest Service approved spark arrestor.

SuperTrapp IDSX - Rhino Exhaust System   SuperTrapp IDSX - Rhino Exhaust Silencer

Website: www.supertrapp.com

  • Two Brothers Racing

Model: Yamaha Rhino 660 Dual M-7 V.A.L.E. Dual Exhaust System
Claimed db level: ? with P4 PowerTip
Claimed HP Gain:
Exhaust Type: Complete
Retail: $

Model: Yamaha Rhino 660 M-7 V.A.L.E. Slip-On
Claimed db level: 93db with P4 PowerTip
Claimed HP Gain:
Exhaust Type: Slip-on
Retail: $

Website: www.twobros.com

  • Trinity Racing

Model: Rhino 660 Stage IV Exhaust
Claimed db level:
Claimed HP Gain:
Exhaust Type: Complete
Retail: $499.99

Website: www.trinityracing.com

  • White Brothers Racing

Model:
Claimed db level:
Claimed HP Gain:
Exhaust Type:
Retail: $

Website: www.whitebros.com

  • Yoshimura

Model: RS-5
Claimed db level:
Claimed HP Gain:
Exhaust Type: Slip-on with mid-pipe
Retail: $395.00

Rhino - Yoshimura

Website: www.yoshimura-rd.com

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