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Old 04-20-2011, 01:01 AM
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briggs@stratton 5hp exhaust change for power

looking to le my engine breath a little easier, and can i use aftermarket exhaust from scooters? thanks
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You can use whatever exhaust you wish. I cut the muffler off my Honda rototiller and clamped on a piece of 1.25" chrome pipe. The power gains won't be noticed, though. The cams and carb are tuned for one specific RPM and pretty well matched. Cars are tuned for a wide RPM band, so its safe to assume that increasing breathing will make more power. Utility engines like a Briggs are tuned for one RPM, so there is very little restriction in anything on them.

Here is my tiller; chrome exhaust, chrome cold air intake. I did this because I had these parts laying around and the tiller was missing parts when I bought it. Plus it looks really cool. But I'm sure it didn't add a single bit of power. The stylish earplugs I need are an added bonus.

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i cant help with your search for more briggs power but, if we are sharing custom tiller exhaust?
mine wont help performance but its nice and quiet and doesnt blow in your face like the old one did.
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