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Old 11-29-2012, 03:09 PM   #31
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Re: RV6 Performance J-pipe REVIEW!!!

That's not a huge jump, maybe 10%, but if it is all on the low end, that's a good thing! What's the normal torque at the wheels?

Maybe with better exhaust components to the rear as well it could be even more.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:32 PM   #32
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Hey- Rich is waiting on some more feedback from me before adjusting the current pipe design to fit better. Its a process, and ridgelines are not the main source of business for him. We're lucky theres anyone out there producing products that make our trucks more enjoyable to drive.

These pipes are worth it in my opinion. The truck is much stronger off the line and so much smoother throughout the power band. It also requires less pedal to get it moving when passing. Also there are dyno charts out there showing gains of 17ft/lbs at the wheels (down low in the rpm range where its needed).
You're right, I'm thankful someone's building it! I'm sure we all appreciate your efforts in updating us as well. Do you have a Gtech or anything of the sort to quantify a before and after 60 or 1/4 time? I would think that Rich would want objective, quantifiable data, versus subjective. My experience is that the butt dyno can be misleading. Please don't take offense as there is none intended.
Thanks again for your efforts!
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:35 PM   #33
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That's not a huge jump, maybe 10%, but if it is all on the low end, that's a good thing! What's the normal torque at the wheels?

Maybe with better exhaust components to the rear as well it could be even more.
17 ft/lbs may not seem like much, but if it makes the torque more usable at lower RPM's, you'd most certainly feel it. I would also be interested to see what could be done with the combination of the J-pipe and the aftermarket exhaust. Maybe after that we could add an aftermarket intake and put that old argument to bed to see if there is actually anything to be gained from the change. I'd put my money on a "no". jnc2000 seemed to think there was some big gains to be had by doing the J-pipe and exhaust - maybe up to about 30hp.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:40 AM   #34
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Re: RV6 Performance J-pipe REVIEW!!!

I neeeeeeeeeeed one!!!
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:07 PM   #35
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Re: RV6 Performance J-pipe REVIEW!!!

As an avid driver and tradesman I have had my ups and downs with engine modifications all in the pursuit of more power. I was half owner of VW/Audi/Porsche performance shop for 4 years and in that time I learned that reliable true Hp increases come from 3 main alterations.
1) Increased air flow (better in and out).
2) Bigger motor/bigger displacement (bigger top and bottom, pistons, cam re-grinds, etc.)
3) Re-mapping or stand alone engine management (Motec, etc.).

My preference by a long shot is custom intake manifold, headers, and exhaust systems.

So before I spend a dime on increasing the Hp on my 2006 Honda Ridgeline I need to know if I can get my hands on a well made and designed J pipe upgrade to go along with a good hi flow exhaust system.

Your imput is greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:35 PM   #36
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As an avid driver and tradesman I have had my ups and downs with engine modifications all in the pursuit of more power. I was half owner of VW/Audi/Porsche performance shop for 4 years and in that time I learned that reliable true Hp increases come from 3 main alterations.
1) Increased air flow (better in and out).
2) Bigger motor/bigger displacement (bigger top and bottom, pistons, cam re-grinds, etc.)
3) Re-mapping or stand alone engine management (Motec, etc.).

My preference by a long shot is custom intake manifold, headers, and exhaust systems.

So before I spend a dime on increasing the Hp on my 2006 Honda Ridgeline I need to know if I can get my hands on a well made and designed J pipe upgrade to go along with a good hi flow exhaust system.

Your imput is greatly appreciated.
Sounds like it will be available sometime in the near-ish future. It also sounds like you'd have access to the right type of dyno equipment to get a good idea of what this J and a good aftermarket exhaust can do to wake up this truck. In addition to that, once you get those parts on, it would be VERY interesting to see what the numbers would be with the stock air intake and an aftermarket air intake. There has been a lot of talk on here for years saying that an aftermarket intake will do nothing for the performance on this truck because the stock one can outflow what the truck is capable of taking in. It'd be nice to put that to bed!
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Re: RV6 Performance J-pipe REVIEW!!!

Are there any updates to this thread? This mod would be very useful to me here in Utah (high altitude, driving in the mountains).
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Are there any updates to this thread? This mod would be very useful to me here in Utah (high altitude, driving in the mountains).
Im trying to figure out a way to secure the pipe and the mid pipe so that it keeps it from jiggling on the cross member and whatever else it hits when the engine is under a load. I've got one idea tested and it seems to help. I need to get pictures and info to Rich still.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:17 PM   #39
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I heard this was still in the "test" phase and still under development. This was back in December though.
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Re: RV6 Performance J-pipe REVIEW!!!

by the way, i haven't noticed any increase in fuel mileage in city or highway travels.
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