HPIBajaForumHPIBajaForum  

Go Back   HPIBajaForum > HPI Baja Garage > HPI Baja Engine and Exhaust


Sponsors
RC Discount Search

LSRC
Kraken RC
Vertigo Performance
Killer-RC
Turtle Racing
Team Phatdad RC
Micro Hobby US
HPI Racing
FullForceRC
Axis R/C
ONeill Brothers
TFE
DGI Racing
Use HBF as the coupon code for 5% off!!!

Which exhaust to get? Bartolone or CPI

Discussion in HPI Baja Engine and Exhaust forum, started by Lucid4000.

Daves Motors
Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 05-01-2012, 06:15 AM
Lucid4000 Lucid4000 is offline
Baja Freak
Baja Maniac
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 220
Trader Feedback: (5)
Which exhaust to get? Bartolone or CPI

I am having trouble picking out a new exhaust. I am looking at the Bartolone Afterburner and the CPI BB. I am currently running a OBR 30.5 LR Full Mod. I def want the best exhaust I can get. But I dont like side mounted pipes and want something that's protected. Any help would be great.


OBR 30.5 Full Mod LR | DDM Dominator Fast Pipe | TR HD Clutch System & Housing | RCR Brakes | Hitec Throttle & Steering servos | TR Front & Rear Shock Mounts | TGN Redneck Filter | Threshold Rezzies V1 | RPM A-Arms Full Truck | Team Chase Shock Tower | HBZ Skid Plate |
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-01-2012, 12:38 PM
speeddemon61 speeddemon61 is offline
Member
Baja Maniac
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 57
Trader Feedback: (1)
Bartolone all the time.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-01-2012, 04:32 PM
beastsr20 beastsr20 is offline
Senior Member
Baja Maniac
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Perth Western Australia
Posts: 274
Trader Feedback: (1)
Get the CPI. It is so much more protected. And the difference in performance is negligible. I have had Both pipes.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-01-2012, 06:25 PM
mikec231 mikec231 is offline
Senior Member
Baja Maniac
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: traverse city,michigan
Posts: 274
Trader Feedback: (0)
i tried the afterburner once. did'nt like it. those are a track pipe anyway. been runn'in a cpi sb for 2 years now it is an impressive pipe.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-01-2012, 06:28 PM
bigmike35 bigmike35 is offline
Baja Addict
Baja Maniac
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Richmond, Tx
Posts: 291
Trader Feedback: (0)
cpi racing tune or cpi bb?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-01-2012, 06:38 PM
dsvbaja83 dsvbaja83 is offline
Baja Expert
Baja Maniac
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 1,165
Trader Feedback: (0)
OBR uses VRC Pro pipes on their engines ...
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-01-2012, 06:41 PM
logon69 logon69 is offline
Baja Expert
Baja Maniac
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: N.Y.
Posts: 6,390
Trader Feedback: (56)
Quote:
Originally Posted by beastsr20 View Post
Get the CPI. It is so much more protected. And the difference in performance is negligible. I have had Both pipes.
I have both as well and I disagree with the performance difference. the torpedo pulls way harder than CPI does. The CPI definitely smoothed out the power of the engine and does not rev as well as the torpedo.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lucid4000 View Post
I am having trouble picking out a new exhaust. I am looking at the Bartolone Afterburner and the CPI BB. I am currently running a OBR 30.5 LR Full Mod. I def want the best exhaust I can get. But I dont like side mounted pipes and want something that's protected. Any help would be great.
As for the original poster you have already answered your own question with your initial statement. You have already decided on the rear mounted pipe. As for me, I have ruined twice as many rear pipes than I have side pipes. Cartwheels do major damage and the
Baja loves to go end over end. That's my $0.02

Last edited by logon69; 05-01-2012 at 06:44 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-01-2012, 07:11 PM
Lucid4000 Lucid4000 is offline
Baja Freak
Baja Maniac
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 220
Trader Feedback: (5)
Both pipes are rear mounted. I just don't know which one is a better pipe. One of my buddies is running the CPI BB and it's a real nice pipe. But Bartolone has a pretty good reputation.

CPI BB




Bartolone Afterburner

Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-01-2012, 08:04 PM
logon69 logon69 is offline
Baja Expert
Baja Maniac
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: N.Y.
Posts: 6,390
Trader Feedback: (56)
Sorry. I forgot that Chris made the afterburner too. I had the hornet for a short time. The CPI definitely makes a lot more power and Rpm.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-01-2012, 10:21 PM
dunebasher dunebasher is offline
Banned
Baja Maniac
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: South Jordan, Ut
Posts: 2,462
Trader Feedback: (36)
Have you ever considered a vrc bb?
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-01-2012, 10:45 PM
xxSovereignxx xxSovereignxx is offline
Baja Freak
Baja Maniac
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: California
Posts: 187
Trader Feedback: (0)
Side pipes on a B are decently protected... when I was doing speed runs through a rough dirt field Las weekend I had a few wrecks and besides getting all dusty my VRC pro side pipe was fine.

I used to not like side pipes either but I'm really happy with mine now. It was money well spent!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05-01-2012, 10:54 PM
dunebasher dunebasher is offline
Banned
Baja Maniac
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: South Jordan, Ut
Posts: 2,462
Trader Feedback: (36)
I had a buggy before it got converted into a 5t and I ran a vrc bb side mount for the longest time, doing roll overs, cart wheels, etc.... an never had any damage to the pipe, 2 yrs later I still have the same pipe
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 05-02-2012, 02:54 AM
beastsr20 beastsr20 is offline
Senior Member
Baja Maniac
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Perth Western Australia
Posts: 274
Trader Feedback: (1)
My first day our I dented my vrc pro pipe pretty bad. Luckily the freezer got it out. The CPI BB is my last pipe. I love it
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 05-02-2012, 04:48 AM
Lucid4000 Lucid4000 is offline
Baja Freak
Baja Maniac
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 220
Trader Feedback: (5)
Thanks everyone. Yeh I have been thinking about getting the VRC BB. But I just don't like the way it looks. And I know that's prob the one of the best to get.


OBR 30.5 Full Mod LR | DDM Dominator Fast Pipe | TR HD Clutch System & Housing | RCR Brakes | Hitec Throttle & Steering servos | TR Front & Rear Shock Mounts | TGN Redneck Filter | Threshold Rezzies V1 | RPM A-Arms Full Truck | Team Chase Shock Tower | HBZ Skid Plate |
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 05-02-2012, 06:13 AM
Nylefty31 Nylefty31 is offline
Senior Member
Baja Maniac
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: New York
Posts: 808
Trader Feedback: (9)
Since you asked Iam prob going with the Torpedo for my TS 29.5 if I don't keep the CPI.


Last edited by Nylefty31; 05-02-2012 at 06:19 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 05-02-2012, 12:21 PM
dunebasher dunebasher is offline
Banned
Baja Maniac
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: South Jordan, Ut
Posts: 2,462
Trader Feedback: (36)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lucid4000 View Post
Thanks everyone. Yeh I have been thinking about getting the VRC BB. But I just don't like the way it looks. And I know that's prob the one of the best to get.


OBR 30.5 Full Mod LR | DDM Dominator Fast Pipe | TR HD Clutch System & Housing | RCR Brakes | Hitec Throttle & Steering servos | TR Front & Rear Shock Mounts | TGN Redneck Filter | Threshold Rezzies V1 | RPM A-Arms Full Truck | Team Chase Shock Tower | HBZ Skid Plate |
Really, you dont like the way it looks? I think it is one of the top 3 best looking pipes
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 05-02-2012, 12:33 PM
baja in NH baja in NH is offline
Member
Baja Maniac
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Northfield NH.
Posts: 59
Trader Feedback: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nylefty31 View Post
Since you asked Iam prob going with the Torpedo for my TS 29.5 if I don't keep the CPI.
If i remember you have the regular cpi? From the research ive done you should upgrade to the big bore version with the motor your running, from what ive read you will see a differance in rev limit and all around torque.

lucid, I have a zen 290 and all i do is bash. just ordered the cpi bb due to consealment of unit. Ill post up how it is after i install and run it (tomorrow).


does anyone have any good pics of the above mentioned side pipe? Can never have too many exhausts lying around..

Mike.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 05-02-2012, 02:01 PM
dunebasher dunebasher is offline
Banned
Baja Maniac
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: South Jordan, Ut
Posts: 2,462
Trader Feedback: (36)
Quote:
Originally Posted by baja in NH View Post
If i remember you have the regular cpi? From the research ive done you should upgrade to the big bore version with the motor your running, from what ive read you will see a differance in rev limit and all around torque.

lucid, I have a zen 290 and all i do is bash. just ordered the cpi bb due to consealment of unit. Ill post up how it is after i install and run it (tomorrow).


does anyone have any good pics of the above mentioned side pipe? Can never have too many exhausts lying around..

Mike.
Ya ill post some later tonight
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 05-02-2012, 03:57 PM
logon69 logon69 is offline
Baja Expert
Baja Maniac
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: N.Y.
Posts: 6,390
Trader Feedback: (56)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nylefty31 View Post
Since you asked Iam prob going with the Torpedo for my TS 29.5 if I don't keep the CPI.
CPI makes way better on a PP that it does on a reed. I've tried several now and keep going back to the torpedo and victory pro pipe.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 05-02-2012, 04:01 PM
logon69 logon69 is offline
Baja Expert
Baja Maniac
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: N.Y.
Posts: 6,390
Trader Feedback: (56)
Quote:
Originally Posted by baja in NH View Post
does anyone have any good pics of the above mentioned side pipe? Can never have too many exhausts lying around..

Mike.
VIctory RC BB


Same pipe painted


Pro pipe


Original silenced victory



Original rear victory

Last edited by logon69; 05-02-2012 at 04:10 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Share This Post


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin - Copyright 2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Neither this website nor the forum provided is affiliated with, or endorsed, by Hobby Products International, Inc. (HPI). Further, this website is not affiliated with, or endorsed by, the owners of any the trademarks, service marks or trade names referred to by this website or within the forum unless specifically and expressly indicated. Any trademarks, service marks or trade names referred to on this website or in the forum remain the full property of their respective owners. The opinions expressed in the forum reflects solely the opinion(s) of the participants, visitors and members and may not reflect the opinion(s) of the website owner.