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Thursday, 5 March 2009

Knalpot Hemat BBM

Harga premium yang cenderung meningkat setiap tahunnya, membuat seorang pengusaha asal Desa Sayangan, Kabupaten Purbalingga, Jawa Tengah, menciptakan knalpot tradisional yang hemat BBM.

Adalah Muhajirin, pencetus ide pembuatan knalpot hemat BBM ini. Ia mengklaim bahwa knalpot ciptaannya ini, bisa menghemat BBM sampai dengan 30 persen.

Cara kerja knalpot ini adalah mengubah alur gas buang dari hasil pembakaran mesin melalui knalpot. Dengan memasang beberapa komponen yang dirakit pada badan knalpot, konsumsi bahan bakar menjadi sangat minim.

Untuk sebuah knalpot motor, Muhajirin mematok harga Rp 400 ribu hingga Rp 500 ribu. Sedangkan untuk kendaraan roda empat, satu knalpot dijual seharga satu juta rupiah sampai 2 juta, tergantung model dan ukurannya.

Walaupun harga knalpot masih tergolong cukup mahal, namun knalpot ini telah dipesan para konsumen di berbagai kota besar di Indonesia. Bahkan, penjualannya hingga ke mancanegara, seperti Jerman dan Jepang.

Well wikimuers, tertarik untuk menukar knalpot???

Friday, 27 February 2009


Comptech 4-2-1 one-piece header:

The primaries are roughly the same length as the secondaries, indicating a balanced design looking to offer good low and mid rpm performance without sacrificing too much high rpm performance in the process. A short collector with a smooth merge should help keep velocity up and provide a slight improvement in peak power. Also note the non-sequential pairing of the primaries. The slightly shorter primaries in comparison to the APEXi header means the Comptech header will produce a bit more top end power. Overall the Comptech header appears to be a well designed street header that should offer well rounded performance under a variety of uses.

DC Sports 4-2-1 one-piece header:

This header is a classic 4-2-1 design, with fairly equal length primary and secondary tubing, gradual merging of the primaries to the secondaries, and a short collector. Also note the non-sequential pairing on the primaries. The overall design looks very similar to the Comptech header and should produce similar results. This design is ideal for street use, since it emphasizes good midrange power output.

Greddy 4-2-1 two-piece header:

Similar in design to the other 4-2-1 headers discussed, the Greddy header will be a bit heavier given the two-piece design. Also note the relatively short primaries for a 4-2-1 header, meaning maximum power output is pushed up the rpm range. The merges to the secondary runners and the collector appear a bit abrupt. This could create some unwanted back pressure and slowing of velocity. Overall, the Greddy header should produce good midrange power but the design does not appear to flow as nicely as many of the one-piece headers.

Hedman Chikara 4-2-1 two-piece with PowerPlus:

Technology:Hats off to Hedman for designing a D-series header with a lot of interesting features. Not only does this design include stepped primaries, for improved velocity due to their anti-reversion inducing effect, it also includes an equalizer tube design to eliminate spent gases more efficiently. As a two-piece header it will be heavier than a one-piece (but easier to install) and it does appear to suffer from short primary and secondary merges, which look to be potential design limitations in terms of flow and velocity. Despite the merges, this header has a lot of potential to produce nice gains over a broad powerband and it’s a very good value given the price and features like stepped primaries and an equalizer tube.

HP Racing 4-2-1 two-piece header:

This image is probably not for a D-series engine, given the resonator on the downpipe and the strange O2 sensor location. Nevertheless, it may give us some clues to the D-series header design from this company. In particularly, it would appear they use fairly long primaries for a two-piece 4-2-1 design, which will give better midrange output. However, the bend towards the collector on the secondaries seems rather sharp and thus potentially restrictive. The very long collector will limit peak rpm output but should enhance low and midrange performance. Based on this image, it would appear the HP Racing header is designed for good ground clearance and solid street performance in the low to midrange powerband. The fairly large primaries (1 5/8”), secondaries (1 3/4”) and collector (2” I.D.) should provide good volumetric capacity increase and thus provide good gains for modified engines.

Holley Air Mass 4-1 Pro-Step header:

Holley should be congradulated for this innovative 4-1 design. Note the relatively short primaries for a 4 to 1 design (compare it to the more traditional 4-1 design of the Stillen header below), suggesting that the header is designed to maximize output at very high rpm. The relatively long collector attempts to balance this, since a long collector produces stronger midrange power (while a shorter, larger diameter collector increases peak output). The stepped primaries helps prevent exhaust flow from travelling backwards to the engine (called back pressure or reversion) as well as achieving a broader powerband. The overall design of the Air Mass Pro-Step header is quite different than anything else on the market and appears to be excellent for high rpm use, while the stepped primaries and long collector should help low and midrange output (and gives it better ground clearance than a standard 4 to 1 design) making it a streetable header as well.

JG Edelbrock 4-2-1 two-piece header:

Unlike the Hedman two-piece header, this header has very nice long and smooth merges, meaning less restriction to flow and velocity. The very short primaries will have the effect of pushing the sweet spot on the powerband up the rpm range, and the long secondaries indicate strong midrange output. The 1 3/4” primaries are larger than most of the other D-series headers, a feature that modified engines with greater power potential will benefit from. Overall the JG header has very few obvious restrictions in its design, suggesting it should be a solid performer across a wide powerband.

Kamikaze Endyn Modified 4-1 header:

A unique D-series design, with its 4-1 two-piece layout, this header is the popular choice among supercharged Hondas because of the long and large diameter (2 1/2”) downpipe and collector. The short primaries will push peak power up the rpm range. The fairly large primary tubing diameter (1 3/4”) and the large downpipe are clearly designed to move greater volume than most D-series headers. This great volumetric capacity is something a highly modified naturally aspirated or supercharged engine will benefit the most from. A stock engine would likely lose power with this header due to lost velocity caused by too much volume.

Landspeed Racing Powercore 4-2-1:

Another classic 4-2-1 one-piece design, very similar in dimensions to the DC Sports and Comptech headers. Fairly equal length primaries and secondaries indicate a design philosophy aiming for balanced performance and good midrange output. Definitely a solid choice for a street header on a relatively stock engine and an excellent price value compared to the other 4-2-1 one-piece stainless steel headers in the group.

Pacesetter 4-2-1 two-piece header:

This two-piece header features relatively large diameter primaries (1 5/8”) and collector (2 1/4”) and as such has greater volumetric capacity than most of the other headers listed here. A heavily modified engine will be able to take advantage of this extra volume without losing velocity, but a stock engine may not be able to and could suffer some power loss at low rpm as a result. The longer than usual collector will aid midrange power, though the collector merge appears to be a bit abrupt. The primary merge appears to be longer and smoother than the collector merge. Overall this header should provide good midrange and high rpm power output, though low rpm performance may be weak when mated to a relatively stock engine.

Ractive (Toucan) 4-1 one-piece header:

Sorry about the crappy picture quality, it’s the best I could find online. Despite the blurry image, you can still make out that the collector is a Tri-Y design, which gives better ground clearance than the more common box style collector (as seen on the Stillen 4-1). Given the fairly large diameter primaries (1 3/4”) and reasonable collector diameter (2” I.D.), this header should provide good peak power gains and high rpm performance, even on a fairly modified engine. It should also be noted that with 4-1 designs like this there is a possibility of running into ground clearance problems with the primaries that hang quite low and can easily be flattened on a lowered car. Beware of manhole covers and high curbs if you’re using a 4-1 header and your car is lowered more than an 1 1/2” or so!

SMSP 4-1 custom header:

This custom-built header by SMS Products uses extra long primaries and a long collector to maximize velocity and volume. Headers like this have been dyno proven to make more power than mass-produced off-the-shelf units, especially for highly tuned and modified engines. Because of the extra length of a custom header like this you will need to relocate the catalytic converter (by shortening the exhaust b-pipe or using a shorter length test-pipe). Being a true custom-built header, be prepared to pay more, but if you’ve got the budget for it and you want the best SMSP is a good place to start shopping.

Spoon Sports 4-2 header:

As you can see, this header is the top portion only of a 4-2-1 design. It is apparently compatable with a stock 2-1 downpipe (which can be cheaply and easily modified by any reputable muffler shop to feature any collector size you want). The primary merges are long and smooth for a 4-2 design, suggesting very minimal restriction to flow and velocity. But at $677 U.S., is it really that much better than the other 4-2-1 design headers in this group? To a JDM addict, maybe.

Stillen 4-1 one-piece header:

A classic 4-1 design, the Stillen header uses a tradition box style collector, which stacks the primaries in a 2×2 pattern, a design element that is thought to aid peak power output but decreases ground clearance. Ground clearance is also an issue where the primaries bend back towards the collector. However, 4-1 designed headers do generally offer superior peak power compared to 4-2-1 designed headers, though they sacrifice low and midrange performance in order to do so. As such, 4-1 headers like the Stillen version pictured here are ideal for racing applications but less street friendly given the ground clearance and low rpm performance issues.

T1R 4-2-1 one-piece header:

This header uses a JDM style 4-2-1 design, with its long primaries which make the bend towards the collector before merging and large diameter primary (1 3/4”) and collector (2 3/8”) tubing. The long primaries do create a ground clearance problem, though their length provides excellent midrange output. The large diameter tubing and collector provide higher volumetric capacity and higher potential peak horsepower, provided the engine is modified enough to take advantage of these design elements. Overall, this header should provide excellent all around performance and should produce strong peak power gains on modified engines. The price tag is JDM too.

APEXi GT 4-2-1 one-piece header:

Note the long primaries, which should provide strong low and mid rpm performance but cause a drop off in high rpm output. The primary to secondary merge appear to be smooth and there are no obvious restrictions given the lack of any severe or sharp bends. This should help keep velocity up. The short collector should increase peak power slightly. Also note the non-sequential pairing of primaries (1-4, 3-2). Overall, the APEXi header looks to be designed with street use in mind, given its emphasis on low and midrange power output.

Bisimoto 4-to-1 Header:

This brand new header combines a number of cutting-edge design elements including: the equal length primaries with wide radius bends designed to maintain maximum velocity; equal length (13”) stepped primaries to prevent reversion; a true merge collector with a 2 1/4″ venturi to a 2 1/2″ exit pipe; and excellent ground clearance since only the downpipe travels under the oil pan. The design also appears to provide enough clearance to allow for the use of a full-width (ie. Integra) radiator. The fairly large primaries and downpipe should allow for increased volume and should therefore be very well suited for use on moderate to heavily modified engines.

This header is a very high-end design, similarly featured custom headers costing well over $1k U.S. At ‘Bisimoto’s price point, it seems like an incredible value for anyone looking for top flight performance out of a $500 header. And given ‘Bisimoto’s proven performance at the drag strip as the world’s fastest SOHC Honda, it seems reasonable to conclude that this header will produce excellent power gains.

Well done ‘Bisimoto!

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