I went with D&M. Liked their finishes and quality.
I was glad to see this thread; been thinkin' about this myself. Seen the closeup's of both predator's and chopped's bikes, and really admired the obvious quality and looks of the elbow/spikes they're both runnin'. Didn't know till I looked over this post they were both D&M. So I checked out D&M's website and - OUCH - I mean, the fit and finish and all is beautiful - those guys make some NICE stuff - BUT - just not sure I see $500 to $600 bucks wortha stuff there.
What I was thinkin' - since thus far I've been very impressed with the quality and eye towards aesthetics of the stuff comin' outta Fuggin's lab - is that their 90 degree elbow and K&N filter for $249 might be the way to go - granted no cone to machine so it'd naturally cost less - but that setup and Troy's plate might be really nice (and high quality) for a lot less. (I know, we haven't seen troy's plate yet, but I've yet to see him make something I didn't like the looks of.)
Anyway, I've got the S&S air cleaner and been pretty happy with it, so I may never change it out, but been seein' all these damn spikes so now I'm startin' to want one lol ... so any input on a good way to do that cost effectively will be very useful, whichever way it goes ...