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Old 08-09-2012, 11:31 PM   #36
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I think you guys are all forgetting the true differences between x and h pipes...not only the sound is different.

An H pipe is only louder because the gasses aren't being pulled from the engine fluently enough so there's buildup, causing gases to "tumble".

An x pipe is quieter because the gasses meet in the middle and exchange evenly as they are pulled from the engine. This causes the system to work more fluently.

Having said all of that, an x pipe is the first choice for most people because of the performance quality. Get better flow, get more power...feel me?

I really wish this was more well known and that more people did the research to figure this out. I've got an x pipe on my V6 and it sounds amazing.
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:36 PM   #38
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Re: H pipe vs. X pipe

we all know an x pipe flows better, but lets be honest in a v6 it won't amount to anything. the shift in the power band is slight at most (been there before). Also of course your v6 sounds differently with an xpipe on it. however the OP has a 3.8 that puts out a much different tone from any 4.0 or 3.7.
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you also like your hood

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No you're not!
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you suck Wendell :'( lol

and noisypony, the x pipes make the exhaust louder...
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and raspier...but yes next to a prochamber an h pipe is very quiet IMO
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Good points but I personally didn't go with the x-pipe just for the tone, I like as much even distribution of air going in and hot gasses going out as possible. It's my preference, not that I was saying he had to get an x-pipe for his 3.8 because it sounded better.
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that's why i have a PC...it performs just as well as an x pipe but with the deepness i like from an h pipe
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that's why i have a PC...it performs just as well as an x pipe but with the deepness i like from an h pipe
To each his own, I was just answering the OP's question
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To each his own, I was just answering the OP's question
and a good answer it was
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and a good answer it was
Lol I try! Thanks
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So u put an h pipe after the cats and run duals
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So u put an h pipe after the cats and run duals
basically yes...here's a good shot showing the location of things, but it's catless. however if you had cats they'd just go before the h pipe

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You guys have all great answers... but sad to say after that situation i had with the side curb and that dumb lady i had to pay 200 for an alignment because i bought a new spindle and got it aligned and also got my self some new rotors and break pads for all for breaks ...

Sooooo that was the money that was gonna go into the duals...
So back to square one... saving
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yea a savings account mod is awesome
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So is an x pipe h pipe legal after the cats
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not even close...a lot of people go that route to save on the total cost. plus divorced is a louder setup overall, but of course the trade off is higher rpm rasp. i've run various divorced setups so no worries
When your run divorced does it sound good at idle and cruzing speeds. I don't hit the 3k rpms much..
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Divorced sounds fine just a bit more rasp then a midpipe setup...and its a bit louder
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Divorced sounds fine just a bit more rasp then a midpipe setup...and its a bit louder
Grr I don't like rasp..
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What about the x pipe
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X pipe is raspy as well. But personally I don't mind the x because I'm proud of my car being a six and I think the x makes it sound like a mean six. Also if you go with an x I would suggest either keeping cats or going with high flows
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If I get x pipes will I pass snog
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Only with cats (required 4 smog)...also have to run shorty headers (not long) or wont even pass the visual. These are Ca's very tough smog laws tho, and it will depend on ur state
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Yea I live in cali so what can I do
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Keep your cats and go grime there
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Re: H pipe vs. X pipe

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I have a question. I'm also wanting to put duals on my '00 v6, will I need to buy headers also or will they connect to any headers?
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u dont need new headers u'll be fine. as long ad u dont buy a shorty h or x pipe ur good. if youre gona want to run longtube headers in the future, i suggest u save up ur money to buy them, and then u buy the shorty h or x pipe. but if u just want duals u'll be fine with ur stock heads
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u dont need new headers u'll be fine. as long ad u dont buy a shorty h or x pipe ur good. if youre gona want to run longtube headers in the future, i suggest u save up ur money to buy them, and then u buy the shorty h or x pipe. but if u just want duals u'll be fine with ur stock heads
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