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Old 01-12-2009, 10:14 PM   #1
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Headers and H-pipe.

So I'm excited that my new Off-road H-pipe and new shorty MAC Chrome headers are getting installed Thursday at Need-4-speed.com. Tony there has had a lot of customers in MM&FF magazine and really knows his stuff when it comes to Mustangs. I had my pulley installed their and have had no issues with his work. I held out forever on getting chrome as I wanted the ceramic coated one's, however MAC had a long back order for them and kept bull****ting me. I ordered the parts in August so yea I'm siked. I know this won't add any real worthy power, however its mainly a maintanence job due to my passenger header being worn and the flange being badly damaged by the last exhaust guy (****ty Northside Customs in Tampa). I'm just excited that I won't be hearing any more tick tick when I fire her up. Anyway I'll take pics and let everyone know how it turns out.
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Re: Headers and H-pipe.

Awesome, good luck! Let us know how it sounds with the new setup, and hope you can clear that exhaust leak issue you've got

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awsome bro. make us a sound clip. i cant wait to install my bbk shorties.
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About time Justin Just remember where the high flows go
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For the right price of course....haha j/k they will be a free-be to my fav uncle.....I suppose I owe you for a certain paintball hookup......and I'm not talking about the paint....LOL
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For the right price of course....haha j/k they will be a free-be to my fav uncle.....I suppose I owe you for a certain paintball hookup......and I'm not talking about the paint....LOL
Hell I was happy to do it !! gottas love the woman of paintball
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Just out of curiousity..when you have an o/r H pipe or X pipe, does this mean that you have no cats..I dont have neither so Im not too sure..and is there a big difference by having one installed? ..thanks and sorry for the dumb question
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Just out of curiousity..when you have an o/r H pipe or X pipe, does this mean that you have no cats..I dont have neither so Im not too sure..and is there a big difference by having one installed? ..thanks and sorry for the dumb question
Yes o/r means off-road so you have no cats on your car. Really the only difference is sound. Some say they notice a bit of a difference in power but i did not.
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Well I still cant figure that out because all my buddies here have that and I know you have to have cats on to pass emissions.
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Not in Florida
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Well I still cant figure that out because all my buddies here have that and I know you have to have cats on to pass emissions.
They make h and x pipes that have cats. So i would probably go that way.
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Re: Headers and H-pipe.

Install is done a few notes. First off I haven't picked the car up yet, but I hear great things from Tony @ Need-4-speed in clearwater FL. When I originally decided to mod the the car I had an Off-road h-pipe. A few years later I added a few high/flow cats, now the chrome MAC 1 5/8" primary with a 2.5 inch collector shorty headers are on and a new Off-Road H-pipe with 2.5 inch piping and flowmaster 40 series are on. I'm thinking about going MAC all the way to the tailpipe for a few reasons. First the guy who put my cats on a few years back screwed up the header flange as it was completely disconnected. Now the 2.5 inch system on there doesn't bolt/weld up right and the mufflers are very close to the floor pan and driveshaft and have hit the drive shaft on occasion according to Tony as the driveshaft shows some ware. Thus I may get a brand new cat-back soon (impules buy with incentive) to make everything MAC all the way back and to ensure a smooth sounding system. What do you think?
Ohh I'll be posting pictures and a sound clip later.
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Depending what time you pick it up stop by the office. I'd like to hear how it sounds now (I'm leaving at 4:00)
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Re: Headers and H-pipe.

It's easy to modify your current set up to fit right without spending money on new stuff. Hitting the DS just means it's not lined up right under the car.
Personally, I'd have stuck with the high flow cats. An N/A sixer performs better with the back pressure they allow for.
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:58 AM   #15
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Re: Headers and H-pipe.

Well the cats were not put on correctly. Most H-pipes/X-pipes have their cats put on at a strategic point to create the much wanted back pressure which you speak of. Due to backorders on the ceramic coated headers (I ordered in August and still nothing from MAC) as well as the headache the leaky catted h-pipe I decided to go with the Off road for a more smooth sounding/leak free solution for my exhuast system. Also one of the drivers side header's primary actually broke at the flange too, so I'm sure I'm gaining a little power due to the larger primaries and less leaking, but I mainly did it for the latter reason. Here is a pic and I know you see some discoloration because I ran the car hard this weekend, but I couldn't wait any longer to get a set coated.

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Nice glad you enjoy them.
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Re: Headers and H-pipe.

Looks good. My friend installed my BBK Shorties on monday, It took all day long to do the install. Other then Sound, did you knotice any difference in performance?
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Old 01-21-2009, 09:58 PM   #18
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It does feel slightly stronger in all rpm ranges, however I doubt it would show any significant gains, but then again if I were to say have some more mods down the road...PP heads/intakes/ and a supercharger I'm sure the larger primary tubes would account for some more serious power gains. Gas millage remains untouched and yes the sound is beautiful. The lack of back pressure is slightly noticable, but not tremendous, nor do I think it affected my power gains.
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