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Old 01-21-2015, 11:43 AM   #1
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H pipe vs x pipe vs straight pipe

Well now that im done with my suspension im moving to the exhaust I got my long tube headers on the way but now I cant decide what mid pipe to go with Id appreciate any info on power gains and sound quality that you guys have. Ive only played with an x pipe once on a 01 gt

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People seem to enjoy x pipes with straight through mufflers (mainly the Borla Stingers and Corsa sports) for the 3v 4.6.

Since you can't mid-mount chambered mufflers, like flowmasters, on these cars they don't sound that great and not many people run them. Consequently, not many people run H pipes since that's what chambered mufflers pair well with.

Just don't expect 2v sound, like your 01, out of the 3 valve. It cannot be done.


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Im trying to get a old school muscle car sound would the x pip deliver that. I dont want to be stouck with that raspy sound I hear on some of these mustang.

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Im trying to get a old school muscle car sound would the x pip deliver that. I dont want to be stouck with that raspy sound I hear on some of these mustang.

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Go h pipe then

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Old school sound = H pipe
Annoying loud and raspy = X pipe
Straight Pipes = No, don't be that guy.

The 3v is one of the only cars i can tolerate an X pipe on, that with Magnapacks is my favorite sound, especially if cammed.
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And power wise witch delviers the most or is it much of a difference ?

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The difference is miniscule. Doubt you will notice

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Ok sweet and the last one for you guys on this subject I think im going with pypes or pace setter long tube headers an h pipe any input on what type of exhaust? Will they make much difference?

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Ok sweet and the last one for you guys on this subject I think im going with pypes or pace setter long tube headers an h pipe any input on what type of exhaust? Will they make much difference?

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Pypes over pace setter. But from there I would recommend YouTube clips

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Which ever Brand you go with, match the Header/Midpipe Brand together.
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The x pipe won't deliver a old school muscle car sound. It's an exotic sport car sound or a raspy tin can sound, depending on who you ask.

Longtubes, h pipe, and mid mount some sort of mufflers, and you will be pretty close to the sound you are wanting.

Is stay away from pacesetter though. Pypes are probably a safe buy.


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Old 01-22-2015, 03:12 PM   #13
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Has anyone heard anything about the mac headers I was told that they where better then the pypes

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Has anyone heard anything about the mac headers I was told that they where better then the pypes

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I have only seen a chrome option for the 3v which I wouldn't buy

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Downshifting, will it still pop and crackle with an H pipe? How it would with an X pipe...


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^same it will..


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Has anyone heard about tge brand named headmen for the lt headers

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Has anyone heard about tge brand named headmen for the lt headers

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Yeah they are a mainstream brand that's been around for a long time. Safe buy there!


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I can get a set of lt headers for 400 new is that a fair price?

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I can get a set of lt headers for 400 new is that a fair price?

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Yep, that's a fair price.


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Old school sound = H pipe
Annoying loud and raspy = X pipe
Straight Pipes = No, don't be that guy.

The 3v is one of the only cars i can tolerate an X pipe on, that with Magnapacks is my favorite sound, especially if cammed.
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Old 01-26-2015, 04:33 PM   #23
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Kool I think im going with the hedman lt headers with a custom o/r H pipe and the flow master out laws or straight pipe with no muffler.

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Here is my car when it was all stock with an H pipe and Bassanni Chambered mufflers.
(my personal favorite mufflers) Sounded even better with shorty headers later on.




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So im one week away from getting my exhaust done I decided to go with hedman lt headers o/r h pipe " no cats" only delama im having is trying to decide if I shoukd have mufflers add or go straight pipe at the end

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So im one week away from getting my exhaust done I decided to go with hedman lt headers o/r h pipe " no cats" only delama im having is trying to decide if I shoukd have mufflers add or go straight pipe at the end

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Chambered mufflers or its going to sound like ****.
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Straight pipe is too much

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Trust these guys don't go strait pipe. I had that and it was too much! At idle it sounded like a fart can.


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Thanks guys and thats exactly what I dont want! Now i have to pick a muffler

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What do you guys think about the super 44 by flowmaster

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What do you guys think about the super 44 by flowmaster

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Hate flow masters.
Bassani chambered mufflers sound great.
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I just came across some borla stingers for 100 i dont think I can pass on that lol

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I just came across some borla stingers for 100 i dont think I can pass on that lol

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Will sound more like a sports car than a muscle car but its way better than straight pipes.
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I may put does on and if I dont like them try something different. I deff dont want no tin can sound

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I may put does on and if I dont like them try something different. I deff dont want no tin can sound

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The stingers are for you then. No tin can sound, all deep rumble.


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