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Old 08-27-2011, 12:57 PM   #1
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"X" pipe or "H" pipe??

I have a 04 mustang gt automatic, wat is the best way to go???? I have 40 series on it, i want to keep the muscle sound!!
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I have the bassani xpipe. Sounded raspy and mean with stock headers. Now I have the bbk shorties for 2 days and it got nice and deep with a rumble. Headers made it quieter but the drone sucks can't hear my
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Re: "X" pipe or "H" pipe??

What I have heard is the the X will give you raspy and drone, the H will give you a deeper more classic muscle sound. Once I get catbacks for mine Im going to save up for a catted H and use my stock headers.
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Go with the X pipe.
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Re: "X" pipe or "H" pipe??

Yah h-pipes generally give off a deeper, muscular sound, while the x-pipes are more raspy.

If you want to keep the deep muscular sound go with the h-pipe. You going off road or catted?
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Yah h-pipes generally give off a deeper, muscular sound, while the x-pipes are more raspy.

If you want to keep the deep muscular sound go with the h-pipe. You going off road or catted?
I want it to be lound, but off road dont sound good for my taste. So i think im going with catted, even though it wont pass smog here in cali.
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H pipe all the way. x is raspy. I have the H on my 04 auto.
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H pipe all the way. x is raspy. I have the H on my 04 auto.
What brand is it? Wat do u have for your catback?
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Go with an H-Pipe, but if you still won't pass inspection/smog with it catted, go with the off road setup. It's louder obviously but it'll be a great tone and not as obnoxious as you think.

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I had the O/R H and Flowmasters on my old 97 GT and it sounded pretty mean. Everyone loved the sound.
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Go with an H-Pipe, but if you still won't pass inspection/smog with it catted, go with the off road setup. It's louder obviously but it'll be a great tone and not as obnoxious as you think.

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I had the O/R H and Flowmasters on my old 97 GT and it sounded pretty mean. Everyone loved the sound.
What is the brabd of the h pipe to check it out?
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It was a BBK H-Pipe. But quite frankly the brand shouldn't matter in terms of sound and quality of the material. It's just in terms of fitment, which should be fine anyways.
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I was thinking getting magnaflow o/r, wat do u think about the fitment?
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I didn't think Magnaflow makes an H-pipe. Unless this means you decided to go with an X-pipe. I've never anything bad about the magnaflow x-pipe, but it's also the most expensive, when you can just get a Pypes or BBK X-Pipe and still have the same effect. Personally bassani is the best IMO. I have it on my 04 GT auto.
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I didn't think Magnaflow makes an H-pipe. Unless this means you decided to go with an X-pipe. I've never anything bad about the magnaflow x-pipe, but it's also the most expensive, when you can just get a Pypes or BBK X-Pipe and still have the same effect. Personally bassani is the best IMO. I have it on my 04 GT auto.
Yeah is a "X" pipe, but im not sure, i have never tried H pipe and i dont want to make a wrong decision. I know bassani is great, but i cant go with the one, is only for manual
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I think you guys got everything covered here...
Since I dont have emissions I eliminated my cats,and in my opinion they are what makes your exhaust dron!..i have BBK shorties h-pipe and bullit insynerator exhaust (bullits replaced flowmaster 40's) and my car did have a bit of a drone,but when I lost the cats I lost the drone completely!!..
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Yeah is a "X" pipe, but im not sure, i have never tried H pipe and i dont want to make a wrong decision. I know bassani is great, but i cant go with the one, is only for manual
It says that but I have bassani on my car nevertheless. If you ask me my personal setup, I like X pipes over H-pipes, and I would lose the flowmasters and try something different. Mac Flowpaths sound better, Pypes Violators are neat sounding too. But it's up to you. And if you buy one and don't like it, just take it off, sell it on craigslist, and buy the other.
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Re: "X" pipe or "H" pipe??

Your car already has a H-pipe on it from the factory. If you are wanting a little more of the same sound go with a Hi-flow catted H. If you go with a O/R H you won't pick up all that much sound until you get into the upper rpm's. With a chambered muffler, most of the sound will be absorbed at idle.
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Cat delete stock h and two chambered magnaflows turned down before the axle. Nice rumble at idle and very nice deep sound in acceleration. At 50 on cruise its peaceful and 75 its not to bad either.
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Re: "X" pipe or "H" pipe??

hey Ive got a 96 GT with a BBK OR H and flowmaster original 30s catback. SOUNDS MEAN! Im not putting down much for hp but i dont get much action from many people... they figure its bigger than it is lol. It sounds great but there is a bit of drone on the highway. Also your gonan want to disable the O2 sensors if ur going OR... Do catted aftermarket midpipes really fail emissions in cali? Theres no emisssions where i live so f it lol. oh youl also get a little mpg boost without the cats.
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Bbk x pipe is good only downfall is that it hangs low for some reason, it sounds great with my borlas and the two valve sounds good with the same set up like jig show said try to go with a new muffler maybe a straight through they sound good with An x pipe
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Re: "X" pipe or "H" pipe??

go with the x pipes because i have heard of h pipes rusting and breaking on the h. I have never heard of x pipes doing that. or it could just be quality.
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go with the x pipes because i have heard of h pipes rusting and breaking on the h. I have never heard of x pipes doing that. or it could just be quality.
That sounds more like a quality issue.
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Re: "X" pipe or "H" pipe??

I went with the "Magnaflow" OffRoad X-Pipe and Exhaust. Love it and the Sound is excellant to me Did the SCT Tuner also. Might have did the H-Pipe, but did not know what the difference in Sound was, so did X instead. I don't think you can go wrong with either one.
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Re: "X" pipe or "H" pipe??

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What do u have in your mustang?
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Stock headers, cats, divorced duals, Flowmaster 10 Series, 2.5" tail pipes, 3.5" Borla tips.
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Longtube headers, set of metal core cats, ProChamber, Flowmaster 10's, tailpipes, SLP tips.-~-One consideration is to just straight pipe out after the ProChamber.
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Re: "X" pipe or "H" pipe??

I have longtubes, prochamber and Flow Super 40's. Previously i had an H-pipe. If you are looking for that deep american muscle sound get the prochamber!! this is how it was described to me "the prochamber sounds like 1000 angels singing from above"
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I have longtubes, prochamber and Flow Super 40's. Previously i had an H-pipe. If you are looking for that deep american muscle sound get the prochamber!! this is how it was described to me "the prochamber sounds like 1000 angels singing from above"
Do u have any videos
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Re: "X" pipe or "H" pipe??

I have one that is absolutely terrible that i took on my phone. But it isnt worth listening to because it is nothing like the real thing. If i come across a video camera I will record one

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Here is the closest one i could find on YouTube.

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I have one that is absolutely terrible that i took on my phone. But it isnt worth listening to because it is nothing like the real thing. If i come across a video camera I will record one

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Here is the closest one i could find on YouTube.

Yeahhh thats the sound im looking 4, but my car is automatic and does not have longtubes
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I'll give it to ya plain and simple I'm 26 now and have been buying and driving Stangs since I was 16. I've had it all and done many things to the stangs. At 16-22 I loved the x-pipe sound with flowmasters. But I finally went to an o/r h-pipe with cat back and I love the sound the 4.6 mustang makes. I get way more complements than with the other way. My 02 GT has MAC O/R H and MAC cat-backs. Pretty impressed with it's looks and sound.
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I'll give it to ya plain and simple I'm 26 now and have been buying and driving Stangs since I was 16. I've had it all and done many things to the stangs. At 16-22 I loved the x-pipe sound with flowmasters. But I finally went to an o/r h-pipe with cat back and I love the sound the 4.6 mustang makes. I get way more complements than with the other way. My 02 GT has MAC O/R H and MAC cat-backs. Pretty impressed with it's looks and sound.
Kool can u give me the descripcion of the MAC O/R H and MAC cat-back. And where u bought them from, i want to check them out!!! Thank you!!!!
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Kool can u give me the descripcion of the MAC O/R H and MAC cat-back. And where u bought them from, i want to check them out!!! Thank you!!!!
H-Pipe
http://treperformance.com/i-125265-9...ck-coated.html

Cat-Back
http://treperformance.com/i-125223-9...-3-5-tips.html

This is a great place to buy from they are all really nice.
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H-Pipe
http://treperformance.com/i-125265-9...ck-coated.html

Cat-Back
http://treperformance.com/i-125223-9...-3-5-tips.html

This is a great place to buy from they are all really nice.
Thanks bro, are they cheaper at then american muscle?

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Thanks bro, are they cheaper at then american muscle?
Do u have any vids, is ur car automatic or standard???
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Re: "X" pipe or "H" pipe??

Cool kits. no matter what, You Are Good To Go! The 4.6 will be screamin' and nothing is better sounding at take off than that.
I have studied exhaust systems obsessively for a couple of years. It just puts a smile on my face to suggest these, and they are mean sounding-
Borla "XR-1", Flowmaster "10 Series", Cherry Bomb "Extreme", Pypes "M-80 Bullet", SLP "Loud mouth", Bassani "SS Race Mufflers"
These are on the "Aggressive" side but sound beautiful to me.
ProChamber. Have fun!
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