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Old 08-12-2013, 10:17 AM   #36
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I want to switch to an x pipe now. I love my h pipe I'll keep it around because it sounds amazing. I want an x because my itch to be as loud as I can lol.
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I want to switch to an x pipe now. I love my h pipe I'll keep it around because it sounds amazing. I want an x because my itch to be as loud as I can lol.
Which h pipe do you have?
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:57 PM   #38
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:43 PM   #39
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That's the one I've got too. I recommend welding the intersection though. That clip didn't seem promising to me haha. I just had it welded
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if you feel like dropping some money then you could go the Bassani Catted X route, it comes with removable cats and the piping to run catless. All that for just a measly $500...
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if you feel like dropping some money then you could go the Bassani Catted X route, it comes with removable cats and the piping to run catless. All that for just a measly $500...
Haha that's pretty steep for just a mid-pipe. I was lookin online at the BBK shorty h pipe, which are about $160. What does it mean by short mid-pipe. Any different than regular mid-pipes?
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:24 PM   #42
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Shorty mid-pipes are for long tubes. The Bassani pipe has a much better quality and fitment over the cheap ones like Pypes. My buddy went with the Pypes O/R H and his flange bolts were almost too long because they put a bend right after the flange and they would hit it.
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Shorty mids would require you to buy long tube headers.
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Pypes stuff has come a long way but its still lower quality stainless steel and is not going to be as good a fit as say... Kooks or SLP. But a set of Pypes longtubes (example) is going to run what $300 and change vs $900 for Kooks... Just remember you get what you pay for.
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Sounds good. Ill keep looking and see what I can find. Thanks
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That's the one I've got too. I recommend welding the intersection though. That clip didn't seem promising to me haha. I just had it welded
I thought about if but I just clamped it

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Hit and miss. My pypes h pipe has given me zero problems. I do want to upgrade to a Mac x pipe though.

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Mac longtubes are $399 and they are good. They aren't ceramic. But they do have a ceramic long tune around $500
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Going to the MAC X would honestly be flushing money down the drain, you'd pick up all of 1hp if anything. As for the Mac Ceramics... their ceramic coating is not exactly the best. I had their 5.0 longtubes and it flaked and I pulled them off to get redone by a local shop and that coating held up.
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Going to the MAC X would honestly be flushing money down the drain, you'd pick up all of 1hp if anything. As for the Mac Ceramics... their ceramic coating is not exactly the best. I had their 5.0 longtubes and it flaked and I pulled them off to get redone by a local shop and that coating held up.
The two I'm looking at are the Bassani o/r X, or the BBK o/r H.
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I don't want to do it for the hp. I don't are about that lol. But just for a different sound. I wasn't aware about their ceramic coats. I know someone had em on a cobra and they were good.
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If you want a good ceramic coating on a MAC/BBK product get them bare and then take them to a good local place to get blasted and ceramic coated outside AND inside. They'll use a matte Army looking green coating on the inside and whatever color ceramic you want on the outside. Looks baddastic.
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