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Old 04-24-2014, 08:32 PM   #1
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Gains from Exhaust

I have recently bought a 2003 mustang GT and have been looking into some mild bolt ons. I plan on getting a tune for it but have been wondering if pairing an exhaust with a tune will lead to any significant gains, or if it is just done for the sound. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-24-2014, 09:16 PM   #2
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You'll notice a good enough gain from a off road mid pipe and weld in mufflers for sound.

Long tube headers will give you a deeper sound, and free some power up.

If you want more bang for the buck invest in some rear gears.
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you won't notice much power gain in the exhaust unless you do headers, which at that point you could probably spend the money for something with a bigger "bang for your buck". As he said above me, gears are the best thing to really notice some difference when you start to upgrade
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Dat ear gain doh
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Have you been drinking again silverskoundrel??!?

In addition to the ear dat doh?



Anyway, to answer your original question about tunes and exhaust OP, it depends on how free flowing of an exhaust it is, as to how much can be gained in the tune. Typically, with a "canned" tune, though, you're just going to get whatever they send you and it will probably be better than the stock tune.
Ideally, a dyno tune, for whatever combination of parts that you may have, will net the best gains in power.
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Dat ear gain doh
Wtf did you just say? Are you having a seizure?
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Thanks for the help. I plan on putting in 4.10, along with the exhaust and the tune. For the mid pipe, is there a large difference between a H pipe and X pipe?
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You gain sound. Ain't that good enough
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Thanks for the help. I plan on putting in 4.10, along with the exhaust and the tune. For the mid pipe, is there a large difference between a H pipe and X pipe?
I think that the biggest difference between the two is just the way that they sound.
I believe that American Muscle explains the difference on their website.
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X Pipe - Raspy Higher Sound , More Torque

H pipe - Deeper , Not as high sound, more Horse power

From what I know ..

I love X pipes
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We'll you could go with the mac prochamber best sound best performance. As far as hp and torq h pipe makes more power down low and the x makes more power higher up in the rpm range... I just installed my mac prochamber and love it I actually just installed my bama tune for it less the 30 minutes ago... I will say it seems quiet even will the pypes m-80 mufflers which are straight through. But everyone outside the car says it's loud. All in all it has a very deep not raspy at all sound and at 60 in 5th gear you hardly can tell you have a off road exhaust with straight through mufflers
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When it comes to exhaust any off-road pipe the power difference isnt enough to even talk about its all in what you personally like everybody likes something different
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When it comes to exhaust any off-road pipe the power difference isnt enough to even talk about its all in what you personally like everybody likes something different
+10000

Only time its really gonna make a SOTP difference, is on an FI car.

I've got mac LTs, a prochamber midpipe, and flowmasters now. I love the sound, but my car is super quiet conpared to most other setups that I've heard. I've been talking about swaping the flows out for some stingers i have lying around
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We'll you could go with the mac prochamber best sound best performance. As far as hp and torq h pipe makes more power down low and the x makes more power higher up in the rpm range... I just installed my mac prochamber and love it I actually just installed my bama tune for it less the 30 minutes ago... I will say it seems quiet even will the pypes m-80 mufflers which are straight through. But everyone outside the car says it's loud. All in all it has a very deep not raspy at all sound and at 60 in 5th gear you hardly can tell you have a off road exhaust with straight through mufflers

I have m-80s with a o/r h it's ungodly loud in and out of the car
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I have recently bought a 2003 mustang GT and have been looking into some mild bolt ons. I plan on getting a tune for it but have been wondering if pairing an exhaust with a tune will lead to any significant gains, or if it is just done for the sound. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Depending on what part of the exhaust your doing!.. Cat Back, Mid Pipe, or headers?.. The most restrictive Exhaust parts on these cars are the Manifolds, and Mid Pipes!.. First exhaust up grade I did was the mid pipe, then I did the cat back, and finally headers!..

BBK Tuned Length Headers, Pypes O/R Mid pipe, and CherryBomb Vortex Cat Back!.. Has a nice deep sound and plenty of grunt to it!..
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+10000

Only time its really gonna make a SOTP difference, is on an FI car.

I've got mac LTs, a prochamber midpipe, and flowmasters now. I love the sound, but my car is super quiet conpared to most other setups that I've heard. I've been talking about swaping the flows out for some stingers i have lying around

Feel like getting rid of those stingers let me know
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Feel like getting rid of those stingers let me know
Lol I've had them since 2008 and yet to install them!
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Lol I've had them since 2008 and yet to install them!

Lol damn man! Wtf
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I had a v8 which i installed two flowmasters. The car sounded like a true terminator. I did not want to let it go but at the end it was for the best. Good times and great sound in that pony
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Lol damn man! Wtf
Lol my buddy took them off his z06, and was just gonna throw them away. So I nearly choked him when he told me, and I left work to drive to his place and grab them before the trash man did. I put them in a storage unit and forgot about them. So I recently moved, and then I found them again. So they're sitting in my closet awaiting me to find the time to do some welding.
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