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Old 08-11-2014, 08:44 PM   #1
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Exhaust with X pipe

Hey I just had the bbk X pipe put on my 99 and it sounds like obnoxious crap. Is this because the stock mufflers are crap or is it because it's an X not an H pipe? Anyone else been thru this? I have an appointment to put on a pair of dual chamber flow masters tomorrow but don't want to do that if it's the X PIPE causing this noise. Sounds like a damn flex pipe low rider Chevy, not there's anything wrong with that, just not the sound I'm looking for on my GT. Feed back tonight would be greatly appreciated, thanks


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Dump the x and go with a Mac pro chamber is my advice.
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Here's what my old GT sounded like. Had UPR O/r X pipe with super 44s.



And then here's my old setup. Had Catted Bassani X pipe with flowmaster 40s




Edited: also BBK is a chambered style X pipe. Same as the Bassani I have. I'd go with a True X pipe like magnaflow or UPR etc.
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I would suggest not using Flowmasters with an X-pipe!.. Go with a Flow Through design muffler and not a Chambered style one like FlowMaster!..


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I would suggest not using Flowmasters with an X-pipe!.. Go with a Flow Through design muffler and not a Chambered style one like FlowMaster!..


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Some people like the sound of flows and x pipe and I'm one of those. But with my new gt I plan to try something different. Everyone around here (trucks, cars, suvs) all running flowmasters and I would like to stray away from sounding the same. I plan to pick up some Borla soon and switch out the Bassani for a Magnaflow Tru-X. Probably going to keep it catted though.
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Thanks for the video, that's what mine sounds like now, very similar anyway, and under load it sounds like a damn rod slappin. There's another stang drives by my shop all the time sounds the same way. It's obnoxious


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Thanks for the video, that's what mine sounds like now, very similar anyway, and under load it sounds like a damn rod slappin. There's another stang drives by my shop all the time sounds the same way. It's obnoxious


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Switch the X pipe with either the prochamber or an h pipe.
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Switch the X pipe with either the prochamber or an h pipe.
I just listened to a few on YT, I think i like the H pipe better, 200 bucks poof! Ima go with the flows tomorrow cause i love the sound ,, but i'm also prolly gonna put my H back on even with cats, just for the sound
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H pipe sounds best with flows


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Ok, so I put the flows on it, it was still obnoxious IMO, so I put the stock H back on with the cats for now, now its got that great tone I was looking for,, not sure its as loud as I want it but I'll digest this for a minute and see what I feel like in a week or so. I have come to beleive i do NOT like the X pipes sound, its cool for those who do, just not for me
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You had off road or catted x?

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You had off road or catted x?

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If you are looking for that old school throaty sound, then the H-Pipe is the way to go. X-Pipes tend to give that loud raspy sound like a glasspack. It is annoying as you mentioned. I have FlowMasters on now, but that is only because they were a gift. I intend to take them off soon and install Hooker Aero Chamber mufflers. They are not as loud as a flowmaster, but throaty enough to turn heads when you pass by. I have had them on my Bronco's and my Stangs in the past. Great muffler, just my opinion though. Hope it works out for you. I supplied a link to them if you want to take a look at them.

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ho...2hkr/overview/
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If you are looking for that old school throaty sound, then the H-Pipe is the way to go. X-Pipes tend to give that loud raspy sound like a glasspack. It is annoying as you mentioned. I have FlowMasters on now, but that is only because they were a gift. I intend to take them off soon and install Hooker Aero Chamber mufflers. They are not as loud as a flowmaster, but throaty enough to turn heads when you pass by. I have had them on my Bronco's and my Stangs in the past. Great muffler, just my opinion though. Hope it works out for you. I supplied a link to them if you want to take a look at them.

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ho...2hkr/overview/
yeah I agree about the sound of of an X, you described it pretty well, just not my tone,, on my 96 i ran o/r with 44's turned down and it had a great old school sound, but this gen has the cut outs in the rear bumper so turning down is not a great option, I love the sound of the 44's, i think an o/r H is probably in my future, i just had to act quick cause my neighbors were throwing some looks yesterday on my drive up the drive way, i live in a very ,, ummm, quiet neighborhood
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Well like I said, take a peak at the link I provided and the reviews to comfirm my words on the sound of a Hooker Aero Chamber muffler and look at the pic on the description of the inners of the muffler. It is a nice sounding muffler. I'm 45 and and that "Hey look at me, or I want to be noticed personality " is long gone, the teen years,uugghh!
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If you are looking for that old school throaty sound, then the H-Pipe is the way to go. X-Pipes tend to give that loud raspy sound like a glasspack. It is annoying as you mentioned. I have FlowMasters on now, but that is only because they were a gift. I intend to take them off soon and install Hooker Aero Chamber mufflers. They are not as loud as a flowmaster, but throaty enough to turn heads when you pass by. I have had them on my Bronco's and my Stangs in the past. Great muffler, just my opinion though. Hope it works out for you. I supplied a link to them if you want to take a look at them.

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Well like I said, take a peak at the link I provided and the reviews to comfirm my words on the sound of a Hooker Aero Chamber muffler and look at the pic on the description of the inners of the muffler. It is a nice sounding muffler. I'm 45 and and that "Hey look at me, or I want to be noticed personality " is long gone, the teen years,uugghh!
lol,, I hear ya man,
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