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Old 06-01-2013, 09:12 PM   #1
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BBK OR SLP?

I want your opinions guys, looking to buy a catted X pipe this month. I am looking at either BBK or SLP. Right now I have LM1 for a catback and I have watches video on YouTube I like how both side, I am mostly looking if anyone has had any fitment issues with SLP midpipe hanging to low or not bolting right up and having leaks I have read that on American Muscle. Just want some personal opinions before buying
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If you hve the lm1's id recommend going off-road if your state permits it
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If you hve the lm1's id recommend going off-road if your state permits it
I have an o/r x + LM1 and its CRAZYYYYY loud, crazy scream at about 2.5-3k rpm, IMO it's getting annoying, gonna grab some LM2 mufflers soon
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I can prob get away with off road pipe but I want to save myself the headache. I am def going to get a catted x pipe just don't know which one I'm looking for a reasonable price which is 400$ I was looking at magnaflow & bassani but I don't want to spend 600+
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Slp, i believe its the slp is the three piece and can be used as a regular and shorty mid if you ever decide to go headers.
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If you hve the lm1's id recommend going off-road if your state permits it
No state permits the removal of emissions equipment from a vehicle originally equipped with such equipment. Doing so is a federal crime but in states that don't inspect or check for it you will 99% never have a problem.

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I can prob get away with off road pipe but I want to save myself the headache. I am def going to get a catted x pipe just don't know which one I'm looking for a reasonable price which is 400$ I was looking at magnaflow & bassani but I don't want to spend 600+
Agreed, with high flow cats you lose almost 0 power and its one less thing to worry about. I'll go ahead and recommend the BBK catted pipe. I have one on my 98 and it fits like a glove. My exhaust combo is FRPP shorties (installed by the PO, I would have just left the manifolds), the BBK catted pipe and a Dynomax Thrush catback with stainless polished Flowmaster tips.
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No state permits the removal of emissions equipment from a vehicle originally equipped with such equipment. Doing so is a federal crime but in states that don't inspect or check for it you will 99% never have a problem.

Agreed, with high flow cats you lose almost 0 power and its one less thing to worry about. I'll go ahead and recommend the BBK catted pipe. I have one on my 98 and it fits like a glove. My exhaust combo is FRPP shorties (installed by the PO, I would have just left the manifolds), the BBK catted pipe and a Dynomax Thrush catback with stainless polished Flowmaster tips.
How do you like it? And when you installed there was no fitment issues or leaks after you did the install?
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It was actually installed by the previous owner. I've had the car on a lift to look at it after I got it on my own time and go over everything and the fit is great. It has not leaked on me at all since I've had the car and still looks new although I don't drive the car in bad weather but I've had BBK and MAC pipes on other cars that I did drive in weather and they held up fine.
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I want your opinions guys, looking to buy a catted X pipe this month. I am looking at either BBK or SLP. Right now I have LM1 for a catback and I have watches video on YouTube I like how both side, I am mostly looking if anyone has had any fitment issues with SLP midpipe hanging to low or not bolting right up and having leaks I have read that on American Muscle. Just want some personal opinions before buying
Either of these Mid pipes will sound great on your car. I would recommend going catted, if you're going to stick with the LM1. Catless and LM1 is going to be crazy loud, like listed above!

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Hopefully these aren't the same experts that told a poster on here that he could not install 8.8 ring and pinion gears in a 99-up or that he should go with a $60 set of spark plugs that were used on the AM project car for his bolt on 2V.

Also his original question was about fitment and leaks and there are user reviews on the AM that attest to issues with the SLP pipe. I personally have the BBK pipe with a lowered vehicle. It tucks up nice and tight to the body and I do not bottom out over speed bumps.
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Hopefully these aren't the same experts that told a poster on here that he could not install 8.8 ring and pinion gears in a 99-up or that he should go with a $60 set of spark plugs that were used on the AM project car for his bolt on 2V.

Also his original question was about fitment and leaks and there are user reviews on the AM that attest to issues with the SLP pipe. I personally have the BBK pipe with a lowered vehicle. It tucks up nice and tight to the body and I do not bottom out over speed bumps.
Will prob go with the Catted BBK because they have good reviews and you've had positive things to say about them, thank you for your input. where SLP midpipe has had alot of bad reviews.
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Yeah I mean BBK isn't the GREATEST quality in the world but they have been doing this for decades and most of their stuff is sorted out. Not their 5.0 intake but that's not an exhaust part haha.
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