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Old 10-02-2012, 03:01 PM   #1
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Should I put Xpipes on my ZL1 instead of the factory Hpipe

Doing Headers and HF cats on my ZL1 today and i was wanting to get the consensus opinion of some of the experts on here whether or not i should change from H to X. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:10 PM   #2
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I'd first try what you have. Personally I like the sound of an H over an X. Or, even better, my favorite is a siamesed X which looks like )(.

I don't like the ones that actually look like an actual X. I would think that causes too much collisions of the pulses. If the pipes are siamesed, that would be better at scavenging without colliding. And the H, does a good job at balancing the sides.... but not so much at scavenging, so maybe a hair less top end. But really splitting hairs at maybe a slightly better top end power.

If you put on what you have, and it sounds great, rips hard.... I'd stop messing with it. If your going to replace the rest of the catback, go 3" with a )( siamesed crossover. Just my opinion.
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:13 PM   #3
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I guess the right question to ask is should i switch out the exhaust to a Corsa, like it is being suggested to me, which would replace the factor hpipe system with a new one with an xpipe setup?
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:54 PM   #4
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An x-pipe in the correct location scavanges better and usually produces more HP but that being said some people do like the sound of an X-pipe.

almost all headers sytems use X-pipes.

almost all companies these days use a siamesed X. bolra, corsa do.

manaflow is the one company I know that uses a conventional X and I for some reason just an not a manaflow fan all the way around. 409 pipe, sound, that X pipe.

Listen to the clips corsa is raspy sounding exhaust and if that is what you like go X. if you like a deaper sound don't do it. Borla with an X is deaper than Corsa with and H. Corsa with an X just screams. most people love it or hate it.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:59 PM   #5
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I think you should go with the Z pipe.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:38 PM   #6
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Leave the back end alone. There is nothing to be gained there. I think you will be very pleased with the sound just with headers and Hcats
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:05 PM   #7
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Friends don't let friends run x-pipes...

...you need to get the o-pipe instead:

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Old 10-02-2012, 09:27 PM   #8
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Friends don't let friends run x-pipes...

...you need to get the o-pipe instead:

What the heck?
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the o-pipe is an engineering marvel. with its 100% backpressure producing design is it just pure genius.
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the o-pipe is an engineering marvel. with its 100% backpressure producing design is it just pure genius.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:59 PM   #12
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I'll put that on the Lamborghini, right now I want the best sound/performance for the ZL1
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:58 AM   #13
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That is hilarious!
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That O pipe too funny.
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:19 PM   #15
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Where can I get an O-pipe?
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....does running the o-pipe cause the o face?
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:13 PM   #18
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If you are adding headers and HF cats add the X pipe.It produces more power with the ZL1.
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