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Old 08-23-2016, 05:55 AM   #1
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Worthwhile benefits from x-pipe?

Before I mess with my exhaust for the third and HOPEFULLY last time to install my headers, Im wondering what the benefit would be to replace the stock little h with an aftermarket X? If its just sound ill pass, minimal gains....pass. But if its that big a deal then I may as well do it while its apart so I dont have to drop my exhaust 4 times
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Old 08-23-2016, 09:03 AM   #2
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I did this with a resonated x-pipe. I don't like the feel of the torque at low end, my butt dyno says I lost a little. I don't think there's any power gain either. As it's resonated, it really quieted down the system, a little too much for me. A non-resonated x-pipe will provide different sound, but I think torque/power will result in the same as the resonated x-pipe. If you do cut out your h-pipe, I'll buy it from you.
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Old 08-23-2016, 02:53 PM   #3
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I did this with a resonated x-pipe. I don't like the feel of the torque at low end, my butt dyno says I lost a little. I don't think there's any power gain either. As it's resonated, it really quieted down the system, a little too much for me. A non-resonated x-pipe will provide different sound, but I think torque/power will result in the same as the resonated x-pipe. If you do cut out your h-pipe, I'll buy it from you.
I did a fair amount of research after i started this thread and came to the conclusion there really is no benefit to messing with the stock h-pipe aside from sound. Glad, didnt want to have to deal with it lol.
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Old 08-23-2016, 04:24 PM   #4
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This link might help. x-pipe vs h-pipe
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Old 08-24-2016, 06:20 AM   #5
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After watching this, I think my butt dyno is confirmed, I did lose torque by switching from the h to x pipe.
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