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Old 05-25-2013, 09:19 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Which H-Pipe??

Hey guys. So I'll be getting my Camaro SS soon and the first mod will be the exhaust. I have decided on striaght pipes. I am also doing a resonator delete.

Originally I was gonna get the magnaflow X-Pipe to replace the resonators with. But I have been reading that the H-Pipe sounds a lot more like a muscle car, while the X-pipe is more of a sporty sound. I would go straight pipes all the way (resonator and mufflers) but I heard that causes a very noticeable decrease in performance.

My question is, what type of h-pipe do you guys recommend?

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Old 05-25-2013, 10:13 PM   #2
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Still have stock H pipe...
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Old 05-25-2013, 10:18 PM   #3
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Still have stock H pipe...
What do you mean? Where is the location of that?
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What do you mean? Where is the location of that?
Mid pipes From the cats back would be considered the h pipe. It has a pipe that ties the two together looking like an h. verses them being bent and them meeting then seperating looking like and x. I as well have the stock mids (h pipe). I cut off the mufflers as well.i like the h pipe Better it gives it a deeper sound not the raspy Mustang sound. .... my opinion. .....
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Old 05-25-2013, 11:00 PM   #5
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Performance wise a X will always be better and actually should give a smother sound to the car. A X pipe will pull the next beat from the car and assist the exhaust flow. But the stock Camaro comes with an H so I don't know why you would want another. And to answer your question you can actually loose power from a straight pipe. By straight piping a car you remove some of its back pressure which can ruin your torq
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The resonated X pipe with headers and muffler delete sounds bad a$$ to me
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Old 05-25-2013, 11:32 PM   #7
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Well what sounds more deep than a magnaflow xpipe that I can replace the resonator with?
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after i read threads talking about Xpipe vs Hpipe .. i found this :

Xpipe works better if u want to go for high preformance or stroker like supercharge cams..
Hpipe works better if ur target is just headers and CAI..

and if u go with xpipe and u only have stock engine with headers u gonna lose the prusser frome the engine and the Hpipe doing well and good prusser for u with stock engine..

found this can help : http://youtu.be/Y0Va3sDhqwI

i have magnaflow catback xpipe and the sound is very deep , that not mean the magnaflow is bad ; personally magna is best soud i found and it's gives nice tone with a headers..

sorry if my explaning is not very clear
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:26 AM   #9
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after i read threads talking about Xpipe vs Hpipe .. i found this :

Xpipe works better if u want to go for high preformance or stroker like supercharge cams..
Hpipe works better if ur target is just headers and CAI..

and if u go with xpipe and u only have stock engine with headers u gonna lose the prusser frome the engine and the Hpipe doing well and good prusser for u with stock engine..

found this can help : http://youtu.be/Y0Va3sDhqwI

i have magnaflow catback xpipe and the sound is very deep , that not mean the magnaflow is bad ; personally magna is best soud i found and it's gives nice tone with a headers..
sorry if my explaning is not very clear
It is clear thanks. What type of h-pipe do u recommend?
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:46 AM   #10
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My personal opinion is to go with a 3" car back exhaust. It has the x-pipe, and the diameter, plus the mufflers will give it a deep and loud sound. SW retro chambered catback is loud and deep, and it doesn't have the drone of a muffler delete. It's a bit quiet with stock cats, but add headers and hi flows, and you will have a great sounding car.
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I've read up on it, and the stock H pipe is supposedly perfect, put it in the exact same spot cause there's no room for improvement
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Yeah like others have said, a muffler will give you the muscle car sound your looking for. An X or H pipe won't do much for tone, they are there to balance the exhaust flow and improve power. An X pipe is known to have a more appealing sound and better power between the 2. My opinion is that H pipes are cheaper to manufacture which is why we usually see them in stock setups.
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It is clear thanks. What type of h-pipe do u recommend?
i don't have idea about Hpipes types ..

if u already going to delete ur stock resonator with straight pipes i would say save ur money and go for LT headers and HF cats and keep the stock exhaust , if u like the sound thats good (i'm sure u'll) and if u don't get axle back , also stay with stock pipe..
if u want to keep the waranty , just delete the resonator and get the magnaflow axle back if like it..
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You getting a LS3 or L99?
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Hey guys. So I'll be getting my Camaro SS soon and the first mod will be the exhaust. I have decided on striaght pipes. I am also doing a resonator delete.

Originally I was gonna get the magnaflow X-Pipe to replace the resonators with. But I have been reading that the H-Pipe sounds a lot more like a muscle car, while the X-pipe is more of a sporty sound. I would go straight pipes all the way (resonator and mufflers) but I heard that causes a very noticeable decrease in performance.

My question is, what type of h-pipe do you guys recommend?

What are your long-term goals for your car? If you are ever considering long-tube headers, I highly recommend putting your money there first.

The stock H-pipe is perfectly fine for the majority of mods that are done to these cars. I don't suggest straight pipes at all because you will decrease the exhaust flow performance.

In summary:

1. If all you want is to change what it sounds like; get an axle-back.
2. If you want to increase volume, change the sound, and not throw codes; get HF cats and an axle back.
3. If you want max performance, more volume, and change the sound; get LTs and a tune. After that, look into an axle-back or a cat back to get the sound you want. Keep in mind that, after LTs and a tune, changing the mid section really won't get you anything except a little weight reduction.
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A resonator delete on a LS3 is pointless unless you just want to make your car as loud as you possibly can. There isn't a weight savings like there is on the L99. If you're going to do straight pipes, just do a muffler delete and call it a day. There is a H pipe already ahead of the two resonators so you're good to go on a crossover. No X pipe needed unless you just really want one.
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It would be nice is they would make a prochamber for these cars. They sound awesome to me. It's like a combo Xpipe in chamber!
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They have a MF makes a resonated X pipe that several guys run with their muffler delete.
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Not like this bud.

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Is it just a empty box with in's and out's on it? If so, it doesn't seem like it would be too hard to make one.
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So it's a magic box?

The last "magic box" I ran into is now my second wife.
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