Originally Posted by OSUTX440
A thread in another section got me thinking. I currently run BBK cat deletes and X pipe with Pypes Pype bomb A/B's. My question is, will you lose/gain/or neither as far as horsepower/sound go if I switch back to the stock H-pipe.
What are the benefits of it vs the X pipe?
Great question, and you are probably going to get quite a variety of answers.
As mentioned the biggest difference is in the sound. The H pipe generally delivers a deeper tone, while the X has a raspier race sound. Technically the X pipe will get you more power, however the difference is a couple horses at best.
The biggest advantage power wise in the mid-pipe is removing the restrictive factory cats. As long as these are removed or replaced with high flow cats, most mid-pipes will deliver power gains within a few horses of each other. I would make your decision based off sound, as that will be the most noticeable difference between any mid-pipe.
I hope this helps, and if you have any questions, feel free to get back in touch. Best of luck!