Go Back   MustangForums.com > Ford Mustang Tech > 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang Technical discussions on 1996-2004 4.6 Liter Modular Motors (2V and 4V) within.
Sponsored by Cruizin Concepts


Welcome to Mustang Forums!
Welcome to Mustang Forums.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-10-2005, 12:02 AM   #1
sprostang
I ♥ Acer
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Illinois
Posts: 6,190
Default catted x-pipe w/flowmasters

Ive heard in the past people dont like the sound of the set up with a x-pipe with flowmasters. Let me tell you, Ihave a magnaflow catted x-pipe american thunder cat back on my 04 GT and it sounds really good. Not raspy at all like everyone says the x-pipe sounds. I had the loudmouth 1 and 2 on my car and the sound just wasnt for me. With the flows, totally awesome sound. Had system on car for 2 weeks and had lots of compliments on the way the car sounds. Anyone have an opinion on this kind of set up?
This ad is not displayed to registered or logged-in members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Mustang Forums!
sprostang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2005, 03:11 AM   #2
4.6ford
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location:
Posts: 56
Default RE: catted x-pipe w/flowmasters

i have just the american thunder cat back on my 02 Gt and i love the way it sounds and i've gotten complaments but i plan on doing more with the exhaust just in time.
4.6ford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2005, 04:16 AM   #3
sprostang
I ♥ Acer
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Illinois
Posts: 6,190
Default RE: catted x-pipe w/flowmasters

I suggest go with a catted or non catted x-pipe depending where you live (for emissions) . The x-pipe will give you more power than an H pipe. The sound is different depending on your cat-back. H may be a little more deeper, but the X does not sound bad if you have the right set up. Ive had the LM 1 and 2 cat back and both systems were way too high pitched for me. Therefore I went with flowmaster american thunder and was very satisfied. Also shorty headers (ceramic) would be a good move. Shortys are better if you ever need trans work done and give good power gains. All depends on what kind of engine work you have had done. The more internal engine work, the more power gains you will get out of your exhaust system. If you dont plan on heads/ cams etc, then save doing headers for a while.
sprostang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2005, 02:05 PM   #4
Mustang5.0_GT
3rd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location:
Posts: 522
Default RE: catted x-pipe w/flowmasters

I just got 3compliments in a week on my exhaust , I got a 94 5.0 , Off Road H-Pipe with SLP LM1's ...
__________________
Mustang5.0_GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2005, 02:09 PM   #5
PGH Stang
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Pittsburgh,PA
Posts: 38
Default RE: catted x-pipe w/flowmasters

I have a SLP Catted X on with my Flows and it still sounds good, but I'd rather have my O/R H on which I will probally switch after I go get inspected.
__________________
96 GT
-SLP O/R X -2 12" Kicker subs w/300watt amp
-Flows -Alpine Cd Player
-Shift kit -other minor mods
-4.10s
-B&M Ratchet shifter

Just your basic, Slow, Non-PIed SN95
PGH Stang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2005, 05:33 PM   #6
rbstang
6th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Vehicle: 2002 Mustang GT
Location: Wilmington, NC
Posts: 5,608
Send a message via AIM to rbstang
Default RE: catted x-pipe w/flowmasters

I have some sort of catted x-pipe havent had a chance to look to see who makes it previous owner put it on and i have flowmasters. Lots of people have complimented me too saying its really deep and not just over loud like the loudmouth 1
__________________

rbstang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2005, 08:27 PM   #7
tcuallstar
4th Gear Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Vehicle: 2003 GT
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,107
Default RE: catted x-pipe w/flowmasters

i just got my car inspected in fort worth, and the mechanic told me if i ever were to get an o/r xpipe or anything to go outside the city to a more rural area to get it inspected b/c they only do the safety inspection, no emissions. i just need to find out how far ill have to drive to get that done
__________________
2003 mustang gt 5spd premium package
flowmaster 40 series mufflers- K&N FIPK CAI- Accufab 75mm- C&L plenium- MGW shifter- steeda UDPs DDbullitts, 3.73s, Predator tuner O/R Prochamber
Eibach pro-kit, KYB AGX Shock/Struts, LCAs 03 Cobra Bumper
tcuallstar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2005, 10:59 PM   #8
Dave2000GT
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location:
Posts: 433
Default RE: catted x-pipe w/flowmasters


Quote:
ORIGINAL: sprostang

I suggest go with a catted or non catted x-pipe depending where you live (for emissions) . The x-pipe will give you more power than an H pipe. The sound is different depending on your cat-back. H may be a little more deeper, but the X does not sound bad if you have the right set up. Ive had the LM 1 and 2 cat back and both systems were way too high pitched for me. Therefore I went with flowmaster american thunder and was very satisfied. Also shorty headers (ceramic) would be a good move. Shortys are better if you ever need trans work done and give good power gains. All depends on what kind of engine work you have had done. The more internal engine work, the more power gains you will get out of your exhaust system. If you dont plan on heads/ cams etc, then save doing headers for a while.
X and H pipe are practically identical for power. I read magazine that did intense dyno testing on a 5.0 with both pipes.. the X netted like 1 HP more PEAK ona particular setup, but even still it had less power over most of the band than the H pipe had. In general the H produced a better power band (read: better e.t.'s) than the X.. just SLIGHTLY less PEAK power. Differences were minuscule in either case.

To make any real power gains though you need non-catted... 'high flow' catted pipes will not give near the same performance gain as any offroad pipe will.
__________________
Mods:
4.10's
Mac Offroad H
K&N FIPK
SCT 89 octane tune

Time (100% street trim):
13.81 @ 100.35



Quote:
ORIGINAL: redass02gt

my gf makes me carry her purse
Dave2000GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2005, 10:59 PM
MustangForums
Ford Mustang




Paid Advertisement

 
 
 
Reply

Tags
94, catted, flowmaster, flowmasters, fort, gains, mustang, pipe, power, slp, worth

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
X-pipe and flows? StangEatsRice 4.6L General Discussion 19 09-29-2007 11:20 AM
bbk o.r x = me pissed smokemsidwayz302 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 58 04-02-2007 03:02 PM
Is there an X Pipe for me??? DROES99STANG 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 11 08-09-2006 01:14 AM
what x pipe ? 03StangGt 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 11 11-03-2003 05:46 PM

Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
New Sponsors
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:21 PM.

© Internet Brands, Inc.


This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company
Emails Backup