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X pipe VS. H pipe VS. Straight

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Old 02-04-2006, 08:17 PM   #1
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Default X pipe VS. H pipe VS. Straight

so i broke the air pipe that goes into the exhaust where i thought the H was.... turns out thats all it was , an air feed tube from the smog pump.

i broke it on a curb and the shop cut and welded it shut, now i have striaght pipes and im not liking them too much.

what do you think sounds best? X H or Straight. i know X is better performance but i dont care.

im looking for the most deep yet smooth sound.
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Old 02-04-2006, 09:49 PM   #2
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Default RE: X pipe VS. H pipe VS. Straight

most folk round here will tell you H pipes for the throaty bark. i have an offroad x-pipe, and im thinking of switching to a H for the sound. anyone else???
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Old 02-05-2006, 01:27 AM   #3
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h pipe is deeper sounding and better IMO. x pipe is loud and raspy
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Default RE: X pipe VS. H pipe VS. Straight

id say h pipe. but its preference. h and x are within like 2 hp of each other. but with a straight pipe i believe you lose a decent amount of power. so it depends on if you want a deeper muscle car sound, or a little higher pitched, racecar sound. either will probably sound pretty good. it also depends on the type of muffler/catback you have. an o/r x with say slp lm1 is going to sound insanely loud...but not very refined...IMO of course.

you said you want a deep but smooth sound...so for a smoother sound id say you might want an H with high flow cats.
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Old 02-05-2006, 01:56 PM   #5
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blah blah. x isn't loud and raspy. sti;; the same old song and dance here. people posting information about things they've never actually had/heard and just go by hear say. ask anyone that actually has an X.

i'd get an H for a 5.0 though.
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Old 02-05-2006, 02:02 PM   #6
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Yes, I love my x, but for a 5.0 deff. get an H.
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Old 02-05-2006, 02:08 PM   #7
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blah blah. x isn't loud and raspy. sti;; the same old song and dance here. people posting information about things they've never actually had/heard and just go by hear say. ask anyone that actually has an X.

i'd get an H for a 5.0 though.
i was waiting for you to comment on this nanaki, hahah..if you get an X pipe on a 5.0 you should be shot numerous times in the face.
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Old 02-05-2006, 02:15 PM   #8
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blah blah. x isn't loud and raspy. sti;; the same old song and dance here. people posting information about things they've never actually had/heard and just go by hear say. ask anyone that actually has an X.

i'd get an H for a 5.0 though.
i was waiting for you to comment on this nanaki, hahah..if you get an X pipe on a 5.0 you should be shot numerous times in the face.
jence the reason why i said to get an H for a 5.0.

i'll always comment when people say X;s are "high pitched" and "raspy". i'd say 95% of people that say that have never actually heard one nad just go by what;s been posted on the internet by someone else (who probably hasn't heard it either).
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Yeah, I wish I could get a soundclip of the stang idleing so people can hear the x.
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i didnt say it was raspy i just said it was a little bit higher pitched and maybe more race-car-ish. not necessarily a bad sound by any means. i just like the h better.
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Old 02-05-2006, 05:23 PM   #11
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h pipe is deeper sounding and better IMO. x pipe is loud and raspy
as you can see, i wasn't talking to you.

yes, the X could be considered higher pitched over aftermarket H, but when compared to a stock H, it's a lot louder and deeper.
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Old 02-05-2006, 07:01 PM   #12
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What is the best free flowing exhaust set up?? I'm getting long BBK long tubes soon an I am wondering what would give me the most power out of my midpipe/cat-back combo?
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blah blah. x isn't loud and raspy. sti;; the same old song and dance here. people posting information about things they've never actually had/heard and just go by hear say. ask anyone that actually has an X.

i'd get an H for a 5.0 though.
i was waiting for you to comment on this nanaki, hahah..if you get an X pipe on a 5.0 you should be shot numerous times in the face.
jence the reason why i said to get an H for a 5.0.

i'll always comment when people say X;s are "high pitched" and "raspy". i'd say 95% of people that say that have never actually heard one nad just go by what;s been posted on the internet by someone else (who probably hasn't heard it either).
my buddy has slp catted x and slp lm1 catback..it sounds amazing to me..not raspy at all..just a little higher pitched up top..but by no means raspy or "too" high pitched..its still hella deep compared to stock h..and just roars when you get on it..i love the sound of it..but with a 5.0 stay with H my man
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Old 02-05-2006, 09:41 PM   #14
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THANK YOU! if only people would realize that and stop spreading a rumor of it being high pitched and raspy, i wouldn't always get my panties in a bunch.
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THANK YOU! if only people would realize that and stop spreading a rumor of it being high pitched and raspy, i wouldn't always get my panties in a bunch.
hahah no problem nanaki, i used to be one of the one's you hated..i always thought x pipes were raspy, then I heard it, and was like whoa, that sounds damn aggressive and mean..but IMO x pipes belong on 4.6's with STRAIGHT THROUGH mufflers..they sound like SHAT with flows and on 5.0's
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Old 02-05-2006, 10:17 PM   #16
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Heres a vid of my car with a BBK High flow X pipe (with cats). Sorry its a race vid, i dont have one of me just idling.

http://videos.streetfire.net/player....E-A0C7E6AE4EF4

I personally like how it sounds.... especially in tunnels


Somebody post for an H, ive never heard one other than stock. Id like to compare
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I had an x pipe on my 95 thunderbird that had an 01 GT 4.6 Liter supercharged.

it had stock mustang headers no cats an x pipe and dual borla straight mufflers. i wasnt loud at all it was very smooth though but not loud and mean enough...


from all the replies i think im going to buy a new H pipe soon... thanks for the help on deciding
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