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Old 11-09-2006, 03:36 AM   #1  
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Default What diameter exhaust with 2007 GT? NEW order!

Under the heading of better late than never:

Everything in life finally came together and I finally got my American Muscle ordered. 2007 GT Premium/CS Black/Black w/Interior Upgrade, GT Apperance, Comfort Group plus I'm having them order and install C&L CAI and Diablo Tuner. Finally, I'm looking at an X-Pipe with Flowmasters. What I'm wondering is the DIAMETER of the exhaust. I'm worried about back pressure and burnt exhaust valves. Can I go with 3" of should I drop back to 2.5"?

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Old 11-09-2006, 08:48 AM   #2  
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Sorry fella, but excessive back pressure has nothing to do with burnt exhaust valves. I suppose that if the mixture were leaned out a BUNCH by exhaust modifications, while making no tune changes to compensate, this could happen, but short of removing the exhaust manifolds altogether, you won't get there.

The factory exhaust system is very free flowing as factory systems go. It would be difficult to open it up enough to cause so much change in mixture that this would be a worry, especially since you will have the diablo and the method to change the tune to compensate.
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Old 11-09-2006, 09:35 AM   #3  
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Your stock pipes are 2.5 inches, you should just get the mufflers. Typically a new x-pipe is only worth a few hp.
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Old 11-09-2006, 10:10 AM   #4  
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i have heard nothing but bad things about fllowmasters. I talked with another mustang owner that had to have a pair of flowmasters replaced due to the baffles inside loosening up and ratteling three times. Thats why i choose another muffler.
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Brent at brenspeed.com says the off road X is worth about 10 hp with tune, vs tune alone.
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Old 11-09-2006, 02:19 PM   #6  
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Black is very hard to keep clean and avoid swirl marks.

I think Midas carries Flowmasters with black tips though.
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