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H or X Pipe for 96 GT?

Old 04-13-2007, 01:46 PM
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Default H or X Pipe for 96 GT?

I already have a Flowmaster 3chamber cat back and need to do something about all of those stock cats unde my car.[/align]Do I go X mid pipe or H mid pipe? I need emissions every 2 years so I have to have the cats and I drive my car daily about 80 miles round trip to work everyday.[/align]What are the advantages of the X vs the H pipe?[/align]My car is a 96 GT 5 speed and all I have done to it is modified the air box, added the cat backs and a Tri-Ax shifter.[/align]
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Old 04-13-2007, 02:13 PM
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The H will give you a more deep muscle car sound, the X is more raspy sounding, like nasacar. With flowmasters, id go with the H pipe. The perfomace differnce between them is almost nothing.
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Old 04-13-2007, 03:46 PM
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RipTide7, you did just the PI intake or did you also do the heads? I was thinking about doing the intake but I haven't heard from anyone that has actually done just the intake. Did you notice a difference in power and/or fuel economy with just the intake and where did you get it for how much $$$
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Old 04-13-2007, 04:00 PM
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Just the intake. A few other guys did it here to. I noticed a good differece. it pulls better high in the rpm range for the price (approx.$350). Defintly a good mod. Make sure you either get adapter plates or do a good job sealing the coolant ports becasue i had a bad leakat first. But its a great mod, youll feel the difference.
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Old 04-13-2007, 04:01 PM
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Oh and as far as fuel economy, i try not to think about how much gas i use..
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Old 04-13-2007, 04:06 PM
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Nice! I keep seeing the livermoore (i think) kit on here and wondering if I will need to chip it in order to do that. I am also contimplating a 99 or newer 4.6 2V long block out of a wrecked Mustang. I hear those are out there just a matter of finding the right one.
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Old 04-13-2007, 04:26 PM
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http://www.livernoismotorsports.com/product.phtml?p=457 Thats the kit. Its a little expensive though. An egine swap is also a possibility, but then you need to find an engine in good shape for a good proce, then the install. Quite pricey. If your engine is in good shape and dosent have an incredible amount of miles on it (way over 100k) then a swap probably isnt the best idea.
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Old 04-13-2007, 04:33 PM
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I do have 108K on my engine but the damn thing purrs like a kitten. I bought it from a lady that was the original owner and had every document since the car was new on oil changes and tune up's from Ford dealers only, not a single jiffy lube in it's life.
I have seen these 4.6's go 300K+ milesin the past so I am not worried about this engine going away anytime soon, I just want more power and be able to compete.
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