Crossover delete

Discussion in '96-04 - 4V Specific' started by 96laseredcobra, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. 96laseredcobra

    96laseredcobra Well-Known Member

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    Nov 29, 2015
    Farmington MO
    Anything to gain from a crossover delete?

    sent from somewhere,while in my cobra.
  2. PinkieT

    PinkieT Well-Known Member

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    Jun 22, 2015
    You mean the exhaust H pipe crossover? From what I have read, the crossovers help with torque and power.

    H-pipe sections were first installed to quiet this exhaust noise. When the two close firing cylinders are exhausting on one bank, there is nothing happening in the other bank, so connecting both pipes effectively enlarged the exhaust system, allowing these exhaust pulses to exit through both sides of the system. It was found that, with the addition of an H-pipe, exhaust noise could be reduced by as much as 2 decibels.

    Adding an H-pipe section also increases power. Even when headers are installed, these close firing cylinders are competing for space in the exhaust pipe after the collector, which creates backpressure and reduces power. Connecting the exhaust pipes allows pressure to escape to the other side of the system, with a resulting gain in low-end and mid-range torque. However, the effectiveness of an H-pipe section decreases somewhat at higher rpm. The increased exhaust gas velocity at high rpm causes most of the exhaust to take the path of least resistance and continue down the exhaust pipe, rather than make the turn into the H-pipe.

    The solution to this problem is the X-pipe. With an X-pipe section, the two sides of the exhaust system are merged rather than just connected, allowing the exhaust from each bank to easily flow into both exhaust pipes. The exhaust pressure on both banks is equalized and power is increased at all engine speeds.

    As with the H-pipe, an X-pipe also affects the sound of the exhaust. Testing by one exhaust manufacturer indicated an X-pipe equipped system was several decibels quieter than an equivalent H-pipe system. And although sound quality is subjective, many have described the exhaust note from an X-pipe system as higher pitched and smoother than an H-pipe system. more details on -
  3. SnakeBit!

    SnakeBit! Active Member

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    Mar 6, 2014
    are you speaking of the coolant crossover?