H pipe vs. X pipe

Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by 1996mustangGT, Dec 12, 2006.

  1. 1996mustangGT

    1996mustangGT Well-Known Member

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    finally got the money to do my exhaust.
    getting slp LM's regardless of which route ill go.
    whats the pros/cons of either?
    im going with the o/r's more than likely
     
  2. 96gt226410

    96gt226410 Active Member

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    It's all personal opinion. Listen to clips of both. It's the only way you'll make a decision you know you'll be happy with. I can tell you that the H-Pipe is louder and souinds better while cruising and idling and the X-Pipe is more raspy and flows and sounds better at higher RPM's. I, personally, like the sound of my O/R H-Pipe.
     
  3. FST-HUH

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    In my opinion GT = H-PIPE Cobra's(SVT) = X-PIPE. I am not the one to talk I have L/T headers w/shorty O/R h-pipe on my saleen and my girl has L/T headers w/ O/R x pipe on her 02 GT. They both sound good only x-pipe is more raspy while h-pipe has more deep rumble to it, especially with flowmasters 2 chamber 40's.
     
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    FST-HUH... Your car is sexy as hell.
     
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    Thanks man,

    One more thing either way plan to spend another $50-60 on MIL eliminators. Get the plug in ones and not the splice in kind (cheap $15 ones) "u live u learn" LOL.
     
  6. 1996mustangGT

    1996mustangGT Well-Known Member

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    thanks!
    dude, thats a nice stang man....
     
  7. Twista

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    I would do the xpipe personally. I want a xpipe myself. Sooner or later i will have a o/r hpipe/xpipe and catted h mac hpipe lol. GOod to change up the sound a bit. :dancing6:
     
  8. Lightning Struck

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    x here :santa_cool:
     
  9. jpajkos

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    I have an off road x pipe. Yes it is raspy. You will like the x pipe with a str8 through muffler such and a SLP loudmouth. Chambered mufflers such as flowmaster and MAC's sound better with an H pipe. I have the super 40 cat back with x pipe and it sounds very mean. The flow pattern on a x pipe is alot better as well. H pipes are your classic muscle car sound while an x pipe isn't. My vote goes for the x pipe w/ your loud mouth cat back.
     
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    As previously stated, its all opinion, I had an off road X-pipe on my 96 for several years, coupled to some magnapacks. It sounded good, and it deffinately flows best at wot. One pipe that no one has mentioned, and that I now have is a mac prochamber. I put that thing on, and love it!! The car sounds great, a little more deep, no so much rasp, but it still flows great all around. Look into the MAC prochamber too, I dont think I have ever heard a bad review
     
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    damn dude, that car is fine... even if it is red :santa_cheesy:

    edit:// oh yea... lost my train of thought lookin at FST-HUH's car!!!

    i like the h-pipe... i think they sound the best on the 2V motor :santa_afro:
     
  12. jpajkos

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    Go with the X pipe slap those SLP's on. Your car will sound like thunder!!!!
     
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  14. 1996mustangGT

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    yeah that was the origonal plan...
    but ive never heard an H with SLP's...so i wonder what itll
    sound like
     
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    Stick to the original plan DAMMIT!!!! Don't loose focus!!!! See thats how come us guys get into trouble we don't stick to the original plan. For example the original plan for that girl at the bar was to take her home have awesome sex then forget all about it.... BUTTTTT NOOOOOO we didn't stick to the "ORIGINAL PLAN" and ended up marrying the GIRL!!!!
     
  16. Fets

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    X pipe. SLP LM1s= :puke:
     
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    SLP's sound way better with an x in my opinion. I have heard both. X pipe = Angry while h pipe = :puke:
     
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    another one for the X, it sounds awsome on the 4.6.
    IMO for the best sounding results
    4.6 = X pipe with straight through styled exhuast
    5.0 = H pipe with chamberd styled exhuast

    just my 2 cents :rolleyes2:
     
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    Xpipe with SLP LM1's will make a very loud poping sound. Ur car will pop more than a popcorn machine. Hey but some people like it. :dunno: