Lose/Gain Torque with Side Exhaust

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  1. firestuds1

    firestuds1 New Member

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    I was wondering if you will lose torque with side exhaust, I will also have an o/r x pipe with SLP LM1's and Hooker Headers!! Just let me kno!!
     
  2. EThorpe

    EThorpe New Member

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    Depends? How your gonna set it up? If your gonna do a IN/OUT on the inlet side of the side of the mufflers with 180 pipes, then yes. Though once you wind it up it shouldn't really matter.

    I've seen pics of streight-though setups, could go that route though?
     
  3. Lightning Struck

    Lightning Struck Legend

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    when I first got my cobra it had side exhaust on it, I took it to the dyno and the owner of the shop said from his experience the side kits cuts a couple hp off the sheet because of all the extra bends and curves the kits have.........makes sense to me
     
  4. badass98svt

    badass98svt Well-Known Member

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    yes the kits rob a couple hp. but, as ET said, the custom setups with the stock type mufflers won't lose you any hp/tq. you may actual gain 1 or 2 HP/TQ
     
  5. SMOKE

    SMOKE Active Member

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    I've always advised .. if you'd miss 1-5 hp or ft/lbs or torque ... don't think about it.
    You coud lose that in poor maintenance and weather conditions. :nonono:
     
  6. Matt94GT

    Matt94GT Legend SN95 Supporter Retired Staff

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    yeah totally, I think it looks killer too worth it IMO.
     
  7. Dalamar

    Dalamar Legend SN95 Supporter Retired Staff

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    Yes that's true, most you loose is 5 HP, whoopdyfreekindodah.

    the coolness factor makes up for it doubleschwing.
    I love(d) my side exhaust.
     
  8. 94gtstang50

    94gtstang50 Well-Known Member

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    Do it man.
     
  9. 96SVTCobra

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    My mufflers dump out as soon as they exit the mufflers. I can't see any reason why there would be a gain from ANY side exhaust (if not a loss). All the side exhuast i've seen from FRPP seem to LOSE hp/tq
     
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    here is one from bassani. It kind of expensive($599) that's what I found this one on ebay for( it didn't sell).

    [[​IMG]

    mike
     
  11. Dalamar

    Dalamar Legend SN95 Supporter Retired Staff

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    the loss is very minor, like swating flys. who gives a shit. side exhaust is about looks and sound, for 5 HP.....

    you loose around 20 HP on a hot day.