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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-24-2013, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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Dual Exhaust vs X Pipe

Hi Guys,

Im finally finishing my car and when i thought i finished my research for the exhaust system I came upon an issue.

I have a 283 V8 and im want to get the best loud V8 Rumble as possible, should i run dual straight pipes or x pipe (which I read increases HP).

I am interested in the sound mainly not performance.

anyone tried out both systems?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-24-2013, 05:56 PM
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An "X" pipe is used with dual exhausts to balance the system's pressure waves. There are two basic designs for balance tubes: the "X" pipe, or the "H" pipe. The "H" pipe is cheaper because it is easier to install. The "X" pipe is better, and when properly sized (2-1/2 inch pipes) it mimics having an open exhaust in terms of flow rate which increases your power. This is because the engine sees two 2-1/2 inch pipes to flow into, which practically removes all back pressure in the system.

A dual exhaust with out a balance tubes sounds different. It can be raspy and will even go into reversion if you have a long tail pipe and suddenly back off the gas. (sounds like gas powered school bus coming to a stop).

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thanks for the answer Big Dave, I decided to go with the Oldschool dual exhaust.

Ive been browsing in youtube and found some interesting videos and I like the Dual exhaust sound better.
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Also, an x-pipe will give a higher pitch. Not what you're looking for.
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Also, an x-pipe will give a higher pitch. Not what you're looking for.
exactly, ill post a video in a month or so when I plan to have the car finished.
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