Roush Lost torque w/x-pipe?

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  1. 03-s281

    03-s281 New Member

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    I feel a torque loss with my o/r x-pipe. It feels a little stronger up top.
    The sound is amazing from my upr o/r x though. Do you think a TB and steeda timing adj would help. I dont know how much Saleen bumps their timing in the 03's? Or do they at all?
    What else can I do for a little more power. Not enough money for sc or cams yet.
    Mods are in sig. Any suggestions?
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    bummer about the loss of seat of the pants torque after the x-pipe install. You are not the first guy I have heard that from. I should know. I did the same on my 02 S281 n/a. I had the Borla set up from Saleen (they went to the magnaflow in 03) I felt a little less torque also after installing the "real" bassani x-pipe.
    The only thing I could tell you would go with 3.73's and get Saleen to re-flash for that. That is probably the cheapest way to go to get back the feel you had and keep the insane sounding improvement with the new pipe. You know they do advance the timing in the powerflash. I had to have mine done over after I picked up the car because I actually had some detonation. Out on the west coast we only get 91 octane from the pump so we have to deal with that for the most part.
    Good luck.
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