the H or X debate

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  1. eZombie

    eZombie New Member

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    Thanks for all of the info- this thread really helped. I'm a long time muscle car fan and am new to Ford. I just bought my first "toy"; a 2009 GT Coupe and absolutely love it! The 300 horses is great but, like any guy, I want to do some mods and boost its power. Exhaust is one mod I thought about doing (H or X now clarified- Thank you!), but being a newbie, I also want to add the most HP for the least amount of $... My thoughts were a cold air kit, exhaust, headers, short throw shifter, and a performance module... Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
     
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    Help with mid pipe H or x??

    hello i have a 2002 mustang gt and im looking to put in an H or X pipe but unsure which one i need some advice help me please?
    What is a better add on and h or x pipe?
    And if so what is the best pipe brand to use?

    Let me know thanks
     
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    Go to Youtube and listen to clips of both pipes. Performance gain, as stated will be neglegable and just about equal to one-another.....so it comes down to sound preference.
     
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    okay and yeah im looking for a muscle sound like
     
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    In my opinion X and H both sound good! As long as it is not a straight through design muffler. Then they both sound ehhhhhh.
     
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    What type of mufflers do you have, or plan on buying?

    H pipes and chambered mufflers usually go together, and x pipes and straight through mufflers go together. You can mix and match just fine, but some people don't prefer the sound.

    I have a Mac catback and UPR catless X on mine. I've had the setup almost four years and still like it.

    As far as what pipe to get; most brands give a quality product. I personally don't like the design of the BBK and Bassani X pipes, but that's a person preference and not a quality issue.

    Go 2 1/2" and decide if you want converters or not. With converters, it will be a little more quiet but also a little more refined, and you'll pass inspection/emissions. No converters is an awesome, raw sound, will offer the little extra bit of power, but you'll have trouble with inspections/emissions testing.
     
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    I've got a Magnaflow catted X (build quality is impressive) and the MAC Flowpath catback.. I am in love with the sound of my exhaust...
     
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    right now i have flowmasters original 40's.
     
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    Get an H. Better yet, get a Prochamber!
     
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    MRT catted H and Steeda catback....would not trade it for anything. Loud enough and deep enough under normal cruise with minimal drone... perfect under WOT.
     
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    Does anybody know if this article is still available anywhere?
     
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    i was planning to get the Pypes beast with O/R x-pipe setup on my mustang. does anyone know if its a good setup or not?
     
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