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Old 10-02-2011, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Dr.Huxtable View Post
This is the exact one i was looking at also ^^ for the future

wouldn't this style below be better though as posted above? I'm sure it's a custom one off deal though no?

Here's my sexy x pipe.


I would have thought that the B&B would have flowed better then the Magnaflow Caleb? Certainly looks like a better piece, but I am no exhaust guy.
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Old 10-02-2011, 01:24 PM
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Before coating. I can bet there aren't many others that flow as straight as this. We all know gases don't like turns.

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Had a custom 3" exhaust made on my 396 a few years ago which includes interchangeable high flow cats and off-road pipes that bolt directly to the Hooker Headers. The exhaust also has an x-pipe. Kept the Power Effects tuneable modules out back which you can open and close which helps on noise. Also put in sound deadening material in the rear hatch under the carpet.

With the off-road pipes on pick up 10HP/15LBS of TQ throughout the whole curve. It is loud but close the modules when driving to track. With the cats on and the modules closed in the off season, the noise is not bad at all.

This whole set up was $800 as I remember. Looking at replacing the Hooker Headers with the stepped ARH 1 3/4 - 1 7/8.

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Before coating. I can bet there aren't many others that flow as straight as this. We all know gases don't like turns.

Cool pic!
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Old 10-03-2011, 02:47 AM
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Originally Posted by 5abivt View Post
Before coating. I can bet there aren't many others that flow as straight as this. We all know gases don't like turns.

Did you make this x-pipe yourself or where did you get it?

I'm no exhaust guy either Rick. I'll be prob doing just 3 inch true duals. no emissions or inspections here
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Old 10-15-2011, 10:24 PM
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Looky what arrived in the mail. Looking forward to replacing the reasonator, and see what gains.








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Old 10-17-2011, 05:23 PM
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Here is the inside of the B&B reasonator. What a difference from the x-pipe.

I am going on a whime in saying I am going to pick up some power, and its going to be louder!


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Old 10-17-2011, 05:53 PM
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Rick where did you get that x-pipe from??
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Dr.Huxtable View Post
Rick where did you get that x-pipe from??
I bought it from a forum member, and he didnt use it. I'd imagine you would have to buy one new from B&B or get lucky and buy a used one.

What do you think of that B&B reasonator. Looks like it flows well eh?
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Old 10-17-2011, 11:00 PM
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Dangit cause if there was another one like that i would buy it right now. . . . did he custom make it, or have it made? Any info you could lend me would be great via pm if you want cause i would kill for one of those!

Yeah that baby looks restrictive, you'll pick up some power for sure and will sound awesome i'm sure
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Old 10-18-2011, 12:30 AM
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Rick put up that one pic you took of the inside of the B&B muffler tips beside a pic of the inside of the resonator.
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Old 10-18-2011, 12:55 AM
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Think its bassani or b and b you can get them still
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Dr.Huxtable View Post
Dangit cause if there was another one like that i would buy it right now. . . . did he custom make it, or have it made? Any info you could lend me would be great via pm if you want cause i would kill for one of those!

Yeah that baby looks restrictive, you'll pick up some power for sure and will sound awesome i'm sure
It's a B&B x-pipe. You can buy a similar one from stainless works.

I could not believe how restrictive the reasonator looks inside. I dont want to get my hopes up to high but I am expecting gains in the 15-20 rwhp/rwtq dept. The car goes like stink now, and getting rid of that restriction will make her breath even better.

The only drawback of the x-pipe is that my neighbours wont like the exhaust mod, and I may have to wear ear plugs.
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imo the mufflers are just as restricted. freeing up flow in the middle isnt going to help much if the mufflers still have just as much baffling. did you put it on yet?
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What size is the piping on the rest of your exhaust Rick? and what size piping is the x-pipe?
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Originally Posted by Dr.Huxtable View Post
What size is the piping on the rest of your exhaust Rick? and what size piping is the x-pipe?
The exhaust is the 3 inch dual Billy Boat system. The x-pipe is also 3 inch stainless steel. It looks purdy!!
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Old 10-18-2011, 02:13 PM
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imo the mufflers are just as restricted. freeing up flow in the middle isnt going to help much if the mufflers still have just as much baffling. did you put it on yet?

One thing at a time Mike. One thing at a time....
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by 5abivt View Post
Rick put up that one pic you took of the inside of the B&B muffler tips beside a pic of the inside of the resonator.
Here you go Mikey.....


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Old 11-24-2011, 10:47 AM
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Update:

Wasn't able to pull this off before storing the car for the beautiful Canadian winters.

I went to get it done, but was called away for work purposes.

Looks like spring now
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